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8:15 am
Fri August 30, 2013

DOJ Decision Means Banking Is The Next Challenge For Colorado Marijuana

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

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MUSIC
5:02 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Talkin' Music: Birds of Chicago

  J.T. Nero and Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago, came by the KVNF studios with their band on August 22, 2013 before they played "Pickin' in the Park" in Paonia Town Park. Listen to their interview with Ali Lightfoot-

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MUSIC
4:49 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Alela Diane // About Farewell

"I caught a plane to Denver - your eyes had turned to stone."

The opening track for Alela Diane’s fifth full-length, About Farewell, is a farewell. A winter’s-gone-by reminiscence of you thinking about her, leaving me in the snow, the sort of melancholy low-lit melody that fans of Diane’s early work are bound to praise as a return to roots, a coming full circle. But this record’s plain-stated heartache is anything but a rekindling of old flames and reliable fingerpicking.

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