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2:16 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

42 Percent Of Colorado's School Districts Not Meeting Financial Benchmarks, Report Finds

A report released Monday looks at the financial health of Colorado’s 178 school districts over a three-year period.

The state audit judged financial health by looking at five financial indicators, like a district’s ability to cover future expenses and pay debt.

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NEWS
10:54 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Federal Grant Awarded To Boost Western Slope Economy

There’s good news out of Montrose, or really, out of Washington DC. 

The federal government just awarded a quarter of a million dollars to Region 10, a Montrose based economic development organization. The grant was awarded by the Economic Development Administration, or the EDA.  KVNF's Jake Ryan spoke with Jay Stooksberry, the Regional Development Coordinator for Region 10.

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NEWS
8:14 am
Tue August 26, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  Newscast

  •  Western slope development organization receives $245,000 from Feds
  • Colorado’s firefighting airplanes are now equipped with infrared cameras
NEWS
8:13 am
Mon August 25, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, August 25, 2014

  Newscast

  • Head on Collision fatality
  • 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to Colorado
  • Oil and Gas Task Force slow to form
NEWS
2:43 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades'

The Colorado Rush, a gay rugby team in Denver, at practice. "I've always thought of myself as ... the rugby player that happens to be gay," says Skyler Meyer. "I never want to be the gay man who happens to play rugby."
Luke Runyon KUNC

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 6:09 pm

Editor's note: This story contains language that may be offensive to some readers.

Life as a gay man in the U.S. has changed in the past decade — the law and cultural attitudes toward homosexuality have shifted. And those greater social and legal freedoms have also changed how some gay men choose to express their masculinity — and their femininity.

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NEWS
8:14 am
Fri August 22, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, August 22, 2014

  Newscast

  • Immigrant women learn farming and English at Hotchkiss farm
  • Drones banned from national parks
  • Young man dies after fall in Rio Grande National Park
  • Colorado leaders meet to discuss water issues
  • Denver’s Bert the Hippo turns 58
NEWS
8:13 am
Thu August 21, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, August 21, 2014

  Newscast

  • Telluride tries to plan Lot B
  • Fish and Wildlife propose critical habitat for cuckoo
  • CAWS seeks help from Delta County
  • Carbondale will see first Western Slope testing facilities
NEWS
11:04 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Cats Continue To Pose Problem For Delta

Feral cats continue to be a problem in the city of Delta.  Some people have become caretakers for cat colonies that number up to 20 cats.  The city is trying to work with these caretakers to spay / neuter the population to try to keep their numbers down. 

KVNF's Jake Ryan talked with the Delta Community Development Director Glen Black.

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LOCAL MOTION
10:52 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Local Motion: KVNF's Regional News Roundup August 2014

From left to right, KVNF's news producer Jake Ryan, news director Laura Palmisano, and morning host Patricia Naft in the studio.
Credit Skip Naft

On this week's Local Motion we are showcasing our news team.

Patricia Naft, the voice of KVNF's morning regional newscast, hosts the program that features six original stories by our news director Laura Palmisano and news producer Jake Ryan.

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NEWS
8:13 am
Wed August 20, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  Newscast

  • USA Pro Challenge finishes second stage
  • Delta struggles with feral cat conundrum
  • Tularemia shows up in Mesa County
  • Disease hits horse populations in Colorado
  • Man dies in Delta jail
  • Big money flows into Colorado for Senate race
NEWS
5:52 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Roadside Fans Cheer USA Pro Challenge Cyclists Racing Stage 2

Cyclists racing down McClure Pass during Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge.
Credit Laura Palmisano

The second stage of the USA Pro Challenge bike race kicked off Tuesday morning. 

Over 120 top cyclists from around the world pedaled 105 miles from Aspen to Crested Butte. 

American Robin Carpenter won Stage 2 of the race. Golden native Alex Howes took second again. Howes now holds the yellow jersey as the race lead. 

About 50 race fans gathered on Highway 133 where it forks right to go up Kebler Pass or left to head up McClure Pass. 

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NEWS
11:19 am
Tue August 19, 2014

USA Pro Challenge Cyclists Race Across Colorado

The USA Pro Challenge started in Aspen on Monday.  Over 120 cyclists from around the world competed in a circuit race between Aspen and Snowmass. 

Colorado Public Radio talked to race announcer Phil Liggett.  He said the riders were worried about the opening day because aspen is already at altitude. 

"The guys who want to win this race…the race is over 7 days, a total of just over 800 miles in a week, it’s a tough week for them…but they know that a mistake on the first day and they may as well not bother with the rest of the week," Leggit told CPR. 

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NEWS
8:16 am
Tue August 19, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  Newscast

  • Unemployment numbers show Colorado doing well, Western Slope struggling
  • Health statistics show wide range of costs for procedures
  • Two planes will scout Colorado for wildfires
  • USA Pro Challenge begins
NEWS
6:09 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Europe's Latest Grass-Roots Movement: Cannabis Social Clubs

Eliane Detraz, a 42-year-old Swiss national member of the Sibaratas Med Can club, rolls a joint at the plantation of the association in Spain's Canary Islands in April 2013.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 11:46 am

Gabriela walks into a large, dimly lit apartment, goes to a counter, buys a bag of sativa and sits on the sofa with her friends, joint in hand, like in Amsterdam. Except this is not Amsterdam. This is Barcelona, and the open sale of marijuana is illegal.

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NEWS
5:21 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Colorado's Unemployment Rate Down, Labor Force Increases

Credit flickr.com/kylemay

Colorado's economy is doing better.

Numbers released Monday show the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent in July. The last time it was this low was Oct. 2008. 

The national unemployment rate for June was 6.2 percent. 

In Colorado nonfarm payroll jobs increased 5,500. Private sector jobs increased 6,000 while government jobs decreased 500. The state has had 33 consecutive months of payroll job gains.

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NEWS
8:13 am
Mon August 18, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, August 18, 2014

  Newscast

  • De Beque continues recreational marijuana process
  • Commission begins to meet to decide fate of Amtrak line
  • A look New Castle and Fire Mountain
NEWS
8:14 am
Fri August 15, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, August 15, 2014

  Newscast

  • North Fork Mosquito Abatement sees if it will be another good year
  • A women only hunting and fishing camp brings more people to the outdoors
NEWS
3:14 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Once-Dilapidated City Train Stations Enjoying A Renaissance

Denver's Union Station, which was remodeled to include restaurants, stores and a hotel, reopened last month.
Gary C. Caskey UPI/Landov

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 9:49 am

With its new restaurants and stores, Denver's recently reopened Union Station is bustling now. But five years ago, it would have been empty.

"If you would have come down here on a Saturday, there would have been no one in here," says Walter Isenberg, who runs Sage Hospitality, one of the main architects of Union Station's resurgence. "It would have been this vacant, desolate hall. Ceilings were peeling, kind of in some major disrepair."

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NEWS
9:42 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Beyond Braille: 3-D Printed Books For The Blind

Surf & Style European Championships 2013, Munich Airport Center.
Munich Airport

Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 4:39 pm

This post is part of our Weekly Innovation series, in which we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Do you have an innovation to share? Use this quick form.

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NEWS
8:14 am
Thu August 14, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, August 14, 2014

  Newscast

  •  Human case of Tularemia in Larimer County
  • Amtrak route at risk of closure

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