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11:01 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Study Looks At Money From Oil And Gas

Distribution of oil and gas wells on Western Slope.
Credit University of Colorado Boulder

There’s a recent study out of University of Colorado Boulder. 

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NEWS
8:34 am
Fri October 17, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

  • Oil And Gas Money Flows Into Colorado Counties 
  • Ebola Plane Lands In Denver
  • Ski Season Starts In Colorado
  • A Debate Between Gardner And Udall, Plus Recent Polling
  • Broncos With Fines After Sunday’s Game
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NEWS
3:46 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Airbnb, New York State Spar Over Legality Of Rentals

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 7:24 am

Airbnb has a problem. The website for short-term room rentals is growing quickly. But in many cities, these rentals are illegal. Now, New York's attorney general has documented the extent of the illegal activity, by delving into the company's business records.

Almost three-quarters of New York City bookings appear to break the law, he says.

Thousands of these bookings happen every day in buildings all over New York, like the studio that Irene rents out on Manhattan's Upper East Side. (Irene asked that her full name not be used.)

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NEWS
8:22 am
Thu October 16, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014

  • Governor Narrows Gap in Latest Quinnipiac Poll
  • League Of Women Voters Informs Public On Ballot Issues
  • Oil & Gas Assoc. Drops Longmont Suit, City's Fracking Ban Still In Place
  • Interview with Republican Congressman Bob Beauprez
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NEWS
1:32 am
Thu October 16, 2014

For More Millennials, It's Kids First, Marriage Maybe

Phillip Underwood and Michelle Sheridan and their children, Logan and Lilliana, gather in their living room in Frederick, Md., after a long day of work and school. The couple had delayed marriage, in part for financial reasons.
James Clark NPR

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 7:09 am

Decades ago, an "oops" pregnancy might have meant a rush to the altar. But when Michelle Sheridan got pregnant three years ago, the topic of marriage never came up with her boyfriend, Phillip Underwood, whom she lives with in Frederick, Md.

If anything, it was the opposite.

"It changes the dynamic of the household," she says. "I had a friend who put off her marriage. Got pregnant, and she's like, 'Let's just wait, 'cause we don't know if we're going to be able to make it through this.' "

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NEWS
5:26 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Kansas City Royals Sweep Baltimore Orioles To Advance To World Series

Outfielder Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals celebrates the team's Game 4 win over the Baltimore Orioles, which completed a sweep of the American League Championship Series, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday.
Jamie Squire Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 5:24 am

The Kansas City Royals, who had not seen the playoffs since 1985, have swept the Baltimore Orioles, winning the American League pennant and securing a spot in the World Series.

As The New York Times puts it, right now, the Royals can do no wrong. The team has yet to lose a playoff game, stringing together eight straight victories, a feat no other team has accomplished.

Today, they perfected that run by beating Baltimore 2-1.

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LOCAL MOTION
12:40 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Local Motion: Regional News Roundup Oct. 2014

On this week's Local Motion, we've decided to highlight political stories aired on our regional newscast. 

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NEWS
9:37 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Tax Caps Under Question On Election Ballots

Credit Laura Palmisano

Although perhaps a little less sexy than legalized drugs, taxes are still important.  The city of Ouray, along with others on the Western Slope, is looking at some tax issues on this year’s ballot.  To understand the somewhat complicated issue, KVNF'S Jake Ryan talked with Ouray Mayor Pam Larson.

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NEWS
8:33 am
Wed October 15, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

  • Commission is formed to bring down Colorado’s suicide rate
  • Area hospitals prepare for Ebola
  • Then we have a sit down interview with Gov. Hickenlooper
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NEWS
12:03 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Identifying The Worst Colleges In America

LA Johnson/NPR

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 1:22 pm

For years,Washington Monthly has been rating and ranking the nation's colleges.

But for its 2014 edition, the magazine has done something new. It has put out a list of what it says are the nation's worst colleges. That is, schools with high tuition, low graduation rates and high student debt rates.

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NEWS
8:37 am
Tue October 14, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

  • Despite legalization, marijuana remains divisive in Colorado
  • TABOR issue up on ballot in City of Ouray
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NEWS
8:31 am
Mon October 13, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

  • Governor Hickenlooper and Congressman Beauprez have first televised debate
  • Results from the KVNF annual meeting
  • Amtrak's Southwest Chief line discussed
  • Community Hospital begins construction with $59 million loan
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NEWS
12:55 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

Native American protesters have been demonstrating against Columbus Day in Seattle for several years. Protest organizers say Columbus should not be credited with discovering the Western Hemisphere at a time when it was already inhabited.
Elaine Thompson AP

Originally published on Mon October 13, 2014 11:50 am

This year's Columbus Day holiday will have a slightly different, more Native flavor in the city of Seattle. Thanks to a unanimous vote this summer by the city council, the federal holiday will now be known by a different name: Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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NEWS
1:36 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Supermarkets Push To Sell Stronger Beer, Wine

The website of the awareness campaign.
Credit Consumers for Choice

There’s a new campaign in Colorado to raise alcohol awareness, but not the usual type of awareness. 

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NEWS
12:26 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

KVNF Annual Meeting, Election Results Fall 2014

Thursday night, Oct. 9, KVNF held its annual board meeting at Paonia City Hall. 

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NEWS
11:12 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Ridgway Has New Restrictions On Marijuana Grow Operations

A new ordinance in Ridgway limits the number of cultivation facilities in town to two and the number of plants each can have to 3,600. It also says grow operations need a special permit to discharge agricultural runoff into the town's wastewater treatment plant.
Credit Marci Krivonen/Aspen Public Radio

Recreational and medical marijuana facilities are allowed in Ridgway. The town has one hybrid storefront that sales medical and retail pot. A town ordinance passed last month puts new restrictions on marijuana grow operations in Ridgeway.

KVNF's Laura Palmisano speaks to the town's Mayor John Clark about the new rules. 

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NEWS
8:19 am
Fri October 10, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

  • Rigeway sees ramifications of grow operations
  • House District 61 race sees old rivals matched up again
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NEWS
8:29 am
Thu October 9, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thurs., Oct. 9, 2014

  • Colorado homes rank high in energy efficiency  
  • Senator Udall and Congressman Gardner argued their merits in a recent debate
  • Colorado Rockies replace their General Manager
  • Requests made to expand comment period for Western yellow-billed cuckoo
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NEWS
8:32 am
Wed October 8, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

  • Marijuana continues to be a divisive issue in Colorado, at the state and local level
  • Supermarkets renew their push to be able to sell stronger alcohol
  • A string of tragedies leave several dead in Mesa County
  • Gay marriage is officially legal and open in Colorado
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NEWS
11:58 am
Tue October 7, 2014

In Gay Marriage's New Landscape, Glee, Confusion And Resistance

Kody Partridge (center right) and her partner, Lauri Wood, kiss at a same-sex marriage celebration Monday in Salt Lake City. The status of gay marriage remains uncertain in Kansas and Wyoming, where officials say no court has ruled on their ban specifically.
George Frey Getty Images

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 1:41 pm

Same-sex couples are marrying in at least six more states today, after the Supreme Court left in place lower courts' rulings against bans on gay marriage. But couples have been turned away in Kansas, one of several states that share federal jurisdiction with states where bans were lifted.

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