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Capitol Coverage
9:41 am
Tue December 18, 2012

State Legislative Session Preview

Gun laws, marijuana reform, and oil and gas regulations. These will be just a few of the hot button issues that state lawmakers grapple with during the next legislative session. Governor John Hickenlooper and legislative leaders outlined their thoughts in a panel at the Colorado Press Association. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
9:35 am
Tue December 18, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Headlines:

  • Numerous Protests Filed Against NF Gas Leasing
  • Delta Commissioners Deny Crawford Gravel Pit
  • Judge Rejects Anti-trust Settlement For Gas Companies
  • Deputy Involved In Alleged Kidnapping
  • Legislative Preview From the Capitol
  • Farmers/Ranchers Being Surveyed RE Drought (see details below)

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Ranching
9:53 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Ranchers Struggle with Drought

Crawford rancher Dick Hansen drives through the property where he pastures his herd. This year's drought meant that his hay crop was only half of what it normally is.

Business is booming at cattle sales yards throughout Colorado – but that’s not so good for ranchers. Last year's dry winter combined with an ongoing drought are forcing many ranchers to sell more than they like.


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Capitol Coverage
8:55 am
Mon December 17, 2012

President Obama Weighs in on Marijuana Legalization

On Friday, President Barack Obama told ABC news that he won’t make it a top priority to go after Colorado and Washington State for legalizing marijuana. But as statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland reports, the announcement still leaves many unanswered questions in Colorado.


Local Newscast
8:31 am
Mon December 17, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, December 17, 2012

Headlines:

  • Questions Persist About Federal Treatment of Legal Marijuana
  • Pitkin County Will Likely Support Sopris Land Swap
  • State Ranchers Struggle With Drought
  • Protest Deadline Today For NF Oil/Gas Lease Sale
  • Native Seed Warehouse Opens In Delta

Capitol Coverage
8:58 am
Fri December 14, 2012

CO Secretary of State Faces Another Inquiry

The state audit committee is the latest group to look into whether Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler misused public funds. The bi-partisan committee voted unanimously on Thursday to move forward with an initial investigation. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
8:47 am
Fri December 14, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, December 14, 2012

Headlines:

  • Secretary of State again under investigation
  • Gov. Hickenlooper wants legislature to address gun control
  • Applications for conceal/carry permits skyrocketing in Colorado
  • Marble Quarry under new Italian ownership, expanding steadily
  • All Points Transit changes time policy for seniors, disabled passengers

Local Sports
11:16 am
Thu December 13, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 12/13/12

Paonia's Taylor Katzer scores after making one of his five steals in the Eagles' 53-50 win over Grand Valley.
Credit Tamie Meck

A Grand Valley Senior wrestler made history in Delta on Saturday. KVNF’s Tamie Meck reports on the wrestling tournament, prep basketball, and the start of winter sports.


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Local Newscast
8:24 am
Thu December 13, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, December 13, 2012

Headlines:

  • Colorado River Basin faces drastic water shortage
  • Montrose County names new Manager
  • Good Samaritans earn protections to clean up old mines
  • Weekly KVNF Sports Report

NEWS
3:26 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Local News: Water battle brewing on San Miguel

Montrose County has filed for a series of massive water rights on the San Miguel River. The county says it needs the water for future development in the West End. But the claims may put an unnecessary burden on some residents of the area. And as KVNF’s Terray Sylvester reports, they’ve also begun to strain the relationship between Montrose and San Miguel counties.

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Capitol Coverage
8:30 am
Wed December 12, 2012

State Commission Considers Oil and Gas Setbacks

Drilling rig in Western Colorado.

Energy regulators in Colorado are examining whether to increase the distance between oil and gas drilling sites and buildings such as schools and homes. They’re also considering a water-testing requirement that would need to be done before and after drilling takes place.


Local Newscast
8:23 am
Wed December 12, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Headlines:

  • Oil and gas commission discusses setbacks
  • Foreclosure rates in state down, but up in Mesa County
  • Salazar limits the number of wild horses BLM can sell
  • Colorado National Monument to close during storms
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort set to open Saturday
  • Mesa County Libraries running a Gift Tree program

Capitol Coverage
8:29 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Marijuana Now Legal in Colorado

It’s now legal to smoke marijuana in Colorado. Governor John Hickenlooper certified the election results of amendment 64 on Monday, which allows people over age 21 to grow and smoke small amounts of pot. And as Bente Birkeland reports, the Governor also signed an executive order creating a marijuana task force to help state lawmakers craft new regulations.


Local Newscast
8:18 am
Tue December 11, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper certifies Amendment 64, pot legal in Colorado
  • San Miguel Commissioners file protest over BLM oil and gas lease
  • U.S. Representatives send letter to Salazar, oppose fracking regs
  • Montrose County to charge for public records
  • BLM uses airplanes to seed areas near Paonia and Hotchkiss

Local Newscast
8:26 am
Mon December 10, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, December 10, 2012

Headlines:

  • 300 turnout for Dylan Redwine search
  • Colorado will not sue Longmont over fracking ban
  • Western mule deer population declines by over 50 percent
  • Energy Department invests to improve solar energy forecasts
  • Moratorium on new cell towers in San Miguel County
  • Population in Western Colorado declined in last decade

Capitol Coverage
8:34 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Governor Hickenlooper Q&A

In our regular sit down with Governor John Hickenlooper, he gives his take on statewide marijuana regulations, and explains why he doesn't think the industry will be booming in the coming months. He also tells statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland why he's not sold on a major overhaul to the state's child welfare system in the wake of child fatalities.


Local Newscast
8:26 am
Fri December 7, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, December 7, 2012

Headlines:

  • Delta cyclist killed in accident
  • Ski industry nationwide hurt by low snow
  • Q&A with Governor John Hickenlooper
  • Montrose gets new recycling program
  • Weekly Western Skies Report

Capitol Coverage
8:38 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Ski Resorts Won't Allow Marijuana Use

Governor John Hickenlooper still has roughly a month to certify the results of the November election. And when he does, it’ll be legal for Coloradans over 21 to smoke recreational marijuana. For the moment, most businesses are taking a wait and see approach. The state’s ski resorts are one industry that doesn't expect its policies to change any time soon. Bente  Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
8:26 am
Thu December 6, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, December 6, 2012

Headlines:

  • Over 150 gather in Paonia for oil and gas leasing details
  • New pot law not going to change policy at ski resorts
  • Water managers hoping for lots of snow this winter
  • Norwood teenager sentenced in assault
  • Colorado Gives Day nets record donations to charities

Capitol Coverage
10:01 am
Wed December 5, 2012

New State Senate President Previews Session

Democratic senator John Morse will take over as the next senate president in January. He previously served as the majority leader. Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland sat down with him to talk about how he sees his new role and his hopes for the legislative session.


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