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Local Newscast
9:03 am
Thu February 7, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, February 7, 2013

Headlines:

  • State Announces Child Welfare Reforms
  • Another Skier Death At Aspen
  • State Snowpack Less Than Last Year
  • People Respond To BLM Deferral of NF Gas Leases
  • Oxbow's Elk Creek Mine To Re-open
  • Grant Will Improve Paonia River Park

NEWS
10:59 am
Wed February 6, 2013

BLM Defers All NF Parcels from Oil & Gas Lease Sale

In a press release sent out early this morning, the BLM Colorado Office announced that all 20 North Fork Valley parcels have been removed from the Feb. 14th oil and gas lease sale. 

“We’ve listened to concerns raised in numerous comments and public meetings and we are responding by deferring the North Fork Valley parcels at this time,” said Colorado State Director Helen Hankins.  “We are addressing the deferred parcels through continued dialogue with the local community and with ongoing planning efforts in the Uncompahgre Field Office.  

KVNF’s Marty Durlin interviewed BLM spokesperson Steven Hall, a Hotchkiss native, about the decision. He was speaking on his cell phone from an airport, and began by stressing that the parcels were not deferred because the the agency’s 20-year-old Resource Management Plan is inadequate. Hear that interview below:


Marty's interview with Steven Hall

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Local Newscast
8:38 am
Wed February 6, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

Headlines:

  • State Dems Want to Extend Liability for Assault Weapon Mayhem to Gun Sellers and Manufacturers
  • Proposed Legislation Would Cut Wasted Election Costs for Uncontested Primaries
  • State Considers Closing Western Slope Prison
  • BLM Gets More Pushback For Gas Leasing In Colorado Than Region-wide
  • Utah Woman Contests Choking Allegations

Delta County Politics
3:18 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Delta County Bans Commercial Marijuana

Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee (right) was part of the crowd Monday when commissioners passed an ordinance banning commercial marijuana enterprises in the unincorporated areas.

Yesterday Delta County Commissioners passed an ordinance banning commercial marijuana enterprises in the unincorporated areas of the county. Amendment 64, which legalizes recreational marijuana in Colorado, allows counties to opt out of some provisions. A small group attended the commissioners’ regular meeting to discuss the issue. KVNF’s Marty Durlin reported on the story.

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Local Newscast
8:46 am
Tue February 5, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Headlines:

  • Delta County Commissioners Ban Commercial Marijuana Growing
  • Capitol Coverage: State Senate Slaps State Energy Office Over Fiscal Mismanagement
  • Western Slope Skies

Capitol Coverage
8:37 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Capitol Coverage: State Legislators Slap Energy Office

State senators took the unusual move of voting to take away a portion of state money from the Colorado Energy office for the rest of the fiscal year. As Bente Birkeland reports, the move follows a scathing audit, which showed the energy office mismanaged millions of dollars.

Listen to Bente's report.

NEWS
8:29 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Sounds of the High Country: Coloradans on Gun Control

The debate over gun violence and gun control is everywhere today. Here's a different way to look at it, something called Sounds of the High County, a collaboration between Paonia-based High Country News and Rocky Mountain Community Radio affiliate KDNK. KDNK’s Nelson Harvey talks with High Country News Senior Editor Jonathan Thompson about his story on how westerners feel about gun control.

Listen to the interview.

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Capitol Coverage
9:12 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Capitol Conversation: the Gun Debate in Colorado

The gun debate will be one of the central issues during the state’s legislative session, and lawmakers have already heard the first Republican proposals. They both failed along party lines and highlight the wide difference between Democrats and the GOP when it comes to tackling gun violence. Bente Birkeland discusses the dynamic as part of our capitol conversation series.

Listen to the conversation.

Local Newscast
8:50 am
Mon February 4, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, February 4, 2013

Headlines:

  • North Fork Valley Oil and Gas Leasing Makes It To NY Times
  • Study Finds Colorado Well Inspections Can't Keep UP
  • Capitol Conversation: Gun Debate at the Statehouse
  • More Than Half of Denied Gun Sales are Overturned on Appeal
  • Bi-partisan Bill in US House Would Favor Small Hydroelectric Projects
  • iSeeChange Changecast: Winter Bird Feeding Habits

Amendment 64
11:30 am
Fri February 1, 2013

The NORML View of Amendment 64

Lenny Frieling is the current board chair of Colorado NORML – the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The organization recently worked to pass Amendment 64, and now has a seat on the governor’s 24-member task force to advise the legislature on regulating marijuana and hemp. A criminal defense attorney for the past 37 years, Frieling is also a one of the 350-plus lawyers who make up the NORML legal committee. Marty Durlin spoke with Frieling from his office in Boulder about the future of regulating legal marijuana in Colorado.

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