Jake Ryan

News Producer

Jake Ryan is KVNF's news producer. He received his B.A. in Journalism from Western Illinois University.  After serving with Americorps and volunteering for a community radio station in Maryland, he graduated from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.  His pieces have been aired on Delmarva Public Radio, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, and New Hampshire Public Radio.  He enjoys board games, trying new things, and flying kites. 

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AGRICULTURE
9:27 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Local Motion: An In-Depth Look At What Organic Farming Really Means

Thistle Whistle is a 15-acre farm in Hotchkiss,Colo.
Credit Laura Palmisano

On this week's Local Motion, we’ll be looking at organic farming, and really, what that means.  There are a number of unique certifications that differentiate produce from conventional farming.  It can get a little confusing as to what the word "organic" means, what makes a farm certified USDA organic, and why some farmers choose different programs, or none at all.  

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ENVIRONMENT
11:37 am
Wed July 16, 2014

No Roundup Of Wild Horses For Colorado

Credit Bureau of Land Managment

The Bureau of Land Management will not be having a roundup of Colorado wild horses this year. 

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ENVIRONMENT
6:40 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Deer Populations Continue To Decline

Credit Rocky Mountain National Park

Mule Deer populations across Colorado and specifically western Colorado are continuing to decline. 

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NEWS
6:38 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Colorado Clerks Take Sides On Same Sex Marriage

Two other County Clerks have joined Boulder County in issuing same sex marriage licenses, and at the same time, many are firmly saying they will not.  Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner is president of the Colorado County Clerks Association, and has joined with others in not issuing licenses. 

Listen below to Jake Ryan's interview with Reiner, about why she and others are not issuing same sex marriage licenses. 

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COMMUNITY
6:27 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Cherry Days Brings Crowds To Paonia

The #4 tractor heading down Grand Ave in Paonia.
Credit KVNF's Laura Palmisano

Last weekend was the 68th Annual Cherry Days Festival in Paonia. 

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COMMUNITY
11:07 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Remembering The Wake Fire

Felix Belmont

Several wildfires are remembered around this time of the year.  On July 4th, 1994, the Wake Fire ripped through an area outside Paonia, destroying KVNF’s antenna and three homes.  KVNF’s own Felix Belmont was one of those homeowners.

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NEWS
6:16 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Same Sex Marriage Licenses Issued In Colorado

Credit Flicker user jdeeringdavis

Boulder County clerk and recorder Hillary Hall resumed issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples last Thursday.

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HEALTH
2:03 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Health Costs of Oil and Gas Drilling Discussed

Wednesday night, the Grand Valley Citizen’s Alliance held a meeting in Parachute. 

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NEWS
10:13 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Colorado Schools Get Funding Boost

Credit nces.ed.gov

Budgets for Colorado schools are being finalized, and there's some good news.


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NEWS
6:05 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Collbran Landslide Far From Finished

The toe of the Collbran landslide
Credit Mesa County Sheriff's Office

The Collbran landslide is far from over. 

Last week the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission met with industry members and scientists to look at the current state of the slide. 

"When this earth flow failed, a large mound of disturbed bedrock had rotated back and created a large depression.  There's a pond in there now," said Jonathan White, a senior engineering geologist for the Colorado Geological Survey.

West Salt Creek used to flow through the valley, but now that runoff just feeds this pond, held back only by loose soil and debris.

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