NEWS

Local Newscast
1:10 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, November 5th, 2012

Headlines:

  • Campaigns Work Overtime in Home Stretch
  • West Nile Cases in Delta County Far Surpass Last Year
  • EagleNET Brings Broadband Access to Colorado
  • Increased Wildlife Danger with Time Change

The Watch Report
10:46 am
Fri November 2, 2012

The Watch Report: 11/2/12

In this week's Watch report: Anticipation builds for Pinon Ridge Uranium mill hearing, Survey of Montrose School District finds drop in achievement, Ridgway seeks community input on streetscape plan.

KVNF has teamed up with the Watch newspapers to bring you stories from Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties. Managing editor Gus Jarvis has with this week’s report.

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Local Sports
10:11 am
Fri November 2, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 11/2/12

The Hotchkiss girls cross country team won this year's state 2A cross country title. From left, Sophia Schelle, Natalie Anderson, Tiffany Clock, Jenni Celis (back) and Mae Anderson.
Credit Tracy Sturgis

Four prep football teams in the KVNF listening area have qualified for the state playoffs, and the Hotchkiss girls cross country team claimed the state title at the 2A cross country meet in Colorado Springs. KVNF's Tamie Meck reports on these stories and more in this week's sports report.

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Capitol Coverage
9:05 am
Fri November 2, 2012

State Budget Looking Up

For the first time in years, the upcoming state budget will not be centered on making deep cuts. Governor John Hickenlooper unveiled his budget proposal yesterday. It doesn’t include any major cuts and instead asks lawmakers for more money for education and economic development projects. State employees would also see a pay raise. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
8:57 am
Fri November 2, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, November 2, 2012

Headlines:

  • State Budget Looking Up
  • Two Locals Appointed To Coal Mine Board of Examiners
  • Legislator Aims To Remove Guns From College Campuses
  • Juvenile Charged With Arson In Weber Fire
  • Watch Report On Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • Colorado Spruce Heads to US Capitol For Christmas
  • Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

ELECTION 2012
11:20 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Marijuana Enforcement Disproportionately Impact Minorities

Even though more patients can legally buy pot, arrests are up 7%.
Credit CPN / Colorado Public News

100,000 Coloradans have medical marijuana licenses now. Still, even though more patients can legally buy pot, arrests are UP by seven per cent. And data shows that minorities are arrested at higher rates than whites, even though they use the drug less. With an amendment to legalize marijuana on the ballot this fall, Colorado Public News’ Carol McKinley takes a look at the controversial issue.

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Capitol Coverage
9:07 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Capitol Conversation: State Election Roundup

Not only is Colorado a key swing state in the presidential election, this fall voters will also be deciding on a host of other races and issues. For instance, whether to legalize marijuana, and down ticket candidates that will determine the makeup of the Colorado state legislature. Bente Birkeland talks to statehouse reporters about what’s at stake.


Local Newscast
9:02 am
Thu November 1, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation, State Election Roundup
  • Minorities Smoke Pot Less, Get Arrested More
  • Public Lands Policies Could Decide Election
  • Ryan In Colorado, Again
  • West Slope Police Chiefs In Turmoil
  • With No El Nino, Winter Moisture Uncertain

Local Newscast
8:36 am
Wed October 31, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Headlines:

  • SG Interests Has Connections With Scott Tipton
  • Former Paonia Finance Officer To Be Charged With Theft
  • Region 10 Names New Executive Director
  • iSeeChange Finds Black Widows Everywhere
  • Montrose County Road Closure

Energy
10:59 am
Tue October 30, 2012

"War On Coal:" Behind the Rhetoric

Credit Ali Lightfoot

This election season, some political opinions are being boldly expressed around the North Fork Valley. Yard signs read: “STOP THE WAR ON COAL—FIRE OBAMA.” Area coal miners demonstrated the same message on a rainy afternoon a few weeks ago. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious took a look at the economic realities behind the “war on coal” rhetoric.

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Capitol Coverage
9:21 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Early 'In-Person' Voting Ends Friday

October 30, 2012. With the election now only one week away, nearly a quarter of Colorado voters have already cast their ballots. Early in person voting ends on Friday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
9:06 am
Tue October 30, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Headlines:

  • Early "In-person" Voting Ends Friday
  • "War On Coal" - A West Slope Perspective
  • Garfield County To Study Air Pollution Near Oil & Gas Ops
  • Wildfire Update

Capitol Coverage
9:05 am
Mon October 29, 2012

State House Balance Of Power Rests In A Few Races

Control of the Colorado statehouse is up for grabs this November and the balance of power could hinge on just a handful of races. Republicans currently have a one-seat advantage in the House of Representatives and are trying to hang on to their majority. Bente Birkeland has this profile on one of the more competitive races.


Local Newscast
8:59 am
Mon October 29, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, October 29, 2012

Headlines:

  • Roatcap Fire Starter Arrested, Identified
  • Governor Signs Disaster Declaration For Roatcap Fire
  • Capitol Coverage: State House District 3 Race Profile
  • House District 61 Race Profile
  • Insurance Exec Indicted Over Delta Petroleum Insider Trading
  • Hurricane Sandy Affecting DIA Flights

Development
11:25 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Delta Cannery Razed after 92 years

Hauling crates of peaches from the orchard to the shipping shed, 1940.
Library of Congress.

This month marked the end of an era, and it’s unlikely many were even aware of it. The City of Delta tore down the old cannery building—in place since 1920—to make way for a new bypass route for Highway 50. KVNF’s Marty Durlin reports.


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Local Newscast
8:50 am
Fri October 26, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, October 26, 2012

Headlines:

  • Wildfire Update
  • Paonia Town Fraud Much Larger Than First Reported
  • First Formal Application Filed For Thompson Divide Drilling
  • Ouray County Commission Race Finance
  • Delta Cannery Razed After 92 Years
  • Western Slope Skies

Capitol Coverage
10:17 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Presidential Candidates Court Colorado Voters, Again

The presidential race is tightening and both candidates are making a final push in key swing states- including Colorado. More than 10 thousand people filled Red Rocks amphitheater Tuesday night to see Governor Mitt Romney and his running mate Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. President Barack Obama is holding a rally in Denver today/Wednesday. Bente Birkeland has more from Lakewood.

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Local Newscast
9:22 am
Thu October 25, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Headlines:

  • Fast-moving Wildfire Strikes Between Cortez and Dolores
  • More Wildfire Updates
  • Winter Weather Makes Roads Hazardous State-wide
  • Energy Fuels Affected By Dropping Uranium Prices
  • Presidential Candidates Visit Colorado
  • Secretary of State Identifies More Non-citizen Voters
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • West End Campground Improvements and Road Closures
  • Emergency Room Visits For Routine Health Care Costly
  • Winter Weather Awareness Week Offers Safety Tips

Local Sports
3:04 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 10/25/12

The Hotchkiss Bulldogs will retain the coveted North Fork Bowl trophy for the sixth consecutive year after rolling over Paonia last Friday, 39-6. The Bulldogs are now in second place in the 1A Western Slope League.
Tamie Meck

Fall prep sports season is nearing an end, and that means playoff season is just beginning. KVNF’s Tamie Meck reports on where the action is this weekend, and how you can take a tour of this year's state cross country course and watch the races live. 

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Hunting
10:53 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Rifle Hunting Season Preview

  Hunting season is upon us, and the Western Slope is now playing host to thousands of local and out-of-state hunters intent on bagging a deer, elk or other game. The first rifle season starts Saturday. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious talked with Colorado Parks and Wildlife district wildlife manager Kirk Madriaga about what the big game season looks like on the Western Slope.

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