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KVNF's original reporting covers a variety of issues affecting the Western Slope - everything from environmental and energy issues to breaking news and statewide legislative debates. We also feature content from our Rocky Mountain Community Radio partner stations and Harvest Public Media. Our news team is always looking for leads. Let us know what's happening in your area, what issues you care about and what you'd like to hear us cover - email us at news@kvnf.org.

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Sports
9:45 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Paonia Eagles Headed to State Semi-Finals

Paonia High School

The Paonia Eagles football team is headed to Buena Vista tomorrow to take on the Demons for the state semi-finals game.

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NEWS
6:00 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

North Fork Coalition Presents Limited Drilling Plan to County Commissioners

View of Mount Lamborn between Paonia and Hotchkiss in Colorado's North Fork Valley
Credit Joanna Calabrese

Just weeks after the Bureau of Land Management announced it would consider some community-developed ideas for managing public lands in the agency's Uncompaghre region, concerned citizens and stakeholders from the North Fork Valley met with Delta County Commissioners in Delta.   

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NEWS
10:36 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Climate Change Measured on Open Spaces near Aspen

Scientists hike snowy trails to reach one of two soil moisture towers located on Pitkin County Open Space properties.
Marci Krivonen/Aspen Public Radio

In the future, the forests surrounding Aspen will look different. Already, mountain shrubs are replacing some Aspen stands and changing the complexion of the area, likely due to due a warming climate.

Neighboring Pitkin County is now tracking these shifts on open space properties.  Two local non-profit organizations are helping. The new data is thanks to a pair of towers that’s tracking things like soil moisture and temperature.

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NEWS
1:09 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Paonia Town Council Looks at 2014 Budget

The Paonia Town Council held a contentious study session on next year’s approximately $2 million dollar budget last week, with declining revenues pushing a host of competitive agendas. 

Tax revenues have fallen all over the western slope, said Elyse Ackerman, regional manager of the Department of Local Affairs, or DOLA, who attended the session.

 “The whole western slope is seeing a secondary dip happening,” Ackerman says. “If you talk to Mesa County, Montrose County, everyone’s kind of seeing it. The question is why, why is that happening again?”

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Sports
10:52 am
Mon November 11, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: November 8, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


NEWS
8:17 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

2013 Election Results

Credit Kahunapulej via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA)

Here's the latest election returns we've got from the State of Colorado.

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NEWS
11:23 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Where to Drop Off Your Ballots

Credit KClvey via Flickr (CC BY-NC)

Election Day is tomorrow, November 5th, and this is the first year Colorado has used all mail-in ballots for statewide elections. 

But ballots mailed in today might not make it to county elections offices on time to be counted. The Secretary of State's Office is urging voters to consider dropping off their ballots at local drop-off locations in order to avoid missing the deadline. 

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NEWS
10:15 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Critics of Proposed EPA Regulations Flock to Denver for Hearing

EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Credit Elizabeth Wynne Johnson (CC BY)

Last Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing in Denver on its upcoming carbon dioxide regulations for power plants.

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Sports
11:37 am
Fri November 1, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: November 1, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


NEWS
8:15 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Drought Prompts Study of Gold Medal Fishery near Basalt

Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff and volunteers "shock" fish every other year on the Fryingpan. The electrical current attracts the fish so the group can catch and count them.
Credit Marci Krivonen/Aspen Public Radio

This Fall, a local river conservation group is keeping a close eye on the Fryingpan River. This follows last year's drought that brought the levels on the river down. 

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