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1:07 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Local Motion: Recreational Marijuana in Delta County

Rick Watts hosts a live call-in about recreational marijuana with Delta county commissioner, Bruce Hovde and locally based marijuana industry consultant, Jere Lowe. 

 

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NEWS
8:15 am
Wed March 26, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Newscast

  • The BLM hopes to balance gas drilling with other uses in its new resource management plan for the Colorado River Valley area
  • State lawmakers hope Colorado military bases won't be shuttered
  • Legislators weigh changes to Colorado's telecommunications laws

REGIONAL NEWS
10:50 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Delta County School Budget Cuts

Caryn Gibson

The Delta County School district lost around 400 students over the past 5 years and they expect to lose another 100 this year due to recent mine lay-offs. Each student is worth approximately 6 thousand dollars to the district, adding up to an over 2 million dollar shortfall. The district has been looking for ways to reduce spending in all areas of their budget over the past several years. 

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REGIONAL NEWS
10:43 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Ridgway RAMP Project

Last October the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the names of 44 towns across the state awarded road improvement monies from a competitive grant program called RAMP. In Ridgway, Colorado the community will be going to the ballot box on April 1st to determine whether or not they will make use of  their $10.4 million one-time-only, use-it-or-lose-it award. 

KVNF's JT Thomas speaks with Ridgway mayor, John Clark and community members, Tammee Tuttle and Jill Markey.

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NEWS
1:58 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Electric coop could bring broadband to rural Delta and Montrose counties

A motel in Delta advertises Internet in its rooms. Cities on the Western Slope generally have much faster Internet than rural areas.
Credit Flickr user Jasperdo

Slow Internet is a fact of life for many rural Americans, and residents of Western Colorado are no exception. There have been many failed attempts to bring faster Internet to KVNF's listening area, the latest being Eagle Net.

Now, there's yet another idea on the table. The Delta Montrose Electric Association is considering expanding broadband to much of rural Delta and Montrose counties. We begin our report at a local non-profit organization whose business is seriously impacted by the slow internet speeds.

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NEWS
8:16 am
Mon March 24, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Monday, March 24, 2014

Newscast

  • A plane with 5 passengers crashed into Ridgway Reservoir Saturday afternoon
  • Judge temporarily halts Grand Junctions panhandling law
  • Colorado could get a new aerial fire fighting fleet
  • A new proposal could bring faster internet to rural Delta and Montrose counties
NEWS
8:23 am
Fri March 21, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, March 21, 2014

Newscast

  • A bill to increase the smoking age in Colorado failed in a House committee
  • The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Grand Junction over its efforts to limit aggressive panhandling
  • Ouray gets better water rights

KVNF
10:06 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Spring Pledge Drive Update!

Thank you for all your support! 

As of Monday, 3/24, we have collected about $44,000  and are are very close to our $50,000 goal. Just a few more pledges will get us there.  

It's easy to donate here online.  Do it now!  And thank you for being a part of the KVNF Club!

DONATE NOW!!!

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NEWS
8:20 am
Thu March 20, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Newscast

  • Bill Koch says he is getting out of the coal industry
  • A major education spending bill clears a house committee
  • Ridgway voters to decide on CDOT transportation funding

NEWS
8:19 am
Wed March 19, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Newscast

  • HUD gives Colorado $200 million in federal flood aid
  • Connecting the Drops: Small scale hydro power in Colorado

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