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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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Sports
12:00 am
Sat October 5, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: October 5, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


ARTS
12:16 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Photography Exhibit Pays Tribute to North Fork Valley Seniors

"Neighbors, Strangers and Friends" is on display at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkis through Friday, 10/4/13
Credit Rita Claggett

“Neighbors, Strangers and Friends” is an audio/visual exhibit currently on display at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss. The exhibit features a series of interviews and photographs of North Fork Valley seniors created by local writer and photographer Rita Clagett. KVNFs Ali Lightfoot spoke with Clagett about the project. 

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NEWS
12:14 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Montrose, Hotchkiss Connect for Health Offices See Busy First Days

The Connect for Health Office in Montrose
Connect for Health Colorado

Officials with Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s new online health exchange, said the website saw 79,000 unique visitors for its first day on Monday.

Alicia Plantz with the Montrose Connect for Health Office says she’s received plenty of calls and some walk-ins over the past few days. She says most of the people she’s talked to so far want to know whether they’re eligible for financial assistance.

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NEWS
10:37 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Vehicle Access to Maroon Bells Closed due to Government Shutdown

The government shutdown prompted by lawmakers in Washington has limited access to the Maroon Bells. The peaks, outside of Aspen, can only be reached by bicycle and on foot.
Credit Snowpeak via Flickr (CC BY)

The government shutdown in Washington is limiting access to one Colorado’s most visited places: the Maroon Bells. The road outside of Aspen closed to traffic yesterday during prime leaf-peeping season. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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NEWS
11:38 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Industry, Critics Gear Up for Post-Flood Fracking Fight

Dottie Rawsky and other members of Our Broomfield man an informational booth.
Credit Bente Birkeland/RMCR

In November, voters in several Front Range communities will consider whether to ban or delay fracking. Many of these same areas are also recovering from September's devastating flooding.

There's renewed attention on the fight over fracking thanks to Colorado's flooding. Recent figures show that 12 spills have polluted the South Platte with 37,000 gallons of oil.

Both sides of the debate were out in full force during a recent community festival for the city of Broomfield. Voters there will decide whether to pass a five-year fracking moratorium.

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NEWS
8:15 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Oil and Gas Contamination Emerging on the Front Range

Credit Ed Williams via EcoFlight/KDNK

Authorities are just beginning to get a feel for just how badly flooding has damaged the vast network of oil natural gas operations on the Front Range.

Last week KDNK’s Ed Williams flew with EcoFlight over the damaged areas in Weld County, where thousands of oil and gas sites were swamped by the flood water.

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Sports
12:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: September 27, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


Sports
12:16 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: September 20, 2013

KVNF Sports Report 9/20/13

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.  

COMMUNITY
12:11 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Rocky Mountain PBS Hosts Fundraiser for Flood Victims

This evening only, KVNF will be helping to raise money for flood victims across the Front Range.

Rocky Mountain PBS operators will be taking your donations at 877-667-6727 from 4-10:30 this evening (9/18.) All the money raised will go to the Red Cross and food banks in Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld Counties.

Please note - you do NOT need to call KVNF, or tune in for this fundraiser - simply call the number above between 4-10:30 pm. We'll simply be directing people to that number over the air.

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NEWS
8:37 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Monday Flood Update from Fort Collins

Colorado Army National Guardsmen and civil rescue personnel unload evacuated residents from Colorado flood zones at the Boulder Municipal Airport in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 13, 2013.
Credit Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida/The National Guard

A number of firefighters from the Western Slope have been traveling to the Front Range to assist with search and rescue and emergency operations there. On Monday (September 16), KVNF spoke to one of them - retired firefighter Hugh Carson. Carson told us about what he's seen so far in Fort Collins. 

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