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NEWS
8:17 am
Mon December 1, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

  Newscast

  • Habitat for Humanity merges on Western Slope
  • College students push to drop support for fossil fuels
  • Communities push to make Farm to Table work economically
  • Cast list released for “Hateful Eight” 
AS THE WORM TURNS
1:50 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Credit Suze Smith

This will be the last program for this season with Lance Swigart & Lulu Volkhausen.

The panel started with an emailed question about grapes that aren't thriving, & show blotchy colors on the leaves. The show continues with discussion about seed saving, Hutterite beans, tool maintenance, Lance's magnificent compost pile, and more.

To honor the Thanksgiving holiday, Lance expounds on being thankful for the past 10,000 years of human efforts to grow crops, which has resulted in our current plethora of food varieties & growing methods.

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NEWS
8:11 am
Fri November 28, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

  Newscast

  • Police crack down on drunk driving over the holiday weekend
  • A conversation with the Grand Master of Memory
  • A Colorado photographer reflects on the Wilderness Act
NEWS
8:28 am
Thu November 27, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

  Newscast

  • History of Thanksgiving
  • Amtrak routes running again
  • Montrose tries to keep shopping local
  • House fires peak on Thanksgiving Day
NEWS
5:47 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

City Of Montrose Pushes 'Shop Local' Movement

Tim Bush co-owns Chow Down, a pet supply store in Montrose. His business accepts Montrose Bucks.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Buy local movements are happening across the country from Richmond to San Francisco. Cities and towns know that getting people to shop in their community means more tax revenue for municipal budgets. The City of Montrose in western Colorado is in on the game too. 

It’s a cold morning in downtown Montrose. The lobby at the visitor center is full of people standing in line, trying to get their hands on Montrose Bucks. They’re large checks that can only be spent at businesses within city limits.

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COMMUNITY
10:57 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Local Motion: New Ideas

The Hive is a co-working space that recently opened in rural Colorado.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

On this show we’re looking at new ideas about new beginnings.  Leaving a job for a new career, starting with a fresh beginning, or just expanding out in new ways, transitioning can be challenging.  There’s not always a roadmap of how to make it in the world, but there are some people who can help. 

We’ll hear from three people who run three different projects that hope to help people and businesses grow, armed with a good supply of fresh ideas themselves.

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NEWS
9:49 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Telluride Tries To Address Affordable Housing Shortage

Telluride is facing a shortage of affordable housing.
Credit Flickr.com/curtisperry

The Telluride Town Council recently approved a new affordable housing project, but it’s only a drop in the bucket when it comes to addressing the area’s affordable housing shortage. 

Telluride Mayor Stu Fraser says the town has about 300 affordable housing units. He estimates 65 percent of those are rentals. 

"It’s very difficult to find rentals within the community," Fraser says. "And, we try to make sure that the folks who are working here have the ability to live within the town of Telluride."

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NEWS
8:15 am
Wed November 26, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

  Newscast

  • Telluride builds more affordable housing
  • Boulder begins bear proof container ordinance
  • Colorado pours money into medical marijuana research
  • Muddy Creek begins to fill Paonia Reservoir with mud
COMMUNITY
10:12 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Paonia Back To Back State Champs

The final score at Saturdays' game.
Credit Jake Ryan

Football fans packed into Paonia Town Park last weekend for the Division 1A championship. 

Paul Gibb gives us a rundown of what happened.

Produced by Jake Ryan.

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NEWS
8:19 am
Tue November 25, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

  Newscast

  • Recap of championship football game
  • Colorado will deliberate on assisted suicide
  • Arrest made in Paige Birgfeld case
NEWS
2:27 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

DMEA Faces Hurdles To Supply Fast Internet

Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

It’s no secret that many across the Western Slope want faster internet.

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NEWS
8:14 am
Mon November 24, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

  Newscast

  • Agreement on Roan Plateau drilling sees leases canceled
  • DMEA struggles to work internet into fiber optic plans
  • Open enrollment in Connect for Health Colorado begins
HEALTH
4:02 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Health Coverage Guide Discusses Colorado Exchange

Connect for Health Colorado is the state's health insurance marketplace.
Credit connectforhealthco.com

Open enrollment for Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s health insurance exchange, has started. The enrollment period ends Feb. 15.

Connect for Health has health coverage guides across the state that help people navigate the marketplace and buy an insurance plan.

KVNF's Laura Palmisano speaks to Maria Forster, a health coverage guide for Volunteers of America, about the exchange and the people who are signing up for insurance.  

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NEWS
2:29 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

De Beque Hopes To Cash In On Pot Market

Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Last April, the town of De Beque approved the sale of retail marijuana. 

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MUSIC
12:08 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Talkin Music: The Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival is a consortium of folk, jazz, bluegrass and swing music makers.  KVNF's  Ali Lightfoot speaks with band leader Zach Lupetin. 

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COMMUNITY
12:00 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Paonia Eagles To Defend Championship

The Paonia Eagles during a game against Resurrection Christian.
Credit Tennille Van Vleet

High school football State Championships will be starting soon. 

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NEWS
11:17 am
Fri November 21, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Newscast

  • Discussion with coach of Paonia Eagles, returning state champs
  • De Beque approves first pot shop, prepares for revenue
  • Oil and Gas commission hears concerns for autonomy
WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
7:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 11/21/14

The Stars of Autumn

With fewer hours of sunlight during autumn the nights grow longer and there is a distinct chill in the air after the sun sets. You may notice the sky appears darker and the stars just a little clearer. A star chart or an astronomy app for a phone or tablet will guide you to the fall constellations and many of the stars visible in our skies.

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MUSIC
2:52 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Talkin Music: Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer

Credit Brooke Warren

Songwriter Cahalen Morrison and his band Country Hammer offer up comforting sounds of country and western’s roots with their latest release,  The Flower of Muscle Shoals.   Band members Cahalen Morrison and Jim Miller spoke with Ali Lightfoot after their performance for the KVNF Field Sessions.

KVNF Field Session Videos for Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer:

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COMMUNITY
2:06 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Local Motion: Rocky Mountain Community Radio

KVNF is a member of Rocky Mountain Community Radio.
Credit Laura Palmisano

KVNF is part of Rocky Mountain Community Radio, a 16-member coalition of community radio stations in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico that share content. 

Last week, KVNF participated in a the RMCR Conference in Carbondale hosted by community radio station KDNK. 

As part of the conference, KVNF’s Laura Palmisano, RMCR's Bente Birkland, and KUNC’s Brian Larson, talked about the nitty-gritty of reporting and the effort and hurdles that aren’t heard on the radio. The program was hosted by KDNK News Director January Jones. 

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