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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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Capitol Coverage
8:25 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Relatives of Aurora shooting victims urge gun control

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A handful of victims from this summer’s Aurora theater shooting were at the state capitol on Friday urging lawmakers to curb gun violence. Victims say the country needs to take action now. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol. 

Capitol Coverage
8:48 am
Fri December 21, 2012

State's Economy Better Than Expected

State economists were in an optimistic mood yesterday, saying Colorado’s economy is performing better than the rest of the nation. As a result, lawmakers will also have more money to spend in next year’s budget than originally anticipated. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Local Newscast
8:41 am
Fri December 21, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, December 21, 2012

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Headlines:

  • State Economy Better Than Expected
  • State Biologists Work To Restore Blue Mesa Salmon
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • Western Slope Skies - Solstice Edition
  • Good Solstice Wishes

NEWS
3:35 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Local Newscast: Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Headlines:

  • USA Pro-cycling race picks host cities for 2013
  • A look ahead at water issues in legislative session
  • Naturita uranium mill looks to expand
  • Moment of Silence Friday for Sandy Hook victims
  • San Miguel County cuts budget funding to non-profits
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Local Newscast
8:41 am
Wed December 19, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Longmont Sued Over Fracking Ban
  • Gov Wants To Strengthen Mental Health Services and Support
  • Former Gov Ritter On Short List For Energy Secretary
  • Aspen Cancer Center Donations Decline
  • Allegiant Air Serves Montrose This Winter
  • Search For Dylan Redwine Continues With No Leads

Development
10:34 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Commissioners Deny Crawford Gravel Pit

In a split decision, Delta County Commissioners voted down a proposed gravel pit near Crawford on Monday, citing seven issues that influenced their decision. KVNF's Marty Durlin has more.


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Capitol Coverage
9:41 am
Tue December 18, 2012

State Legislative Session Preview

Gun laws, marijuana reform, and oil and gas regulations. These will be just a few of the hot button issues that state lawmakers grapple with during the next legislative session. Governor John Hickenlooper and legislative leaders outlined their thoughts in a panel at the Colorado Press Association. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Local Newscast
9:35 am
Tue December 18, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Numerous Protests Filed Against NF Gas Leasing
  • Delta Commissioners Deny Crawford Gravel Pit
  • Judge Rejects Anti-trust Settlement For Gas Companies
  • Deputy Involved In Alleged Kidnapping
  • Legislative Preview From the Capitol
  • Farmers/Ranchers Being Surveyed RE Drought (see details below)

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Ranching
9:53 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Ranchers Struggle with Drought

Crawford rancher Dick Hansen drives through the property where he pastures his herd. This year's drought meant that his hay crop was only half of what it normally is.

Business is booming at cattle sales yards throughout Colorado – but that’s not so good for ranchers. Last year's dry winter combined with an ongoing drought are forcing many ranchers to sell more than they like.

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Capitol Coverage
8:55 am
Mon December 17, 2012

President Obama Weighs in on Marijuana Legalization

On Friday, President Barack Obama told ABC news that he won’t make it a top priority to go after Colorado and Washington State for legalizing marijuana. But as statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland reports, the announcement still leaves many unanswered questions in Colorado.

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