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Election 2012
1:34 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Pace, Tipton, Casida DEBATE

In this debate, we hear from three candidates for Colorado's Third Congressional District: Republican incumbent Scott Tipton, Democratic challenger Sal Pace, and Independent challenger Tisha Casida.


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Hunting
10:53 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Rifle Hunting Season Preview

  Hunting season is upon us, and the Western Slope is now playing host to thousands of local and out-of-state hunters intent on bagging a deer, elk or other game. The first rifle season starts Saturday. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious talked with Colorado Parks and Wildlife district wildlife manager Kirk Madriaga about what the big game season looks like on the Western Slope.

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ELECTION 2012
10:18 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Voting Underway in Delta County

Mail ballots went out a week ago, and the Delta County Courthouse is a-bustle with early voters, heading into election day on November 6th. KVNF’s Marty Durlin has more.

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MUSIC
2:29 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Menahan Street Band // The Crossing

Menehan Street Band The Crossing

Released 10.15.12 Daptone Records

The Menahan Street Band is one of a crew of performers -- Sharon Jones, The Budos Band, Antibalas, Sugarman 3 to name a few -- who record on the Daptone Label out of Brooklyn. The Daptone artists as well as a bunch of other musicians are leading the Nu-Soul movement. 

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MUSIC
11:07 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Jamey Johnson & Guest Artists // Living For The Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran

Released 10.23.12 Mercury Nashville

Tribute albums are a dicey thing and usually don’t work. “Beat the Retreat” (tribute to Richard Thompson) & “Timeless: A Tribute to Hank Williams” come to mind as ones that really work. This one is equally well done.

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NEWS
9:55 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Commissioners Uphold Hen House Decision

Yesterday, the Delta County Commissioners upheld their earlier decision approving specific development applications for two laying hen operations. The decision review was required by a district court ruling in July. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that while the commissioners have now complied with the court ruling, the story isn’t over yet.


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Election 2012
9:36 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Paul Ryan Campaigns Across Western Slope

Joe Hanel/Durango Herald

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at events across Colorado’s third Congressional District yesterday [Monday].  He campaigned near Pueblo, Durango, and Grand Junction. Reporter Elise Thatcher was at the Durango stop and filed this story.

More than fourteen hundred people gathered in a gymnasium at Fort Lewis College. And they cheered loudly when Ryan argued for cutting the federal deficit, boosting energy development and supporting small businesses. The candidate also talked about his own connection with Colorado.

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ELECTION 2012
9:36 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Paul Ryan Campaigns Across Western Slope

Joe Hanel/Durango Herald

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at events across Colorado’s third Congressional District yesterday [Monday].  He campaigned near Pueblo, Durango, and Grand Junction. Reporter Elise Thatcher was at the Durango stop and filed this story.

More than fourteen hundred people gathered in a gymnasium at Fort Lewis College. And they cheered loudly when Ryan argued for cutting the federal deficit, boosting energy development and supporting small businesses. The candidate also talked about his own connection with Colorado.

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Capitol Coverage
8:55 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Gessler Faces Ethics Complaints

Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler is defending himself against charges that he misused public money and gave himself an end of year bonus. An independent ethics commission and the Denver District Attorney’s office are both deciding whether or not to investigate the claims. Bente (BEN tuh) Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Capitol Coverage
9:36 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Early Voting Underway

Most Colorado voters are expected to caste their ballots before election day this November 6th. Early voting begins today and mail ballots have already been sent out across the state. Bente Birkeland examines the trend of early voting.

Town of Paonia
7:48 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

Paonia Loses $400,000 to Employee Fraud

The town of Paonia lost more to employee fraud than first reported.

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THE MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun October 21, 2012

The Mystic's Almanac - Longing for Earth

Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday 10/21/12

This episode of The Mystic's Almanac is a repeat that was originally aired in October of 2008. No description is available.

MUSIC
2:26 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Sufjan Stevens // Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols. 6-10

Released 11.13.12 Asthmatic Kitty

Mark it down, guys: October 19th, the day KVNF started getting in Christmas albums. Not to worry, the airwaves won't be jingling for at least another month, I imagine. But with NPR's piece, New Holiday Songs: A Smart Career Move, we can ponder just why it is so attractive for every man, woman and child with access to a mic (read: every man, woman, and child) to record a bit of their own xmas cheer.

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Local Sports
4:32 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 10/19/12

Area runners made an impressive showing at Wednesday's Western Slope regional cross country races at Confluence Park in Delta. KVNF’s Tamie Meck has this report.

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Delta County
4:05 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Delta County Shelter Seeks To Expand

In the two years that it’s been open, Delta County’s Homeless Shelter, the Abraham Connection, has seen local use increase dramatically. The shelter provides emergency, overnight winter housing to homeless families, women and men in Delta County from November 1st through April 30th. The increased need is driving the shelter board and volunteers to purchase their own building in hopes of expanding the services they offer the community.


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Election 2012
2:43 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Interview with Congressional Candidate Sal Pace

Sal Pace is running for a seat in Congress in Colorado's Third Congressional District. He's currently a Democratic representative in the Colorado State House, based in Pueblo. KVNF's Ariana Brocious sat down with Pace on a recent tour through the district, to talk about his campaign platform and key issues.


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ELECTION 2012
2:43 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Interview with Congressional Candidate Sal Pace

Sal Pace is running for a seat in Congress in Colorado's Third Congressional District. He's currently a Democratic representative in the Colorado State House, based in Pueblo. KVNF's Ariana Brocious sat down with Pace on a recent tour through the district, to talk about his campaign platform and key issues.

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Bear Ranch
10:53 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Koch Accused of Holding Former Employee Captive

Credit Devon Meyers / Denver Post

  Bill Koch has made news lately for the construction of his own private Western village on his Bear Ranch property near Kebler pass. But this spring, Bear Ranch may also have played host to a private interrogation. A former employee of the energy magnate has filed a complaint against him, alleging that he was illegally held on Bear Ranch and unjustly fired. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious has more.  

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Election 2012
8:08 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Interview with State Representative Millie Hamner

State Representative Millie Hamner recently toured through the eastern part of Delta County. Hamner, who represents district 56, is now running for district 61.

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NEWS
10:53 am
Wed October 17, 2012

West Elk Mine Pays Reduced Royalties

The West Elk Mine near Somerset has been given a temporary reduction in the royalties it pays to the state and federal governments. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that the reduction is because the mine has encountered some tricky geological conditions.

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NEWS
9:38 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Delta Commissioners Long Overdue on Hen House Decision

It’s been more than a month since the Delta County Commissioners held a special public hearing to take more evidence in a decision on whether to allow two laying hen operations in the county. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that neighbors of the already-operational hen house on Powell Mesa are tired of waiting for the county to act.

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Capitol Coverage
9:24 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Legalize Marijuana Amendment Would Pass If Vote Were Today

Supporters and opponents of legalizing marijuana in Colorado faced off on Monday evening during a two-hour debate. Colorado Christian University hosted the event. Bente (BEN tuh) Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

POLITICS
4:15 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Political Perspective: Republican

Crawford resident and republican party member, Bob Koehler, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the upcoming election.

POLITICS
3:17 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Political Perspective: Democrats

The Delta County Democrats share their views on Obama, and being a minority in Western Colorado.

POLITICS
2:53 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Political Perspective: Green Party

San Miguel county commissioner and green party member,  Art Goodtimes, shares his poltical views.

POLITICS
1:57 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Political Perspective: Libertarian

Ron Bain,  editor and publisher of the libertarian newspaper, The Western Slope Watchdog,  shares his views on politics.

Election 2012
10:53 am
Tue October 16, 2012

House District 59 DEBATE

Listen to the debate between Republican Incumbent J Paul Brown and Democratic challenger Mike McLachlan, candidates for State House District 59, which comprises Ouray, Hinsdale, San Juan, La Plata and parts of Archuleta and Gunnison counties. Ray Beck moderated the debate. Each candidate was given three minutes for opening remarks, and Rep. J Paul Brown was first.

  

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Capitol Coverage
9:05 am
Tue October 16, 2012

State Launches Oil and Gas Water Quality Database

In an effort to give the public more information on the impact of oil and gas drilling in their communities – the Colorado Department of Natural Resources is launching a new public database on water quality near drilling well sites. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Local Newscast
9:02 am
Tue October 16, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Headlines:

  • Koch accused of holding former employee captive
  • COGCC launches new water quality database
  • Gessler continues to draw fire for RNC trip
  • Ouray Student National Merit Finalist
  • Abraham Connection Continues to Grow
MUSIC
12:14 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Ty Segal // Twins

Released 10.9.12  Drag City

 

In the malevolence of Ty Segall's 2012 album onslaught (this is #4 if you include his tasty, old-time-high-fi collaboration with White Fence), Twins is the most organized- like a less-severe natural disaster. As the cover depicts, we're still in for a mind-bend, but it's as if some of the sheer fuzz was combed & suited by NASA in preparation for a space launch.

-DJ Jurassica

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