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NEWS
8:26 am
Mon January 27, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Monday, January 27, 2014

Newscast

  •  State Republicans Pushing for Repeal of Gun Laws, Compromise on New Renewable Energy Standards for Rural Co-Ops
  • Colorado US Senators Say They're Working on Restoring PILT Money
  • Capital Conversation from Rocky Mountain Community Radio - Wildfire Prevention Bills Moving Forward at the State Capitol

NEWS
1:20 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

US 550 Remains Closed, Netting Work To Continue Through Tuesday

A helicopter from Silverton Mountain drops safety provisions and supplies to crews on the mountain.
Credit Dan Bender/La Plata County Sheriff's Office

Update January 27: Technical climbing crews were on hand at the side of recent rockslides along Red Mountain Pass/US 550, installing wire cable netting to stabilize boulders that continue to plague the road below. 

The alternate route south toward Durango, Cortez and beyond is SH 62 to SH 145 through Telluride, and US 160.The Colorado Department of Transportation says that work will continue through at least Tuesday, and there's still no estimated time for when the road could re-open.

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NEWS
8:29 am
Fri January 24, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, January 24, 2014

  Newscast

  • Lawmakers Pushing Wildfire Prevention Bills
  • Craig Reporters Barried from Sage Grouse Meeting
  • Colorado Rep. Invites Obama on Pot Tour
  • Colorado Imposes Food Safety Rules on Marijuana Industry

NEWS
8:24 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Colorado Imposes Food Safety Rules On Marijuana Industry

A marijuana plant glows purple under grow lights at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, Colo.
Luke Runyon/KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Colorado made history when it opened up licensed marijuana retail shops this year. Aside from just legalizing the purchase of smoke-able marijuana, it also means pot brownies have the potential to be big business.

Food products infused with marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient, THC, are available in stores across the state.

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NEWS
8:23 am
Thu January 23, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Thursday, January 23, 2014

  Headlines

  • No Recreational Pot Sales in Mountain Village for Now
  • Heated Oil and Gas Issues Not Likely this Legislative Session
  • Basalt-area Sheep Help Bolster Sheep Populations Elsewhere in Colorado
  • Crews Continue Working to Stabilize Boulders after Rockslide

NEWS
12:52 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

"Uranium Drive-In" Tells Story of Struggling But Hopeful West End

The proposed uranium mill would be located in Colorado's Paradox Valley in western Montrose county, but as for now Energy Fuels has no plans to move forward with the project.
Credit San Juan Huts Day 5 via Flickr (CC BY-SA)

Residents from Montrose County’s West End recently gathered for a screening of “Uranium Drive-In,” a documentary that tells the story of the ill-fated Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill, and a tight-knit community desperate for jobs and some hint of a brighter economy.

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NEWS
8:35 am
Wed January 22, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

  Newscast

  • Married Gay & Lesbian Couples from Other States Could Soon File Joint Tax Return
  • Craig Reporter says she was Denied Access to Public Sage Grouse Meeting
  • BLM Preparing Environmental Impact Statement for Coal Proposal in Bookcliffs
  • West End Residents Gather for Film on Proposed Uranium Mill

NEWS
8:27 am
Tue January 21, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

  Headlines

  • Montrose Schools Could See Benefit from Pot Tax Revenues
  • Colorado Puts in Bid for 2016 Republican National Convention
  • Crested Butte, Telluride Athletes on First US Olympic Freestyle Skiing Teams
  • Red Mountain Pass Remains Closed
  • US Rep. Scott Tipton on Future of Energy Development in the West

NEWS
11:52 am
Mon January 20, 2014

A Regional Look At Retail Marijuana

James Leonard, owner of the Doctor's Garden, Carbondale's first outlet for retail marijuana sales. Leonard's medical dispensary opened for recreational sales on January 15.
Credit Doug Tucker

The first batch of Colorado's recreational marijuana stores opened this month on New Years Day in Telluride, Breckenridge and Denver among other places, marking the beginning of what's expected to be a multi-million dollar industry.

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NEWS
8:22 am
Mon January 20, 2014

KVNF Regional News: January 20, 2014

  Newscast

  • Red Mountain Pass Still Closed after Rockslides
  • Senate Party Leaders Debate push to Repeal New Gun Laws
  • British Company Looking to Mine Oil Shale in Eastern Utah
  • President Barack Obama Says Pot "Not More Dangerous Than Alcohol"
  • National Parks Open for Free in honor of MLK, Jr. Day

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