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10:37 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Vehicle Access to Maroon Bells Closed due to Government Shutdown

The government shutdown prompted by lawmakers in Washington has limited access to the Maroon Bells. The peaks, outside of Aspen, can only be reached by bicycle and on foot.
Credit Snowpeak via Flickr (CC BY)

The government shutdown in Washington is limiting access to one Colorado’s most visited places: the Maroon Bells. The road outside of Aspen closed to traffic yesterday during prime leaf-peeping season. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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NEWS
9:08 am
Wed October 2, 2013

KVNF local Newscast: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Headlines

  • Bike Tour at Colorado National Monument to Proceed Despite Government Shutdown
  • Maroon Bells, Area Military Installations Impacted by Shutdown
  • Colorado's Online Health Exchange Sees Heavy Traffic During First Day
  • Colorado Becomes First State to Accept Retail Marijuana Shop Applications
  • Former GOP Leader Mike Kopp Enters Governor's Race
  • Nucla Woman Charged with Attempted Second-Degree Murder 
NEWS
4:41 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Local Motion: Susan Long with the Ouray County Fairgrounds

The fairgrounds grandstands were most recently rebuilt during WWII, but the grounds date back to the late 1800s.
Travis Bubenik/KVNF

KVNF recently spoke in Ridgway with Susan Long, manager for the Ouray County Fairgrounds as well as the 4-H Events Center for the past eight years. 

Ms. Long and I spent an afternoon touring the rodeo grounds and talking about the association's plans to renovate the fairgrounds' historic WWII-era grandstands, as well as the aging announcer's booth and bucking shoots. 

Long says the planned renovations are aimed at increasing safety and bringing more outdoor to the grounds, all while preserving the unique western heritage of the region.

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NEWS
11:38 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Industry, Critics Gear Up for Post-Flood Fracking Fight

Dottie Rawsky and other members of Our Broomfield man an informational booth.
Credit Bente Birkeland/RMCR

In November, voters in several Front Range communities will consider whether to ban or delay fracking. Many of these same areas are also recovering from September's devastating flooding.

There's renewed attention on the fight over fracking thanks to Colorado's flooding. Recent figures show that 12 spills have polluted the South Platte with 37,000 gallons of oil.

Both sides of the debate were out in full force during a recent community festival for the city of Broomfield. Voters there will decide whether to pass a five-year fracking moratorium.

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Western Slope Skies
9:39 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Western Slope Skies 9/27/13

Early fall nights can be crisp, but it’s rewarding to go out after dark on these clear, moonless evenings to see some stars and constellations in our Western Slope skies.   

Rising in the northeast just after dark, you will find a group of stars that looks like a “W” on its side.  These stars are part of the constellation Cassiopeia, which commemorates a queen in Greek mythology.  

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NEWS
8:40 am
Fri September 27, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, September 27, 2013

Headlines

  • Oil and Gas Contamination Emerging on the Front Range
  • Front Range Communities to Vote on Fracking Bans
  • Charges Brought Against Farmers Linked to Deadly Cantaloupe Outbreak
  • Paonia Will Bring Civil Lawsuit Against Convicted Embezzler
  • Ridgway Begins Project to Rehabilitate Lake O
  • Investors Pour Over $1 Million Into Marijuana Industry
  • Western Slope Skies - The Stars of Early Fall
  • KVNF Sports Report
NEWS
8:15 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Oil and Gas Contamination Emerging on the Front Range

Credit Ed Williams via EcoFlight/KDNK

Authorities are just beginning to get a feel for just how badly flooding has damaged the vast network of oil natural gas operations on the Front Range.

Last week KDNK’s Ed Williams flew with EcoFlight over the damaged areas in Weld County, where thousands of oil and gas sites were swamped by the flood water.

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Sports
12:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: September 27, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


MUSIC
3:44 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Talkin Music: Isa and JoeAlan

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot speaks to Isa and JoeAlan about life in Boulder and the new CD they're recording.

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COMMUNITY
3:05 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Local Motion: Partners

Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray Colorado is a non-profit organization working to help children receive positive guidance and encouragement from a mentor. Hannah Wheeler and Holly Hernandez are members of teen advisory board at Partners.  Julianne Johnson is the coordinator for Art Partners.    Here, Ali Lightfoot speaks with them about the program.

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