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11:50 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Next Generation Face A Changing Energy Sector

Credit Jake Ryan

With pushes for greener technology and scientific advancements, the future of America's electricity is changing. 

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NEWS
9:11 am
Mon November 3, 2014

New Clock May End Time As We Know It

Strontium atoms floating in the center of this photo are the heart of the world's most precise clock. The clock is so exact that it can detect tiny shifts in the flow of time itself.
Courtesy of the Ye group and Brad Baxley/JILA

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 12:51 pm

"My own personal opinion is that time is a human construct," says Tom O'Brian. O'Brian has thought a lot about this over the years. He is America's official timekeeper at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado.

To him, days, hours, minutes and seconds are a way for humanity to "put some order in this very fascinating and complex universe around us."

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NEWS
8:11 am
Mon November 3, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

  Newscast

  • Republicans turn in more ballots
  • The future of energy in America
  • Conversation about how the Senate might swap control
NEWS
10:57 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Layoffs Show Need For Diversity

With a region like the North Fork so dependent on one or two industries, layoffs like the one at Bowie can be devastating to the local economy. 

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NEWS
9:47 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Kennedy: Are We Ready For Big Tobacco-Style Marketing For Marijuana?

Low-dose pot-infused cookies, called the Rookie Cookie, sit on the packaging table Sept. 26 at The Growing Kitchen in Boulder, Colo. The state legalized recreational pot use last year.
Brennan Linsley AP

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 12:11 pm

There has been a lot of talk recently about marijuana legalization — increasing tax revenue for states, getting nonviolent offenders out of the prison system, protecting personal liberty, possible health benefits for those with severe illnesses. These are good and important conversations to have, and smart people from across the ideological spectrum are sharing their perspectives.

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NEWS
8:10 am
Fri October 31, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

  Newcast

  • Layoffs at Bowie #2
  • Region 10 looks to diversify Western Slope economy
  • Capitol Conversation about last minute politics
NEWS
6:34 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Local Reaction To Bowie Coal Mine Layoffs

A Paonia resident shows their support for the coal industry.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Bowie Resource Partners laid off 150 people at its Bowie #2 mine near Paonia. 


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NEWS
11:09 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Last Day For Boating In Ridgway State Park

Zebra Mussels from the Great Lakes
Credit Environmental Protection Agency

The last day for boating in Ridgway State Park is this Friday, Halloween.  From November first all the way until March, the lake will be closed to motorized craft.  As Kirstin Copeland, the park manager explains, it has less to do with the boat’s occupants, and more to do with their stowaways.

The boat ramp at Ridgway has a season to it after 2009 when we started needing to do education and inspection for aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels," says Kirstin, "for budgetary reasons we could only staff those for the predominant use season, and not the fringe season."

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NEWS
10:16 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Montrose Asks To Skip Testing

The Montrose School District is sending a message to the state about mandatory testing, but it looks like it will be a largely symbolic move. 

The school board passed a resolution requesting a five year waiver from state mandatory testing.  The two tests they're concerned about are the CMAST (Colorado Measure of Academic Standards) and the PARK.

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NEWS
8:11 am
Thu October 30, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

  Newscast

  • Bowie lays off 150 workers
  • Montrose School District asks to get out of state testing
  • Ridgway State Park closes boat ramp
  • Voting issues draw state attention
NEWS
5:03 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Bowie Coal Mine In Colorado Lays Off 150 Workers

Credit NPS

Bowie Resource Partners says it has eliminated 150 jobs at the Bowie #2 coal mine near Paonia.

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NEWS
8:11 am
Wed October 29, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

  Newscast

  • Scores are released for Western Slope schools
  • Mesa County set to OK ATV’s on county roads
  • Carbondale sees new marijuana testing lab
NEWS
4:34 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

New Colo. K-12 Tests Yield Marginal Results

Scores from Colorado’s new social studies and science tests for K-12 students show mixed results.

The exams have five rankings.

For science, 34 percent of Colorado’s fifth graders and 32 percent of eighth graders scored in the highest range.

However, statewide 32 percent of fourth graders and 45 percent of seventh graders scored in the lowest range on the social studies test.

The exams were taken by students last school year.

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NEWS
10:51 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Cuts Ahead for San Miguel Transit

Although it’s been years since the housing bubble burst, its ripples are still being felt. 

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NEWS
8:14 am
Tue October 28, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

  Newscast

  • Sounds from Punkin’ Chunkin’ Festival
  • Public transit being cut in San Miguel County
  • Hickenlooper and Beaprez have one last face off
NEWS
11:49 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Domestic Violence Persists Despite Drop In Colorado Cases

Source: Colorado Judicial Branch Annual Statistical Reports 2004-2013
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

    

Each year, thousands of Coloradans, men and women, are victims of domestic violence. They're abused by their husbands or wives, boyfriends or girlfriends.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, KVNF’s Laura Palmisano bring us the story of a survivor. 

Miriam is 25 years old.

Born in Mexico, she came to the U.S. with her parents when she was 11. 

She lived in Las Vegas before moving to Colorado two years ago.

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NEWS
8:12 am
Mon October 27, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

  Newscast

  • A look at domestic violence
  • Oil and gas contractor dies on job
  • Police standoff in Montrose
  • Republicans show strong force in early ballots
NEWS
2:32 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States

The federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 states and the capital, after Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that federal agencies will now recognize same-sex married couples in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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NEWS
8:14 am
Fri October 24, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Oct. 24 2014

  Newscast

  • Sleeping aids handed out to children in Montrose daycare
  • Politicians push together for compromise on Roan Plateau
  • A look at how both parties are tying to win over Latinos
NEWS
11:35 am
Thu October 23, 2014

MSHA Finishes Investigation Of Double Fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration released the results of their investigation into the two deaths at the Revenue silver mine in Ouray County last December.  They found that the miners died because of “management’s failure to dispose of deteriorated explosives in a safe manner.” 

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