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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
NEWS
8:18 am
Thu November 13, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Oct. 13, 2014

  Newscast

  • Sage Grouse listed as threatened species
  • Republicans elect new leadership in State Senate
  • Arch Coal and Forest Service decline to appeal ruling
  • Watch Newspaper sold off
NEWS
8:13 am
Wed November 12, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

  Newscast

  • Veterans talk about service
  • Maroon Bells struggles with crowd problems
  • Colorado launches program to make hospital food healthy
NEWS
6:20 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Chicken Farm Battle Continues

The battle over a chicken farm in Delta County is not quite over.

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NEWS
6:08 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Montrose County, City Reach Agreement On Dispatch Fees

There’s been some resolution over the issues with dispatch fees in Montrose County.

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NEWS
3:27 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

What Veterans Day Means To Vets

Retired Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Emmert and his service dog Bo are at the Warrior Resource Center in Montrose.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Veterans Day honors the men and women who serve or have served in the military. It's also called Armistice Day in Europe and commemorates the end of World War I.

Jeffery Emmert is a retired Army staff sergeant. His father served in WWI and Korea.

Emmert remembers his dad on Veterans Day.

"He’s been gone now for four and half years," he says. "I learned a lot from my Dad." 

Emmert is proud that he was in the military too.

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NEWS
2:17 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Common Core Reading: 'The New Colossus'

Fourth-grader Isiah Soto digests some history during independent reading time.
Emily Hanford American Public Media

Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 8:48 am

Part 1 in a four-part series on reading in the Common Core era.

The Common Core State Standards are changing what many kids read in school. They're standards, sure — not curriculum. Teachers and districts still have great latitude when it comes to the "how" of reading instruction, but...

The Core standards explicitly require students to read "complex" material, and the fact is, many kids simply weren't doing that before the Core. What were they doing?

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NEWS
8:10 am
Tue November 11, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

  Newscast

  • Veterans find support in Montrose
  • Chicken farm battle far from over
  • Weather turns south in Colorado
NEWS
5:18 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Q&A: Lamar Alexander On Education In The New Congress

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., waves after speaking to supporters on Nov. 4 in Knoxville.
Wade Payne AP

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 12:45 pm

Higher education, preschool funding, the Common Core and the future of No Child Left Behind are just a few of the education policies that will be in play under the new Republican-controlled Congress. How will these things change? We called Sen. Lamar Alexander to ask.

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NEWS
8:11 am
Mon November 10, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Newscast

  • Palisade Pot vote still in the air
  • Conversation about future of Colorado government
  • Montrose settles issue over dispatch fees
  • Telluride Hospital District chooses location
NEWS
1:35 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Telluride School District Wins $27 Million

Towns across the Western Slope had a myriad of different ballot measures, and a few had some asking to issue bonds. 

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NEWS
1:03 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Growing Marijuana Industry Creates Real Estate Rush

In Colorado, laws require marijuana to be grown in indoor facilities, like this one in Denver.

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 7:35 am

The showing starts inside an empty office building, the kind you’d see in any humdrum workplace sitcom, stripped of its cubicles and ceiling tiles, leaving just a bare, dusty shell.

Jason Thomas with Avalon Realty Advisors, a commercial real estate firm that deals with the marijuana industry’s entrepreneurs, shows off the building’s features: a fully operational HVAC system, fire sprinklers, heavy duty warehouse doors, equipped with locks.

It’s a blank slate for a marijuana grower, ready to be outfitted with thousands of lights and complex water delivery systems.

Legalizing marijuana in Colorado created a land rush. State law says the drug has to be grown indoors, but layers of regulation meant to curb out of state investment and tight zoning requirements have made real estate hard to come by for pot growers.

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NEWS
8:10 am
Fri November 7, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

  Newscast

  • Telluride sees changing schools
  • Grow facilities become hot commodities
  • Colorado legislature in uncertain balance
NEWS
4:45 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Gay-Marriage Bans Are Upheld In 4 States By Circuit Court

Gay-marriage supporters follow an opponent of same-sex marriage in August, when four courts argued to preserve their bans on the unions in a federal court in Cincinnati. The court confirmed the states' bans.
Al Behrman AP

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 5:14 pm

Bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee were confirmed by a federal court Thursday, in a ruling that provides yet another shift in the legal fight over the issue.

The 2-1 decision handed down by the Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit comes after the four states had argued this summer that their voters had the authority to decide whether to ban marriage between a same-sex couple.

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NEWS
10:40 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Weekly Innovation: Harness Could Allow Dogs, Humans To Communicate

David Roberts says the Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog harness will allow humans to monitor dogs' physical and emotional states remotely, such as in search and rescue operations.
Becky Kirkland North Carolina State University

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 4:46 pm

The relationship between man and dog is unlike any other.

Many people dream of understanding what their dogs are thinking and feeling. Technology even lets us strap a camera on a dog's head to see what it sees.

Soon, we may be able to talk to our dogs — but not exactly with our voices.

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NEWS
8:10 am
Thu November 6, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Nov. 5, 2014

  Newscast

  • Election Results
  • Proposition 105 funding
  • Gov. Hickenlooper Reelected
NEWS
8:17 am
Wed November 5, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

  Newscast

  • Election Results
  • Republican Gains
  • Mail-In Ballot Reaction
  • USGS Study Looks At Sinking Colorado
NEWS
5:27 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

County Clerks' Offices Manage Thousands Of Ballots

Credit Laura Palmisano

With the climax of midterm elections happening, County Clerks offices around the nation are in the middle of one their busiest times of the year.

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