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Capitol Coverage
8:58 am
Fri December 14, 2012

CO Secretary of State Faces Another Inquiry

The state audit committee is the latest group to look into whether Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler misused public funds. The bi-partisan committee voted unanimously on Thursday to move forward with an initial investigation. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Local Newscast
8:47 am
Fri December 14, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, December 14, 2012

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  • Secretary of State again under investigation
  • Gov. Hickenlooper wants legislature to address gun control
  • Applications for conceal/carry permits skyrocketing in Colorado
  • Marble Quarry under new Italian ownership, expanding steadily
  • All Points Transit changes time policy for seniors, disabled passengers

Ella Taylor is a freelance film critic, book reviewer and feature writer living in Los Angeles.

Born in Israel and raised in London, Taylor taught media studies at the University of Washington in Seattle; her book Prime Time Families: Television Culture in Post-War America was published by the University of California Press.

Taylor has written for Village Voice Media, the LA Weekly, The New York Times, Elle magazine and other publications, and was a regular contributor to KPCC-Los Angeles' weekly film-review show FilmWeek.

Local Sports
11:16 am
Thu December 13, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 12/13/12

Paonia's Taylor Katzer scores after making one of his five steals in the Eagles' 53-50 win over Grand Valley.
Credit Tamie Meck

A Grand Valley Senior wrestler made history in Delta on Saturday. KVNF’s Tamie Meck reports on the wrestling tournament, prep basketball, and the start of winter sports.

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Local Newscast
8:24 am
Thu December 13, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, December 13, 2012

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  • Colorado River Basin faces drastic water shortage
  • Montrose County names new Manager
  • Good Samaritans earn protections to clean up old mines
  • Weekly KVNF Sports Report

Emily is the producer and fill-in host for Morning Edition. She is also a reporter and producer for Stateside.

Before working for Michigan Radio, Emily hosted and produced an award winning weekly talk show on Michigan State University's student radio station, IMPACT 89FM. Some of the feature stories she has contributed over the years at WKAR-FM, WJR-AM and Michigan Radio have been recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Society for Professional Journalists.

Emily holds a B.A. in music education and is currently working on her Master's in Telecommunication at MSU.

3:26 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Local News: Water battle brewing on San Miguel

Montrose County has filed for a series of massive water rights on the San Miguel River. The county says it needs the water for future development in the West End. But the claims may put an unnecessary burden on some residents of the area. And as KVNF’s Terray Sylvester reports, they’ve also begun to strain the relationship between Montrose and San Miguel counties.

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Todd and Cynthia began their radio career at KVNF in 1997 with an all night show called "Under Cover of Darkness" that started at midnight on Friday and ended whenever.  A shared rotation with Annie Easter on "Blues & Other Colors" (Tuesdays from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.) followed shortly thereafter.  After Annie left the area, Todd and Cynthia took over B&OC and have been at it ever since.  They also have taken a monthly turn on "Turn it Up" (Saturdays 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.) for more than 10 years.  Cynthia has served on KVNF's Board of Director's as President, Vice President and Treasurer and on the Community Advisory Board.  Todd has served as a member and chair of the Community Advisory Board.  They live in marital bliss outside of Crawford, Colorado.

Capitol Coverage
8:30 am
Wed December 12, 2012

State Commission Considers Oil and Gas Setbacks

Drilling rig in Western Colorado.

Energy regulators in Colorado are examining whether to increase the distance between oil and gas drilling sites and buildings such as schools and homes. They’re also considering a water-testing requirement that would need to be done before and after drilling takes place.

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