NEWS
3:30 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Colorado To Get $34.5M Under Public Land Payment Program

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is in Montrose County, which is approximately 70 percent federal lands.
Credit NPS

Listen to the report.

Under the Department of Interior’s Payment In Lieu of Taxes program Colorado communities will receive $34.5 million this year.

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WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
12:43 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 6/20/14

June Solstice

With the arrival of warmer temperatures, perhaps you’ve been enjoying some outings to the mountains or a float trip on a river.  While there is no doubt that summer is in full swing here in western Colorado, it’s not until this coming Saturday that the Universe makes it official. 

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NEWS
8:17 am
Fri June 20, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, June 20, 2014

  Newscast

  • Man missing from Delta Found
  • Officer Shooting Update
  • Two candidates for Delta County Clerk and Recorder
  • Water management taught to students
NEWS
4:08 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Man Missing From Delta Found

Zacharias McEwen was last seen June 18th.

The Delta man reported missing yesterday, Zacharia McEwen has been found. 

The 68 year old has Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's, and left his residence on foot Wednesday afternoon.  About 24 hours later, McEwen was found in an irrigation ditch.  He had only walked about six blocks, but was found by chance by a ditch rider, William Groom. 

"Nobody else would have found him up there," said Jamie Head, the Public Information Officer for the Delta Police Department.

Head says the area he was found in was dense with vegetation.

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ENTERTAINMENT
1:50 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

North Fork Storytellers: Obsession

The second North Fork Storytelling Series brought together talented people from around the Valley to tell tales about Obsession. This is a re-broadcast of the live event, which was held at The Blue Sage in Paonia.  Here,  Liz Evans,  Emily Guerin, and Krista Langlois share their stories.

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NEWS
8:14 am
Thu June 19, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, June 19, 2014

  Newscast

  • Pioneer Days in Crawford
  • West Nile found in Colorado
  • Ballot supporters begin to seek signatures
  • Senator Udall sends letter reporting problems with the Grand Junction VA Medical Center
NEWS
6:02 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Senator Udall Alerts Inspector General To VA Mismanagment

Credit US Army

The Grand Junction VA medical center has come under fire from Senator Mark Udall. 

In a letter to the inspector general, Udall highlights the complaints about mismanagement and patient care at the center. 

"Senator Mark Udall sent a letter to the US Department of Veteran's Affairs Inspector General yesterday," said Mike Saccone, the communications director for Senator Udall, "asking it to investigate numerous allegations of mismanagement, whistleblower reprisals, and hostile work conditions"

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COMMUNITY
5:30 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Pioneer Days Comes To Crawford

Pioneer Days outhouse races

Summer festivals are in full swing across the Western Slope.  KVNF’s Jake Ryan brings us this report from Crawford.

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HEALTH
2:59 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Mosquitoes In Five Colorado Counties Test Positive For West Nile

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Colorado Department of Public Health said mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile virus have been found in Delta, Mesa, Adams, Boulder and Weld counties.

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ENVIRONMENT
9:38 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Local Motion: Geologist Explains Why Grand Mesa Is Prone To Slide

Skyway Point on the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway is a good place to view the geography of Grand Mesa.

On this week's Local Motion, KVNF's Laura Palmisano takes us on a drive around Grand Mesa with geologist Andres Aslan. On the drive, Aslan talks about the geological history of the mesa and why it's landslide prone. He also discusses May's massive landslide on the edge of the Grand Mesa near Collbran that claimed the lives of three men.

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