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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.

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Local Newscast
8:23 am
Wed December 12, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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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.

Interview with the Governor.

Local Newscast
8:18 am
Tue December 11, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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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

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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.

Interview with the Governor.

Local Newscast
8:26 am
Fri December 7, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, December 7, 2012

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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

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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

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