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Capitol Coverage
8:43 am
Wed January 9, 2013

State Oil and Gas Agency Considers Setbacks

Members of the Colorado Oil and Gas commission wrap up a three day hearing in Denver today – at stake are new rules to oversee a new boom in oil and gas drilling. At the heart of those rules changing how far a drill rig can be from homes and schools. Bente Birkeland has more.


Local Newscast
8:30 am
Wed January 9, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, January 9, 2013

Headlines:

  • Young brothers deaths at Powderhorn ruled accidental
  • Oil and gas commission sets setback rules
  • Couple's death on Grand Mesa could have been avoided
  • Sen. Bennet initiates statewide workshops about exports
  • 2011 work related fatalities climbed slightly
  • CBI misses chance to fund masses of gun background checks

Capitol Coverage
10:33 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Economic Development Bill Preview

Flanked by Democratic leaders at the statehouse – Governor John Hickenlooper outlined his top job creation priorities for the upcoming legislation session and previewed the first house bill that will be introduced on Wednesday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Local Government
10:18 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Olen Lund Ends 8-year Tenure as County Commissioner

Outgoing Delta County Commissioner Olen Lund.
Credit Mart Durlin

Delta County Commissioner Olen Lund left his county office on Monday. He served two four-year terms, the maximum allowed. During a break in his last regular commissioner’s meeting, Lund took time out to reflect on his tenure with KVNF’s Marty Durlin.

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Local Newscast
8:33 am
Tue January 8, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Headlines:

  • Oil and gas commission sets new rules and regulations
  • Paonia resident Olen Lund finishes service as Delta commissioner
  • Governor Hickenlooper identifies top priorities in new session
  • Delta Hospital gets top rating for second year in a row
  • Fruita wins GOCO grant to finish bike park
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Local Newscast
8:20 am
Mon January 7, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, January 7, 2013

Headlines:

  • Colorado snowpack very low despite December storms
  • Search continues for missing teenager in Southwest Colorado
  • Canadian mining company builds assets, hopes for Montrose expansion
  • Over 50 Colorado hospitals start construction over last three years

Local Newscast
8:28 am
Fri January 4, 2013

KVNF Newscast: Friday, January 4, 2013

Headlines:

  • Governor To Expand Medicaid Coverage
  • North Fork Earthquake May Be Mining Related
  • Ouray's Wright Opera House Gets New Owners, Director and Soon, New Roof
  • Funding Will Help Restore Endangered Colorado Fish
  • Western Slope Skies
Local Newscast
8:28 am
Thu January 3, 2013

KVNF Newscast: Thursday, January 3, 2013

Headlines:

  • Gun Purchase Background Check Delay Over Nine Days
  • Regs Protect Wildlife During Antler Collection
  • Boulder County Cannabis Co-op Is "BYOC"
Local Newscast
8:35 am
Wed January 2, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Headlines:

  • Governor Certifies Election Results For Amendments 2 and 65
  • First Reefer Room Toasted After One Day
Local Newscast
8:43 am
Tue January 1, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Headlines:

  • Cell Phone Helps In Snowmobilers Rescue
  • Capitol Conversation: Legislative Preview
  • Groups May Challenge West Elk Coal Expansion
  • Cannabis Clubs Lighting Up

Capitol Coverage
8:34 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Capital Conversation: State Legislative Preview

State lawmakers return to the capitol’s gold dome on January 9th. As part of our capitol conversation series statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland talked to fellow reporters about some of the key issues to watch out for, and the new political dynamic.


Capitol Coverage
9:50 am
Mon December 31, 2012

State Senate Minority Leader Previews His Legislative Agenda

Colorado’s Senate minority leader Bill Cadman will be the only legislative leader returning to the same post when the session convenes on January 9th. Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland talked to him about how he sees the session playing out and what’s on his agenda.


Local Newscast
9:46 am
Mon December 31, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, December 31, 2012

Headlines:

  • CBI Wants More Money For Gun Background Checks
  • Avalanche Claims Ski Patroller At Snowmass
  • Rout County Snowmobilers Lost, Found, Not Found
  • State Senate Minority Leader Previews His Legislative Agenda
  • Despite Snow, Drought Outlook Uncertain
  • Norwood To Ring In The New Year With Fireworks Extravaganza

Local Newscast
8:29 am
Fri December 28, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, December 28, 2012

Headlines:

  • West Elk Mine Expansion Approved By BLM
  • Curbing Gun Violence, A Discussion
  • Record Gun Sales In Colorado Overwhelms Background Checks
  • Hotel Jerome Gets Facelift

Capitol Coverage
8:14 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Curbing Gun Violence, a Discussion

Curbing gun violence will be one of the hotly debated issues at the state capitol when lawmakers return on January 9th. As part of our capitol conversation series statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland takes a closer look at some of the ideas being circulated.


Capitol Coverage
9:19 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Next Majority Leader Previews State Legislative Session

Democratic state lawmaker Mark Ferrandino will make history next legislative session by becoming Colorado’s first gay speaker of the house. Bente Birkeland sat down with him to discuss his priorities for the session, and his new role.


Local Newscast
9:15 am
Thu December 27, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, December 27, 2012

Headlines:

  • Next Speaker of the House Previews State Legislative Session
  • State Distilleries Exploding In Number
  • Arkansas River Water Users Holding Their Breath

Capitol Coverage
8:41 am
Wed December 26, 2012

House Minority Leader Discusses Leg Session

Republicans in Colorado are coming off a difficult election after losing control of the Colorado state house. Bente Birkeland talked to the next house minority leader Republican Mark Waller to see how he’ll motivate his caucus during the session and work with Democrats.


Local Newscast
8:35 am
Wed December 26, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Headlines:

  • Ski industry seeks international tourists
  • House Minority Leader discusses Legislative issues

Local Newscast
8:17 am
Tue December 25, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Headlines:

  • Report on backcountry snow conditions from CAIC
  • Hotchkiss businessman creates handy app for Androids

Local News
9:01 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Award-Winning North Fork Airport

Mike Clawson.
Credit Marty Durlin

Colorado Pilot’s Association for exceptional service and facilities. Last week, airport manager Mike Clawson accepted another award from the Delta County Commissioners, noting the accomplishment. KVNF’s Marty Durlin has the story.

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Capitol Coverage
8:25 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Relatives of Aurora shooting victims urge gun control

A handful of victims from this summer’s Aurora theater shooting were at the state capitol on Friday urging lawmakers to curb gun violence. Victims say the country needs to take action now. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol. 

Local Newscast
8:19 am
Mon December 24, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, December 24, 2012

Headlines:

  • Avalanche danger increases after recent snows
  • North Fork Airport receives awards
  • Relatives of Aurora shooting victims urge gun control
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Capitol Coverage
8:48 am
Fri December 21, 2012

State's Economy Better Than Expected

State economists were in an optimistic mood yesterday, saying Colorado’s economy is performing better than the rest of the nation. As a result, lawmakers will also have more money to spend in next year’s budget than originally anticipated. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
8:41 am
Fri December 21, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, December 21, 2012

Headlines:

  • State Economy Better Than Expected
  • State Biologists Work To Restore Blue Mesa Salmon
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • Western Slope Skies - Solstice Edition
  • Good Solstice Wishes

Local Sports
3:41 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

KVNF Sports Report 12/20/12

Paonia 113-pounder Josh Altman controls Olathe's Austin Shank at the 35th annual Warrior Classic at Central High School.
Credit Tamie Meck

The Paonia Eagles beat out 38 teams to win last weekend's Warrior Classic wrestling tournament. The prestigious all-class tournament attracts teams from throughout the state, Utah, Wyoming and Arizona. KVNF sports reporter Tamie Meck has more.


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NEWS
3:35 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Local Newscast: Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Headlines:

  • USA Pro-cycling race picks host cities for 2013
  • A look ahead at water issues in legislative session
  • Naturita uranium mill looks to expand
  • Moment of Silence Friday for Sandy Hook victims
  • San Miguel County cuts budget funding to non-profits
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Local Newscast
8:41 am
Wed December 19, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Headlines:

  • Longmont Sued Over Fracking Ban
  • Gov Wants To Strengthen Mental Health Services and Support
  • Former Gov Ritter On Short List For Energy Secretary
  • Aspen Cancer Center Donations Decline
  • Allegiant Air Serves Montrose This Winter
  • Search For Dylan Redwine Continues With No Leads

Development
10:34 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Commissioners Deny Crawford Gravel Pit

In a split decision, Delta County Commissioners voted down a proposed gravel pit near Crawford on Monday, citing seven issues that influenced their decision. KVNF's Marty Durlin has more.


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Capitol Coverage
9:41 am
Tue December 18, 2012

State Legislative Session Preview

Gun laws, marijuana reform, and oil and gas regulations. These will be just a few of the hot button issues that state lawmakers grapple with during the next legislative session. Governor John Hickenlooper and legislative leaders outlined their thoughts in a panel at the Colorado Press Association. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


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