Election 2012

Local Newscast
8:35 am
Wed January 2, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Headlines:

  • Governor Certifies Election Results For Amendments 2 and 65
  • First Reefer Room Toasted After One Day
Local Newscast
9:50 am
Mon November 12, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, November 12, 2012

Headlines:

  • Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill Hearings Continue Through Tuesday
  • BLM Reduces State Acreage Available For Oil/Shale Development
  • Montrose Likely To Prohibit Sale Of Marijuana
  • Amendment 64 Votes Closely Followed Presidential Votes
  • Colorado Voter Turnout Likely To Surpass Historic 2008 Turnout
  • What To Expect From New Healthcare Law Now
  • Western Senators Support Pro-Timber Industry Policies

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Capitol Coverage
10:28 am
Fri November 9, 2012

CO Dems Select First Openly Gay Man as House Speaker

Colorado Democrats made history on Thursday by selecting the first openly gay man to be the speaker of the state house of representatives. Bente  Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Election 2012
9:59 am
Wed November 7, 2012

KVNF Local Election Results

On the Western Slope, Republican incumbent Scott Tipton kept his seat with 54 percent of the vote, with Democrat Sal Pace coming up close with 41% of the vote.

Here are the results for the Colorado state house races in our area:

In District 61, Democratic incumbent Millie Hamner kept her seat in a very tight race, getting just 50% of the vote over Republican Debra Irvine, Independent Kathleen Curry, and Libertarian Ellen Temby and American Constitutionalist Robert Petrowsky.

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Capitol Coverage
10:55 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Republicans Have Early Voting Edge

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Today is Election Day. As of yesterday, Republicans in Colorado held a 2-point lead in early voting. The trend marks a contrast from the presidential election of four years ago when Democrats had the early voting edge. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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POLITICS
1:14 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Presidential Ground Game Heats Up

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Both presidential campaigns are working overtime in the home stretch to try to mobilize their bases and get voters to the polls. In Colorado, where the race is seen as a tossup, the ground game will be especially important. Bente Birkeland talked with grassroots volunteers from both campaigns out on the front lines.

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Capitol Coverage
9:07 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Capitol Conversation: State Election Roundup

Not only is Colorado a key swing state in the presidential election, this fall voters will also be deciding on a host of other races and issues. For instance, whether to legalize marijuana, and down ticket candidates that will determine the makeup of the Colorado state legislature. Bente Birkeland talks to statehouse reporters about what’s at stake.


Local Newscast
9:02 am
Thu November 1, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation, State Election Roundup
  • Minorities Smoke Pot Less, Get Arrested More
  • Public Lands Policies Could Decide Election
  • Ryan In Colorado, Again
  • West Slope Police Chiefs In Turmoil
  • With No El Nino, Winter Moisture Uncertain

Capitol Coverage
9:21 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Early 'In-Person' Voting Ends Friday

October 30, 2012. With the election now only one week away, nearly a quarter of Colorado voters have already cast their ballots. Early in person voting ends on Friday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
9:06 am
Tue October 30, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Headlines:

  • Early "In-person" Voting Ends Friday
  • "War On Coal" - A West Slope Perspective
  • Garfield County To Study Air Pollution Near Oil & Gas Ops
  • Wildfire Update

Capitol Coverage
9:05 am
Mon October 29, 2012

State House Balance Of Power Rests In A Few Races

Control of the Colorado statehouse is up for grabs this November and the balance of power could hinge on just a handful of races. Republicans currently have a one-seat advantage in the House of Representatives and are trying to hang on to their majority. Bente Birkeland has this profile on one of the more competitive races.


Local Newscast
8:59 am
Mon October 29, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, October 29, 2012

Headlines:

  • Roatcap Fire Starter Arrested, Identified
  • Governor Signs Disaster Declaration For Roatcap Fire
  • Capitol Coverage: State House District 3 Race Profile
  • House District 61 Race Profile
  • Insurance Exec Indicted Over Delta Petroleum Insider Trading
  • Hurricane Sandy Affecting DIA Flights

Capitol Coverage
10:17 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Presidential Candidates Court Colorado Voters, Again

The presidential race is tightening and both candidates are making a final push in key swing states- including Colorado. More than 10 thousand people filled Red Rocks amphitheater Tuesday night to see Governor Mitt Romney and his running mate Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. President Barack Obama is holding a rally in Denver today/Wednesday. Bente Birkeland has more from Lakewood.

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Local Newscast
9:22 am
Thu October 25, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Headlines:

  • Fast-moving Wildfire Strikes Between Cortez and Dolores
  • More Wildfire Updates
  • Winter Weather Makes Roads Hazardous State-wide
  • Energy Fuels Affected By Dropping Uranium Prices
  • Presidential Candidates Visit Colorado
  • Secretary of State Identifies More Non-citizen Voters
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • West End Campground Improvements and Road Closures
  • Emergency Room Visits For Routine Health Care Costly
  • Winter Weather Awareness Week Offers Safety Tips

Local Newscast
8:41 am
Wed October 24, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Headlines:

  • Fast-moving Wildfire Strikes Wetmore
  • Other Wildfire Updates
  • Early Voting In Full Swing In Delta County
  • Ariana Brocious Speaks With Rep. Millie Hamner
  • Waldo Canyon Fire After Action Report Released
  • Governor Waives Height Restrictions For Livestock Feed Loads
Election 2012
9:36 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Paul Ryan Campaigns Across Western Slope

Joe Hanel/Durango Herald

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at events across Colorado’s third Congressional District yesterday [Monday].  He campaigned near Pueblo, Durango, and Grand Junction. Reporter Elise Thatcher was at the Durango stop and filed this story.

More than fourteen hundred people gathered in a gymnasium at Fort Lewis College. And they cheered loudly when Ryan argued for cutting the federal deficit, boosting energy development and supporting small businesses. The candidate also talked about his own connection with Colorado.

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Local Newscast
8:41 am
Tue October 23, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Headlines:

  • Delta County Commissioners Uphold Approval Of Chicken Operations
  • Colorado Secretary of State Facing Two Ethics Investigations
  • Republican VP Candidate Paul Ryan Visits Western Slope
  • Parks and Wildlife To Kill Fish, Restock Paonia Reservoir
  • State Recommends Whooping Cough Vaccinations
Capitol Coverage
9:36 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Early Voting Underway

Most Colorado voters are expected to caste their ballots before election day this November 6th. Early voting begins today and mail ballots have already been sent out across the state. Bente Birkeland examines the trend of early voting.

Local Newscast
9:29 am
Mon October 22, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, October 22, 2012

Headlines:

  • Delta Commissioners To Decide Chicken Dilemma Today
  • Presidential Candidates In Colorado This Week
  • Early Voting Underway, 70% Mail-in
  • Curry Accuses Opponents of Violating Election Law
  • State Unemployment Records Small Drop
  • Wildfire Updates: Southwest Colorado
  • Colorado Public News: Salt, the Hidden Killer
  • Fly Flags At Half-mast For Aurora Victim
Capitol Coverage
9:24 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Legalize Marijuana Amendment Would Pass If Vote Were Today

Supporters and opponents of legalizing marijuana in Colorado faced off on Monday evening during a two-hour debate. Colorado Christian University hosted the event. Bente (BEN tuh) Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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