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10:12 am
Thu August 1, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, August 1, 2013

 

  • Restorative Justice considered in Crawford
  • Atchley disputes BLM draft plan in Dominguez Escalante Conservation Area
  • BLM to hold advisory council meeting in Ridgway
  • Local farmers await Congressional action on Farm Bill
  • State readies for Affordable Care Act
  • NFMAD sprays for West Nile Virus mosquitoes in North Fork
  • Grand Junction mayor comments on abuse in the work place

 

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NEWS
8:54 am
Wed July 31, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Wednesday, July 31, 2013

  • FBI and Montrose Authorities Release Illustrations of Missing Woman
  • Tom Tancredo Challenges Hickenlooper to Debate on Tax Increase
  • Some Montrose Residents Angry About Airport Improvement Spending
  • Marty Durlin Speaks with Jason Beason of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
  • Harvest Public Media – Can Planned Grazing Revive Grassland Soil?
  • Upper Management of Pueblo Newspaper Sign Giron Recall Petition
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NEWS
8:27 am
Wed July 31, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Wednesday, July 31, 2013

  • FBI and Montrose Authorities Release Illustrations of Missing Woman
  • Tom Tancredo Challenges Hickenlooper to Debate on Tax Increase for Education
  • Some Montrose Residents Angry about Airport Improvement Spending
  • Marty Durlin speaks with Jason Beason of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory about Bird Monitoring
  • Harvest Public Media – Can Planned Grazing Revive Grassland Soil?
  • Upper Management of Publeo Newspaper Sign Giron Recall Petition
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NEWS
8:15 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Can planned grazing revive grassland soil?

William Burnidge, left, an ecologist with the Nature Conservancy, is working with rancher Nathan Andrews to test out a different method of grazing.
Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media

The world’s soil is in trouble. Ecologists say without dramatic changes to how we manage land, vast swathes of grassland are at risk of turning into hard-packed desert. Farmers and ranchers know in a few decades they’ll have to feed a lot more people, while at the same time, keep the soil healthy and make money doing it. KUNC and Harvest Public Media reporter Luke Runyon takes us to eastern Colorado, where researchers are turning to some unexpected partners to revive the soil.

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Local Newscast
8:45 am
Tue July 30, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Headlines:

  • Oil and Gas Industry, BLM Split Over Cost of New Fracking Rules
  • iSeeChange Report – Western Slope Water Shortages – Relief Soon?
  • 28-Year-Old Montrose Man to Compete in 2013 X Games
  • Colorado Craft Brewing Industry Continues to Grow
NEWS
10:23 am
Mon July 29, 2013

How Secure is the "Fort Knox" of Seeds?

Dave Dierig, research leader at the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, stands among the ceiling-high shelves that hold the 600,000 seed packets in this cold storage vault.
Grace Hood/KUNC

When unapproved genetically modified wheat was found growing in Oregon earlier this year, it didn’t take long for accusations about how it ended up there to start flying. A flurry of initial finger-pointing cast potential blame on a federal seed vault in Fort Collins, Colo., which housed the same strain of wheat, developed by Monsanto Corp., for about seven years up until late 2011.

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Local Newscast
8:58 am
Mon July 29, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, July 29, 2013

Headlines:

  • TX US Senator Ted Cruz Speaks at Conservative Western Summit
  • Colorado US Senator Mark Udall Calls for Reforms to Patriot Act
  • Sounds of the High Country from KDNK – The Past, Present and Future of Wildfires in Colorado
  • Nine Colorado Counties Chosen for Alternative Fuel Vehicles Pilot Project
  • Harvest Public Media Report – How Secure is the Fort Knox of Seeds?
NEWS
11:40 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Connecting the Drops: Water Shortages in the San Luis Valley

Karla Shriver standing by one of the many pivot sprinkler systems that she uses to irrigate her approximately 1,000 acres of potatoes, small grains, and hay on her farm, just north of Alamosa, Colorado
Maeve Conran

In early July, Colorado designated 14 counties "primary natural disaster areas" due to agricultural losses caused by the recent and ongoing drought.  Several of those counties are in the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado.  Farmers there are now eligible for low interest emergency loans, but as KGNU’s Maeve Conran reports, that may not be enough for this agricultural hub, which is facing a long term water crisis that could permanently affect the entire valley.  

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NEWS
8:32 am
Fri July 26, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Friday, July 26, 2013

  • Pueblo-Area Democrat Petitions to Join Giron Recall Election
  • Connecting the Drops: San Luis Valley Water Shortages
  • Grand Junction Company to Participate in US-China Eco-Partnership
  • Open-Source EID Software for Sheep Tracking
  • Illegal Insecticide Spraying Reported by North Fork Mosquito Abatement District
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NEWS
8:15 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Local Sheep Ranchers Unveil Open-Source, DIY Tracking System

Oogie and Ken McGuire talk sheep tagging with John Bartmann. Ken's hommeade EID reader, built with PVC pipe and LED lights, sits at the bottom right
Travis Bubenik, KVNF

With severe drought continuing to affect agriculture on the Western Slope, KVNF’s Travis Bubenik explores how two tech-savy local sheep farmers found a way to cut costs and manage their animals more efficiently. 

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