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11:15 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Gov. Hickenlooper Talks Economy On Western Slope

Governor John Hickenlooper during a tour of DIP in Delta
Credit Jake Ryan

Over the weekend, Governor John Hickenlooper visited several businesses on the Western Slope.  In Delta County he toured business that received REDI grants.  The Rural Economic Development Initiative gives out grants to rural businesses that are looking to expand. 

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NEWS
7:39 am
Tue September 2, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Newscast

  • Hickenlooper visits Delta businesses
  • Tri-County Health Network asks people what they want in healthcare
  • Local food production struggles in parts of Colorado
NEWS
8:12 am
Mon September 1, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, September 1, 2014

  Newscast

  • Crested Butte is up for whatever
  • St. Mary’s trades up for new helicopter
  • Montrose identifies man shot by police
NEWS
6:06 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Crested Butte Up For Whatever

The town of Crested Butte has been in national headlines this week.  The reason is that Bud Light wanted to take over, more or less, the downtown area and host a party for contest winners and film the whole thing for a commercial.  Thursday night, the town council unanimously approved the event.  

KVNF’s Jake Ryan talks with town council member Rolland Mason and business owner Kay Peterson.  They explain why this was so divisive. 

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NEWS
8:19 am
Fri August 29, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, August 29, 2014

  Newscast

  • Colorado ranks one of the highest in suicide rates
  • Four companies receive grants to expand business
  • Summit aims to solve water issues
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NEWS
2:59 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Four Delta County Businesses Awarded Economic Development Grants

Four companies in Delta County recently received economic development grants from the state. Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade gives out the grants under its Rural Economic Development Initiative Program.

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NEWS
12:23 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Fatal Shooting At Firing Range Sparks Debate About Safety

A man closes off an entrance to the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Ariz., on Wednesday. Instructor Charles Vacca was killed at the range Monday by a 9-year-old girl he was teaching to use an Uzi submachine gun.
John Locher AP

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 3:19 pm

A 9-year-old girl in Arizona on Monday accidentally killed her firing-range instructor when she lost control of an Uzi submachine gun.

The news has ignited a debate in the country about access to guns and the wisdom of state law and parents who allow children to shoot them. It also brought up a host of questions. We've answered three of the main ones below:

Is it common for kids to shoot guns at ranges?

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NEWS
8:17 am
Thu August 28, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, August 28, 2014

  Newscast

  • A look at the Collbran landslide
  • State lawmakers worry over wildfires despite mild season
  • Local women celebrate anniversary of 19th amendment
NEWS
8:13 am
Wed August 27, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  Newscast

  • Report released about fiscal health of Colorado’s schools
  • Police shootings in Grand Junction and Montrose
  • Connection The Drops looks at rafters and conservationists teaming up
NEWS
5:29 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Police Shootings In Grand Junction, Montrose

There was a police shooting in Grand Junction Monday. 

Not many details have been released, but two officers were responding to a call to remove someone from a property on Grand Avenue when they made contact with someone in a car parked outside.  Shots were fired, and the man in the car was killed.  A gun was recovered from the vehicle.

All of this comes less than 24 hours after a police shooting in Montrose.  Two officers with the City of Montrose were called out to check on the welfare of a 42-year-old man.  His family made the request.

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