Ranching
9:53 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Ranchers Struggle with Drought

Crawford rancher Dick Hansen drives through the property where he pastures his herd. This year's drought meant that his hay crop was only half of what it normally is.

Business is booming at cattle sales yards throughout Colorado – but that’s not so good for ranchers. Last year's dry winter combined with an ongoing drought are forcing many ranchers to sell more than they like.

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Capitol Coverage
8:55 am
Mon December 17, 2012

President Obama Weighs in on Marijuana Legalization

On Friday, President Barack Obama told ABC news that he won’t make it a top priority to go after Colorado and Washington State for legalizing marijuana. But as statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland reports, the announcement still leaves many unanswered questions in Colorado.

Listen to Bente's report.

Local Newscast
8:31 am
Mon December 17, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, December 17, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Questions Persist About Federal Treatment of Legal Marijuana
  • Pitkin County Will Likely Support Sopris Land Swap
  • State Ranchers Struggle With Drought
  • Protest Deadline Today For NF Oil/Gas Lease Sale
  • Native Seed Warehouse Opens In Delta

THE MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun December 16, 2012

The Mystic's Almanac - Lincoln's Leadership

Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, Dec. 16th, 2012

Abraham Lincoln's visionary leadership was "for the people."

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Russell Lewis is the Southern Bureau Chief for NPR News, a post he has held since 2006. Lewis focuses on the issues and news central to the Southeast — from Florida to Virginia to Texas, including West Virginia, Kentucky and Oklahoma. In addition to developing and expanding NPR's coverage of the region, Lewis assigns and edits stories from station-based reporters and freelancers alike, working closely with local correspondents and public radio stations. He also spent a year in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, coordinating NPR's coverage of the rebuilding effort. He's currently based in Birmingham, Alabama.

Cheryl Corley is an NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk and is based in Chicago. She travels throughout the Midwest covering issues and events throughout the region's 12 states.

In recent years, Corley has reported on the campaign and re-election of President Barack Obama, on the efforts by Illinois officials to rethink the state's Juvenile Justice System, on youth violence in Chicago, and on political turmoil in the Illinois state government. She's reported on the infamous Trayvon Martin shooting case in Florida and covered tornadoes that have destroyed homes and claimed lives in Harrisburg, Illinois; small towns in Oklahoma; and Joplin, Missouri.

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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.

Listen to the report.

Local Newscast
8:47 am
Fri December 14, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, December 14, 2012

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Headlines:

  • 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

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