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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
8:41 am
Wed April 3, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, April 03, 2013.

Headlines:

  • Early and Severe Fire Season Forecast For West Slope
  • Four BLM Controlled Burns Planned for Grand Mesa Area
  • Driving While Stoned Bill Passes State House
  • Western Slope Skies From Black Canyon Astronomical Society
  • KVNF Comment Line
Capitol Coverage
8:48 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Legislature Debates School Funding

Credit ouroregon.org

The State Senate held a lengthy debate April 1 on a complicated plan to change how Colorado funds its K through 12 schools. The Democratic proposal initially passed the senate on a party line vote. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Listen to Bente's report.

Local Newscast
8:40 am
Tue April 2, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Headlines:

  • Delta County Stands For Second Amendment
  • Legislature Debates School Funding
  • Drought Prompting Water Users To Think Outside The Irrigation Box
  • Local Vintner Working For Alternative To Gas Development
  • Delta County Landfill Now Charges To Accept Tires
  • Sandhill Crane Count
Local Newscast
9:02 am
Mon April 1, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, April 01, 2013

Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation - State Budget
  • Pipeline Leak Reveals Holes In Regulatory System
  • Threat of Colony Collapse Coming to a Beehive Near You
  • Crane Count: 750 last night; 11,000 so far
Capitol Coverage
6:56 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Oil and Gas Conflict of Interest Bill Moves Forward

Bills on oil and gas and fracking are expected to dominate the latter part of the state's legislative session. A measure to change the makeup of the agency that regulates the energy industry drew a large crowd at the capitol on Thursday. As Bente Birkeland reports, it cleared its first committee.

Listen to Bente's report.

NEWS
6:45 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Senate Debates Budget

The only requirement for Colorado lawmakers during the annual legislative session is passing a budget. And unlike previous years there won’t be cuts for programs like K through 12 schools, state contractors and public employees. But as Bente Birkeland reports, debate in the senate yesterday was still extensive.

Listen to Bente's report.

Capitol Coverage
7:33 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Death Penalty Repeal Fails

A bill to repeal Colorado’s death penalty died in a committee hearing over concerns that Governor John Hickenlooper would veto the bill. Last week the Governor told Democratic lawmakers he had serious reservations about the measure. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Listen to Bente's report.

ENVIRONMENT
12:45 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Active 2013 Mosquito Season Predicted in Delta County

2012 was a bad year for West Nile Virus in Western Colorado. Mesa, Montrose and Delta Counties accounted for nearly half the confirmed cases in the state. In Delta County, the 22 cases included the death of an 82-year-old man from Orchard City.

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Capitol Conversation
6:37 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Capitol Conversation

A major re-write of how Colorado funds K through 12 schools is now making its way through the state legislature. As part of our capitol conversation series Bente Birkeland talks about how it would change school funding and its prospects for passage.

Listen to the conversation.

Capitol Coverage
8:54 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Civil Unions Now Lawful In Colorado

Colorado is now the 8th state in the country to allow civil unions for same sex couples. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the measure into law on Thursday in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


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