Regional News

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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
11:52 am
Tue March 19, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Headlines:

  • Parachute Oil Leak Continues; Source Remains a Mystery
  • Delta County Oil/Gas Liaison To Report on Nominations/Sales
  • Attend a Bear Hunting Workshop
  • State Unemployment Drops
  • State Economy Looking Up
Agriculture
2:58 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Local Goatherd Emily Hartnett Talks Baby Goats

Emily with one of her newly born goats.
Marty Durlin

Thealmanac.org is bursting with news about new baby animals – spring brings calves,  lambs and kids.  KVNF's Marty Durlin reported on one of the almanac.org stories about Emily Hartnett, who lives on Garvin Mesa with her chickens, goats and cats. It’s a rustic life that begins by dawn and ends late in the day. On Friday one of her six adult goats, Alba, gave birth to two male kids. Instead of the soft, protected place Emily had prepared for her, Alba chose to deliver next to an old tractor embedded in the dirt in the middle of the goat yard.

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Capitol Coverage
8:47 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Capitol Conversation: Halfway Through

State lawmakers are a little more than halfway through the legislative session, and there’s been no shortage of drama and divisive issues. Bente Birkeland takes stock of what’s happened so far and what’s ahead as part of our capitol conversation series.

Listen to Bente's conversation.

Local Newscast
8:38 am
Mon March 18, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, March 18, 2013

Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation: What's Happened; What's Ahead
  • Natural Gas Liquid Leaking North of Parachute
  • iSeeChange
  • New Kids On The Block
Capitol Coverage
7:15 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Bill to Repeal Death Penalty Set to Drop Friday

A bill to repeal the death penalty in Colorado is expected to be introduced Friday. It's one of a host of issues likely to dominate the second part of the legislative session. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Listen to Bente's story.

Capitol Coverage
8:21 am
Thu March 14, 2013

High Capacity Magazine Ban Heads to Governor

One of the most controversial Democratic gun bills at the statehouse is now headed to the Governor for his signature. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Listen to Bente's story.

Capitol Coverage
9:03 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Civil Unions Bill Passes, Heads To Gov

Civil unions will soon be a reality for gay and lesbian couples in Colorado. The state legislature passed a bill Tuesday allowing civil unions and it’s now off to the Governor for his signature. As Bente Birkeland reports, it marks the end of a long and often bitter legislative journey.

Hear Bente's report.

Local Newscast
8:56 am
Wed March 13, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Headlines:

  • Civil Union Bill Passes, Awaits Gov's Signature
  • Another Lawsuit In The Delta County Chicken War
  • Joint Committee To Light Up Meetings Over Pot Rules
  • Gallup Poll Says Coloradans Are Happiest
Capitol Coverage
9:09 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Five Gun Measures Pass State Senate

Universal background checks for all gun purchases, and a ban on high capacity magazines are among the five Democratic backed gun bills clearing the state senate after a vigorous debate on Monday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Listen to Bente's report.

Local Newscast
9:02 am
Tue March 12, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Headlines:

  • BLM Must Tell Who Nominated NF Valley For Leasing By April 15th
  • ATV Activists Protest To Maintain Access To Public Lands
  • Legal Pot Sales Bummed Out By Fed Banking Regs
  • State Senate Clears Five Gun Bills
  • Sanhill Cranes In Delta County Find New Staging Area

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