NEWS

Bear Ranch
10:53 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Koch Accused of Holding Former Employee Captive

Credit Devon Meyers / Denver Post

  Bill Koch has made news lately for the construction of his own private Western village on his Bear Ranch property near Kebler pass. But this spring, Bear Ranch may also have played host to a private interrogation. A former employee of the energy magnate has filed a complaint against him, alleging that he was illegally held on Bear Ranch and unjustly fired. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious has more.  

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Local Newscast
8:40 am
Thu October 18, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, October 18, 2012

Headlines:

  • Wildfire Updates - Southwest Colorado Heats Up
  • Ski Season Begins, With A-Basin Opening Yesterday
  • Norwood Cell Tower Gets Planning Approval
  • San Miguel Power Will Likely Pass Wholesale Power Increase To Members
  • Abraham House Homeless Shelter To Expand
NEWS
10:53 am
Wed October 17, 2012

West Elk Mine Pays Reduced Royalties

The West Elk Mine near Somerset has been given a temporary reduction in the royalties it pays to the state and federal governments. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that the reduction is because the mine has encountered some tricky geological conditions.

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NEWS
9:38 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Delta Commissioners Long Overdue on Hen House Decision

It’s been more than a month since the Delta County Commissioners held a special public hearing to take more evidence in a decision on whether to allow two laying hen operations in the county. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that neighbors of the already-operational hen house on Powell Mesa are tired of waiting for the county to act.

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Capitol Coverage
9:24 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Legalize Marijuana Amendment Would Pass If Vote Were Today

Supporters and opponents of legalizing marijuana in Colorado faced off on Monday evening during a two-hour debate. Colorado Christian University hosted the event. Bente (BEN tuh) Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Local Newscast
8:53 am
Wed October 17, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Headlines:

  • Legalize Marijuana Amendment Would Pass If Vote Were Today
  • Delta County Chicken Wars Continue
  • Wildfire Update - Red Flag Warnings!
  • Conservation Easement Program Needs Fixing
  • State Wants Comments For Deer Management
Capitol Coverage
9:05 am
Tue October 16, 2012

State Launches Oil and Gas Water Quality Database

In an effort to give the public more information on the impact of oil and gas drilling in their communities – the Colorado Department of Natural Resources is launching a new public database on water quality near drilling well sites. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Local Newscast
9:02 am
Tue October 16, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Headlines:

  • Koch accused of holding former employee captive
  • COGCC launches new water quality database
  • Gessler continues to draw fire for RNC trip
  • Ouray Student National Merit Finalist
  • Abraham Connection Continues to Grow
Capitol Coverage
9:38 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Bi-Partisan Collaboration On Forest Health

State and federal leaders gathered in Denver on Friday/ today to talk about ways to improve forest health. Lawmakers from both parties agree Colorado forests face many challenges, and any solution will require collaboration. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

Capitol Coverage
9:31 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Mail-in Ballots Mailed Out

The first wave of Colorado voters will begin casting their ballots for the November election next week/starting this week. On Monday county clerks send out mail ballots to thousands of voters across the state. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Local Newscast
8:28 am
Mon October 15, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, October 15, 2012

Headlines:

  • Mail Ballots Mailed Out Today
  • Tax Break For West Elk Coal Mine
  • Bi-Partisan Collaboration For Forest Health
  • Gov, US Senators Pushing For Post-Fire Recovery
  • Uranium Drive-in Sign Still Glowing
Local Newscast
9:02 am
Fri October 12, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, October 12, 2012

Headlines:

  • Gessler Continues To Generate Controversy
  • Goblin Fire Continues To Grow
  • DMEA and SMPA Facing Wholesale Power Increase
  • Rifle Hunt Preview With Wildlife Manager Kirk Madriaga
  • Walk/Run/Bike To Support Breast Cancer Program
  • Western Slope Skies
Capitol Coverage
8:57 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Dems Fed Up With GOP Secretary of State

Democrats at the statehouse say they’re fed up with Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s partisan games. Two lawmakers plan to introduce legislation next session to try and rein him in. As Bente Birkeland reports, this is just one of several controversies surrounding the high profile official.

Local Newscast
8:49 am
Thu October 11, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, October 11, 2012

Headlines:

  • Democrats Fed Up With Republican Secretary of State
  • First Lady Visits Colorado Springs
  • Wildfire Updates
  • Energy Fuels Moving To Re-open Newly Acquired Uranium Mines
  • Telluride and San Miguel County Support Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill
  • Amendment 64 Draws Support and Opposition
KVNF Sports
3:06 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Local Sports Report: 10/10/12

Hotchkiss senior Savannah Rocha defends against a kill shot by Easton Hartigan (14) of Paonia at the Pink Night fundraiser in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Tamie Meck

With four weeks remaining until prep football playoff season begins, the battle for first place in the 1A Western Slope League is likely to come down to the three Delta County teams. KVNF’s Tamie Meck has this report.

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Pass the Mic
1:46 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Pass the Mic: 2012 Paonia Fashion Show Report

Pass the Mic Arts reporters, Katya Schwieterman and Riven Sky Badgett, interview fashion designers for 2012 Paonia Fashion and Design show.
"Pass the Mic" is a project of North Fork Heart and Soul and KVNF Community Radio.


Video edited by: Ali Lightfoot

Pass the Mic
1:34 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

What is "Pass the Mic" all About?

"Pass the Mic" is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF community radio in Paonia, Colorado, in partnership with the North Fork Heart & Soul Project. Over the course of two years, 14 young reporters will be assigned to a "beat" reporting on a North Fork industry. Youth participants learn the skills of how to produce interviews and stories in a multi-media context, and will be supported in presenting their final projects to the valley.

Capitol Coverage
10:04 am
Wed October 10, 2012

State Tourism Conference Launches

The state’s tourism industry kicks off a three-day annual conference today in Steamboat Springs. State officials say they’ll take a look at better ways to market the state, but as Bente Birkeland reports, they’ll also discuss messaging, especially in the face of uncontrollable events such as wildfires.

Local Newscast
9:02 am
Wed October 10, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Headlines:

  • Wildfire Update
  • Last Minute Voter Registration Floods State Website
  • Southwest Colorado Television Viewers Get New Mexico Political Ads
  • Preview of Tonight's 3rd Congressional Debate
  • State Tourism Conference Starts Today In Steamboat
  • Claim Period For 2011 Crop Losses Opens Oct 22
  • Garfield County Commissioner Expresses Support For Increased Oil and Gas Setbacks
Local Newscast
9:22 am
Tue October 9, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Headlines:

  • Declining Revenue Stresses San Miguel County Budget
  • Vandals Attach Aspen GOP HQ For Third Time
  • Curbside Recycling Returning To Montrose
  • State County Clerks Criticize Colorado Secretary of State
  • Voter Registration Deadline TODAY
  • Tipton Introduces Legislation To Eliminate Cash For Surveys
  • Giant Tortoise Arrested In Northern Utah Town
NEWS
12:40 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Amy Goodman in Paonia

Award-winning progressive journalist Amy Goodman, the host of Democracy Now! (heard weekdays at 6 pm on KVNF,) visited Paonia Saturday, Oct. 5th, and spoke before an enthusiastic audience at the Paradise Theatre. The event was a fund-raiser for KVNF & High Country News.

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Local Newscast
9:12 am
Mon October 8, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, October 8th, 2012

Headlines:

  • Two wildfires burned Friday near Hotchkiss
  • Highway 13 fire nearly contained
  • Railroad starts Goblin Fire near Durango
  • Flags lowered in honor of Fire Prevention Week
  • Voter registration deadline approaches
  • Health Care law makes insurance more affordable for businesses
  • GMUG Open House for new Forest Supervisor
  • Columbus Day Closures
NEWS
4:50 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Two Fires Burning North of Hotchkiss

Two wildfires are currently burning north of Hotchkiss this afternoon. Both fires are believed to be caused by lightning as the area received numerous lightning strikes during the past 24 hours. Smoke may be visible in the area throughout the day and may settle into valleys overnight.

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The Watch Report
10:52 am
Fri October 5, 2012

The Watch Report: 10/5/12

In this week's report from the Watch Newspaper: Miner in stable condition after accident, Montrose Memorial Hospital acquires new buildings, Hydropower on the Horizon from Ridgway Dam.

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Railroads
10:22 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Union Pacific Hopes to Close 3 Paonia RR Crossings

At last week’s Paonia Town Council meeting, representatives from Union Pacific Railroad announced that they want to close three railroad crossings in the town limits. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious spoke to Delta County Independent Reporter Kathy Browning about the proposal.

For more on the story, read Kathy Browning’s piece in this week’s edition of the Delta County Independent.

Local Newscast
8:34 am
Fri October 5, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, October 5, 2012

Headlines:

  • UPRR hopes to close three Paonia intersections
  • Wildfire near Rifle now burning over 900 acres
  • Weekly Watch Report
  • Information sought regarding poaching near Telluride
Local Newscast
2:50 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Headlines:

  • Recap of Presidential Debate
  • Delta Police Identify Man Found dead
  • Wildfire north of Rifle closes highway
  • Shearer Creek Fire contained
  • Montrose BOCC May Fund Clinics Next Year
Mountain Rescue
3:16 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

West Elk Mountain Rescue Saves Climber

Members of the West Elk Mountain Rescue Team completed their fourth rescue of the summer on Sunday when they helped rescue an injured climber from the Marble area. The climber didn’t return to the trailhead Saturday night, and was still missing Sunday morning. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious spoke to West Elk Mountain Rescue President Phil Volckhausen, Training Director Steve Morris, and Team Member Tony Prendergast about the rescue and the team’s efforts.

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Local Newscast
9:31 am
Wed October 3, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Headlines:

  • Suspicious Death in Delta
  • Hispanic Voting Bloc Courted by Both Sides
  • Delta County Gets Hazmat Improvements
  • 4H Club Visits Delta Commissioners
  • West Elk Mountain Rescue Saves Climber
  • New Bike Tour at Colorado National Monument
Education
11:22 am
Tue October 2, 2012

West End School District Wins BEST Grant

The West End School District has seen its enrollment continue to drop over the last couple decades, and has had trouble keeping school facilities up to code. This year, the district was awarded a nearly 13 million dollar BEST grant from the State of Colorado. BEST grants — which stands for Building Excellent Schools Today— provide matching money for school districts that can’t afford building repairs on their own.

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