capitol conversation

NEWS
8:18 am
Fri September 12, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Newscast

 

  • Tire excavaction continues in Ouray County
  • Today is 20th anniversary of Americorps
  • Bente Birkland discusses recent political debates
NEWS
1:53 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Aggressive Proposals Aside, Colorado Legislature Still Looks To Address Wildfires

The Black Forest Fire as seen on June 12, 2013 from nearby homes. The wildfire became the most destructive in the state's history, surpassing 2012's Waldo Canyon Fire.
State Farm Flickr - Creative Commons

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 1:35 pm

Helping prevent and fight wildfires is one of the top priorities for Colorado lawmakers in both parties this session, but so far they’re only proposing minor policy changes.

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NEWS
8:36 am
Thu December 26, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, December 26, 2013

Headlines:

  • BLM to Review White River Forest Oil and Gas Leases
  • Legislative Preview on Next Year's Likely Policy Debates
  • Avalanche Danger for Mountains Moderate to Considerable
  • Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas Agree on New Water Pipeline Deal
Local Newscast
9:02 am
Mon April 1, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, April 01, 2013

Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation - State Budget
  • Pipeline Leak Reveals Holes In Regulatory System
  • Threat of Colony Collapse Coming to a Beehive Near You
  • Crane Count: 750 last night; 11,000 so far
Capitol Conversation
6:37 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Capitol Conversation

A major re-write of how Colorado funds K through 12 schools is now making its way through the state legislature. As part of our capitol conversation series Bente Birkeland talks about how it would change school funding and its prospects for passage.


Capitol Coverage
8:47 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Capitol Conversation: Halfway Through

State lawmakers are a little more than halfway through the legislative session, and there’s been no shortage of drama and divisive issues. Bente Birkeland takes stock of what’s happened so far and what’s ahead as part of our capitol conversation series.


Local Newscast
8:38 am
Mon March 18, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, March 18, 2013

Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation: What's Happened; What's Ahead
  • Natural Gas Liquid Leaking North of Parachute
  • iSeeChange
  • New Kids On The Block
Local Newscast
8:38 am
Mon March 11, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, March 11, 2013

Headlines:

  • Most Colorado Gun Deaths Are Suicides
  • Ammo Buyers Talk About Stockpiling
  • Capitol Conversation: Education Funding Lawsuit Goes To State Supreme Court
  • Cherry Creek Mortgage Challenges Fed Health Insurance Mandate Over Religious Beliefs
  • iSeeChange on the Pollen Season: Longer and More Intense
Capitol Coverage
10:05 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Capitol Conversation: More than Guns at the Legislature

Lawmakers are nearing the midpoint of the state’s legislative session. So far a discussion on gun violence has dominated much of the debate under the gold dome. But, as part of our capitol conversation series, Bente Birkeland takes a look at some of the other big issues lawmakers will tackle.


Capitol Coverage
9:23 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Capitol Conversation: the Gun Debate Turns Weird

Colorado’s gun control debate is making national news because of remarks from one Democratic lawmaker about rape. The comments came during a debate on banning concealed carry weapons on college campuses. As part of our capitol conversation series Bente Birkeland takes a look at the political ramifications and what's driving the story.


Local Newscast
8:37 am
Mon February 18, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, February 18, 2013

Headlines:

  • Capitol Coversation covers Gov. Hickenlooper's oil and gas conflict
  • Environmental Impact Statement on uranium in Western Colorado due in March
  • BLM collects $2.1 million in oil and gas lease sale on Feb. 14thth
  • Leases on Thompson Divide set to expire; company asks for extension
  • Fossils from Snowmass Village are on display in Denver
  • Talking turkey on the almanac.org

Capitol Coverage
7:26 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Capitol Conversation

Governor John Hickenlooper is getting push back for recently telling members of Congress that he once drank flack fluid and touting Colorado as a national model for balanced energy rules. The state's oil and gas commission has increased the statewide buffer zone between drilling sites and homes and buildings, but many Democratic state lawmakers say the rules are still too lenient. Bente Birkeland takes a look at the issue and the Governor’s comments as part of our capitol conversation series.


Local Newscast
8:26 am
Mon February 11, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, February 11, 2013

Headlines:

  • BLM defers leases from Mesa Verde, Dinosaur National Monument
  • Poll shows residents of Rocky Mountain states strongly favor conservation
  • Dems at State House face conflict from friends and foes over gun control
  • Western Slope Conservation Center moves forward after merger of non-profits

Capitol Coverage
7:29 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Dems discuss strict gun control measures

State Democrats recently unveiled their much-anticipated package of bills aimed at curbing gun violence. As part of our capitol conversation series, Bente Birkeland takes a look at the chances of the bills passing, and the internal debate among state Democrats.


Capitol Coverage
7:29 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Capitol Conversation: reporters discuss civil unions

A measure to allow civil unions in Colorado is expected to easily pass the state legislature this year, and as Bente Birkeland examines, the tenor of the debate is much different than in previous attempts. As part of our capitol conversation series, she talks to fellow statehouse reporters about the new dynamic, and whether gay marriage will be next on the agenda.

Capitol Coverage
8:37 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Reporters discuss upcoming actions in Legislature

This year’s legislative session got off to a slow start, but that’s about to change. Two of the biggest items for Democrats are scheduled for hearings in the coming days. As part of our capitol conversation series, statehouse Bente Birkeland takes a sneak peek at what to expect.


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
9:19 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Next Majority Leader Previews State Legislative Session

Democratic state lawmaker Mark Ferrandino will make history next legislative session by becoming Colorado’s first gay speaker of the house. Bente Birkeland sat down with him to discuss his priorities for the session, and his new role.


Local Newscast
2:13 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

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  • Civil Unions Bill Still Alive In Legislature
  • BLM Releases Draft Rule For Frac’ing Fluids Disclosure
  • State Reaches Compromise To Compensate Fire Victims
  • Governor Vetoes Tourism Bill (& Other Bill Updates)
  • Tot Teeth Benefit From Early Dental Care
  • Roaring Fork Valley Hit With Three Bank Robberies In Three Months
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Local Newscast
11:07 am
Fri March 9, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, April 9, 2012

  •   Multiple Western Slope Fires Signal Fire Season Is Here
  • Capitol Conversation: Legislation Would Reform State Justice System
  • Counties Support Oil Shale, Condemn BLM
  • Companies Relocating To Colorado For Healthy Citizens
  • Work To Begin on Portion of Water Flume On Dolores River
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