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1:32 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Local Motion: Delta Police Chief Robert Thomas

The fatal shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown and the choking death of Eric Garner by Police officers has sparked a national debate about law enforcement's relationship with African Americans, use of force  and what can appear to be a militarized police force with use of armored vehicles and military issued assault rifles.   Ali Lightfoot speaks with Delta police chief Robert Thomas about these issues.

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COMMUNITY
12:30 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Homeless Shelter Close To Having Its Own Home

For five years, the Abraham Connection, a homeless shelter in Delta, has been providing overnight stays from November until May.

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COMMUNITY
9:51 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Western Slope Habitat For Humanity Chapters Merge

Habitat for Humanity volunteers build a home in Oakland, Cali.
Credit www.flickr.com/sandialabs

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit that helps people build affordable housing.  Two chapters of the organization on the Western Slope recently merged. 

Habitat for Humanity of Montrose County and Habitat for Humanity of the Telluride Region are now one entity called Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans

KVNF’s Laura Palmisano speaks to Heather Zeilman, the organization's development director, about the union.

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COMMUNITY
10:57 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Local Motion: New Ideas

The Hive is a co-working space that recently opened in rural Colorado.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

On this show we’re looking at new ideas about new beginnings.  Leaving a job for a new career, starting with a fresh beginning, or just expanding out in new ways, transitioning can be challenging.  There’s not always a roadmap of how to make it in the world, but there are some people who can help. 

We’ll hear from three people who run three different projects that hope to help people and businesses grow, armed with a good supply of fresh ideas themselves.

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COMMUNITY
10:12 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Paonia Back To Back State Champs

The final score at Saturdays' game.
Credit Jake Ryan

Football fans packed into Paonia Town Park last weekend for the Division 1A championship. 

Paul Gibb gives us a rundown of what happened.

Produced by Jake Ryan.

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COMMUNITY
12:00 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Paonia Eagles To Defend Championship

The Paonia Eagles during a game against Resurrection Christian.
Credit Tennille Van Vleet

High school football State Championships will be starting soon. 

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COMMUNITY
2:06 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Local Motion: Rocky Mountain Community Radio

KVNF is a member of Rocky Mountain Community Radio.
Credit Laura Palmisano

KVNF is part of Rocky Mountain Community Radio, a 16-member coalition of community radio stations in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico that share content. 

Last week, KVNF participated in a the RMCR Conference in Carbondale hosted by community radio station KDNK. 

As part of the conference, KVNF’s Laura Palmisano, RMCR's Bente Birkland, and KUNC’s Brian Larson, talked about the nitty-gritty of reporting and the effort and hurdles that aren’t heard on the radio. The program was hosted by KDNK News Director January Jones. 

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COMMUNITY
10:53 am
Wed November 19, 2014

High Schools Gear Up For Football Finals

Credit Tennille Van Vleet

Amid the cold and the snow, Colorado high schools are finishing their football season. 

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COMMUNITY
2:38 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Local Motion: Hippies and Rednecks Unite

Ali Lightfoot speaks with director Merrily Talbott and several young performers from the production of “Hippies and Rednecks Unite, ”  a new play that explores  culture and stereotype in the North Fork Valley. 

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COMMUNITY
10:37 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Montrose Nonprofit Serves Western Colorado Veterans & Families

The Warrior Resource Center in Montrose helps veterans and their families.
Laura Palmisano KVNF

On Thursday mornings about 50 veterans meet at the Warrior Resource Center in Montrose. 

They come here to have a cup coffee and maybe a donut. But mostly they're here to mingle with others who served in the military.

The veterans here span many generation and many wars. Some served during World War II and Korea. Others fought in Vietnam and the Middle East. And they represent every branch of the military.

David Adams did three tours in Iraq. He retired from the Army in 2007 due to a back injury. 

Adams says he tries to come here every week.

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COMMUNITY
2:49 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Local Motion: Western Colorado Community Foundation

Ann Wenzel, Ann Brach and Elaine Brett of The Western Colorado Community Foundation speak with Ali Lightfoot.  The organization primarily serves Mesa, Garfield, Eagle, Rio Blanco, Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties and works closely with individuals, families and organizations to create charitable legacies to benefit our residents and improve the quality of life in western Colorado.

For more info, visit: http://www.wc-cf.org/index.htm

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COMMUNITY
10:01 am
Fri October 31, 2014

"Punkin" Poems

Students from Paonia Elementary share their poems about pumpkins.

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COMMUNITY
12:11 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Local Motion: Domestic Violence Awareness

Purple ribbons are used to show support for Domestic Violence Awareness.
Credit flickr.com/umainestudentaffairs

On this week's Local Motion we are observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 


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COMMUNITY
5:03 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Punkin Chuckin In Olathe

Laura Palmisano KVNF

The Olathe Volunteer Fire Department hosted its 12th annual Punkin Chunkin Festival over the weekend.

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COMMUNITY
10:52 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Local Motion: KVNF History

KVNF Founder Campbell Stanton, 1979

A special program to celebrate KVNF's 35th Birthday.  Explore the history of KVNF with station founder Campbell Stanton, former staffers Patrick Webb, Jeff Reynolds and Sally Kane, and longtime volunteers Liz Lilian and Felix Belmont. They share stories about the station's first broadcast and studio and discuss KVNF's mission to serve the community.  Explore the past and find out what these longtime supporters hope for the future.

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COMMUNITY
12:31 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Staying Balanced On Big Issues

Credit Jake Ryan

Tuesday night, the League of Women Voters held an informational session in Hotchkiss.  KVNF’s Jake Ryan was there.

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COMMUNITY
3:18 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Local Motion: KVNF Board Candidate Forum Fall 2014

This week's Local Motion aired live.  

KVNF's Jake Ryan interviewed six people who are running for four open positions on the station's Board of Directors

Judy Briscoe, Mike Campo, Pam Ellison, Bruce Herr, Bob Pennetta, and Steve Rubick explained why they are running for a director position. 

Also on this episode, a proposed change to a KVNF bylaw was discussed. The proposed change will be on the KVNF ballot.  

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COMMUNITY
4:44 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

A Squishy Affair: Mountain Harvest Festival Grape Stomp

Left to right, Kris Sutton, Jay Pozer, Lena Wilensky, and four-year-old Tazzy Wilensky climb into a wooden bucket to stomp grapes.
Laura Palmisano KVNF

The 14th annual Mountain Harvest Festival took place in Paonia over the weekend. And one of its events is messier than the others.

The Contest

Four-year-old Tazzy Wilensky is about to compete in the Grape Stomp contest at the festival.

She’s dressed like a butterfly and is a bit shy.

She says she's there to "squish grapes" and it's here first time trying it.

Lena Wilensky is Tazzy’s mom. She’s also dressed like a butterfly.

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COMMUNITY
1:22 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Arid Adversity Of Prairie Life Has Yet To Erase Keota, Colorado

Keota's water tower looms in the distance. In the foreground, Clyde Stanley's general store sits on main street.
Grace Hood KUNC

Originally published on Thu September 25, 2014 9:16 am

Resource-rich Colorado has a long history of mining and exploration that's left many ghost towns across the state. What most often comes to mind are old "silver boom" towns abandoned in the mountains.

Far from the peaks of the Rockies, out on the northeastern prairie is a tiny spec on the map, a piece of history once known as the "Arcadia of the West": Keota, Colorado.

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COMMUNITY
4:57 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Archive of Depression Era Photos Available By County

Two sheepmen talking. Cimarron, Colorado
Credit Russell Lee

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