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6:17 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

A Funding Quandary: Who Should Pay to Save the Southwest Chief?

Amtrak's Southwest Chief pulls into the Raton, NM station in May.

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 3:02 pm

Amtrak’s Southwest Chief is a long-distance passenger train that travels daily from Chicago to Los Angeles along the Mountain Route of the historic Santa Fe Trail.  Along the way, it knits together rural communities, like La Junta, Colorado and Raton, New Mexico and connects them to larger cities, like Albuquerque and Kansas City.  The route is at risk though.

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NEWS
8:12 am
Wed August 13, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  Newscast

  • Fire at Elk Creek Mine
  • Republicans meet in Aspen
NEWS
8:12 am
Wed August 13, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Editor's Note: We mistakenly called Bill Sterns of Somerset Mike Sterns in this newscast. Our apologies to Mr. Sterns. 

Newscast

  • Fire at Elk Creek Mine
  • Republicans meet in Aspen
NEWS
5:42 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Pot Campaign Warns Teens Of Possible Dangers

Credit dontbealabrat.com

Colorado is trying to show teens about marijuana's risks, maybe. 

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NEWS
4:50 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Fire Damages Multiple Structures At Oxbow's Elk Creek Coal Mine

A fire at Oxbow's Elk Creek Mine damaged multiple structures.
Credit Laura Palmisano

There was a fire at Oxbow’s Elk Creek Mine site Monday night. The fire was on the mine’s surface and damaged multiple structures.

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8:15 am
Tue August 12, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  Newscast

  • New marijuana awareness campaign in Colorado
  • Telluride school district seeks to expand facilities
  • Capitol round table about the developments in the oil and gas debate
NEWS
8:12 am
Mon August 11, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, August 11, 2014

Newscast

  • Two dead in plane crash near Steamboat
  • Rockfest tries to bring modern band to Colorado schools
  • $90 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Rifle
NEWS
8:15 am
Fri August 8, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, August 9, 2014

  Newscast

  • US Fish Wildlife decide not to place Colorado species on endangered list
  • Native pika are doing well in Colorado despite fears
  • State releases numbers from survey of teens
  • Colorado drops lawsuit against city of Longmont over fracking
NEWS
8:13 am
Thu August 7, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, August 7, 2014

  Newscast

  • Kids showcase their dog training skills at Delta County Fair
  • Drought continues to hit Colorado
NEWS
8:12 am
Wed August 6, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

  Newscast

  • Infectious bacteria found in Montrose
  • Storms bring damage to area
  • Results from last month’s illegal chemical dumping near Paonia
  • Woman near Placerville stalked by mountain lion
NEWS
5:21 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Results From Paonia Chemical Dumping

Credit Bart Eller

Early last month, chemicals were illegally dumped in an irrigation ditch outside Paonia. 

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NEWS
11:25 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Doritos Inventor's Grandson Sees Dollar Signs ln Healthful Food

Although food entrepreneur Tim West's family legacy is in Doritos chips, he wants to shake up the food system — with sustainable, healthful food.
Vignesh Ramachandran/Ozy

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 3:56 pm

Tim West's grandfather invented Doritos chips and was an executive at the global snack food giant Frito-Lay.

The younger West ate plenty of junk food growing up. But lately, he's been much more interested in kale, quinoa and tree-ripened fruit.

And the 30-year-old Bay Area food entrepreneur now wants to completely reinvent what we eat and how it's produced.

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NEWS
8:12 am
Tue August 5, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

  Newscast

  • Abel Tapia campaigns in the North Fork
  • Olathe Sweet Corn Festival draws crowds
NEWS
8:14 am
Mon August 4, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, August 4, 2014

  Newscast

  • Federal authorities and states contribute to fund to find ways to conserve water
  • Driver Licenses available to illegal immigrants
  • Charges brought against Steve King
  • Today is deadline for ballot initiatives
  • Two men charged with gun crimes and poaching
NEWS
4:45 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Official Charges Brought Against Sen. Steve King

The case against State Senator Steve King continues.  After an initial string of conflict of interests in investigating the case, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation eventually handed it off to the 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler. 

This week Brauchler’s office filed a complaint with the official charges.

Listen below for an interview with Brauchler about the charges and what will happen next. 

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NEWS
12:17 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

To Find America's Nuclear Missiles, Try Google Maps

The missile base Foxtrot-01 is easily available on Google Maps, seen in this screenshot.
Google

Originally published on Thu July 31, 2014 3:05 pm

Earlier this week, NPR ran a short series I did on America's land-based nuclear missiles. One diagram in particular raised a few eyebrows: It showed the location of a Missile Alert Facility, along with the silos for 10 nuclear weapons.

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NEWS
8:20 am
Fri August 1, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, August 1, 2014

  Newscast

  • Drought hits Colorado River Basin hard
  • Sam Fuqua looks at the Colorado Water Plan
  • BLM officially sells lease to Bowie
NEWS
8:11 am
Thu July 31, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, July 31, 2014

  Newscast

  • Human case of West Nile discovered in Mesa County
  • Wildfires continue in Moffat County
  • Fierce debate over EPA carbon rules in Denver
NEWS
11:18 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Hundreds Of Central American Kids Released To Colorado Caretakers

Since October more than 57,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries have been detained at the U.S.-Mexican border.

Recent numbers from the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement said more than 30,000 of these children have been release to sponsors, typically a parent or relative, in the United States.

The report showed 221 kids have been released to sponsors in Colorado between Jan. 1 and July 7.

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NEWS
8:12 am
Wed July 30, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Newscast

  • Millennials flock to Colorado
  • Public hearing over carbon emissions in Denver draws crowds
  • Colorado State Supreme Court orders County Clerks to stop issuing same sex marriage licenses

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