NEWS

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

Capitol Coverage
8:58 am
Fri December 14, 2012

CO Secretary of State Faces Another Inquiry

The state audit committee is the latest group to look into whether Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler misused public funds. The bi-partisan committee voted unanimously on Thursday to move forward with an initial investigation. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
8:47 am
Fri December 14, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, December 14, 2012

Headlines:

  • Secretary of State again under investigation
  • Gov. Hickenlooper wants legislature to address gun control
  • Applications for conceal/carry permits skyrocketing in Colorado
  • Marble Quarry under new Italian ownership, expanding steadily
  • All Points Transit changes time policy for seniors, disabled passengers

Local Sports
11:16 am
Thu December 13, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 12/13/12

Paonia's Taylor Katzer scores after making one of his five steals in the Eagles' 53-50 win over Grand Valley.
Credit Tamie Meck

A Grand Valley Senior wrestler made history in Delta on Saturday. KVNF’s Tamie Meck reports on the wrestling tournament, prep basketball, and the start of winter sports.


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Local Newscast
8:24 am
Thu December 13, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, December 13, 2012

Headlines:

  • Colorado River Basin faces drastic water shortage
  • Montrose County names new Manager
  • Good Samaritans earn protections to clean up old mines
  • Weekly KVNF Sports Report

NEWS
3:26 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Local News: Water battle brewing on San Miguel

Montrose County has filed for a series of massive water rights on the San Miguel River. The county says it needs the water for future development in the West End. But the claims may put an unnecessary burden on some residents of the area. And as KVNF’s Terray Sylvester reports, they’ve also begun to strain the relationship between Montrose and San Miguel counties.

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Capitol Coverage
8:30 am
Wed December 12, 2012

State Commission Considers Oil and Gas Setbacks

Drilling rig in Western Colorado.

Energy regulators in Colorado are examining whether to increase the distance between oil and gas drilling sites and buildings such as schools and homes. They’re also considering a water-testing requirement that would need to be done before and after drilling takes place.


Local Newscast
8:23 am
Wed December 12, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Headlines:

  • Oil and gas commission discusses setbacks
  • Foreclosure rates in state down, but up in Mesa County
  • Salazar limits the number of wild horses BLM can sell
  • Colorado National Monument to close during storms
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort set to open Saturday
  • Mesa County Libraries running a Gift Tree program

Capitol Coverage
8:29 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Marijuana Now Legal in Colorado

It’s now legal to smoke marijuana in Colorado. Governor John Hickenlooper certified the election results of amendment 64 on Monday, which allows people over age 21 to grow and smoke small amounts of pot. And as Bente Birkeland reports, the Governor also signed an executive order creating a marijuana task force to help state lawmakers craft new regulations.


Local Newscast
8:18 am
Tue December 11, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper certifies Amendment 64, pot legal in Colorado
  • San Miguel Commissioners file protest over BLM oil and gas lease
  • U.S. Representatives send letter to Salazar, oppose fracking regs
  • Montrose County to charge for public records
  • BLM uses airplanes to seed areas near Paonia and Hotchkiss

Local Newscast
8:26 am
Mon December 10, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, December 10, 2012

Headlines:

  • 300 turnout for Dylan Redwine search
  • Colorado will not sue Longmont over fracking ban
  • Western mule deer population declines by over 50 percent
  • Energy Department invests to improve solar energy forecasts
  • Moratorium on new cell towers in San Miguel County
  • Population in Western Colorado declined in last decade

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