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4:48 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Forest Service Officials: Spruce Beetle Populations Exponentially Increasing

A spruce beetle is about the size of a grain of rice.
Credit U.S. Forest Service

The spruce beetle epidemic and aspen decline in the Grand Mesa, Umcompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests were discussed Tuesday at a public meeting in Montrose. 

Over 70 people attended the meeting, and learned from U.S. Forest Service officials the spruce beetle population is exponentially increasing within the three National Forests.

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NEWS
8:16 am
Tue May 13, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  Newscast

  • Colorado broadband bill signed to law
  • US Rep. Jared Polis now using Bitcoin
  • San Miguel County awards money for going green
  • Capitol conversation about possible special legislative session about oil and gas
NEWS
3:53 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Spring Storm Brings Snow To The Rockies

Snow falling in Paonia, Colo. on Monday, May 12, 2014
Credit Laura Palmisano

Snow fell across the state Monday. 

The National Weather Service in Boulder reported significant snowfall in the mountains with up to 28 inches in some parts. 

Ryan Pedersen of Seattle said he wasn't ready for the unexpected snowfall.

"I love it but I’m kind of upset that I didn't bring the right toys for this weather."

The storm is slowly moving across the state towards the Plains but should clear out by Tuesday. 

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a freeze warning.

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NEWS
11:49 am
Mon May 12, 2014

BLM Seeks Comments On Proposal To Upgrade Existing Line

Credit BLM

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal to upgrade an existing transmission line that runs through southwestern Colorado.

The proposal by the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association seeks to upgrade and rebuild the Montrose-Nucla-Cahone transmission line. 

Drew Kramer, a Tri-State spokesman, said the agency wants to upgrade the line’s capacity from 115 kilovolts to 230 kilovolts.

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NEWS
8:18 am
Mon May 12, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 12, 2014

  Newscast

  • Legislative session wrap-up
  •  Runoff to be higher than expected this summer
  • Police searching for missing Nucla man
  • BLM seeks public comment
MUSIC
8:47 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Talkin Music: Sean Hayes

San Francisco-based indie folk soul artist, Sean Hayes speaks with Ali Lightfoot.

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NEWS
8:18 am
Fri May 9, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 9, 2014

  Newscast

  • I-70 shooting of a police officer
  •  Colorado lawmakers pass law to create a banking system for marijuana dispensaries
  • 2014 legislative session wraps up
  •  Mesa County Sheriff joining Hickenlooper administration
  • Western Slope Skies
WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
7:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 5/9/14

Saturn at Opposition

Last month on the program we learned that only the five superior planets can be at opposition. The fast movement of our planet’s orbit brings us between those five planets and the sun every year. In April, Mars was at opposition. This month, on Saturday, May 10th, its Saturn’s turn to shine!

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NEWS
11:46 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Delta Hospital To Take Over North Fork Clinics

North Fork Valley residents know how hard it can be to get an appointment to see a local doctor. Many medical practitioners have left the Valley in recent years, leaving the The North Fork Medical Clinics understaffed. Three week waits are not uncommon. But there's hope that things could get better.

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NEWS
8:17 am
Thu May 8, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 8, 2014

  Newscast

  • Delta Memorial Hospital to take over North Fork Medical Clinics

  • USA Pro Challenge bike race route includes McClure and Kebler passes

  • Colorado has 3rd most craft breweries in the country

  • BLM holds oil and gas hearing in DeBeque to hear the pro-industry perspective

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