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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

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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COMMUNITY
7:00 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Local Motion: AmeriCorps Marks 20 Years Of Service

AmeriCorps VISTA Michelle Amiott, center, works at a community garden in Montrose County, Colo.
Credit Valley Food Partnership

AmeriCorps is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. 

On this week's episode of Local Motion we are commemorating this milestone by interviewing three locals who volunteered for the national service program. 

KVNF's Laura Palmisano speaks to Courtney Mullin who volunteered for AmeriCorps for two years. Mullin worked with Montana State Parks and at a charter school in New Hemisphere. 

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COMMUNITY
1:04 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Local Motion: Mosquito Abatement

Credit Jake Ryan

The North Form Mosquito Abatement District is a small operation based out of Paonia that has to strike  a balance between keeping populations in check, while also trying to keep the citizens they’re protecting happy and safe.  It's a tricky tightrope that has been the source for debate for years.  KVNF's Jake Ryan talks to the employees about disease, fruit juice, dynamite, and more. 

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COMMUNITY
4:07 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Western Slope Women Celebrate Right To Vote

Gini Moseley, left, and Karen Connor, right, celebrate the 94th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment in Montrose.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

The 19th Amendment guarantees women in the United States the right to vote. Tuesday was the 94th anniversary of its passage and Women’s Equality Day.

To celebrate about 15 women dressed like they’re from the early 1900's marched around the courthouse in downtown Montrose. They chanted and waved signs that said “vote it counts” and “women make a difference”.

Karen Connor wore a tri-color sash that read “votes for women”. 

"We’re here to remind people that women worked really hard to get the vote and they need to remember that and go out and vote," Connor said.

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COMMUNITY
7:00 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Local Motion: Millennials Are Moving To Colorado For Work & Play

Kelsey Gibb, 23, moved to Carbondale for work.
Credit Laura Palmisano

On this week's Local Motion, we explore why millennials are moving to Colorado.


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COMMUNITY
4:58 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Kids Showcase Their Dog Training Skills At Delta County Fair

Trevor Pike, 11, and his mutt Echo were the overall grand champions of the show.
Laura Palmisano

Ten kids and their dogs competed in the 4-H Dog Obedience Show at the Delta County Fair.

Dog trainer Rayna Stout of Cedaredge judged the competition where young trainers and their K-9s were scored based on their performances in showmanship, obedience and agility. 

Kenda Falkner, 13, and her dog Australian Shepherd-Red Heeler mix Ashkie entered the show for fun.

"Well we just got this new puppy so I just thought it would be kind of fun just to kind of help train him," she said. 

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COMMUNITY
4:56 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Corn Cob Craze Hits Olathe

Staffers shuck corn for the eating contest
Jake Ryan

This past Saturday, Olathe hosted its annual Sweet corn festival. 

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COMMUNITY
2:06 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Pass the Mic: Hearing Hinsdale

Hearing Hinsdale:  An Oral History of Mining  was a six-week summer camp that took place in 2013.  It was designed to capture the stories of community members involved in historic and current mining activities in Hinsdale County.  The reporters,  ages 10 to 14,  collected oral histories of residents who have worked in three mines critical to Hinsdale County's growth.  The program mirrored KVNF's  Pass the Mic youth radio program.

Interviews include:

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COMMUNITY
6:22 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Mutton Busting A Rodeo Tradition For Rough And Tumble Kids

Two cowboys lift a mutton busting participant onto a wooly sheep at the Greeley Stampede.

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 7:19 am

A furry beast, a brave rider and a roaring crowd make up the list of ingredients for the Western rodeo tradition known as “mutton busting.” Think of it as bull-riding, but for 6-year-olds, and the furry beast is actually a wooly sheep.

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COMMUNITY
4:53 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Hundreds of Bikers Flock To Paonia For BMW Motorcycle Rally

The 43rd annual Top O' The Rockies Rally brings hundreds of motorcycle riders to Paonia.
Credit Laura Palmisano

Don’t be surprised if you see a lot of BMW motorcycle riders in the North Fork Valley over the next four days

Many of them are here for the 43rd annual Top O’ The Rockies Rally

Mark Lee is one of hundreds of BMW rider that have descended on Paonia for the event.  

"I live in Silverton and I thought I’d come down and see the other bikes," Lee said. He owns a 1975 BMW R90/6. 

"It’s a fairly old motorcycle, but its been rebuilt and it’s running really strong," Lee said. 

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COMMUNITY
6:27 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Cherry Days Brings Crowds To Paonia

The #4 tractor heading down Grand Ave in Paonia.
Credit KVNF's Laura Palmisano

Last weekend was the 68th Annual Cherry Days Festival in Paonia. 

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