7:58 am
Tue April 28, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, April 28, 2015


  • Man shot and killed in Fruita over weekend
  • Construction set to begin for Montrose Rec Center
  • Program continues to supply federal money to rural schools
  • Norwood medical center now can serve those with VA benefits
  • Lake City petition puts brakes on OHV ordinance
  • Introduced state bill would raise salaries for elected officials
4:59 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Construction Starts On $28M Montrose Recreation Center

If construction stays on schedule, officials estimate the Montrose recreation center will open in the fall of next year.
Credit KVNF / Laura Palmisano

On Friday, hundreds of people attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the new multimillion-dollar recreation center in Montrose.  

The facility has an estimated price tag of $28 million. 

"Tracking the whole history, it’s probably going on almost two decades of effort to bring a recreation center to Montrose," Ken Sherbenou, the executive director of the Montrose Recreation District, says. 

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8:04 am
Mon April 27, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, April 27, 2015


  • Wildfire bill progresses in legislature
  • DeBeque town marshall arrested on embezzlement charges
  • State cracks down on a Western Slope business seeking investors
  • Study calculates the amount of money National Parks bring to the state
  • Capitol Conversation looks at federal lands and I­-70
Sugar's Picks April 27, 2015
10:57 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Sugar's Picks Week Of April 27, 2015

Otis Taylor / Hey Joe Opus - Red Meat / Otis Taylor

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of April 27, 2015

1. Otis Taylor / Hey Joe Opus - Red Meat / Otis Taylor: The  Colorado favorite & International Blues sensation does it again; better, stronger, cooler and hotter than ever!

2. Saun & Starr / Look Closer / DapTone: The  Background Vocalist/"Dapettes" for Sharon Jones and The DapKings (DapTone Records) step forward with an all analogue production from the House of Soul!

Artist Title Genre
Alabama Shakes Sound & Color Rock
Shelby Lynne I Can't Imagine Rock Country
Hollis Brown 3Shots Rock
Jimmy LaFave The Night Tribe Rock Country
Ivan & Alyosha It's All Just Pretend Rock
Proclaimers Let's Hear It For The Dogs Rock
Built To Spill Untethered Moon Rock
Bright Light Social Hour Space Is Still The Place Rock Electronica
Adrian Duffy & The Mayo Brothers United We Fall Rock Country
3:22 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Talkin Music: Ky Burt & Melanie Jean

Paonia musicians Ky Burt and Melanie Jean play some music and discuss plans for a crowd funded tour where they hope to perform free concerts for organizations around the country that build community.

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2:44 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Talkin Music: Mike Gwinn

Paonia musician Mike Gwinn talks about the connections between blues and jazz and plays songs where they intersect.

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11:21 am
Fri April 24, 2015

6 Million People Visited Colorado National Parks Last Year

Colorado National Monument
Credit National Parks Service

A new federal report finds in 2014 national parks saw a record number of visitors. And, those tourists generated nearly $30 billion in economic activity. 

Colorado has a dozen national parks. More than 6 million people visited these sites last year, according a National Park Service report. 

It says tourists contributed more than $370 million in visitor spending to local gateway communities. And, the study says that spending supported 5,800 jobs in the state. 

Overall, NPS estimates national parks had an economic impact of $552 million on Colorado’s economy.  

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8:49 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Paonia Students Clean Up River­side On Earth Day

Poppy Lightfoot, 14, searches for trash in the woods next to North Fork of the Gunnison River on Earth Day.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

In honor of Earth Day on Wednesday, a group of middle schools students in Paonia volunteered to clean up trash along the river. 

Armed with black trash bags and work gloves more than 20 seventh and eighth grade students are searching for rubbish in the woods near Paonia High School.

The area is next to the North Fork of the Gunnison River, a tributary of the Colorado River. And, these middle schoolers are here for a community service project coordinated by the Western Slope Conservation Center, a local nonprofit.

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