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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
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

Capitol Coverage
9:05 am
Mon October 29, 2012

State House Balance Of Power Rests In A Few Races

Control of the Colorado statehouse is up for grabs this November and the balance of power could hinge on just a handful of races. Republicans currently have a one-seat advantage in the House of Representatives and are trying to hang on to their majority. Bente Birkeland has this profile on one of the more competitive races.

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Local Newscast
8:59 am
Mon October 29, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, October 29, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Roatcap Fire Starter Arrested, Identified
  • Governor Signs Disaster Declaration For Roatcap Fire
  • Capitol Coverage: State House District 3 Race Profile
  • House District 61 Race Profile
  • Insurance Exec Indicted Over Delta Petroleum Insider Trading
  • Hurricane Sandy Affecting DIA Flights

Development
11:25 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Delta Cannery Razed after 92 years

Hauling crates of peaches from the orchard to the shipping shed, 1940.
Library of Congress.

This month marked the end of an era, and it’s unlikely many were even aware of it. The City of Delta tore down the old cannery building—in place since 1920—to make way for a new bypass route for Highway 50. KVNF’s Marty Durlin reports.

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Local Newscast
8:50 am
Fri October 26, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, October 26, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Wildfire Update
  • Paonia Town Fraud Much Larger Than First Reported
  • First Formal Application Filed For Thompson Divide Drilling
  • Ouray County Commission Race Finance
  • Delta Cannery Razed After 92 Years
  • Western Slope Skies

Capitol Coverage
10:17 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Presidential Candidates Court Colorado Voters, Again

The presidential race is tightening and both candidates are making a final push in key swing states- including Colorado. More than 10 thousand people filled Red Rocks amphitheater Tuesday night to see Governor Mitt Romney and his running mate Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. President Barack Obama is holding a rally in Denver today/Wednesday. Bente Birkeland has more from Lakewood.

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Local Newscast
9:22 am
Thu October 25, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Fast-moving Wildfire Strikes Between Cortez and Dolores
  • More Wildfire Updates
  • Winter Weather Makes Roads Hazardous State-wide
  • Energy Fuels Affected By Dropping Uranium Prices
  • Presidential Candidates Visit Colorado
  • Secretary of State Identifies More Non-citizen Voters
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • West End Campground Improvements and Road Closures
  • Emergency Room Visits For Routine Health Care Costly
  • Winter Weather Awareness Week Offers Safety Tips

Local Sports
3:04 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 10/25/12

The Hotchkiss Bulldogs will retain the coveted North Fork Bowl trophy for the sixth consecutive year after rolling over Paonia last Friday, 39-6. The Bulldogs are now in second place in the 1A Western Slope League.
Tamie Meck

Fall prep sports season is nearing an end, and that means playoff season is just beginning. KVNF’s Tamie Meck reports on where the action is this weekend, and how you can take a tour of this year's state cross country course and watch the races live. 

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Election 2012
1:34 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Pace, Tipton, Casida DEBATE

In this debate, we hear from three candidates for Colorado's Third Congressional District: Republican incumbent Scott Tipton, Democratic challenger Sal Pace, and Independent challenger Tisha Casida.


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ELECTION 2012
10:57 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Bringin' It Home: Ballot Issues

Exploring Election 2012 from the State Capitol to the County Seats: what’s on your ballot this time around?

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