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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
8:56 am
Mon July 8, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, July 08, 2013

Headlines:

  • Rains Help Slow West Fork Fire; Holding at 110,000 Acres
  • Hay Prices and Horse Owners Affected by Severe Drought
  • New Laws Aimed at Protecting Pregnant Women Take Effect
  • Century Old Cemetery Uncovered at School Construction Site
  • North Fork Mosquito Abatement District Releases West Nile Update
  • Western Slope Skies – Summer Skies Mean a Bright Milky Way
COMMUNITY
3:00 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Slideshow: 67th Annual Paonia Cherry Days Parade

Joanna Calabrese

Friends, families and neighbors from near and far gathered this Independence Day for the annual Cherry Days Parade through downtown Paonia. From firefighters to fiji-dancers, to clowns and a very-well behaved marching goat, the parade showcased and celebrated the North Fork Valley's diversity and communal spirit. 

KVNF's Joanna Calabrese was on hand to capture that spirit. 

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 
Local Newscast
8:40 am
Thu July 4, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, July 04, 2013

Headlines:

  • Randy Udall Found in Wyoming, Deceased
  • Body Discovered Tuesday at Colorado National Monument Ruled a Homicide
  • 38 Drought-stricken Colorado Counties Declared Drought Disaster
  • Gov Appoints Panel to Help Implement State’s New Renewable Energy Law
  • State Recall Elections Good to Go
  • What’s Cherry Days Without a Carnival
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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