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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

COMMUNITY
12:11 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Pass the Mic: Interview Preview

Agriculture reporters, Will Ela and Isaac VanHorn, interview local rancher, Norm Smith.

Here's a taste of what's to come from these young reporters.  You'll hear segments of interviews the kids conducted with locals, exploring the industries of the North Fork Valley.   The kids speak with author -  Craig Childs,  Jeff Schwartz of Big Bs,   Dr. Heidi Marlin,  local artist - Maya Arthur, president of the Oxbow coal mine -  Jim Cooper,  local bike enthusiast - John Eckert  and long time resident and rancher -  Norm Smith.

MUSIC
11:22 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Sugar's Picks Oct. 15, 2012

Menahan Street Band / The Crossing Thomas Brenneck of the Menahan Street Band says it best, "The Crossing is music to an unreleased Sergio Leone western starring the Wu Tang set in 1992."

Click through this special "Jurassica's Picks" edition of "Sugar's Picks".

To see the full list of music added this week, click here.

 

Capitol Coverage
9:38 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Bi-Partisan Collaboration On Forest Health

State and federal leaders gathered in Denver on Friday/ today to talk about ways to improve forest health. Lawmakers from both parties agree Colorado forests face many challenges, and any solution will require collaboration. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

Capitol Coverage
9:31 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Mail-in Ballots Mailed Out

The first wave of Colorado voters will begin casting their ballots for the November election next week/starting this week. On Monday county clerks send out mail ballots to thousands of voters across the state. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun October 14, 2012

The Mystic's Almanac - Glass Half Empty

Missy Rogers

Are we hard-wired to see the glass half empty?

by Dr. Judith Boice

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MUSIC
4:27 pm
Sat October 13, 2012

Frankenweenie Unleashed! // Various Artist

Released 10.5.12 Walt Disney Records

Danny Elfman does an indie-pop packed soundtrack for the black and white stop motion remake by Tim Burton of his 1984 short film by the same name. It's cute and expected, but with a few tracks not to miss.

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KVNF
7:45 am
Sat October 13, 2012

POWER RESTORED - KVMT 89.1 BACK ON-AIR

San Miguel Power Association crews have restored power after Saturday's lightning-caused outage. Our KVMT transmitter at 89.1 FM is back on the air.  Reminder: today is the last day of the Fall Pledge Drive. Call 527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW to make your contribution to KVNF Community Radio!

Capitol Coverage
8:57 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Dems Fed Up With GOP Secretary of State

Democrats at the statehouse say they’re fed up with Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s partisan games. Two lawmakers plan to introduce legislation next session to try and rein him in. As Bente Birkeland reports, this is just one of several controversies surrounding the high profile official.

KVNF Sports
3:06 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Local Sports Report: 10/10/12

Hotchkiss senior Savannah Rocha defends against a kill shot by Easton Hartigan (14) of Paonia at the Pink Night fundraiser in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Tamie Meck

With four weeks remaining until prep football playoff season begins, the battle for first place in the 1A Western Slope League is likely to come down to the three Delta County teams. KVNF’s Tamie Meck has this report.

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Pass the Mic
1:46 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Pass the Mic: 2012 Paonia Fashion Show Report

Pass the Mic Arts reporters, Katya Schwieterman and Riven Sky Badgett, interview fashion designers for 2012 Paonia Fashion and Design show.
"Pass the Mic" is a project of North Fork Heart and Soul and KVNF Community Radio.


Video edited by: Ali Lightfoot

Pass the Mic
1:34 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

What is "Pass the Mic" all About?

"Pass the Mic" is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF community radio in Paonia, Colorado, in partnership with the North Fork Heart & Soul Project. Over the course of two years, 14 young reporters will be assigned to a "beat" reporting on a North Fork industry. Youth participants learn the skills of how to produce interviews and stories in a multi-media context, and will be supported in presenting their final projects to the valley.

KVNF Pledge Drive
11:23 am
Wed October 10, 2012

MAKE HIM DANCE!

This just in!

The "wooden, dancing, mannequin, puppet guy" near Jeff's desk in the KVNF office has joined the cause! In a mysterious turn of events, he showed up yesterday with a hand-written note of his very own, proclaiming that he, "Will dance for pledges"! Who could turn down such a generous offer of support from our loyal friend.

Make a pledge! See him dance! Maybe a little stop motion animation? For the right price?

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