This is the debate between candidates for State House District 61, which, after redistricting, includes Summit, Lake, Pitken, and parts of Gunnison and Delta counties. There are actually five candidates for this race, but three were present at the Club 20 debate: Democratic Incumbent Millie Hamner, Independent Kathleen Curry and Republican Debra Irvine. Derek Wagner, Director of Special Projects at Colorado Mesa University, moderated the debate.
US District Court Judge John Kane, (father of KVNF's Executive Director Sally Kane,) was the keynote speaker at the KVNF Annual Meeting, held in Paonia on Oct. 4th, 2012. His subject matter was "Sin, Liberty and Law."
Award-winning progressive journalist Amy Goodman, the host of Democracy Now! (heard weekdays at 6 pm on KVNF,) visited Paonia Saturday, Oct. 5th, and spoke before an enthusiastic audience at the Paradise Theatre. The event was a fund-raiser for KVNF & High Country News.
The Colorado Secretary of State's office expects more people to register to vote this election cycle because of the closely watched Presidential race. As Bente Birkeland reports, voters have until midnight on Tuesday to register to vote online.
Two wildfires are currently burning north of Hotchkiss this afternoon. Both fires are believed to be caused by lightning as the area received numerous lightning strikes during the past 24 hours. Smoke may be visible in the area throughout the day and may settle into valleys overnight.