NEWS

Capitol Coverage
6:56 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Oil and Gas Conflict of Interest Bill Moves Forward

Bills on oil and gas and fracking are expected to dominate the latter part of the state's legislative session. A measure to change the makeup of the agency that regulates the energy industry drew a large crowd at the capitol on Thursday. As Bente Birkeland reports, it cleared its first committee.

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Local Newscast
8:27 am
Thu March 28, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, March 28, 2013

Headlines:

  • State lawmakers begin budget debate
  • BLM grants West Elk lease modifications to expand
  • Autopsy released following gunfight in Crawford
  • Lund vs. Marston for District 3 DMEA board position
  • Hunters boycotting Colorado due to new gun laws
  • Local prep sports report
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NEWS
6:45 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Senate Debates Budget

The only requirement for Colorado lawmakers during the annual legislative session is passing a budget. And unlike previous years there won’t be cuts for programs like K through 12 schools, state contractors and public employees. But as Bente Birkeland reports, debate in the senate yesterday was still extensive.

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Local Newscast
8:23 am
Wed March 27, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Headlines:

  • Man killed in Crawford shooting identified
  • Craig Childs discusses Western wild open spaces
  • Audit of medical marijuana industry finds vast shortcomings
  • Bill to repeal Colorado death penalty dies in committee
  • Crane count from Fruitgrowers Reservoir

Capitol Coverage
7:33 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Death Penalty Repeal Fails

A bill to repeal Colorado’s death penalty died in a committee hearing over concerns that Governor John Hickenlooper would veto the bill. Last week the Governor told Democratic lawmakers he had serious reservations about the measure. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Local Newscast
8:20 am
Tue March 26, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Headlines:

  • Big changes proposed in school funding bill
  • Hydrocarbon leak outside Parachute traced to nearby treatment plant
  • Western Slope counties sign MOU regarding sage grouse protection
  • Pot regulations slow in coming and hotly debated
  • Surplus for legislators working on state budget

Capitol Conversation
6:37 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Capitol Conversation

A major re-write of how Colorado funds K through 12 schools is now making its way through the state legislature. As part of our capitol conversation series Bente Birkeland talks about how it would change school funding and its prospects for passage.

Listen to the conversation.

Local Newscast
8:23 am
Mon March 25, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, March 25, 2013

Headlines:

  • April 15 deadline for BLM to satisfy lawsuit
  • Senator Michael Bennet calls for Thompson Divide protections
  • Cotter Corporation to clean uranium spill with molasses
  • Mosquito Abatement District prepares for early start to season
  • Crane Count from Fruitgrowers Reservoir
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Capitol Coverage
8:54 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Civil Unions Now Lawful In Colorado

Colorado is now the 8th state in the country to allow civil unions for same sex couples. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the measure into law on Thursday in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
8:48 am
Fri March 22, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, March 22, 2013

Headlines:

  • Gov Threatens Veto of Death Penalty Repeal
  • Joint Committee Struggles With Marijuana Regs
  • Thompson Divide Drilling Could Mean Big Economic Loss
  • Energy Companies Cited As Mystery Leak Subsides
  • Gov Signs Civil Unions Bill Into Law

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