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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
8:57 am
Fri November 2, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, November 2, 2012

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Headlines:

  • State Budget Looking Up
  • Two Locals Appointed To Coal Mine Board of Examiners
  • Legislator Aims To Remove Guns From College Campuses
  • Juvenile Charged With Arson In Weber Fire
  • Watch Report On Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • Colorado Spruce Heads to US Capitol For Christmas
  • Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

ELECTION 2012
11:20 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Marijuana Enforcement Disproportionately Impact Minorities

Even though more patients can legally buy pot, arrests are up 7%.
Credit CPN / Colorado Public News

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100,000 Coloradans have medical marijuana licenses now. Still, even though more patients can legally buy pot, arrests are UP by seven per cent. And data shows that minorities are arrested at higher rates than whites, even though they use the drug less. With an amendment to legalize marijuana on the ballot this fall, Colorado Public News’ Carol McKinley takes a look at the controversial issue.

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Capitol Coverage
9:07 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Capitol Conversation: State Election Roundup

Not only is Colorado a key swing state in the presidential election, this fall voters will also be deciding on a host of other races and issues. For instance, whether to legalize marijuana, and down ticket candidates that will determine the makeup of the Colorado state legislature. Bente Birkeland talks to statehouse reporters about what’s at stake.

Hear the Capitol Conversation.

Local Newscast
9:02 am
Thu November 1, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation, State Election Roundup
  • Minorities Smoke Pot Less, Get Arrested More
  • Public Lands Policies Could Decide Election
  • Ryan In Colorado, Again
  • West Slope Police Chiefs In Turmoil
  • With No El Nino, Winter Moisture Uncertain

iSeeChange
10:33 am
Wed October 31, 2012

iSeeChange: Spiders

Credit Flicr user vastateparksstaff / Flicr: Creative Commons

Hear about how climate change may be affecting spiders and other insects.

It’s Halloween. Costumes are ready, the candy is bought, and houses are decked out with pumpkins and scary decorations. Some of those decorations include black cats, bats, and spider webs. In the last couple of months, residents on the Western Slope have reported to KVNF’s iSeeChange Project they’ve been seeing more spiders than usual this fall, particularly BLACK WIDOW spiders. Reporter Julia Kumari Drapkin has this story.

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ELECTION 2012
10:12 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Gas company funds Super PAC to support Tipton

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A new report shows tens of thousands of dollars in super PAC money going to the re-election campaign of Republican Congressman Scott Tipton. One of those PACs, the report says, has a single source of funding, a drilling company with controversial leases in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Local Newscast
8:36 am
Wed October 31, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Headlines:

  • SG Interests Has Connections With Scott Tipton
  • Former Paonia Finance Officer To Be Charged With Theft
  • Region 10 Names New Executive Director
  • iSeeChange Finds Black Widows Everywhere
  • Montrose County Road Closure

Energy
10:59 am
Tue October 30, 2012

"War On Coal:" Behind the Rhetoric

Credit Ali Lightfoot

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This election season, some political opinions are being boldly expressed around the North Fork Valley. Yard signs read: “STOP THE WAR ON COAL—FIRE OBAMA.” Area coal miners demonstrated the same message on a rainy afternoon a few weeks ago. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious took a look at the economic realities behind the “war on coal” rhetoric.

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Capitol Coverage
9:21 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Early 'In-Person' Voting Ends Friday

October 30, 2012. With the election now only one week away, nearly a quarter of Colorado voters have already cast their ballots. Early in person voting ends on Friday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Local Newscast
9:06 am
Tue October 30, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Early "In-person" Voting Ends Friday
  • "War On Coal" - A West Slope Perspective
  • Garfield County To Study Air Pollution Near Oil & Gas Ops
  • Wildfire Update

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