KVNF Volunteer Opportunities
5:04 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Calling All KVNF Volunteers!

KVNF has a new online method for signing up for volunteer activities, and you're going to love it.

Volunteer opportunities are organized on the "Sign Up Genius" website as 3 separate signups, that correlate with the 3 different events happening this summer; the summer concert series, Cherry Days CD/Record sale, and the BMW Rally.

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HEALTH
4:35 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

CDC's Black Lung Screening Unit Stops In Colorado

The mobile black lung screening unit stopped in Paonia, Colo. to screen miners for the disease.
Credit Laura Palmisano

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is offering black lung screenings across the West. 

The National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, a division of the CDC, has a mobile unit that travels around the United States to screen coal miners for the disease.

The unit recently stopped in Colorado. 

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NEWS
8:15 am
Thu June 12, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, June 12, 2014

  Newscast

  • CDC black lung screenings in Colorado
  • Search and rescue team saves climber in San Miguel Mountains
  • Mine rescue crew practices for state competition
  • High waters change things for rafting outfitters
KVNF LIVE
7:03 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

KVNF Live! SHEL, With TAARKA

Week #1 of our 2014 KVNF Live! Summer Concert Series originates from Fellin Park at the Hot Springs Pool in Ouray, and features a group of sisters from Ft. Collins, Colorado, SHEL. The opening act is another Colorado band, TAARKA, from Lyons. This show was recorded on Thursday, June 5th, 2014.

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NEWS
4:16 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Bowie Rescue Crew Prepares For Competition

The Bowie Mine rescue team trains at the Delta-Montrose Technical College in Paonia.
Credit Laura Palmisano

This week the mine rescue crew from the Bowie #2 Mine is at the Delta-Montrose Technical College in Paonia preparing for an upcoming competition. 

Tony Wachowicz, a member of the Bowie coal mine rescue team, is participating in rescue training at the college.

“Mine rescue training is where you have a group of guys who go into a simulated problem and you go into a simulated field and you vent different gases and you save different people that have gotten into a situation," Wachowicz said. 

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POLITICS
9:28 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Local Motion: Eight Candidates For DMEA Board

KVNF's Jake Ryan interviews all eight candidates for the DMEA board of directors.  They discuss who they are and why they're running.  Each person touches on the contract with Tri State, the future of high speed internet, and the current state of DMEA. 

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NEWS
8:11 am
Wed June 11, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Newcast

  • Sheep shearing fades on western slope
  • VA wait times bring second audit to Grand Junction
  • Oxbow continues process to find coal near Hotchkiss
  • RNC members arrived in Denver to consider it for next convention
COMMUNITY
5:24 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

The Sheep Shearer From Cedaredge

Doug Hamilton has been shearing sheep for 50 years.
Laura Palmisano

Listen to the report.

For nearly a decade, Doug Hamilton has put on sheep shearing demonstrations at the Sheep Dog Trials in Hotchkiss. 

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NEWS
10:31 am
Tue June 10, 2014

BLM Ends Input Over Controversial Leases

The White River National Forest
Credit Recreation.gov

The Bureau of Land Management has wrapped up its comment period about the leases under question in the White River National Forest.

The BLM is currently running an Environmental Impact Study on some existing oil and gas leases, leases they’ve already given out.

"The BLM is looking at 65 existing leases on the White River National Forest," said David Boyd, a BLM spokesman.  "BLM either needs to adopt the Forest Service analysis, or do our own.  Back in '93, we did not do either of those, so we're we're doing this Environmental Impact Study now to address that." 

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WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
10:08 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 6/6/14

Light Pollution

Those of us that live on the Western Slope are no stranger to spectacular scenery. The jagged peaks, chiseled canyons, and expansive plateaus of western Colorado are treasures that we all cherish. But one of our most spectacular natural wonders may also be one of our least appreciated: our incredibly dark and pristine night skies.

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