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NEWS
9:49 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Efforts to Protect Gunnison Sage-Grouse Continue Across Counties

Credit U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

On Tuesday at a regular meeting, Delta County Commissioners commented on a pending wildlife ruling by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission that would affect the imperiled Gunnison sage-grouse, asking that the commission use current habitat maps to define setbacks and not require a blanket four-mile distance. KVNF's Marty Durlin has more on the threats to the iconic bird.

The Gunnison sage-grouse is known for an elaborate mating display along with a ritual  dance, or strut. And of course there’s the mating call, which sounds something like a sluggish dran.

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MUSIC
12:23 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Talkin Music: Sonic Bloom

KVNF’s  SaraTonin  covers this year’s  Sonic Bloom music festival.  Hear music and interviews with  Govinda, David Starfire and Lucent Dossier.

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Western Slope Skies
10:05 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Western Slope Skies 8/30/13

Just about any clear night provides an invitation to go outside and see what’s up. Some nights, however, might offer a special attraction: a meteor shower; a conjunction between the Moon and a bright star or planet; or even a lunar eclipse. If you are a beginner stargazer you can maximize your sky watching efforts by taking a few simple steps.

Start with a star chart, and/or a Planisphere or a star-charting app that runs on a smart phone, tablet, or PC.  These are valuable tools in learning the night sky, displaying any number of sky objects for any hour of the night.

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NEWS
8:15 am
Fri August 30, 2013

DOJ Decision Means Banking Is The Next Challenge For Colorado Marijuana

Credit The Equinest via Flickr (CC)

The U.S. Department of Justice says it won’t stop marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington. Thursday’s announcement means Colorado’s pot shops could open as early as January.

“I’m really pretty ecstatic with this announcement. It signals a very positive shift on marijuana laws,” said Brian Vicente with Amendment 64 supporter Sensible Colorado. “This really answers the unanswered question for years, what happens if Colorado legalizes Marijuana?”

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NEWS
9:49 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Commercial Marijuana Opponents Pack Hall at Paonia Town Council Meeting

Residents opposed to commercial marijuana fill Town Hall for Tuesday night's council meeting
Travis Bubenik/KVNF

Tuesday night’s Paonia Town Council meeting drew a much larger crowd than usual, with a full house of residents gathered to voice their opinions on how the town should deal with Amendment 64, the Colorado measure that legalizes commercial marijuana activity. 

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NEWS
9:54 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Farmers look to do more with less water

Tom Trout, a researcher at the U.S. Department of Agriculture who focuses on efficient and effective irrigation methods, checks sunflowers on a USDA research plot in Weld County, CO.
Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media

The future of agriculture across the Great Plains hinges on water. Without it, nothing can grow.

Climate models and population growth paint a pretty bleak picture for water availability a few decades from now. If farmers want to stay in business, they have to figure out how to do more with less. Enter: super efficient irrigation systems.

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KVNF LIVE
7:58 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

KVNF Live! - The Birds of Chicago with Cottonwood Creek

The 4th & final concert from the 2013 Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, recorded Thursday, Aug. 22nd in Paonia Town Park. Opening set by Cottonwood Creek, a group of young musicians from Crested Butte, followed by two sets from The Birds of Chicago

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COMMUNITY
3:56 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Local Motion: Hotchkiss Paranormal Investigators

(L-R) Christian Eggstaff, Hector Zeferino and Seth Davis of Hotchkiss Paranormal Investigators
Credit Travis Bubenik/KVNF

The Hotchkiss Paranormal Investigators (HPI) team has been exploring the spirits of Western Colorado for over a year now. 

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NEWS
8:15 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Staff of US Senator Michael Bennet Host Listening Session on Farm Bill

Thistle Whistle Farm near Hotchkiss, CO
Travis Bubenik/KVNF

Members of Colorado US Senator Michael Bennet’s staff recently held a listening session in Paonia to gather community input on the 2013 Farm Bill.

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NEWS
9:52 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Ahead Of Vote, Colorado Marijuana Taxes A Source Of Debate

Cannabis plants
Credit UKhomeoffice via Flickr (CC)

This fall voters across Colorado will decide how recreational marijuana should be taxed.

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