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11:43 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Fire at Stahl Orchards in Paonia Took 5 Hours to Extinguish

Brian Cambria

Paonia Fire Chief Mike Byers and his volunteer crew responded to a fire in a shed belonging to Stahl’s Orchards just outside of Paonia about 4 pm Monday afternoon. Twenty-one fire-fighters and seven trucks were involved in fighting the blaze, which took five hours to extinguish.

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Local Newscast
8:30 am
Thu May 9, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, May 09, 2013.

Headlines:

  • Legislative roundup
  • Greeley Town Council okays 16 gas wells despite opposition from citizens
  • Colorado third-graders score poorly on reading tests
  • Bears wake up, wander into Telluride
  • DMEA candidate frum Wed May 15
Local Newscast
8:48 am
Wed May 8, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, May 08, 2013.

Headlines:

  • Stahl shed burns in Paonia
  • State’s fire-fighting fleet is unfunded
  • Stoned while driving bill passes, along with other marijuana measures
  • Hotchkiss dog trials this weekend
  • CHC launches air-monitoring baseline study
  • Antero fined by COGCC for Rifle pipeline leak in 2010
NEWS
4:49 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Local Farmer Jere Lowe on How Marijuana Should be Regulated

Local farmer Jere Lowe
Credit Marty Durlin

Local farmer Jere Lowe thinks he has a better framework for regulating recreational marijuana than anything the Colorado Legislature has come up with. In fact, he wrote his own alternative plan, and emailed it to state legislators and the governor last week.

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NEWS
2:24 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Hen Houses in Delta County: Take 3

Commissioners ponder their options in the hen-laying operation case that is before them for the second time in a court-remanded hearing on May 1.
Marty Durlin

It was same song, second verse at a court-remanded hearing on Western Slope Layers, the Hostetler hen-laying operation on Powell Mesa. At issue is whether the 15,000-hen facility is compatible with the rural neighborhood or a menace to nearby residents.

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McClure Pass Closure
1:19 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Rockslide Closes McClure Pass Early this Week

postindependent.com

Update: Pass is officially "open". CDOT is alternating single-lane traffic around slide, and says to  "Expect long delays,  especially between 7AM and 7 PM during cleanup work." Read their official statement here.

The closure of Highway 133 south of McClure Pass due to a rockslide will likely last throughout the week. Falling boulders including one rock as big as a dump truck forced the closure Sunday morning.

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Local Newscast
9:51 am
Tue May 7, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Credit Brian Cambria / KVNF

Headlines:

  • Fire Consumes Stahl Orchard shed in Paonia
  • McClure Pass closed until Friday
  • DMEA feels the pinch from Tri-State Rate Increase
  • Earthjustice appeals BLM’s Thompson Divide lease decision
  • Late-season storms help the state’s water picture
  • U.S. Forest Service adds to air tanker fleet of fire-fighters
NEWS
7:01 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Breaking News: Fire Raging at Stahl Orchards in Paonia

Robert Louallen

This just in. There is a sizeable fire burning at Stahl Orchards, located at 631 Stahl Rd in Paonia. 

According to reports from neighbors, there are several fire trucks and many firefighters fighting the blaze that began sometime around 3:30pm today, Monday 5/6/2013. Robert Leuallen and Lynne Anderson report that there have been at least two large holes cut in the building to release heavy smoke.

As of 7pm, there have been no reported injuries. The community has rallied, and the Crawford Ladies Fire Auxiliary is said to be taking meals to the firefighters.

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Local Newscast
8:46 am
Mon May 6, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, May 06, 2013

Headlines:

Rock slide closes McClure Pass at Paonia Reservoir

News from the Legislature as the session winds down:

  • Elections bill passes, heads to Governor Hickenlooper
  • Medicaid Expansion passes both Houses  
  • Gray water bill passes

Other News:

  • Local farmer Jere Lowe on how marijuana should be regulated
  • ISeeChange: Carrots, tulips, cherries, kestrals, the First Red Flag Warning and other signs of spring
Local Newscast
8:40 am
Fri May 3, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, May 03, 2013

Headlines:

  • Renewable Energy bills for rural electrical associations awaits governor’s signature
  • Small plane crash-lands on Highway 50 in North Delta
  • Williams cited for leak by state
  • NASA and CU invite you to send your name to Mars (find web link below)
  • Migratory Bird Day is May 11 (find web link below)
  • Legislature to end on a High Note
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