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NEWS
8:20 am
Mon May 26, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 26, 2014

  Newscast

  • Massive Landslide near Collbran
  • Missing woman found dead
  • CDOT final open house about transit issues
  • Colorado one step closer to hosting Republic National Convention
  • Trout Lake near Telluride to be closed for second summer in a row
  • Driver of deadly crash arrested on human trafficking charges
  • List of nearby Memorial Day ceremonies
  • Cottonwood and Guanella Passes open
NEWS
3:30 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

CDOT Wants Public Input On Programs Like Its Interregional Bus Service

The map shows CDOT's planned route for its interregional bus service set to launch in early 2015.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is holding an open house in Grand Junction on Wednesday. 

CDOT said the purpose of the meeting is to get feedback on how to improve local and regional transit. The  information from the meeting will be included in the department’s statewide transit plan, according to CDOT. 

One of agency’s newer programs, set to launch early next year, is a bus service to connect the Front Range to the Western Slope.

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NEWS
9:42 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Governor Hickenlooper Signs Stricter Pot Regulations

Governor John Hickenlooper signs House Bill 1361 to create an equivalency between marijuana that is smoked, and marijuana in a concentrate form that is vaporized.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Originally published on Thu May 22, 2014 6:57 am

Governor John Hickenlooper signed two measures into law Wednesday, both aimed at tightening rules around marijuana edibles and concentrates. One goal is to make sure young children don’t accidentally ingest the drug.

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NEWS
8:15 am
Fri May 23, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 23, 2014

  Newscast

  • Ouray deals with road closure

  • Education bills become law

  • Delta County school board member proposes teaching bible

  • Seasonal roads open

NEWS
7:02 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Landslide Causes Economic Problems For Ouray

In January a massive landslide closed Highway 550 through Red Mountain Pass. The pass reopened in March, but closed again on a limited basis in late April so crews could continue repairs.
Credit Laura Palmisano

In January a massive landslide closed Highway 550 through Red Mountain Pass for a month while crews cleared debris. 

That stretch of Colorado’s Million Dollar Highway connects the city of Ouray to the town of Silverton. Construction on the highway resumed in April to repair damage and place chain covers over the areas most susceptible to rock movement.

Last week, Ouray declared a state of economic emergency as a result of the natural disaster.

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NEWS
8:20 am
Thu May 22, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Missing woman, Claudia Ruiz, 44

  Newscast

  •  a boy dies after a fall at Colorado National Monument
  • Woman from Silt still missing
  • Marijuana edibles laws
  •  Vaccine law
  • Colorado Capitol Conference
  • Colorado river reaches ocean
HEALTH
10:21 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Bill Aimed At Boosting Vaccine Rates Becomes Law

Credit U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

A bill seeking to boost vaccination rates was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper on Wednesday.   

House Bill 1288 requires schools to standardize how they track vaccine exemption rates and make that data available to parents if they ask for it.

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NEWS
8:18 am
Wed May 21, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MISSING SILT WOMAN, AGE 44, CLAUDIA RUIZ

  Newscast

  • Woman missing from Silt

  • Insurance regions being redrawn in Colorado

  • State Trooper released from hospital

  • Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack visits Colorado

  • Five men indicted for scamming elderly

HEALTH
4:10 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Feds OK Changes To Colorado Health Insurance Regions

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has given the okay for Colorado to consolidate its 11 geographic regions for health insurance to nine next year.
Credit Colorado Division of Insurance

The federal government has approved the state’s request to consolidate its geographic rating areas for health insurance. These insurance regions were created as a part of the Affordable Care Act, and are used by insurance companies to set premiums. 

The Colorado Division of Insurance said the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has given approval for the state to shuffle its 11  regions for health insurance into nine next year. 

The reshape will combine four rural areas into two larger ones while keeping seven established urban areas.  

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NEWS
8:14 am
Tue May 20, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 19, 2014

  Newscast

  • Number of craft breweries in Colorado doubles since 2009
  • Montrose receives grant to start planning Food Hub
  • Colorado becomes first “Right to Try” state

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