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KVNF Fiji Raffle
3:22 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Win a Vacation for 2 to Fiji!

Your dream of a tropical vacation to banish the winter blues is about to come true! KVNF is holding a raffle for a 7 day/6 night trip to the Koro Sun Resort, Fiji's premier adventure resort on the island of Vanua Levu. Enjoy an authentic Fiji experience with what Conde Nast calls "the friendliest people on earth."

The trip includes:

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NEWS
11:52 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Leftover Colorado Big-Game Hunting Licenses Go On Sale Aug. 5

Leftover big-games licenses for elk and other animals go on sale Aug 5.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife said it has plenty of leftover big-game licenses for the 2014 season.

The agency said it has about 6,000 deer, 30,000 elk, 5,000 pronghorn, and 1,800 bear licenses for the fall hunting season. 

Joe Lewandowski, a spokesman for Parks and Wildlife, said the deadline to apply for big-game licenses was in April. He said most hunters don’t get their first choice and the agency usually have leftover licenses available for purchase.

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NEWS
10:54 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Russell Stover Candies Bought By Swiss Chocolate Company Lindt

Swiss chocolate company Lindt has purchased Russell Stover Candies, which had a factory in Montrose.
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Russell Stover Candies has been bought by Swiss chocolate company Lindt & Sprüngli. The purchase was announced earlier this month. 

Russell Stover has two factories in Kansas, one in Texas, and one in Montrose, Colorado.

The purchase makes Lindt the number three chocolate manufacturer in North American, according to the announcement.

KVNF tried to reach Russell Stover to comment on the acquisition and see how it will affect the factory in Montrose. The company has yet to respond to the request.

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NEWS
8:20 am
Mon July 28, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, July 28, 2014

  Newscast

  • Elks Springs Fire
  • Update on Alkali Fire burning northwest of Craig
  • Lindt & Sprüngli Buys Russell Stover Candies
  • Personhood proposal impacts Colorado U.S. Senate race
  • Christie, governors on immigrant kids, Republican image
  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife Has Plenty Of Leftover Fall Hunting Licenses 
ENVIRONMENT
5:03 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

20,000-acre Alkali Fire contained

The Alkali Fire northwest of Craig has burned more than 20,000 acres. 

Officials said the fire is now fully contained. 

The wildfire started Wednesday and the cause of it is still under investigation.

Lynn Barclay with Bureau of Land Management said the fire is burning sagebrush and grass. 

"This year because we did have a wet spring the grass that we have out there is thicker [and] tall and the sagebrush out in that area can get very, very tall, over five feet," Barclay said. "When you get some wind on that continuous fuel bed the fire just runs."

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NEWS
11:47 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Mtn. Lion Struck Near Hotchkiss, Colorado State Patrol Fails To Report It To Parks & Wildlife

A mountain lion was reportedly hit by an SUV near Hotchkiss on Sunday. Last week a mountain lion was spotted around town, according to the Hotchkiss Police Department.
Credit National Parks Service

Colorado State Patrol has a failed to report a vehicle hitting a mountain lion near Hotchkiss on Sunday to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. 

A mountain lion was reportedly hit by an SUV outside of Hotchkiss on Sunday.

Kathy Linnell, a Paonia resident, said she struck the cat on Highway 92.

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HEALTH
11:06 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Mesa County Confirms Case Of Hantavirus

Deer mice are the primary carriers of the hantavirus in Colorado.
Credit John Good / National Parks Service

    

The Mesa County Health Department said a child who lives in the county is being treated for hantavirus.

The boy was transported to Denver over the weekend for treatment, according to a release from the county.

Hantavirus is a rodent-borne illness mainly carried by deer mice in Colorado and other Four-Corner states. It can be deadly

Jennfier House, a veterinarian for the Colorado Department of Public Health, said the virus can make people extremely sick and kills over a third of people who get it. 

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HEALTH
10:21 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Food Products Recalled From Whole Foods Over Listeria Concern

The Colorado Department of Public Health said products made in-store at Whole Foods in Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, and Utah are being recalled over concern the food could be contaminated with Listeria.

Whole Foods Market Peach Salsa and Peach Goat Medallion products sold between June 1 and July 21 have been recalled.

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MUSIC
8:57 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Talkin Music: Kid Kotowich

Canadian musician Kid Kotowich stopped by the KVNF studios to play some music and talk about her  stint as a jazz trombonist and vocalist for The Happy Pals – a well known jazz band in Toronto. 

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NEWS
8:19 am
Fri July 25, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, July 25, 2014

  Newscast

  • Boulder District Court Rules Longmont Can’t Ban Fracking,
  • Wildfire Burns Northwest Of Craig Grows
  • Food Recalled At Whole Foods Over Listeria Concern
  • Mesa County Confirms Case of Hantavirus
  • Colorado Highway Patrol Fails to Notify Parks & Wildlife Of Potentially Injured Mountain Lion
  • Advocacy Group Looks To Forest Service Solution Thompson Divide 

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