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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
8:54 am
Thu January 10, 2013

State Legislators More Diverse Than Ever

Freshman lawmaker Joseph Salazar-D, Thornton.
Credit Bente Birkeland

Wednesday's opening ceremonies of the Colorado legislature were marked by the typical pomp and circumstance as in years past. But even before it started, the 2013 session made history as one of the most diverse groups of lawmakers ever to gather under the golden dome. Bente  Birkeland has more.

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Capitol Coverage
8:43 am
Wed January 9, 2013

State Oil and Gas Agency Considers Setbacks

Members of the Colorado Oil and Gas commission wrap up a three day hearing in Denver today – at stake are new rules to oversee a new boom in oil and gas drilling. At the heart of those rules changing how far a drill rig can be from homes and schools. Bente Birkeland has more.

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Capitol Coverage
10:33 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Economic Development Bill Preview

Flanked by Democratic leaders at the statehouse – Governor John Hickenlooper outlined his top job creation priorities for the upcoming legislation session and previewed the first house bill that will be introduced on Wednesday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Local Government
10:18 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Olen Lund Ends 8-year Tenure as County Commissioner

Outgoing Delta County Commissioner Olen Lund.
Credit Mart Durlin

Delta County Commissioner Olen Lund left his county office on Monday. He served two four-year terms, the maximum allowed. During a break in his last regular commissioner’s meeting, Lund took time out to reflect on his tenure with KVNF’s Marty Durlin.

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Local Newscast
8:28 am
Fri January 4, 2013

KVNF Newscast: Friday, January 4, 2013

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Headlines:

  • Governor To Expand Medicaid Coverage
  • North Fork Earthquake May Be Mining Related
  • Ouray's Wright Opera House Gets New Owners, Director and Soon, New Roof
  • Funding Will Help Restore Endangered Colorado Fish
  • Western Slope Skies
Local Newscast
8:28 am
Thu January 3, 2013

KVNF Newscast: Thursday, January 3, 2013

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Headlines:

  • Gun Purchase Background Check Delay Over Nine Days
  • Regs Protect Wildlife During Antler Collection
  • Boulder County Cannabis Co-op Is "BYOC"
Local Newscast
8:35 am
Wed January 2, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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Headlines:

  • Governor Certifies Election Results For Amendments 2 and 65
  • First Reefer Room Toasted After One Day
Local Newscast
8:43 am
Tue January 1, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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Headlines:

  • Cell Phone Helps In Snowmobilers Rescue
  • Capitol Conversation: Legislative Preview
  • Groups May Challenge West Elk Coal Expansion
  • Cannabis Clubs Lighting Up

Capitol Coverage
8:34 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Capital Conversation: State Legislative Preview

State lawmakers return to the capitol’s gold dome on January 9th. As part of our capitol conversation series statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland talked to fellow reporters about some of the key issues to watch out for, and the new political dynamic.


Capitol Coverage
9:50 am
Mon December 31, 2012

State Senate Minority Leader Previews His Legislative Agenda

Colorado’s Senate minority leader Bill Cadman will be the only legislative leader returning to the same post when the session convenes on January 9th. Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland talked to him about how he sees the session playing out and what’s on his agenda.


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