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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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COMMUNITY
11:07 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Remembering The Wake Fire

Felix Belmont

Several wildfires are remembered around this time of the year.  On July 4th, 1994, the Wake Fire ripped through an area outside Paonia, destroying KVNF’s antenna and three homes.  KVNF’s own Felix Belmont was one of those homeowners.

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COMMUNITY
3:09 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Local Motion: The Car Show

Montrose producers,  Phil Ward and Dianna Beshoar talk to locals with a passion for cars.  

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COMMUNITY
5:30 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Pioneer Days Comes To Crawford

Pioneer Days outhouse races

Summer festivals are in full swing across the Western Slope.  KVNF’s Jake Ryan brings us this report from Crawford.

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COMMUNITY
1:46 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Talkin Music: Paonia Cherry Days Festival

Paonia Cherry Days Festival organizers, Tina Walker and Skip Naft, talk about all the music and entertainment planned for this year's festival.

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COMMUNITY
1:52 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Local Motion: World War II Veteran, Robert Bryson

The USS Frankin, World War II

93 year old retired Colonel Robert Bryson recounts his experience as a fighter pilot in The Battle of Guadalcanal,  a military campaign that took place between august 1942 and February 1943  in the Pacific Theater of World War II.   It was the first major offensive by Allied  forces against the Japan.  KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with Bryson at his home in Paonia.

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COMMUNITY
4:00 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Local Motion: County Commissioner Report with Mark Roeber

KVNF's Felix Belmont speaks with Delta County Commissioner, Mark Roeber.  May 2014

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COMMUNITY
7:45 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Rendezvous Near Montrose

Credit Adelphous Woodman

Memorial Day weekend, 50 people gathered out in the wilderness, about 15 miles south of Montrose.  It was the site of the Uncompahgre Freetrappers Happy Canyon Rendezvous.  KVNF’s Jake Ryan went to go find out what a rendezvous is, and why they show up.

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COMMUNITY
1:07 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Local Motion: Recreational Marijuana in Delta County

Rick Watts hosts a live call-in about recreational marijuana with Delta county commissioner, Bruce Hovde and locally based marijuana industry consultant, Jere Lowe. 

 

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COMMUNITY
11:29 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Local Motion: Multicultural Education on the Western Slope

Amber McDaniel speaks with educators from schools around the western slope about multicultural education and how it is implemented in their classrooms.

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COMMUNITY
2:45 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Local Motion: Rural Movie Theaters Facing Costly Upgrades to Stay Open

Outside the Paradise Theatre on Grand Ave in Paonia
Travis Bubenik/KVNF

For this episode of Local Motion, we take a look at the plight of rural movie theaters in Colorado. 

The film industry has by and large mandated that starting this year, first-run movies (the blockbusters like "Frozen") will only be distributed digitally. The 35 mm films of old are on their way out and digital films are on their way in. 

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COMMUNITY
10:53 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Local Motion: Carol Parker with the Valley Food Partnership

A field of pinto beans
Credit Jeri Mattics Omernik/Valley Food Partnership

The 2nd Annual Western Slope Colorado Food & Farm Forum is coming up on Saturday, January 11th at the Montrose Pavilion. The conference brings together farmers, ranchers and others in the ag industry for conversations about sustainability, food production and marketing. 

For some details about the conference and this year's main theme of "Making Every Drop Count," we spoke to Carol Parker, President of the Valley Food Partnership based in Montrose.

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COMMUNITY
10:32 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Volunteers Gather to Give Kids Some Holiday Fun

Santa and his elf wait to take photos with kids. The kids' bags of presents are pictured to the right.
Travis Bubenik/KVNF

We're well into the holiday season now, a time filled with food, lights, and gathering with friends and family. But it's also a time where many people give back to their communities.

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COMMUNITY
11:12 am
Thu December 12, 2013

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COMMUNITY
9:35 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Bross Was First Luxury Hotel In Delta County

A detail from one of four bronze panels created by local sculptor Lincoln Fox, installed in 1998. The panels are part of a faux elevator shaft
Marty Durlin/KVNF

Delta County Commissioners recently named two historical landmarks, one being the Rogers Mesa Community House, the other the historic Bross Hotel. 

The Bross was built in 1906 and according to early newspapers, was Delta County's first luxury hotel (and early on, its only one.)

Now, after over 100 years and eight different owners, the Bross is a bed & breakfast.

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COMMUNITY
6:00 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Local Motion: Delta County Clerk

For this episode of Local Motion, Felix Belmont brings us another edition of his Delta County Commissioners' report. 

Today Felix speaks with Delta County Clerk Ann B. Edins about the responsibilities of the clerk's office, changes in the election process over the years and more.

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COMMUNITY
5:50 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Historic Schoolhouse Spurred Modern Women's Club

1896-97 Hurst students at the Hurst School
Modern Women's Club

On Monday, Delta County Commissioners named two historical landmarks. One of them is Paonia’s Bross Hotel, built in 1906 and now a bed and breakfast. The other - the Rogers Mesa Community House, built in the mid-1890s as the Hurst School. 

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Pass the Mic
6:11 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Pass the Mic Documentary showing on December 7th

KVNF and the North Fork Vision 2020 Project invite you to come see the North Fork Valley through the eyes of seven young reporters. 

On Saturday, December 7th from 3-4 pm,  join us at the Paradise Theatre for a screening of the Pass the Mic documentary. The film features interviews with a wide variety of characters from the valley, all conducted by youth reporters. 

You'll hear interviews with a dancer, hops farmer, coal miners, a micro-hydro expert and more. The short film "HeartSpots" will also be shown. 

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COMMUNITY
5:50 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Eulogy for Pete the Barber

Peter's Barbershop on Grand Avenue in Paonia
Credit Marty Durlin/KVNF

Last month, Paonia lost a good friend and neighbor -- our barber, Pete Poulos.  Rob Miller was a patron of Pete’s, and he offers this eulogy.

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