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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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Local Newscast
8:49 am
Tue May 14, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Headlines:

  • Prescribed burn on the Uncompahgre Plateau today and tomorrow
  • First legal hemp crop in Colorado planted
  • Innovative program in Carbondale helps immigrants join the melting pot
  • Anti-gas development film is free tonight at the Paradise
  • Tours of the valley from on high
  • What $50,000 can do for Thompson Divide
COMMUNITY
5:38 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Event Honors 97 year old Nellie Clark & Sister

Nellie's four daughters -- Mary Lou, Linda, Nancy and Joanna.

On Saturday the Delta Historical Museum hosted a tribute to two sisters for their many contributions to the community.

Nellie Clark and Sula Mathews have lived in Delta since 1932 where they have spent a lifetime of community service -- at the library, the schools, the church, and a variety of other worthy causes. This week Nellie turns 97 -- her younger sister is only 89.

 

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Local Newscast
8:46 am
Mon May 13, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, May 13, 2013

Headlines:

  • Environment Foundation gives $50,000 to protect Thompson Divide from drilling
  • Parks & Wildlife increasing bear hunting licenses in response to dangerously high numbers of black bears in the state
  • Delta Historical Society offers tribute to two unique sisters
  • Feds, Utah agree on health plan
  • iSeeChange: history unfolds with the story of twin orchardists in the North Fork
Local Newscast
9:05 am
Fri May 10, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, May 10, 2013

Headlines:

  • Highway 133 opens to two-way traffic for the weekend
  • Small victory for opponents of drilling in Thompson Divide
  • Ensuring melon safety at Rocky Ford
  • If you see a guy in high heels…
  • Senate rejects increase in fines for oil and gas industry
  • Williams delays plant expansion at leak site
  • Take the Delta County Economic Development Broadband Survey
  • Western Slope Skies Takes a closer look at our closest celestial neighbor
NEWS
11:43 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Fire at Stahl Orchards in Paonia Took 5 Hours to Extinguish

Brian Cambria

Paonia Fire Chief Mike Byers and his volunteer crew responded to a fire in a shed belonging to Stahl’s Orchards just outside of Paonia about 4 pm Monday afternoon. Twenty-one fire-fighters and seven trucks were involved in fighting the blaze, which took five hours to extinguish.

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Local Newscast
8:30 am
Thu May 9, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, May 09, 2013.

Headlines:

  • Legislative roundup
  • Greeley Town Council okays 16 gas wells despite opposition from citizens
  • Colorado third-graders score poorly on reading tests
  • Bears wake up, wander into Telluride
  • DMEA candidate frum Wed May 15
Local Newscast
8:48 am
Wed May 8, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, May 08, 2013.

Headlines:

  • Stahl shed burns in Paonia
  • State’s fire-fighting fleet is unfunded
  • Stoned while driving bill passes, along with other marijuana measures
  • Hotchkiss dog trials this weekend
  • CHC launches air-monitoring baseline study
  • Antero fined by COGCC for Rifle pipeline leak in 2010
McClure Pass Closure
1:19 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Rockslide Closes McClure Pass Early this Week

postindependent.com

Update: Pass is officially "open". CDOT is alternating single-lane traffic around slide, and says to  "Expect long delays,  especially between 7AM and 7 PM during cleanup work." Read their official statement here.

The closure of Highway 133 south of McClure Pass due to a rockslide will likely last throughout the week. Falling boulders including one rock as big as a dump truck forced the closure Sunday morning.

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Local Newscast
9:51 am
Tue May 7, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Credit Brian Cambria / KVNF

Headlines:

  • Fire Consumes Stahl Orchard shed in Paonia
  • McClure Pass closed until Friday
  • DMEA feels the pinch from Tri-State Rate Increase
  • Earthjustice appeals BLM’s Thompson Divide lease decision
  • Late-season storms help the state’s water picture
  • U.S. Forest Service adds to air tanker fleet of fire-fighters
NEWS
7:01 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Breaking News: Fire Raging at Stahl Orchards in Paonia

Robert Louallen

This just in. There is a sizeable fire burning at Stahl Orchards, located at 631 Stahl Rd in Paonia. 

According to reports from neighbors, there are several fire trucks and many firefighters fighting the blaze that began sometime around 3:30pm today, Monday 5/6/2013. Robert Leuallen and Lynne Anderson report that there have been at least two large holes cut in the building to release heavy smoke.

As of 7pm, there have been no reported injuries. The community has rallied, and the Crawford Ladies Fire Auxiliary is said to be taking meals to the firefighters.

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