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11:29 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Rural Kids Access Art At Western Slope Creative Center

Sharon Bailey talks to 21 Paonia Elementary students about paintings at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Teaching art to kids in a rural setting can be a challenge. Most small towns don't have art museums like big cities. And, it’s not easy to pile them on a bus and drive to Denver for a cultural experience. However, there’s a center on the Western Slope trying to make it easier for students to access art. 

"We are going to look at some of these paintings and we are going to start developing characters, but we are going to do it by talking about what we see," Sharon Bailey says. "Let’s look at this painting here. Raise your hand and tell me what you see.” 

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NEWS
11:28 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Montrose And Nation Celebrate GIS Day

A view of the Montrose County GIS interactive viewer.
Credit Montrose County GIS

Thursday was a special day if you appreciate contour lines, true north versus magnetic north, and aerial photography. 

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NEWS
10:27 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Grand Junction Looks To Create Duty Free Zone

There’s a new idea for Grand Junction to help keep businesses, and jobs, in Colorado.

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NEWS
8:18 am
Thu November 20, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

  Newscast

  • New program teaches critical art thinking to rural students
  • Investigation concludes in Black Forest Fire
  • Airports lose state grants for next year
  • Out-going Attorney General reflects on term
COMMUNITY
10:53 am
Wed November 19, 2014

High Schools Gear Up For Football Finals

Credit Tennille Van Vleet

Amid the cold and the snow, Colorado high schools are finishing their football season. 

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NEWS
8:10 am
Wed November 19, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

  Newscast

  • Grand Junction looks to avoid international trade taxes
  • A new ski training facility opens this month
  • Today is GIS day, a celebration of mapping
NEWS
1:55 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Despite Pledge, Emissions Continue To Rise

Current emissions in tons and the target for 2020.
Credit EcoAction Partners

Four years ago, Telluride, Mountain Village, and San Miguel County all looked at their greenhouse gas emissions and set the goal of reducing them by 20 percent by the year 2020. 

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NEWS
8:20 am
Tue November 18, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

  Newscast

  • Football state finals starting soon
  • San Miguel greenhouse emissions increasing despite efforts
  • Open enrollment for marketplace begins
  • Protesters rally against Keystone Pipeline in Denver
HEALTH
4:46 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Open Enrollment Begins For Colorado's Health Exchange

Connect for Health Colorado is the state's health insurance marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act.
Credit connectforhealthco.com

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

“It’s important for Coloradans to know that if they want their coverage to begin on Jan. 1, 2015, they need to enroll, select a plan and conclude the process by Dec. 15,” says Linda Gann with Connect For Health on the Western Slope. 

The state exchange, which is separate from the federal marketplace, allows people and small businesses to purchase health insurance and apply for federal subsidies. 

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NEWS
8:11 am
Mon November 17, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

  Newscast

  • Delta County opens health clinic for kids
  • Palisade’s close pot vote fails
  • Capital Conversation about divided control of statehouse
  • Fracking Death
ENVIRONMENT
9:54 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Arch Coal and Forest Service Decline To Appeal Ruling

Credit NPS

Arch Coal and the Forest Service will not be appealing a decision that revokes the company's expansion lease, as well as vacating an exception in the Colorado Roadless­ Rule that allows for expanded mining in the North Fork. 

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ENVIRONMENT
9:43 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Gunnison Sage Grouse Listed As Threatened Species

The Gunnison sage grouse is now protected under the Endangered Species Act.
Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This week the Gunnison sage grouse, a point of contention for several years, was listed as a threatened species.

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NEWS
8:18 am
Fri November 14, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

  Newscast

  • Palisade pot vote gets final decision
  • Aquifer supplying Colorado farms starts to shrink
COMMUNITY
2:38 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Local Motion: Hippies and Rednecks Unite

Ali Lightfoot speaks with director Merrily Talbott and several young performers from the production of “Hippies and Rednecks Unite, ”  a new play that explores  culture and stereotype in the North Fork Valley. 

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NEWS
8:18 am
Thu November 13, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Oct. 13, 2014

  Newscast

  • Sage Grouse listed as threatened species
  • Republicans elect new leadership in State Senate
  • Arch Coal and Forest Service decline to appeal ruling
  • Watch Newspaper sold off
AS THE WORM TURNS
4:22 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

As the Worm Turns, Tuesday, Nov. 11th

KVNF's gardening gurus discussed finishing up this year's garden and prepping for next year. Callers from Norwood & Nucla asked about the wisdom of adding potato foliage to the compost pile, and for garlic-growing advice.

Tip of the week: Don't burn fallen leaves! Doing that is like stealing nutrients from your soil, since the trees take up those nutrients to create the leaves in the first place. Better to just run the lawn mower over them & leave them to decompose, or, if you must rake, pile them up somewhere & wait for nature to turn them back into soil.

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HEALTH
3:34 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

School-Based Health Clinic Opens In Delta

A Kidz Clinic is the first school-based health clinic to open in Delta County.
Credit KVNF / Laura Palmisano

Delta County has a new school-based health clinic.  


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HEALTH
3:22 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

State Pushes Hospitals To Serve Healthy Food

Credit Flickr user Ableman

A new program is starting this week to fight one of Colorado’s biggest health threat: obesity.

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NEWS
8:13 am
Wed November 12, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

  Newscast

  • Veterans talk about service
  • Maroon Bells struggles with crowd problems
  • Colorado launches program to make hospital food healthy
NEWS
6:20 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Chicken Farm Battle Continues

The battle over a chicken farm in Delta County is not quite over.

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