Travis Bubenik

News Director

Travis graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where he spent most of his time working for UT's student-run radio station, KVRX. There he hosted an alternative folk program for over 2 years, served as Traffic Manager, and was eventually appointed Station Manager.

After graduating, Travis took on a full-time radio internship with Marfa Public Radio in the sprawling Chihuahuan Desert region of West Texas. In June of 2013 he joined KVNF as the News Director , and reports on regional events and issues. He also produces KVNF's weekly public affairs program Local Motion.

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COMMUNITY
10:45 am
Fri July 5, 2013

KVNF Youth Reporters Ask: What's Cherry Days Without a Carnival?

The Carnival at Cherry Days 2012

An altercation between local teens and carnival workers during last year's Cherry Days Celebration in Paonia resulted in the cancelation of the well-beloved carnival this year. KVNF youth reporters spoke to some of the people most concerned about it.


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NEWS
9:16 am
Fri July 5, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, July 5, 2014

Headlines

  • West Fork Fire Complex Grows to Over 110,000 Acres, 20% Contained
  • Murdered 49-year-old Woman was Reported Missing in Mesa County 
  • State's First Human West Nile Case Reported
  • New Legislation Pushes Tougher Standards for Homeowners' Associations
  • Colorado's Moose Population Up 35%
  • Last Day of Paonia Cherry Days 
NEWS
8:25 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

James "Randy" Udall's Body Discovered in Wyoming

Wednesday, July 3: The body of 61 year-old environmental activist and Carbondale resident James "Randy" Udall was discovered Wednesday evening by an aerial search and rescue team. 

The Sublette County Sheriff's Department says Udall's body was discovered by a helicopter flying over rolling terrain in Wyoming, where Udall had been missing since failing to return on Friday from a solo hiking trip in the Wind River Range area near Pinedale. 

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NEWS
11:37 am
Mon July 1, 2013

New Gun Regulations Take Effect

Tim Gonzales, Owner/Operator of Backcountry Goods Trading in Hotchkiss
Credit Travis Bubenik, KVNF.

Two new Colorado gun regulations went into effect July 1st, a response from lawmakers to last year's mass shootings at an Aurora movie theater and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. 

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iSeeChange
9:37 am
Mon July 1, 2013

iSeeChange: Do Warmer Temps Equal Earlier Sunflowers?

Credit "P Kaech" via thealmanac.org

Last week, users on the Almanac reported seeing the summer's first sunflowers. One user was surprised to see the flowers were blooming already. 

University of Maryland Biology Professor David Inouye says the early blooming season probably has to do with the warmer weather as of late. Inouye spends his summers studying flowers at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory near Crested Butte. His current project involves looking at how the timing of flowering and abundance of flowering at changing. 

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MUSIC
2:20 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

KVNF Live: The California Honeydrops

The California Honeydrops Perform Live at KVNF
Travis Bubenik, KVNF

On Thursday, June 28th, Oakland-based blues and soul crooners the California Honeydrops stopped into the KVNF studios for a live set. The band played later that night in Ouray as a part of the Ouray Mountain Air Music Series.

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COMMUNITY
9:32 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Slideshow: 19th Annual Bicycle Tour of Colorado Comes to Paonia

Joanna Calabrese

The streets of Paonia were packed with bicycles this past Tuesday, as riders in the 19th Annual Bicycle Tour of Colorado stopped into town on Day 3 of their 438-mile loop across the state.

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NEWS
9:11 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Paonia Town Council Begins Discussions on Amendment 64

Paonia Town Hall
Credit Tom Wills/North Fork Merchant Herald

The Paonia Town Council on Tuesday began discussions over how to address Amendment 64, the ballot measure passed last November that legalizes recreational marijuana sales.

The council met in a pre-meeting work session Tuesday evening to discuss whether the Town’s action on the amendment should be decided by voters in November.

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NEWS
10:24 am
Tue June 25, 2013

North Fork Community Delegation Travels to D.C.

The view from Garvin Mesa; Oogie McGuire says one spill from oil and gas development on surrounding BLM lands could threaten most of these lands.
Travis Bubenik, KVNF

A group of North Fork area residents traveled to Washington, DC last week to meet with the Bureau of Land Management’s National Office and Colorado Senators Bennet and Udall. It was the third in a series of trips to Washington led by area environmental groups aimed at building support for the North Fork Alternative Plan, a guidebook of sorts for how some locals believe oil and gas development should play out in the North Fork Valley.

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NEWS
11:37 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Proposal for Aerial Mosquito Spraying Causes Confusion, Concern in the North Fork

Ken Nordstrom (left) delivers a proposal for proactive aerial mosquito spraying in western Delta County.
Credit Travis Bubenik, KVNF.

If you called the Delta County Health Department Tuesday afternoon (June 18), you might've heard this message:

"We are not planning to spray the North Fork for mosquitos." 

Ken Nordstrom, Director of Environmental Health for Delta County, set those words as his voicemail message in response to a flurry of calls from North Fork area residents, who initially thought the health department was proposing to carry out aerial insecticide spraying throughout the county.

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