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8:31 am
Mon October 13, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

  • Governor Hickenlooper and Congressman Beauprez have first televised debate
  • Results from the KVNF annual meeting
  • Amtrak's Southwest Chief line discussed
  • Community Hospital begins construction with $59 million loan
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NEWS
12:55 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

Native American protesters have been demonstrating against Columbus Day in Seattle for several years. Protest organizers say Columbus should not be credited with discovering the Western Hemisphere at a time when it was already inhabited.
Elaine Thompson AP

Originally published on Mon October 13, 2014 11:50 am

This year's Columbus Day holiday will have a slightly different, more Native flavor in the city of Seattle. Thanks to a unanimous vote this summer by the city council, the federal holiday will now be known by a different name: Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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1:36 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Supermarkets Push To Sell Stronger Beer, Wine

The website of the awareness campaign.
Credit Consumers for Choice

There’s a new campaign in Colorado to raise alcohol awareness, but not the usual type of awareness. 

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NEWS
12:26 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

KVNF Annual Meeting, Election Results Fall 2014

Thursday night, Oct. 9, KVNF held its annual board meeting at Paonia City Hall. 

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NEWS
11:12 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Ridgway Has New Restrictions On Marijuana Grow Operations

A new ordinance in Ridgway limits the number of cultivation facilities in town to two and the number of plants each can have to 3,600. It also says grow operations need a special permit to discharge agricultural runoff into the town's wastewater treatment plant.
Credit Marci Krivonen/Aspen Public Radio

Recreational and medical marijuana facilities are allowed in Ridgway. The town has one hybrid storefront that sales medical and retail pot. A town ordinance passed last month puts new restrictions on marijuana grow operations in Ridgeway.

KVNF's Laura Palmisano speaks to the town's Mayor John Clark about the new rules. 

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8:19 am
Fri October 10, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

  • Rigeway sees ramifications of grow operations
  • House District 61 race sees old rivals matched up again
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NEWS
8:29 am
Thu October 9, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thurs., Oct. 9, 2014

  • Colorado homes rank high in energy efficiency  
  • Senator Udall and Congressman Gardner argued their merits in a recent debate
  • Colorado Rockies replace their General Manager
  • Requests made to expand comment period for Western yellow-billed cuckoo
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8:32 am
Wed October 8, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

  • Marijuana continues to be a divisive issue in Colorado, at the state and local level
  • Supermarkets renew their push to be able to sell stronger alcohol
  • A string of tragedies leave several dead in Mesa County
  • Gay marriage is officially legal and open in Colorado
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NEWS
11:58 am
Tue October 7, 2014

In Gay Marriage's New Landscape, Glee, Confusion And Resistance

Kody Partridge (center right) and her partner, Lauri Wood, kiss at a same-sex marriage celebration Monday in Salt Lake City. The status of gay marriage remains uncertain in Kansas and Wyoming, where officials say no court has ruled on their ban specifically.
George Frey Getty Images

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 1:41 pm

Same-sex couples are marrying in at least six more states today, after the Supreme Court left in place lower courts' rulings against bans on gay marriage. But couples have been turned away in Kansas, one of several states that share federal jurisdiction with states where bans were lifted.

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9:38 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Students, Parents Tackle College Questions at Fair

Parents and students wait for a workshop on financial aid and college to begin.

Originally published on Sun October 5, 2014 7:35 pm

On Sunday, October 5th, Aspen High School hosted just under three thousand students and parents from Lake City, Durango, and other far flung Colorado towns. They quizzed University representatives and took workshops as part of the Colorado Western Slope College Fair. It’s been around for years, but this time, the focus was on helping students with the details, like essay writing and affordability.

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8:24 am
Tue October 7, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

  • Attorney General gives go ahead for gay marriage in Colorado 
  • Two Delta teens caught in Wyoming with stolen vehicles
  • Names released of two people who died in gyrocopter crash over weekend
  • Western Slope College Fair helps students with applications, scholarships
  • State Parks begin to close for the season
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NEWS
4:28 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

5 Questions About The Supreme Court And Gay Marriage In The U.S.

Jennifer Hasler (left) and Karina Tittjung smile after picking up their marriage license at the Oklahoma County courthouse in Oklahoma City Monday. When the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the issue of gay marriage, it opened the door for gay men and women to marry in 11 states, including Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana.
Nick Oxford Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 5:22 pm

On Monday, the Supreme Court surprised many when it refused to enter the contentious debate over gay marriage.

The court left intact decisions by three federal appeals courts that had struck down bans on gay marriage in parts of the South, West and Midwest. Attorneys general in five states asked the court to review those decisions and overrule them. But the court instead stepped back, leaving the lower court rulings intact.

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8:42 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Supreme Court Won't Hear Gay Marriage Cases In New Term

The Supreme Court has denied petitions to review same-sex marriage cases in several states, including Utah. In January, supporters of same-sex marriage held a rally at Utah's Capitol in Salt Lake City.
Jim Urquhart Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 12:15 pm

The Supreme Court's new term will not include any cases that might decide the issue of same-sex marriage in the U.S., a development that comes after many lower and appeals courts have ruled against states' bans on gay marriage. Advocates on both sides of the issue have been calling for the high court to review the issue and make an official ruling.

The court's refusal of all the petitions related to bans on gay marriage means that the appeals courts' decisions allowing gay marriage can now take effect. They had been on hold pending a potential review by the Supreme Court.

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NEWS
8:16 am
Mon October 6, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Newscast

  • Enterovirus hits adult Coloradans
  • Grand Junction police officer arrested
  • Revenue Silver Mine give Patter of Violation label
  • Candidates desperately court young voters
     
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NEWS
9:17 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Why 4.4 Billion People Still Don't Have Internet Access

A man uses a mobile phone in front of a Telenor ad for cheap sim cards in Yangon, Myanmar. Cheap mobile technology has ignited an Internet revolution in the once-isolated nation.
Ye Aung Thu AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 2:56 pm

To everyone reading this story: This is not about you. This is about the 4.4 billion other people on this planet who have never been online.

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8:19 am
Fri October 3, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

  Newscast

  • Cuckoo listed as threatened species
  • Lightning strikes natural gas well
  • Three candidates race for open seat in 5th district
NEWS
3:05 am
Fri October 3, 2014

After Protests Over History Curriculum, School Board Tries To Compromise

Students line a busy intersection and overpass in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo., on Sept. 25, protesting a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history.
Brennan Linsley AP

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 1:56 pm

Hundreds of Colorado high school students have walked out of class in the past two weeks to protest proposed changes to the Advanced Placement history curriculum.

The firestorm of protest was sparked by a resolution in August from Jefferson County school board member Julie Williams. When she heard that conservatives across the country were upset about the new AP history curriculum, she proposed a committee to review the district's courses.

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NEWS
11:33 am
Thu October 2, 2014

City Of Montrose Reeling From County's Fees

The city of Montrose is looking at a very tight budget for next year, and part of that is due to dispatching fees. 

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9:51 am
Thu October 2, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Newscast

  • Colorado looks out for Ebola
  • GMO ballots raise national debate
  • Debates over governor’s seat
  • Rain may start to let up
NEWS
2:16 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Region 10 Tries To Find Ways To Improve Western Slope Broadband

John Gavan holds a piece of fiber optic cabling to show what it looks like.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

A lack of access to high-speed internet is an issue for rural communities on the Western Slope.

Region 10, an organization of governments that serves the area, is trying to address this problem.

The organization recently got a $100,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs to make a proposal on how to improve broadband access in six counties: Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel.

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