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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
8:35 am
Mon November 19, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, November 19, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Oil and Gas Drilling Back On for the North Fork Valley
  • Former Delta Petroleum Exec Now Former Recovery Energy Exec
  • US Representative Would Protect Colorado's Stash
  • Montrose County Manager Search Narrows Field To Five
  • Warm Weather In Forecast As 1 In 7 Travel For Thanksgiving

Local Newscast
8:31 am
Fri November 16, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, November 16, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Law Enforcement Response To Amendment 64 Varies
  • A Bright Side To Beetle Kill
  • Forest Service Plans Slash Pile Burns
  • Christmas Tree Harvesting Permits Available (click on 'read more' for details)
  • Western Slope Skies
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Local Newscast
9:27 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Uranium Mill Hearings Conclude

Paradox Basin in southwest Colorado

The state health department is deciding—again—whether or not to allow a new uranium mill in Southwest Colorado. It would be the first licensed in the country in more than twenty-five years. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approved the project last year—but a judge threw it out, and called for more public hearings. Those were held in Nucla over the last week. They’re the latest in the larger debate about whether or not to revive the uranium industry here. Reporter Elise Thatcher has the story.

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Capitol Coverage
9:16 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Gov's TBD Initiative Calls for Reform of State Constitution

A group tasked with tackling the state’s largest challenges says Colorado needs to reform the constitution and discuss putting more money into schools and roads. The report from Governor John Hickenlooper’s TBD initiative concludes that Colorado is on an unsustainable financial path. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Hear Bente's story.

Local Newscast
9:10 am
Thu November 15, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill Hearings Completed
  • Grand Valley Police and Sheriff Adjusting To Legalized Pot
  • Governor's TBD Initiative Calls For Constitutional Reform
  • KVNF Sports Report
Capitol Coverage
8:52 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Capitol Conversation: A Look Ahead to the 2013 Legislative Session

Democrats will control both state legislative chambers when the state’s legislative session convenes in January. Lawmakers will be dealing with several controversial issues, including crafting regulations for recreational marijuana. Bente Birkeland talks to fellow statehouse reporters about what to expect and how the dynamics are likely to change.

Listen to the roundtable discussion.

Local Newscast
8:45 am
Wed November 14, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation, a Look Ahead to the Coming Legislative Session
  • Oil and Gas Supporters Rally At State Capitol
  • Outdoor Rec Industry Seeks Expansion of Canyonlands
  • Naturita Library Garners Another Award For Excellence
  • Great American Smokeout Tomorrow
  • Fly Flags At Half-Mast For Fallen Lawman
  • Winter Road Closures Announced
  • Colorado Springs TV Station Stinks

Energy
9:39 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Coal Mine Converts Waste Methane into Electricity

Tom Vessels at the Elk Creek Mine.
Credit Brendon Bosworth

The North Fork Valley is now home to a new form of "green" electricity. On Friday, Oxbow’s Elk Creek mine officially launched a 3 megawatt project generating electricity from methane gas. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that the project is the culmination of years of work from an unlikely alliance: involving the mine, a gas company, electric co-ops and the uber environmentally-conscious Aspen Skiing Company.

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Health Care
11:02 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Affordable Care Act: What to Expect

One of the major developments stemming from the election is that the health care law will go forward. In Colorado, up to half a million more people are expected to get health insurance. But there are still many Americans who don’t understand what it means to them. From Colorado Public News, Carol McKinley reports on what to expect.


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Health Care
11:02 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Affordable Care Act: What to Expect

One of the major developments stemming from the election is that the health care law will go forward. In Colorado, up to half a million more people are expected to get health insurance. But there are still many Americans who don’t understand what it means to them. From Colorado Public News, Carol McKinley reports on what to expect.


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