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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
9:41 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Colorado Legalizes Marijuana

It’s now legal in Colorado for people over the age of 21 to smoke marijuana recreationally. Voters passed amendment 64 making Colorado the first state in the country, along with Washington State, to legalize pot. Bente Birkeland has more from Denver.

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Local Newscast
8:27 am
Wed November 7, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Headlines:

  • All three ballot measures approved in Colorado
  • Democrats win majority in both chambers of State House
  • Complete election results from KVNF listening area
  • Secretary of State Scott Gessler in more legal hotwater
  • Planned power outages in Norwood area
Election 2012
11:07 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Rick Perry Rallies GOP Vote in Delta

Credit Marty Durlin

Delta County Commissioners rearranged their schedule Monday in order to attend a rally featuring Rick Perry. The Texas governor was touring with local state legislators to urge Republicans to get out the vote. KVNF’s Marty Durlin has more.

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Capitol Coverage
10:55 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Republicans Have Early Voting Edge

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Today is Election Day. As of yesterday, Republicans in Colorado held a 2-point lead in early voting. The trend marks a contrast from the presidential election of four years ago when Democrats had the early voting edge. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Local Newscast
8:44 am
Tue November 6, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Headlines:

  • Republicans lead early vote in Colorado
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits Delta
  • Colorado mortgage loans paid off at high rate
  • Naturita Library receives prestigious award
  • Antero Resources selling all leases near Rifle
  • Fee-Free weekend at Colorado National Monument

Infrastructure
1:39 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

EAGLE-Net Brings Broadband Access to Colorado

Improved access to broadband internet is starting to become a reality for Colorado, even the rural Western Slope. The EAGLE‑Net Alliance was given a grant in September 2010 to build the EAGLE‑Net a broadband network around the state. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious spoke to EAGLE-Net Alliance Regional Representative Patrick Swonger about the project and it’s regional impacts.

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POLITICS
1:14 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Presidential Ground Game Heats Up

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Both presidential campaigns are working overtime in the home stretch to try to mobilize their bases and get voters to the polls. In Colorado, where the race is seen as a tossup, the ground game will be especially important. Bente Birkeland talked with grassroots volunteers from both campaigns out on the front lines.

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Local Newscast
1:10 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, November 5th, 2012

Headlines:

  • Campaigns Work Overtime in Home Stretch
  • West Nile Cases in Delta County Far Surpass Last Year
  • EagleNET Brings Broadband Access to Colorado
  • Increased Wildlife Danger with Time Change

The Watch Report
10:46 am
Fri November 2, 2012

The Watch Report: 11/2/12

In this week's Watch report: Anticipation builds for Pinon Ridge Uranium mill hearing, Survey of Montrose School District finds drop in achievement, Ridgway seeks community input on streetscape plan.

KVNF has teamed up with the Watch newspapers to bring you stories from Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties. Managing editor Gus Jarvis has with this week’s report.

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Capitol Coverage
9:05 am
Fri November 2, 2012

State Budget Looking Up

For the first time in years, the upcoming state budget will not be centered on making deep cuts. Governor John Hickenlooper unveiled his budget proposal yesterday. It doesn’t include any major cuts and instead asks lawmakers for more money for education and economic development projects. State employees would also see a pay raise. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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