NEWS

Local Newscast
9:47 am
Tue November 27, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Headlines:

  • Search For Dylan Redwine Continues
  • Hotckiss Firm Wins Beetle Kill Harvest Contract
  • iSeeChange: Weather Boosts Bumper Fruit Crop
  • Dry Weather Limits Skier Access
  • Aurora City Just Says No To Pot Prosecutions
  • Cell Tower Approved Near Norwood Schools
  • Idaho Springs Tunnels Restricted This Week

NEWS
8:30 am
Mon November 26, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, November 26, 2012

Headlines:

  • Colorado Health Exchange opens in October
  • Closure of Hostess Inc. has local ripple effect
  • Search continues for missing teenager in SW Colorado
  • Cedaredge, Rifle both post big prep football playoff wins
Local Newscast
8:30 am
Fri November 23, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, November 23, 2012

Headlines:

  • Warmer Than Normal Winter Forecast
  • Small Theaters Struggle With Digital Transition

NEWS
10:24 am
Thu November 22, 2012

North Fork Oil and Gas Leasing Returns

Mount Lamborn and Landsend.

Once again, the North Fork Valley is back on the table for oil and gas development. Despite months of widespread opposition from the community, on Friday, the Bureau of Land Management announced that it plans to offer about 21,000 acres for sale near Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford in February. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports on the new proposal.


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Local Newscast
8:40 am
Thu November 22, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, November 22, 2012

Headlines:

  • Yager Guilty of Murder in the 2nd
  • North Fork Oil & Gas Leasing Sale
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • More Colorado Wild Turkeys Than Ever

Local Newscast
8:45 am
Wed November 21, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Headlines:

  • October Unemployment Figures
  • Delta County Commission Discusses Oil/Gas Leasing
  • Water Leasing Program Would Boost Flow
  • US & Mexico Sign Historic Water Agreement
  • Heavy Water Release From Glen Canyon To Repair Grand Canyon Habitat
  • State DOT Winter Assistance Programs Begin

Local Newscast
9:07 am
Tue November 20, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Headlines:

  • Gates Grant To Aid Colorado Students
  • Study Suggests Toxic Emissions From Drilling
  • Small Business Saturday This Weekend In Montrose
  • Mesa County Transit To Add More CNG Buses
  • Turkey Talk

Local Newscast
8:35 am
Mon November 19, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, November 19, 2012

Headlines:

  • Oil and Gas Drilling Back On for the North Fork Valley
  • Former Delta Petroleum Exec Now Former Recovery Energy Exec
  • US Representative Would Protect Colorado's Stash
  • Montrose County Manager Search Narrows Field To Five
  • Warm Weather In Forecast As 1 In 7 Travel For Thanksgiving

Local Newscast
8:31 am
Fri November 16, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, November 16, 2012

Headlines:

  • Law Enforcement Response To Amendment 64 Varies
  • A Bright Side To Beetle Kill
  • Forest Service Plans Slash Pile Burns
  • Christmas Tree Harvesting Permits Available (click on 'read more' for details)
  • Western Slope Skies
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DONATE
10:50 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

NYC Stations Suffer Severe Hurricane Damage

Can you help?

Two NFCB (National Federation of Community Broadcasters) member radio stations suffered extreme damage during hurricane Sandy. Visit the websites of WFMU and WBAI to find out more, and see how you can help.

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Local Newscast
9:27 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Uranium Mill Hearings Conclude

Paradox Basin in southwest Colorado

The state health department is deciding—again—whether or not to allow a new uranium mill in Southwest Colorado. It would be the first licensed in the country in more than twenty-five years. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approved the project last year—but a judge threw it out, and called for more public hearings. Those were held in Nucla over the last week. They’re the latest in the larger debate about whether or not to revive the uranium industry here. Reporter Elise Thatcher has the story.

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Capitol Coverage
9:16 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Gov's TBD Initiative Calls for Reform of State Constitution

A group tasked with tackling the state’s largest challenges says Colorado needs to reform the constitution and discuss putting more money into schools and roads. The report from Governor John Hickenlooper’s TBD initiative concludes that Colorado is on an unsustainable financial path. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
9:10 am
Thu November 15, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, November 15, 2012

Headlines:

  • Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill Hearings Completed
  • Grand Valley Police and Sheriff Adjusting To Legalized Pot
  • Governor's TBD Initiative Calls For Constitutional Reform
  • KVNF Sports Report
Local Sports
11:46 am
Wed November 14, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 11/15/12

Bulldog Joe Boyle gets the sack in Hotchkiss's 47-26 come-from-behind win over Limon.
Credit Tamie Meck

Football fans are in for a treat this weekend. With two state football playoff games happening in Delta County on Saturday, this is an opportunity to catch some of the best football action of the season right in our back yard. KVNF’s Tamie Meck gives an update on this and more.


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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.


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