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9:11 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Paonia Town Council Begins Discussions on Amendment 64

Paonia Town Hall
Credit Tom Wills/North Fork Merchant Herald

The Paonia Town Council on Tuesday began discussions over how to address Amendment 64, the ballot measure passed last November that legalizes recreational marijuana sales.

The council met in a pre-meeting work session Tuesday evening to discuss whether the Town’s action on the amendment should be decided by voters in November.

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KVNF LIVE
5:57 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

KVNF Live - Current Swell and the Fox Fire

Shane Deringer Photography

Week 3 of the KVNF Live season featured the British Columbia-based indie rock quartet Current Swell, along with opening act The Fox Fire from Brevard, North Carolina. Current Swell's portion of the concert was broadcast live from Fellin Park in Ouray.

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NEWS
10:24 am
Tue June 25, 2013

North Fork Community Delegation Travels to D.C.

The view from Garvin Mesa; Oogie McGuire says one spill from oil and gas development on surrounding BLM lands could threaten most of these lands.
Travis Bubenik, KVNF

A group of North Fork area residents traveled to Washington, DC last week to meet with the Bureau of Land Management’s National Office and Colorado Senators Bennet and Udall. It was the third in a series of trips to Washington led by area environmental groups aimed at building support for the North Fork Alternative Plan, a guidebook of sorts for how some locals believe oil and gas development should play out in the North Fork Valley.

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NEWS
2:40 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Paonia's Chesnik Gets Four Years in Prison, Five Parole

Paonia Town Hall

In March former Town of Paonia financial officer Kristen Chesnik pled guilty to the theft of $393,000 from the public coffers. On Monday she was sentenced by 7th Judicial Court Judge Charles Greenacre to four years in prison, followed by a mandatory five years of parole. The judge could not have given her more than five years in prison, because of the parameters of the plea bargain.

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iSeeChange
8:15 am
Mon June 24, 2013

iSeeChange: The Rising Threat of Wildfires

East Fork Fire, June 2013.
Credit USDA Forest Service

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, May 2013 was the third-warmest May on record for the planet, and the earth's temperature has been above its 20th century average for 339 straight months - more than 28 years. 

Hugh Carson has been fighting fires for more than 40 years, and although he’s retired now, he was in the thick of things last year when he coordinated aircraft to battle the High Park Fire near Fort Collins. Over the years, he’s seen some changes.

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:08 am
Sun June 23, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Summer Fullness

Missy Rogers

Summer peak in an alpine wilderness.

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Western Slope Skies
8:15 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Western Slope Skies 6/21/13

This is the first in a series of Western Slope Skies episodes about Women in Astronomy.  We hope that, in some manner, these inspire our young female listeners to become involved in astronomy.

On June 16, 1963, the Russians launched Vostok 6.  The lone astronaut on board was Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space.  She was in space for 48 orbits over three days.  In her single mission, she logged more time in space than all the American astronauts who had been in space to that date combined.

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NEWS
11:37 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Proposal for Aerial Mosquito Spraying Causes Confusion, Concern in the North Fork

Ken Nordstrom (left) delivers a proposal for proactive aerial mosquito spraying in western Delta County.
Credit Travis Bubenik, KVNF.

If you called the Delta County Health Department Tuesday afternoon (June 18), you might've heard this message:

"We are not planning to spray the North Fork for mosquitos." 

Ken Nordstrom, Director of Environmental Health for Delta County, set those words as his voicemail message in response to a flurry of calls from North Fork area residents, who initially thought the health department was proposing to carry out aerial insecticide spraying throughout the county.

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NEWS
9:55 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Local Motion: Doug Fritz on the Fire Season

Doug Fritz is the fire chief for the Hotchkiss Fire district speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the fire season so far and what we can do locally to prevent and prepare for a wild fire.

  CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT WILDFIRE INFORMATION

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CONCERTS
8:09 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

KVNF Live - Otis Taylor Band and Screen Door Porch

Photo by Len Irish

The second concert of the KVNF Live concert season featured The Otis Taylor Band with opening act Screen Door Porch, live from the Mountain Air Music Series in Ouray on Thursday, June 13th.

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