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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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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
10:08 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Delta County Meals on Wheels Hit by Sequester

Hungry senior citizens in Montrose, Delta and San Miguel counties may soon have to tighten their belts even more. Delta County Commissioners learned Monday at their regular meeting that funding for the Meals on Wheels program, which includes meals at senior centers around the area, has been severely impacted by the sequester – a huge hit for a program that was already foundering. KVNF’s Marty Durlin has more.

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Local Newscast
8:31 am
Tue July 2, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Headlines:

  • BLM Approves Plans for Exploratory Coal Drilling East of Paonia
  • Department of Revenue Releases Rules for Recreational Marijuana Sales
  • Funding for Meals on Wheels in Delta County Runs Out of Gas
  • Two State Democratic Lawmakers Fight Recall Elections
  • Colorado Wildfire Update
  • Waldo Canyon Fire Burn Flash Flood
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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NEWS
10:07 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Historic Fairview School Holds Annual Reunion at Pleasure Park

Dean Weaver, class of '37, who will be 90 this year, attended the reunion with all four of his children, his wife, his sister and one of his nine grandchildren
Marty Durlin, KVNF

A century ago, the small town of Austin rivaled Delta as the county seat, and there were enough kids there to merit a school. From 1904 to 1966 students attended grades one through eight in Austin’s five-room Fairview School before going on to Delta High.

For the past 27 years, generations of former Fairview students have met for an annual reunion. This year's reunion took place on Saturday, with a breakfast get-together at Pleasure Park. 

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Local Newscast
9:00 am
Mon July 1, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, July 01, 2013

Headlines:

  • The Worst Hot and Dry in Decades
  • West Fork Fire Complex Grows to Over 96,000 acres
  • iSeeChange: Do Warmer Temperatures Equal Earlier Sunflowers?
  • Annual Fairview School Reunion Meets over the weekend at Pleasure Park
  • New Colorado Gun Regulations Take Affect
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
8:25 am
Fri June 28, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Friday, June 28, 2013

  • Remains of Missing 13-year-old Dylan Redwine Found
  • House Fire Breaks Out in Paonia
  • West Fork Fire Complex Grows to 83,000 Acres; Rain Predicted for Weekend
  • Forest Ecologist Claims Beetles Aren’t to Blame for West Fork Fire
  • Secretary of State Scott Gessler a No-Show at County Clerk’s Conference
  • KVNF Speaks to Cyclists in Paonia for 19th Annual Colorado Bike Tour
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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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