Jeff Reynolds

Operations Manager

Email:  jeff(at)kvnf.org

Bad weather prevented our scheduled guest gardener from getting to the studio, so this week's show was an encore airing of the program originally aired on Nov. 24th, 2015. Tune in next Tuesday, Dec. 29th, for a regular live program.

Art Trevena

In late December the Sun follows a southerly path across our Western Slope skies, and daylight hours are short.   December 21 at 9:48 p.m.

Host Jill Spears welcomes guest gardener Amber Kleinman to the air, for a chat about food canning & preserving.

We Have A Winner!

Dec 11, 2015
Koro Sun Resort

Jeff Ruppert of Paonia gets a special phone call from the KVNF studio Friday evening...

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A Primer on Meteor Showers

Typically, meteor showers occur when the Earth passes through particle clouds left by the passage of a comet.  The particles burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in a brief streak of light.  The particles can range in size from dust to 33 feet in diameter.

The terms “meteor,” “meteoroid,” and “meteorite” are related, but are not identical terms.

Gardening guru Lance Swigart is taking some time off from the show, so this episode feature the "Lady Worms," gardener Lulu Volckhausen & host Jill Spears.

Suze Smith

Late-season gardening tips from garden gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen, hosted by Jill Spears

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Today I am going to discuss a few simple tips that will allow you to take pictures of the night sky.  These may not compare with professional images, but they will be YOUR images!

Jeff Reynolds

2015 Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 4 - Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, with The Railsplitters

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Suze Smith

As killing frost moves through Western Colorado gardens, our gardening crew discusses food storage chores, as well as some ideas for seed-sowing to prepare for early spring germination.

Ken Crawford

This is a continuing series on Women in Astronomy.  Today we meet Williamina Fleming.

Jeff Reynolds

As cold weather approaches, our gardening gurus discuss end-of-season chores and crop storage tips, and we hold a contest! Can you guess the weight of this lovely winter squash from Lance's garden? It's 14" in diameter & 7" tall, not including the stem. (Listen to the show to find out the answer, and hear who won... Guesses ranged from 9 lbs. to 55 lbs.)

Jeff Reynolds

2015 Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 3 - Davina & The Vagabonds, with Dustbowl Revival.

Malia James

The remarkable Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats played Paonia Town Park on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.

Opening act was Jelly Bread, a very funky 4-piece from California. (Jelly Bread set was not recorded.)

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears visits with gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen as we face the first killing frost of the season.

It is easy to see that the sky above is blue. So why blue?  

Suze Smith

As the Worm Turns, Pledge Drive Edition! Jill, Lance & Lulu share gardening advice & ask you to support Mountain Grown Public Radio, KVNF. 

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears welcomes regular "worms" Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart, and special guest Aaron Heideman, for a show about Forest Gardening.

Host Jill Spears & gardening experts Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart discuss harvest time issues. Amber calls with a question about broccoli. Lance points out the downsides of consuming "baby greens."  New compost piles are underway.

If you rise early on these crisp October mornings, you may see an eye-catching planetary sight in our pre-dawn sky. 

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Suze Smith

Harvest time! Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart discuss harvest-time tips (while gnoshing on fresh-picked grapes & raspberries!)

Daniel V. Schroeder

It’s that time of year again… Watching the leaves change color with cooling temperatures, warm apple cider, a pumpkin patch, light seems to slip away sooner.  What marks the fall season for you?

Host Jill Spears is joined by regular gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen, and special guest Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. in Paonia, for a discussion about the ins & outs of growing cannabis for personal consumption.

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Suze Smith

Harvest time!

This episode is all about the end result of a season's work - harvesting the fruits of our labors! Lance reveals his tips for picking melons at exactly the right time. Lulu relates how her squash & pumpkin vines are completely taking over her yard. We also get tips for how to safely trap & release a pesky skunk!

Jeff Reynolds

2015 Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Paonia, Week 1 - Todo Mundo with Handmade Moments

Jeff Reynolds

2015 Ridgway Summer Concert Series, Week 5 - Steep Canyon Rangers with Front Country

Host Jill Spears is joined by regular gardening experts Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen, and special guest Frank Stonaker of Osito Orchard on Rogers Mesa west of Hotchkiss.

Another episode of our weekly gardening chatfest, with host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart.

KVNF's 90.9 FM signal is temporarily off the air this morning, due to some tower work that is needed by one of our tower tenants. This also affects translators in Ridgway, Ouray, Lake City & Crawford, as those signals relay the  90.9 signal. We hope to be finished & back on the air by noon. In the meantime, you can listen to our online stream here at KVNF.org. Thanks for your patience.

Jeff Reynolds

2015 Ridgway Concert Series, Week 4 - Roxy Roca with Mipso & guest tweeners Interrobang Brass Band

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