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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.