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8:31 am
Thu April 24, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Thursday, April 24, 2014

  Newscast

  • Bill to boost Agritourism passes State Senate
  • Poll shows Hickenlooper with edge over GOP rivals
  • Conservation group sues Fish & Wildlife over failure to list prairie dog as endangered
  • Delta County way over budget to fix roof on jail
  • Hemp bill clears Senate
  • Watered-down vaccine bill passes after angry parents claim government overreach
NEWS
8:16 am
Wed April 23, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

  Newscast

  • Dems urge study of severance tax in state senate
  • A measure to increase fines for violations by gas and oil industry passes state house
  • Colorado prepares to sue Feds over sage grouse listing
  • Legislature moves to prevent poor from being jailed if they can’t pay petty fines
  • Garfield County hantavirus victim recovering
ENVIRONMENT
6:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Local Motion: How to be a Plastivist

Ali Lightfoot takes a look at the issue of plastic pollution from the mountains of Colorado to the middle of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. 

Learn about this growing environmental movement from local experts and activists including: 

Carol Kwiatkowski of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX)

Joanna Calabrese of the Pick Up America and the Western Slope  Conservation Center

Carolyn Yates, O-waste activist

Don Holt of Don's market

Kevin Hunt, manager of the Adobe Buttes Landfill

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Local Motion
1:24 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Earth Day 2014: Local "Plastivists" Speak Out

Ali Lightfoot takes a look at the issue of plastic pollution from the mountains of Colorado to the middle of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.   

Learn about this growing environmental movement from local experts and activists including: Carol Kwiatkowski, Joanna Calabrese, Carolyn Yates, Don Holt (of Don's market) and Kevin Hunt, manager of the Adobe Buttes Landfill.

Hear about the effects of plastic pollution on our coastlines and marine life with oceanographer, Captain Charles Moore and surfer, Tom Jones.

Listen to the program as it aired on KVNF radio.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
11:30 am
Tue April 22, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, April 21

Credit Suze Smith

Spring chores continue - pruning grapes & raspberries, protecting tender plants from frost, evicting bugs. Host Jill Spears chats with gardening guru Lance Swigart.

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NEWS
8:18 am
Tue April 22, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  Newscast

  • Charrette Family celebrates son’s life with Axel Project
  • BLM considering “wildlife emphasis areas”
  • Telluride Airport Authority will advise travelers on marijuana laws and rewrite employee handbook 
MUSIC
4:19 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Talkin Music: David Jacobs-Strain & Michelle McAfee

KVNF's Bill Powers visits with the duo of David Jacobs- Strain and Michelle McAfee.

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NEWS
8:17 am
Mon April 21, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Monday, April 21, 2014

  Newscast

  • Lawmakers debate oil and gas study bill
  • A new state website makes child abuse data more accessible
  • The ACLU will not  drop its lawsuit over THE Grand Junction panhandling ordinance
  • The Town of Ridgway gets A half a million dollar grant for streetscaping
  • The Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley urge BLM to cancel Thompson Divide oil and gas leases
NEWS
8:13 am
Fri April 18, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, April 18, 2014

  Newscast

  • Democrats kill Colorado abortion rights bill
  •  Western Slope schools have high rates of unvaccinated kids
  • Palisade peach loses bid to become state fruit
NEWS
5:50 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Western Colorado schools have high rates of unvaccinated kids

Credit Flickr user El Alvi

Colorado has one of the country's highest rates of un or undervaccinated school children. And some school districts in Western Colorado have rates five times higher than the state average. The majority of those kids have personal belief exemptions, which allow parents to easily opt out of some or all vaccines.

A bill in the statehouse would try to change that by requiring parents to talk to a doctor or watch an online class before signing a personal belief exemption. But a senate committee cut those requirements out of the bill yesterday.

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