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Capitol Coverage
8:52 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Capitol Conversation: A Look Ahead to the 2013 Legislative Session

Democrats will control both state legislative chambers when the state’s legislative session convenes in January. Lawmakers will be dealing with several controversial issues, including crafting regulations for recreational marijuana. Bente Birkeland talks to fellow statehouse reporters about what to expect and how the dynamics are likely to change.


Local Newscast
8:45 am
Wed November 14, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation, a Look Ahead to the Coming Legislative Session
  • Oil and Gas Supporters Rally At State Capitol
  • Outdoor Rec Industry Seeks Expansion of Canyonlands
  • Naturita Library Garners Another Award For Excellence
  • Great American Smokeout Tomorrow
  • Fly Flags At Half-Mast For Fallen Lawman
  • Winter Road Closures Announced
  • Colorado Springs TV Station Stinks

Pass the Mic
2:22 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Pass the Mic: Interview with Craig Childs

Arts Reporter, Katya Schwieterman, interviews author Craig Childs, for North Fork Heart & Soul's Pass the Mic.  

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NEWS
10:04 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Local Newscast: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Headlines:

  • Oxbow and Aspen SkiCo team up to create green energy
  • Anti-civil unions state legislators voted out
  • Telluride’s medical marijuana dispensaries prepare for Amendment 64
  • Colorado National Monument starts public input process
  • Small business may qualify for state tax credit
Energy
9:39 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Coal Mine Converts Waste Methane into Electricity

Tom Vessels at the Elk Creek Mine.
Credit Brendon Bosworth

The North Fork Valley is now home to a new form of "green" electricity. On Friday, Oxbow’s Elk Creek mine officially launched a 3 megawatt project generating electricity from methane gas. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that the project is the culmination of years of work from an unlikely alliance: involving the mine, a gas company, electric co-ops and the uber environmentally-conscious Aspen Skiing Company.


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NEWS
1:57 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Pass the Mic: Interview with Norm Smith

Pass the Mic youth reporters Will Ela and Isaac Van Horn interview local rancher Norm Smith:

Local Newscast
9:50 am
Mon November 12, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, November 12, 2012

Headlines:

  • Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill Hearings Continue Through Tuesday
  • BLM Reduces State Acreage Available For Oil/Shale Development
  • Montrose Likely To Prohibit Sale Of Marijuana
  • Amendment 64 Votes Closely Followed Presidential Votes
  • Colorado Voter Turnout Likely To Surpass Historic 2008 Turnout
  • What To Expect From New Healthcare Law Now
  • Western Senators Support Pro-Timber Industry Policies

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Capitol Coverage
10:28 am
Fri November 9, 2012

CO Dems Select First Openly Gay Man as House Speaker

Colorado Democrats made history on Thursday by selecting the first openly gay man to be the speaker of the state house of representatives. Bente  Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
9:35 am
Fri November 9, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, November 9th, 2012

Headlines:

  • CO Dems Select 1st Openly Gay Man as Speaker of State House
  • USFS Upholds West Elk Mine Expansion
  • Montrose City Attorney Retires
  • Cañon City Residents Concerned about Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill
  • CPW Cites Med Pilot For Harrassing Elk
  • Ouray Ice Park Adds Climbing Tower
  • Rim Rock Drive Closed Saturday for Marathon
  • State Offices Closed Monday

Local Sports
9:16 am
Thu November 8, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 11/8/12

Hotchkiss QB Josh Hardin hands off to Trenton Tamayo in the 48-7 first-round win against Wiggins.
Credit Mike Beard

It's playoff season in preps volleyball and football. KVNF’s Tamie Meck reports on who’s still alive in the run for a state title

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Capitol Coverage
9:05 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Colorado in Marijuana Limbo

On the heels of a victory for marijuana legalization advocates, Colorado officials say the federal government could still crack down on the drugs use - since marijuana is still illegal under federal law. Bente Birkeland has more.

Local Newscast
8:57 am
Thu November 8, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, November 8, 2012

Headlines:

  • Western Slope voters bucked statewide trends
  • Amendment 64 advocates await Federal response
  • Local prep teams in football, volleyball playoffs
  • Bus service between GJ and Durango will resume
  • Fatality in Delta County car crash

Delta County Hen Houses
11:24 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Hen House Lawsuit Settled, For Now

The case between Delta county and opponents of two laying hen operations in the county is finally settled, for now. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious has more.


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Election 2012
9:59 am
Wed November 7, 2012

KVNF Local Election Results

On the Western Slope, Republican incumbent Scott Tipton kept his seat with 54 percent of the vote, with Democrat Sal Pace coming up close with 41% of the vote.

Here are the results for the Colorado state house races in our area:

In District 61, Democratic incumbent Millie Hamner kept her seat in a very tight race, getting just 50% of the vote over Republican Debra Irvine, Independent Kathleen Curry, and Libertarian Ellen Temby and American Constitutionalist Robert Petrowsky.

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Capitol Coverage
9:46 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Democrats Take Back Control of State Legislature

Democrats now have control of both chambers of the Colorado state legislature.

Democrats now have control of both chambers of the Colorado state legislature, putting the GOP in the backseat when it comes to next legislative session. Republican had hoped to expand their one-seat advantage in the house of representatives. Bente Birkeland has more from Denver.


Capitol Coverage
9:41 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Colorado Legalizes Marijuana

It’s now legal in Colorado for people over the age of 21 to smoke marijuana recreationally. Voters passed amendment 64 making Colorado the first state in the country, along with Washington State, to legalize pot. Bente Birkeland has more from Denver.


Local Newscast
8:27 am
Wed November 7, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Headlines:

  • All three ballot measures approved in Colorado
  • Democrats win majority in both chambers of State House
  • Complete election results from KVNF listening area
  • Secretary of State Scott Gessler in more legal hotwater
  • Planned power outages in Norwood area
Election 2012
11:07 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Rick Perry Rallies GOP Vote in Delta

Credit Marty Durlin

Delta County Commissioners rearranged their schedule Monday in order to attend a rally featuring Rick Perry. The Texas governor was touring with local state legislators to urge Republicans to get out the vote. KVNF’s Marty Durlin has more.

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Local Newscast
8:44 am
Tue November 6, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Headlines:

  • Republicans lead early vote in Colorado
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits Delta
  • Colorado mortgage loans paid off at high rate
  • Naturita Library receives prestigious award
  • Antero Resources selling all leases near Rifle
  • Fee-Free weekend at Colorado National Monument

Infrastructure
1:39 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

EAGLE-Net Brings Broadband Access to Colorado

Improved access to broadband internet is starting to become a reality for Colorado, even the rural Western Slope. The EAGLE‑Net Alliance was given a grant in September 2010 to build the EAGLE‑Net a broadband network around the state. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious spoke to EAGLE-Net Alliance Regional Representative Patrick Swonger about the project and it’s regional impacts.

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Local Newscast
1:10 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, November 5th, 2012

Headlines:

  • Campaigns Work Overtime in Home Stretch
  • West Nile Cases in Delta County Far Surpass Last Year
  • EagleNET Brings Broadband Access to Colorado
  • Increased Wildlife Danger with Time Change

The Watch Report
10:46 am
Fri November 2, 2012

The Watch Report: 11/2/12

In this week's Watch report: Anticipation builds for Pinon Ridge Uranium mill hearing, Survey of Montrose School District finds drop in achievement, Ridgway seeks community input on streetscape plan.

KVNF has teamed up with the Watch newspapers to bring you stories from Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties. Managing editor Gus Jarvis has with this week’s report.

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Local Sports
10:11 am
Fri November 2, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 11/2/12

The Hotchkiss girls cross country team won this year's state 2A cross country title. From left, Sophia Schelle, Natalie Anderson, Tiffany Clock, Jenni Celis (back) and Mae Anderson.
Credit Tracy Sturgis

Four prep football teams in the KVNF listening area have qualified for the state playoffs, and the Hotchkiss girls cross country team claimed the state title at the 2A cross country meet in Colorado Springs. KVNF's Tamie Meck reports on these stories and more in this week's sports report.

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Capitol Coverage
9:05 am
Fri November 2, 2012

State Budget Looking Up

For the first time in years, the upcoming state budget will not be centered on making deep cuts. Governor John Hickenlooper unveiled his budget proposal yesterday. It doesn’t include any major cuts and instead asks lawmakers for more money for education and economic development projects. State employees would also see a pay raise. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
8:57 am
Fri November 2, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, November 2, 2012

Headlines:

  • State Budget Looking Up
  • Two Locals Appointed To Coal Mine Board of Examiners
  • Legislator Aims To Remove Guns From College Campuses
  • Juvenile Charged With Arson In Weber Fire
  • Watch Report On Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • Colorado Spruce Heads to US Capitol For Christmas
  • Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

ELECTION 2012
11:20 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Marijuana Enforcement Disproportionately Impact Minorities

Even though more patients can legally buy pot, arrests are up 7%.
Credit CPN / Colorado Public News

100,000 Coloradans have medical marijuana licenses now. Still, even though more patients can legally buy pot, arrests are UP by seven per cent. And data shows that minorities are arrested at higher rates than whites, even though they use the drug less. With an amendment to legalize marijuana on the ballot this fall, Colorado Public News’ Carol McKinley takes a look at the controversial issue.

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Capitol Coverage
9:07 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Capitol Conversation: State Election Roundup

Not only is Colorado a key swing state in the presidential election, this fall voters will also be deciding on a host of other races and issues. For instance, whether to legalize marijuana, and down ticket candidates that will determine the makeup of the Colorado state legislature. Bente Birkeland talks to statehouse reporters about what’s at stake.


Local Newscast
9:02 am
Thu November 1, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation, State Election Roundup
  • Minorities Smoke Pot Less, Get Arrested More
  • Public Lands Policies Could Decide Election
  • Ryan In Colorado, Again
  • West Slope Police Chiefs In Turmoil
  • With No El Nino, Winter Moisture Uncertain

Local Newscast
8:36 am
Wed October 31, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Headlines:

  • SG Interests Has Connections With Scott Tipton
  • Former Paonia Finance Officer To Be Charged With Theft
  • Region 10 Names New Executive Director
  • iSeeChange Finds Black Widows Everywhere
  • Montrose County Road Closure

Energy
10:59 am
Tue October 30, 2012

"War On Coal:" Behind the Rhetoric

Credit Ali Lightfoot

This election season, some political opinions are being boldly expressed around the North Fork Valley. Yard signs read: “STOP THE WAR ON COAL—FIRE OBAMA.” Area coal miners demonstrated the same message on a rainy afternoon a few weeks ago. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious took a look at the economic realities behind the “war on coal” rhetoric.

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