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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.


Local Newscast
9:35 am
Tue December 18, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Headlines:

  • Numerous Protests Filed Against NF Gas Leasing
  • Delta Commissioners Deny Crawford Gravel Pit
  • Judge Rejects Anti-trust Settlement For Gas Companies
  • Deputy Involved In Alleged Kidnapping
  • Legislative Preview From the Capitol
  • Farmers/Ranchers Being Surveyed RE Drought (see details below)

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Ranching
9:53 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Ranchers Struggle with Drought

Crawford rancher Dick Hansen drives through the property where he pastures his herd. This year's drought meant that his hay crop was only half of what it normally is.

Business is booming at cattle sales yards throughout Colorado – but that’s not so good for ranchers. Last year's dry winter combined with an ongoing drought are forcing many ranchers to sell more than they like.


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Capitol Coverage
8:55 am
Mon December 17, 2012

President Obama Weighs in on Marijuana Legalization

On Friday, President Barack Obama told ABC news that he won’t make it a top priority to go after Colorado and Washington State for legalizing marijuana. But as statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland reports, the announcement still leaves many unanswered questions in Colorado.


Local Newscast
8:31 am
Mon December 17, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, December 17, 2012

Headlines:

  • Questions Persist About Federal Treatment of Legal Marijuana
  • Pitkin County Will Likely Support Sopris Land Swap
  • State Ranchers Struggle With Drought
  • Protest Deadline Today For NF Oil/Gas Lease Sale
  • Native Seed Warehouse Opens In Delta

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