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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
WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
7:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 9/12/14

Binary Stars

Next time you see the Big Dipper out of the corner of your eye, take a look at the star in the middle of the handle. If you have decent eyesight, you may see not one, but two stars: a brighter star known as Mizar, and a fainter star called Alcor. 

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NEWS
3:45 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

AmeriCorps Celebrates Twenty 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.  

Since 1994 more than 900,000 people have served in AmeriCorps. The federal service program has volunteers across the nation and in U.S. territories.

Michelle Amiott was an AmeriCorps VISTA, short for Volunteers In Service To America. She volunteered for a year in Montrose County at the Valley Food Partnership, a Western Slope nonprofit.

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KVNF LIVE
1:25 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

KVNF Live! - Baskery, with the Broke Down Van Jazz Band, 8/28/14

Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 4 - Baskery, with opening act The Broke Down Van Jazz Band (aka Jon Hickam & Lindsay "Laser Kid" Kotowich)

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NEWS
11:04 am
Thu September 11, 2014

The Fate of the Southwest Chief

Amtrak's Southwest Chief pulls into the Raton, NM station in May.
Credit Andrea Chalfin/KRCC

Every day, an Amtrak train runs through southern Colorado, connecting the area to major cities and towns across America. 

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NEWS
8:15 am
Thu September 11, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Newscast

  • Governor Hickenlooper names Colorado’s poet laureate
  • Southwest Chief passenger train still in danger

KVNF Annual Meeting
2:31 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

2014 KVNF Annual Meeting: Board elections & Bylaws change

The KVNF Annual Meeting is coming up soon, on Thursday, October 9th at 6:30 pm at Paonia Town Hall, 214 Grand Avenue, Paonia, Colorado.

This year there are 4 open seats on the Board and one Bylaw proposal. If you are a KVNF member, we hope that you will cast your vote. Your membership and participation is vital, enabling KVNF to remain at the forefront of community radio stations nationwide.

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COMMUNITY
1:04 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Local Motion: Mosquito Abatement

Credit Jake Ryan

The North Form Mosquito Abatement District is a small operation based out of Paonia that has to strike  a balance between keeping populations in check, while also trying to keep the citizens they’re protecting happy and safe.  It's a tricky tightrope that has been the source for debate for years.  KVNF's Jake Ryan talks to the employees about disease, fruit juice, dynamite, and more. 

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AS THE WORM TURNS
12:22 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Tuesday, Sept. 9th

Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss this week's gardening tips & take calls.

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NEWS
8:11 am
Wed September 10, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

  Newscast

  • Amtrak route gets grant to keep it alive
  • Lawmakers struggle with marijuana regulations
  • EPA starts water systems center in Colorado University Boulder
  • Denver sheriff’s department fires deputies over abuse
  • Coal fired plant gets extension on review from EPA
  • Montrose demolishes blight
  • Oil and Gas panel is appointed
NEWS
10:12 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Telluride Keeps Seeing Growth In Tourism

Credit Doug Anderson via Flickr (CC BY)

Tourism is doing well in Telluride.

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NEWS
8:20 am
Tue September 9, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Sept 9, 2014

  Newscast

  • Enterovirus spreads to Colorado
  • Tourism remains strong in Telluride
  • Mesa county man dies in UTV roll-over
  • No official rules over flood prone gas wells
  • District 7 Judges appointed
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ENVIRONMENT
1:53 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Local Motion: Wayne Ranney

Geologist Wayne Ranney knows the Colorado Plateau like no other. With a career that started accidentally at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in the early 1970's he has since scrambled his way across all corners of the Colorado Plateau to a fresh geologic vantage of this remarkable region. Wayne sat down with KVNF' s JT Thomas to talk about his rock work near and far.

For more information about Wayne' s work on the Colorado Plateau and international field programs, visit www.wayneranney.com

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ENVIRONMENT
11:30 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Water Study Looks To Track Changes In The North Fork

Credit Jessica Reeder via Flickr (CC BY creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

There’s a new study that’ll be happening in the North Fork area.  The Western Slope Conservation Center and University of Colorado Boulder are teaming up to test water wells.

The collaboration is looking for drinking well owners who would like to participate in the tests.  The first round of testing is planned for September 20th and 21st. 

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NEWS
8:15 am
Mon September 8, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, September 8, 2014

  Newscast

  • Mountain goat hunter falls and dies
  • Bud Light takes over Crested Butte
  • New water study in North Fork
Sugar's Picks September 8, 2014
2:20 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

Sugar's Picks September 8, 2014

Johnny Winter / Step Back / Megaforce

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out the New Music For The Week of September 8, 2014

1. Johnny Winter / Step Back / Megaforce: A bittersweet favorite from the Blues/Rock legend who left too soon -  Joined  by Ben Harper, Eric Clapton, Dr John, Joe Bonamassa, Brian Stezer & more,  it is a rocking tribute...

2. Trigger Hippy / Trigger Hippy / Rounder:  Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Black Crowes Steve Gorman, plus Tom Bukovac & Nick Govrik do it all under the name of Trigger Hippy & it is hot!

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NEWS
6:30 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Crested Butte Locals Have Mixed Feelings About Bud Light's Whatever Town Takeover

Bud Light has taken over Crested Butte to throw a mega party.
Credit KVNF

Bud Light donated $500,000 to the town of Crested Butte to take it over for an exclusive mega party over the weekend. The town's main street was fenced off and painted blue.

Thousands of people descended upon the mountain community of 1,500 for the Bud Light Whatever USA event.

Area business owners and residents had mixed feelings about the party.

Some were concerned the event would tarnish the town's non-corporate image. 

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NEWS
8:12 am
Fri September 5, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, September 5, 2014

  Newscast

  • Abigayle Wietharn found
  • A look at firefighters and oil wells
  • Montrose and MEDC cut cozy relationship
  • Gov. Hickenlooper raises over half a million dollars in August
NEWS
5:33 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Abigayle Weitharn Found In Las Vegas

Abigayle Weitharn, the 14-year-old girl who went missing from Olathe this Monday, was found safe and is now with police in northern Las Vegas. 

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KVNF LIVE
5:14 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

KVNF Live! - Drew Emmitt Band, with Simpler Times Bluegrass, 8/14/14

Credit Jeff Reynolds

Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 3 - The Drew Emmitt Band with Simpler Times Bluegrass

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