Christy Eller

IT, Web Development

Christy developed the current KVNF website. She maintains the digital presence of  KVNF on the website and social media, and serves as IT director. She has lived in and loved the North Fork Valley for 17 years, and was co-owner of the Internet service Paonia.com for many years. You can see more of Christy's design work at IamChristyEller.com.

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KVNF's beloved Julia Kumari Drapkin has produced a feature for the popular radio program, This American Life , which can be downloaded and podcasted started Sunday, 5/19/2013 at 6pm. This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 1.8 million listeners. It is produced by...

Marty Durlin

It was same song, second verse at a court-remanded hearing on Western Slope Layers, the Hostetler hen-laying operation on Powell Mesa. At issue is whether the 15,000-hen facility is compatible with the rural neighborhood or a menace to nearby residents.
Delta County commissioners seemed defensive as the unwelcome case came before them a second time because of a ruling by district court judge Steven Patrick. Chairman Doug Atchley reminded the plaintiffs, the Hostetlers and the crowd of...

Robert Louallen

This just in. There is a sizeable fire burning at Stahl Orchards, located at 631 Stahl Rd in Paonia. According to reports from neighbors, there are several fire trucks and many firefighters fighting the blaze that began sometime around 3:30pm today, Monday 5/6/2013. Robert Leuallen and Lynne Anderson report that there have been at least two large holes cut in the building to release heavy smoke. As of 7pm, there have been no reported injuries. The community has rallied, and the Crawford...

Former local resident Lisa Jones is featured on the current episode of the radio program "First Voices Indigenous Radio" this week. Listen to the interview HERE . Lisa is an author and contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News . " THE WHITE MEDIA KILLS INDIANS AGAIN AND AGAIN " is a column she wrote for Writers on the Range, a syndication...

The iSeeChange project and its website, thealmanac.org , are now featured in a beautiful new metasite produced by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio. Our very own Julia Kumari Drapkin (we'll always call her "ours") will be presenting the iSeeChange project she developed in the North Fork Valley to various media interest groups across the country in the weeks to come. On April 22, AIR presents the full scope of its national Localore production ( localore.net ) with the launch of a...

We are very proud of the growth of our local news reporting here at KVNF in the last few years. Besides a daily local newscast, KVNF also offers sports reporting, environmental stories and in-depth coverage of issues affecting our listening community. Meet the KVNF News Team!

Take a look at the premiums KVNF is offering for your donations to the Spring Pledge Drive this year. We think you'll want to give us all your change when you see them!

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On Saturday March 9th, KVNF's Morning news Host Brian Cambria drove through a storm over to Denver to attend the Colorado Broadcaster's Association (CBA) Awards of Excellence Banquet. KVNF had submitted 4 reporting pieces from 2012 for consideration and three of them were chosen. KVNF is in its third year of growing a local newscast and expanding local reporting in public affairs. KVNF's Local Newscast airs at 8 am Monday through Friday following NPR's Morning Edition. Two public affairs...

North Fork Valley Public Radio, Inc KVNF Job Description Position: News Director Reports to: Program Director Terms: Full time, salary, pay DOE KVNF is looking for someone to build upon our existing local news effort—improve the breadth and depth of our content, strengthen existing community relationships, and make KVNF even more of a news resource for Colorado’s Western Slope. The News...

Azure Eller is a student in KVNF's youth internship program. He produced the following short feature as part of an innovative collaboration in journalism between KVNF and Paonia High School. I'm 15 years old, and school takes up a huge part of my life. In fact, during the school year, I spend almost half of my time IN school. Unfortunately, right now school's not my favorite thing. I wondered what some of my friends thought, so I decided to ask them. Here's the way most of them answered, "...

It was a Thursday night in January. Bitter cold. Dark and dreary. But the KVNF Community Room was rockin! DJs and friends gathered to shake their booties together. The Talmage Lounge, another fine example of KVNF hospitality, not to mention a premium benefit of KVNF membership . If you missed it- don't worry, it will happen again soon.... and ... we have a video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2R6R53lgps

Andrea Lecos

Come find out what the iSeeChange online Almanac is all about!

The Almanac is ready!! Produced by Julia Kumari Drapkin, the online almanac is the culmination of the iSeeChange project at KVNF , part of Localore, a nationwide production of AIR designed to accelerate transformation and extend public service media to all Americans. iSeeChange generates story topics from users' weather observations, and then taps scientists to explain the whys and hows. This bottom-up crowd-sourcing has foreshadowed some of the nation's biggest recent weather stories—weeks...

Curtis Stigers returns to the Montrose Pavilion on Saturday, January 26, to celebrate KVNF and Hospice. The audience has been asking for his return since his performance nine years ago. Curtis, a modern Sinatra, takes a mix of standards and modern pop tunes and transforms them into swinging jazz tunes. Featuring a large repertoire of songs that have covered some half a dozen CDs including his most recent, "Let's Go Out Tonight", Stigers enthralls crowds around the world. This is a great night...

On Christmas Day, KVNF broadcasted a live recording of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play , a recent production by Paonia Players. The play was performed at the Paradise Theater with rave reviews from December 7-9. Listen to it now at your leisure! It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play was created by Joe Landry. It is inspired by the classic American film, It's a Wonderful...

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Andrea Lecos

iSeeChange is a participatory environmental reporting project led by Julia Kumari Drapkin at KVNF. It generates story topics from users' weather observations, and then taps scientists to explain the whys and hows. This bottom-up crowd-sourcing has foreshadowed some of the nation's biggest recent weather stories—weeks and sometimes even months in advance. Stories sourced from the KVNF community have been reported throughout 2012. The next step in the project is an online tool for streamlining...

Scroll through this slideshow of larger images of some of the auction items!

Can you help? Two NFCB (National Federation of Community Broadcasters) member radio stations suffered extreme damage during hurricane Sandy. Visit the websites of WFMU and WBAI to find out more, and see how you can help.

MAKE HIM DANCE!

Oct 10, 2012

This just in! The "wooden, dancing, mannequin, puppet guy" near Jeff's desk in the KVNF office has joined the cause! In a mysterious turn of events, he showed up yesterday with a hand-written note of his very own, proclaiming that he, "Will dance for pledges"! Who could turn down such a generous offer of support from our loyal friend. Make a pledge! See him dance! Maybe a little stop motion animation? For the right price?

Amy Goodman will be speaking at the Paradise Theater in Paonia on Saturday, October 6 at 4:30pm. Amy Goodman is an award winning, internationally recognized journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. She is the host of the popular global news program "Democracy Now!" broadcasted daily on radio, TV and Internet. Proceeds benefit KVNF Radio and High Country News Magazine. Election 2012 Silenced Majority Tour Saturday, October 6, 2012 at <...

Meshell Ndegeocello / A dedication To Nina Simone / Naive A personal representation of the broad spectrum of the music of the political & iconic vocalist, Ndegecello is joined by Sinead O'Connor, Toshi Reagon & Lizz Wright among others, to pay tribute. Maceo Parker / Soul Classics / Razor & Tie With his history as a sideman to James Brown, the Saxophonist/Funk Pioneer is back with a big band (including Christian McBride) and covering Stevie...

Board Elections

Sep 18, 2012

The KVNF Annual Meeting is right around the corner, on Thursday, October 4th at 6pm at Paonia Town Hall. This year there are 3 open seats on the Board. If you are a KVNF member, we hope that you will cast a vote. Your membership and participation is vital, enabling KVNF to remain at the forefront of community radio stations nationwide. There are four nominees to fill three open seats on the KVNF board of directors: Linda Bacigalupi (incumbent), Smyth Boone, Jay Canode (incumbent) and Jill...

Jan and Connie share their favorite recipes for sweet corn! Lime Cilantro Corn Bread 1 ½ c. corn meal ¾ c. white flour 1/3 c. sugar 1 T. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. dried cilantro (if you prefer fresh, use only 1 tsp.) ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper ¼ tsp. pepper ¾ c. milk 2 eggs ¼ c. corn oil 1/3 c. honey 1 lime (1 T. juice, 1 T. zest) ½ c. sweet corn kernels (about 1 ear) 
Preheat oven to 350°. In large bowl, mix together corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cilantro,...

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