Madhulika Sikka is Executive Editor for NPR News, a role she joined in January 2013. As Executive Editor, Sikka oversees all desks and reporters, and helps set the agenda for the entire News division.

Capitol Coverage
8:38 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Dems introduce in-state tuition bill for immigrants

Colorado Democrats are once again trying to pass a bill to give illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools in state college tuition. Students currently pay out of state rates. Similar measures have failed in the past, but supporters expect the bill to easily clear the legislature now that Democrats control both chambers. Bente Berkland has more from the state capitol.

Listen to Bente's report.

Local Newscast
8:29 am
Thu January 17, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, January 17, 2013

Headlines:

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to step down, return home in March
  • Democrats introduce tuition bill for resident illegal immigrants
  • Delta County Commissioners address Amendment 64 compliance issues
  • Paonia grapplers ranked No. 1, Weekly Local Sports Report
  • CDOT to close Highway 145 starting tonight
Read more
Capitol Coverage
8:33 am
Wed January 16, 2013

First Gun Control Bills Introduced

State lawmakers have already introduced more than 100 bills on a wide variety of topics since the legislature began last Wednesday. From the state capitol, BenteĀ  Birkeland has more on the first of many gun measures.

Listen to Bente's report.

Local Newscast
8:29 am
Wed January 16, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Listen to the Newscast.

Headlines:

  • Legislature takes up issue of gun control
  • State debates accepting federal health insurance money, job creation
  • BLM Grand Junction office welcomes comment on RMP
  • 670 hospitalized cases of the flu so far in Colorado; vaccination urged
  • Rusty water in Paonia not dangerous
  • Elk Creek Mine hopes to stabilize and re-open within a week

April Fulton is the blog host of The Salt, NPR's Food Blog. As an editor on NPR's Science Desk, she edits and prepares radio and web reports on food topics ranging from raw milk policy to growing African crops.

Recreation
10:56 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Avalanche Takes Second Life This Season

An avalanche killed a Summit County man outside the town of Marble this past weekend. It's the second avalanche related death in as many weeks this winter. From Aspen Public Radio, Luke Runyon reports:

Read more
Uranium Mill
10:46 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Pinon Ridge Mill Decision Goes Back to State

Paradox Valley
Credit Nathan Rice

A hearing officer is making no recommendation about whether to approve or deny a license for the Pinyon Ridge uranium mill in western Montrose County. Instead, he's leaving the decision to state regulators. Retired judge Richard Dana submitted his six-page ruling to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment yesterday. From KOTO in Telluride, Stephen Barrett reports.

Read more
Local Newscast
8:26 am
Tue January 15, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Listen to the Newscast.

Headlines:

  • Work halted at Oxbow's Elk Creek Mine due to high levels of Carbon Monoxide
  • No ruling yet on Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill in Montrose County
  • Avalanche Fatality in high country near Marble
  • Commissioners set hunting regulations for 2013 season
  • Arvada Pastor court ordered to change name of program

MUSIC
4:01 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Talkin Music: Curtis Stigers

Jazz vocalist, saxophonist and guitarist, Curtis Stigers talks with Ali Lightfoot about his new album and upcoming benefit show in Montrose.

Read more

Pages