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AS THE WORM TURNS
4:35 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Tuesday, Sept. 16th

Credit Suze Smith

This episode aired Tuesday, Sept. 16th, 2014.

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NEWS
10:23 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Water Conservation Districts Plan For The Worst

Colorado River
Credit Joshua M via Flickr (CC-BY)

With monsoon season passing us, it might be easy to forget that Colorado and the entire Colorado River are in the middle of a long drought.  14 years long. 

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NEWS
8:12 am
Tue September 23, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

  Newscast

  • Conservation districts planning for more drought on western slope
  • Grand Junction cyclist hit by SUV driver then robbed
  • A look at a small fire fighting station that struggles to meet requirements
  • Missing teen from Littleton found
NEWS
12:01 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Pinion Ridge Mill In Limbo, Again

The Pinion Ridge Uranium Mill is in the middle of some uncertainty, and not for the first time. 

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NEWS
8:12 am
Mon September 22, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

  Newscast

  • Pinion Ridge Uranium Mill is in limbo
  • Colorado unemployment numbers released
  • Cracked bridge closes highway
  • New County Manager for Montrose County appointed 
  • Vice President Joe Biden visits Denver
NEWS
3:29 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Colorado Unemployment Falls, But State Still Loses 700 Jobs

The state released its latest employment outlook Friday. 

Colorado’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.1 percent in July. That’s the lowest it's been since September 2008. It’s also a full percentage point below the nation’s unemployment rate that sits at 6.1 percent. 

However, Colorado did see a dip in nonfarm and private sector payroll jobs. That number decreased by 700 from July to August.

Joe Winter is a senior economist with the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment.

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NEWS
8:13 am
Fri September 19, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

  Newscast

  • Beetles ravage Western Slope forests
  • Bente Birkland looks at latest polls
ENVIRONMENT
7:27 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Colorado Forests Die In Beetle's Wake

Spruce beetles have invaded the inner bark of this spruce tree in Hinsdale County, Colo.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Over the past decade a tiny insect has been causing a big problem in southwest Colorado. And it’s getting worse. The beetle is devouring mature spruce forests and turning them into expanses primed for wildfire. The U.S. Forest Service recently unveiled a broad new plan to try to minimize fire danger but not everyone thinks it’s the best path forward. KVNF’s Laura Palmisano reports.

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MUSIC
4:00 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Talkin Music: Shakey Graves

Credit Ali Lightfoot

Austin singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Shakey Graves  speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his new CD - “And the War Came."    Ali caught up with the 27 year old musician backstage at the Telluride Blues and Brews festival. 

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NEWS
8:18 am
Thu September 18, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

  Newscast

  • Letter protests oil drilling south of Grand Junction
  • Hotchkiss finalizes private marijuana growth ordinance
  • State backs off limits for medical marijuana providers
MUSIC
12:44 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Talkin Music: Jim Lauderdale

Americana artist, Jim Lauderdale speaks with Ali Lightfoot at the San Juan String Fest.

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NEWS
10:44 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Climber Rescued From Mt. Sneffels

National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk
Credit Ouray Mountain Rescue

A mountain climber was rescued from Mount Sneffels last weekend. 

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NEWS
8:12 am
Wed September 17, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

  Newscast

  • Mountain climber rescued from Mt. Sneffels
  • Forest Service begins prescribed burns
  • A unique school serves young students and their brains
COMMUNITY
7:00 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Local Motion: AmeriCorps Marks 20 Years Of Service

AmeriCorps VISTA Michelle Amiott, center, works at a community garden in Montrose County, Colo.
Credit Valley Food Partnership

AmeriCorps is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. 

On this week's episode of Local Motion we are commemorating this milestone by interviewing three locals who volunteered for the national service program. 

KVNF's Laura Palmisano speaks to Courtney Mullin who volunteered for AmeriCorps for two years. Mullin worked with Montana State Parks and at a charter school in New Hemisphere. 

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ENVIRONMENT
4:59 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Prescibed Burn Planned Wednesday On Uncompahgre Plateau

The Forest Service is planning a prescribed burn Wednesday on the Uncompahgre Plateau.

The agency plans to burn 147 acres on the northern end of 25 Mesa Road, also known as the Delta-Nucla road.

Lee Ann Goupe is a spokeswoman with the Forest Service.

"This is an area where an Environmental Assessment was done and this is part of those prescribed treatments designed to enhance wildlife habitat, reduce fuels and reintroduce fire into that ecosystem," Goupe says.

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NEWS
10:18 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Judge Revokes Arch Coal Lease

Credit NPS

A District Court Judge revoked a lease expansion granted to Arch Coal in 2012.  

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NEWS
8:12 am
Tue September 16, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

  Newscast

  • Arch Coal lease overturned
  • Scientists show wastewater injection directly linked to earthquakes in Colorado
  • Colorado man blows self up making bombs
NEWS
8:11 am
Mon September 15, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

  Newscast

  • Hints at Sage Grouse listing from Fish and Wildlife
  • State officials meet tomorrow to decide rules for medical marijuana
  • Poachers hit near Telluride
  • Winter weather outlook for Western Slope
  • Enterovirus possibly moving towards western slope
  • Denver Post might be sold off
KVNF
8:00 am
Sun September 14, 2014

KVNF Celebrates 35 Years This Saturday: Dinner & Dance Party In Hotchkiss!

On Saturday, October 4th, KVNF will be 35 years old. Come celebrate with us!

When: Saturday October 4, 2014 from 6 to midnight

Where: Hotchkiss Memorial Hall 

What: Live music by Wendy Woo Band, Lasagna Dinner and dancing

 

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NEWS
8:18 am
Fri September 12, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Newscast

 

  • Tire excavaction continues in Ouray County
  • Today is 20th anniversary of Americorps
  • Bente Birkland discusses recent political debates

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