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8:13 am
Wed October 1, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

  Newscast

  • Region 10 uses grant funds to explore how to bring faster internet to Western Slope
  • City of Montrose hit hard by skyrocketing dispatch fees
NEWS
4:39 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

Mexican consulates, like this one in Houston, are helping some unauthorized immigrants from Mexico pay application fees for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
WhisperToMe Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 6:08 pm

Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors have received temporary relief from deportation and been given work permits that last for at least two years.

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NEWS
3:48 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White

Protesters gather outside the Albuquerque Police Department following the shooting deaths of James Boyd and others on March 25. The Justice Department accused the police of engaging in a pattern of excessive force.
Rita Daniels NPR

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 9:54 am

To understand the tension between the cops and some people in Albuquerque, you have to go back to a Tuesday in April.

It was after the Justice Department had accused the Albuquerque police of engaging in a pattern of excessive force. In March, a homeless camper named James Boyd was shot and killed. Then a 19-year-old woman was killed.

Music teacher Caro Acuna Olvera was eating dinner when a friend called her with the news.

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NEWS
8:11 am
Tue September 30, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

  Newscast

  • FDA changes rule about brewer’s grain
  • A look at the Mountain Harvest Festival
  • Enterovirus possibly connected to paralysis
  • Jefferson County schools close as teachers walk out
  • Snow arrives on Western Slope
NEWS
9:15 am
Mon September 29, 2014

East Peak Fire Tests the Mettle of Huerfano County Volunteer Firefighters

Volunteer firefighter Fred Partee of the Huerfano County Fire Protection District

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 7:39 am

It’s been over a year since the East Peak fire in Huerfano County challenged the largely rural area’s resources. It came at a time when other fires were burning throughout the state, including the devastating Black Forest fire. Huerfano County’s volunteer fire protection district was the first responding agency to the southern Colorado blaze. KRCC’s Kate Perdoni reports on the challenges of the volunteer agency in the wake of the East Peak fire.

 

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NEWS
8:12 am
Mon September 29, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

  Newscast

  • Forest Service adjusts photography and filming policy
  • Quinten Tarentino film to be shot outside Telluride
  • David Justice, who broke down barriers outside BLM trail, found guilty
  • A look at rural firefighters coping with big fires
NEWS
3:06 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

To Counter Gun Violence, Researchers Seek Deeper Data

Surrendered handguns are piled in a bin during a gun buyback event in Los Angeles on May 31, 2014.
David McNew Getty Images

Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 4:43 pm

For the first time in nearly two decades, federal money is beginning to flow into gun violence research. And there's growing momentum behind creating a reliable national reporting database for firearm injuries and deaths.

On the front lines at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, one of the top trauma hospitals on the West Coast, researchers like Dr. Demetrios Demetriades hope to get a better picture of the scope of the problem, so states can better target their prevention programs.

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NEWS
8:16 am
Fri September 26, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

  Newscast

  • Tweet throws stumbling block for senate hopeful
  • Diabetes hits hard in Delta County
  • A look at ghost towns and those that keep them alive
  • Photos of Great Depression organized by county
NEWS
11:31 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Hermosa Creek Protection Plan Dips Into The Unknown

The Hermosa Creek watershed is an expanse north of Durango that covers roughly 108 thousand acres. 

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NEWS
8:12 am
Thu September 25, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

  Newscast

  • Solidarity Eases Burden Of Volunteer Firefighting in Delta County
  • Miracle House burned to the ground
  • Effort to protect Hermosa Creek may have been derailed at last minute
  • Oil and Gas commission meets for first time today
NEWS
5:21 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Solidarity Eases Burden Of Volunteer Firefighting

The Paonia Fire Department is staffed by volunteers.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

There are 198 all-volunteer fire departments in Colorado that serve about half of the state’s population. And a recent report finds many of these operations are seriously understaffed.

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NEWS
8:15 am
Wed September 24, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

  Newscast

  • Water testing in the North Fork
  • Women voters courted by both sides of political isle
NEWS
10:23 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Water Conservation Districts Plan For The Worst

Colorado River
Credit Joshua M via Flickr (CC-BY)

With monsoon season passing us, it might be easy to forget that Colorado and the entire Colorado River are in the middle of a long drought.  14 years long. 

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NEWS
9:01 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Small Volunteer Fire Departments, Like Galeton, Colo., Look To Evolve

Nathan Heffel KUNC

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 3:29 pm

Colorado has a shortage of volunteer firefighters, nearly 3,500, according to numbers recently compiled by Rocky Mountain PBS I-News Even with statewide recruitment efforts underway, smaller agencies may have to find ways to adapt in order to survive.

One of those agencies is the small 14 person Galeton Volunteer Fire Department, northeast of Greeley. The department has been around since the early 50s and has always been volunteer driven.

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NEWS
8:12 am
Tue September 23, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

  Newscast

  • Conservation districts planning for more drought on western slope
  • Grand Junction cyclist hit by SUV driver then robbed
  • A look at a small fire fighting station that struggles to meet requirements
  • Missing teen from Littleton found
NEWS
12:01 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Pinion Ridge Mill In Limbo, Again

The Pinion Ridge Uranium Mill is in the middle of some uncertainty, and not for the first time. 

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NEWS
8:12 am
Mon September 22, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

  Newscast

  • Pinion Ridge Uranium Mill is in limbo
  • Colorado unemployment numbers released
  • Cracked bridge closes highway
  • New County Manager for Montrose County appointed 
  • Vice President Joe Biden visits Denver
NEWS
1:29 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Shrinking Pool Of Volunteer Firefighters Leaves Communities At Risk

Chief Brita Horn of the Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Colorado says the department is "always short-handed."
Bente Birkeland KRCC

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 8:03 am

Judy and Harry Gaylor live in the mountains of Evergreen, west of Denver. The 70-acre stretch of land is covered with aspen and lodgepole pines and has been in Harry's family for close to a century. But, last year, a wildfire came dangerously close to burning his family house to the ground.

Harry credits volunteer firefighters from Evergreen Fire Rescue for containing the wildfire as it raged toward their neighbor's house.

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NEWS
3:02 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Mission To Study Mars' Climate Enters Red Planet's Orbit

In this artist concept provided by NASA, the MAVEN spacecraft approaches Mars on a mission to study its upper atmosphere.
AP

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 8:41 pm

This Sunday night, we headed back to Mars: NASA's MAVEN spacecraft fired its six main engines, slowing down enough so it could be captured by the gravity of the red planet and go into orbit.

MAVEN, which stands for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, is a distinctly un-sexy name for a project as cool as a sojourn to Mars. But whatever it's called, the probe is on a mission that should be of interest to everyone who likes living on Earth.

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NEWS
3:29 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Colorado Unemployment Falls, But State Still Loses 700 Jobs

The state released its latest employment outlook Friday. 

Colorado’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.1 percent in July. That’s the lowest it's been since September 2008. It’s also a full percentage point below the nation’s unemployment rate that sits at 6.1 percent. 

However, Colorado did see a dip in nonfarm and private sector payroll jobs. That number decreased by 700 from July to August.

Joe Winter is a senior economist with the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment.

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