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5:47 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

City Of Montrose Pushes 'Shop Local' Movement

Tim Bush co-owns Chow Down, a pet supply store in Montrose. His business accepts Montrose Bucks.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Buy local movements are happening across the country from Richmond to San Francisco. Cities and towns know that getting people to shop in their community means more tax revenue for municipal budgets. The City of Montrose in western Colorado is in on the game too. 

It’s a cold morning in downtown Montrose. The lobby at the visitor center is full of people standing in line, trying to get their hands on Montrose Bucks. They’re large checks that can only be spent at businesses within city limits.

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NEWS
10:15 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Is Digital Learning More Cost-Effective? Maybe Not

President Barack Obama instructs guests on signing a digital pledge as he hosts 'ConnectED to the Future', in the East Room of the White House.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 3:50 pm

Politicians from Jeb Bush to President Obama like to hype the revolutionary power and cost-effectiveness of digital learning, but a new study suggests, in many cases, it is neither more powerful nor cheaper than old-fashioned teaching.

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NEWS
9:49 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Telluride Tries To Address Affordable Housing Shortage

Telluride is facing a shortage of affordable housing.
Credit Flickr.com/curtisperry

The Telluride Town Council recently approved a new affordable housing project, but it’s only a drop in the bucket when it comes to addressing the area’s affordable housing shortage. 

Telluride Mayor Stu Fraser says the town has about 300 affordable housing units. He estimates 65 percent of those are rentals. 

"It’s very difficult to find rentals within the community," Fraser says. "And, we try to make sure that the folks who are working here have the ability to live within the town of Telluride."

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NEWS
8:15 am
Wed November 26, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

  Newscast

  • Telluride builds more affordable housing
  • Boulder begins bear proof container ordinance
  • Colorado pours money into medical marijuana research
  • Muddy Creek begins to fill Paonia Reservoir with mud
NEWS
8:19 am
Tue November 25, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

  Newscast

  • Recap of championship football game
  • Colorado will deliberate on assisted suicide
  • Arrest made in Paige Birgfeld case
NEWS
2:27 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

DMEA Faces Hurdles To Supply Fast Internet

Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

It’s no secret that many across the Western Slope want faster internet.

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NEWS
8:14 am
Mon November 24, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

  Newscast

  • Agreement on Roan Plateau drilling sees leases canceled
  • DMEA struggles to work internet into fiber optic plans
  • Open enrollment in Connect for Health Colorado begins
NEWS
2:29 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

De Beque Hopes To Cash In On Pot Market

Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Last April, the town of De Beque approved the sale of retail marijuana. 

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NEWS
2:06 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

A Closer Look At Obama's Immigration Plan: What's In It, Who's Affected

People walk along the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, near San Diego, where metal bars marking the border with the U.S. meet the sea.
Gregory Bull AP

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 11:25 am

The executive actions that President Obama announced Thursday are wide-reaching and complicated. Even the top-line numbers — such as how many people will be affected — are tough to pin down, because they are based on estimates of a population that Obama himself has said is living the shadows.

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NEWS
11:17 am
Fri November 21, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Newscast

  • Discussion with coach of Paonia Eagles, returning state champs
  • De Beque approves first pot shop, prepares for revenue
  • Oil and Gas commission hears concerns for autonomy
NEWS
11:28 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Montrose And Nation Celebrate GIS Day

A view of the Montrose County GIS interactive viewer.
Credit Montrose County GIS

Thursday was a special day if you appreciate contour lines, true north versus magnetic north, and aerial photography. 

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NEWS
10:27 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Grand Junction Looks To Create Duty Free Zone

There’s a new idea for Grand Junction to help keep businesses, and jobs, in Colorado.

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NEWS
8:18 am
Thu November 20, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

  Newscast

  • New program teaches critical art thinking to rural students
  • Investigation concludes in Black Forest Fire
  • Airports lose state grants for next year
  • Out-going Attorney General reflects on term
NEWS
2:37 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

Noelle Johnson has a lengthy commute via bus and train to her job near Washington, D.C. She's been working toward her B.A. for nine years, and when she finally finishes, she says, she'll be able to afford to live closer to work.
James Clark NPR

Originally published on Sun November 30, 2014 3:38 pm

This story is part of the New Boom series on millennials in America.

If Noelle Johnson had a bachelor's degree, she'd be able to live closer to work, she says. She wouldn't have to spend so much of her free time hustling for baby-sitting gigs. She'd shop at the farmers market. She'd be able to treat her sister to dinner for once. She and her husband could go on trips together — they'd be able to afford two tickets instead of one.

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NEWS
8:10 am
Wed November 19, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

  Newscast

  • Grand Junction looks to avoid international trade taxes
  • A new ski training facility opens this month
  • Today is GIS day, a celebration of mapping
NEWS
1:55 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Despite Pledge, Emissions Continue To Rise

Current emissions in tons and the target for 2020.
Credit EcoAction Partners

Four years ago, Telluride, Mountain Village, and San Miguel County all looked at their greenhouse gas emissions and set the goal of reducing them by 20 percent by the year 2020. 

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NEWS
8:20 am
Tue November 18, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

  Newscast

  • Football state finals starting soon
  • San Miguel greenhouse emissions increasing despite efforts
  • Open enrollment for marketplace begins
  • Protesters rally against Keystone Pipeline in Denver
NEWS
8:11 am
Mon November 17, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

  Newscast

  • Delta County opens health clinic for kids
  • Palisade’s close pot vote fails
  • Capital Conversation about divided control of statehouse
  • Fracking Death
NEWS
12:07 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Palisade Votes Against Pot

Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

After days of waiting, there’s a final word on a ballot issue from Palisade.

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NEWS
8:18 am
Fri November 14, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

  Newscast

  • Palisade pot vote gets final decision
  • Aquifer supplying Colorado farms starts to shrink

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