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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NEWS
12:10 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Court OK's Chicken Farms In Delta County

Western Slope Layers, the Hostetler hen house
Credit Marty Durlin/KVNF

The Colorado Court of Appeals overturned a previous ruling about the chicken farms in Delta County.

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NEWS
11:01 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Study Looks At Money From Oil And Gas

Distribution of oil and gas wells on Western Slope.
Credit University of Colorado Boulder

There’s a recent study out of University of Colorado Boulder. 

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COMMUNITY
12:31 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Staying Balanced On Big Issues

Credit Jake Ryan

Tuesday night, the League of Women Voters held an informational session in Hotchkiss.  KVNF’s Jake Ryan was there.

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HEALTH
10:11 am
Wed October 15, 2014

State Tries To Tackle Suicide Rate

Credit Stephen Butler via Flickr (CC-BY)

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the US, and Colorado has some of the highest rates in the nation.

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NEWS
9:37 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Tax Caps Under Question On Election Ballots

Credit Laura Palmisano

Although perhaps a little less sexy than legalized drugs, taxes are still important.  The city of Ouray, along with others on the Western Slope, is looking at some tax issues on this year’s ballot.  To understand the somewhat complicated issue, KVNF'S Jake Ryan talked with Ouray Mayor Pam Larson.

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HEALTH
9:21 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Western Slope Hospitals Prepare For Ebola

Scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus budding from a cell (African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line).
Credit NIAID

With Ebola still ravaging West Africa and a cases popping up in Europe and the US, hospitals across the country are having to take a serious look at how they’re prepared.

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NEWS
8:33 am
Wed October 15, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

  • Commission is formed to bring down Colorado’s suicide rate
  • Area hospitals prepare for Ebola
  • Then we have a sit down interview with Gov. Hickenlooper
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NEWS
8:37 am
Tue October 14, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

  • Despite legalization, marijuana remains divisive in Colorado
  • TABOR issue up on ballot in City of Ouray
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NEWS
8:31 am
Mon October 13, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

  • Governor Hickenlooper and Congressman Beauprez have first televised debate
  • Results from the KVNF annual meeting
  • Amtrak's Southwest Chief line discussed
  • Community Hospital begins construction with $59 million loan
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POLITICS
4:51 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

2B Or Not 2B, That Is The Question

Credit flickr.com/cwhitfield

KVNF and the Paradise Theatre are hosting a live forum and/or debate on the retail marijuana issue, Question 2B.

The event will happen on Monday October 13th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Registered Issue Committees, "Citizens For A Sustainable Community" and "Citizens Protecting Our Youth" have both been invited to participate.

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NEWS
1:36 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Supermarkets Push To Sell Stronger Beer, Wine

The website of the awareness campaign.
Credit Consumers for Choice

There’s a new campaign in Colorado to raise alcohol awareness, but not the usual type of awareness. 

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NEWS
12:26 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

KVNF Annual Meeting, Election Results Fall 2014

Thursday night, Oct. 9, KVNF held its annual board meeting at Paonia City Hall. 

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NEWS
8:19 am
Fri October 10, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

  • Rigeway sees ramifications of grow operations
  • House District 61 race sees old rivals matched up again
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NEWS
8:32 am
Wed October 8, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

  • Marijuana continues to be a divisive issue in Colorado, at the state and local level
  • Supermarkets renew their push to be able to sell stronger alcohol
  • A string of tragedies leave several dead in Mesa County
  • Gay marriage is officially legal and open in Colorado
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NEWS
11:33 am
Thu October 2, 2014

City Of Montrose Reeling From County's Fees

The city of Montrose is looking at a very tight budget for next year, and part of that is due to dispatching fees. 

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NEWS
12:04 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Brewers Dodge FDA Rule

The FDA has backed down from a proposed rule that would have affected brewers.
Credit Laura Palmisano

The FDA has backed down from a proposed rule that would have impacted brewers.  

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HEALTH
2:59 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Diabetes Highest On Western Slope In Delta County

Map of Colorado Counties, colored by percentage of residents diagnosed with diabetes.
Credit CDC

Diabetes is a huge issue for Americans. 

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COMMUNITY
4:57 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Archive of Depression Era Photos Available By County

Two sheepmen talking. Cimarron, Colorado
Credit Russell Lee

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NEWS
11:31 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Hermosa Creek Protection Plan Dips Into The Unknown

The Hermosa Creek watershed is an expanse north of Durango that covers roughly 108 thousand acres. 

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ENVIRONMENT
11:22 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Tracking Changes In Drinking Water

A water sample is taken from a property outside of Paonia.
Credit Jake Ryan

Last weekend, conservationists, students, and volunteers were spread out across the North Fork area, collecting water samples.  KVNF’s Jake Ryan found out why.

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