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HEALTH
4:10 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Feds OK Changes To Colorado Health Insurance Regions

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has given the okay for Colorado to consolidate its 11 geographic regions for health insurance to nine next year.
Credit Colorado Division of Insurance

The federal government has approved the state’s request to consolidate its geographic rating areas for health insurance. These insurance regions were created as a part of the Affordable Care Act, and are used by insurance companies to set premiums. 

The Colorado Division of Insurance said the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has given approval for the state to shuffle its 11  regions for health insurance into nine next year. 

The reshape will combine four rural areas into two larger ones while keeping seven established urban areas.  

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NEWS
8:14 am
Tue May 20, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 19, 2014

  Newscast

  • Number of craft breweries in Colorado doubles since 2009
  • Montrose receives grant to start planning Food Hub
  • Colorado becomes first “Right to Try” state
NEWS
6:54 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Colorado Craft Breweries Generated $826m

Credit Laura Palmisano

A recent report finds Colorado has more than doubled its number of craft breweries since 2009. 

The state’s craft brewery industry is doing well, according to the report by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

The study, commissioned by the Colorado Brewers Guild, found the state ranks third in the nation, just behind California and Washington, in number of craft breweries.  

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NEWS
8:21 am
Mon May 19, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 19, 2014

  Newscast

  • Unemployment drops

  • Ouray declares economic disaster

  • Final part in series on cost of ignoring mental illness

NEWS
3:00 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Colorado Unemployment Falls To 6%, Lowest Since Nov. 2008

Colorado's unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent in April, lowest since its been since Nov. 2008.
Credit Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining & Safety

Unemployment continues to drop in Colorado. 

The state’s unemployment rate is at its lowest point in about five in a half years, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The unemployment rate for April was 6 percent. The last time is was 6 percent or lower was November 2008 when the rate was 5.7 percent. 

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NEWS
8:15 am
Fri May 16, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 16, 2014

  Newscast

  • Outlook for Colorado Wildfires

  • Possible Interim Town Manager for Paonia

  • Part 3 on the cost of mental health in Colorado

NEWS
7:55 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Colorado's 2014 Wildfire Outlook Released

The 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire, which destroyed 346 home, was one of Colorado's most destructive wildfires.
Credit U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock

As crews in California battle wildfires in San Diego County, it’s a reminder that the wildfire season has already started here in the West. Colorado’s 2014 fire outlook was released earlier this week. 

The outlook, presented by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control, predicts the state’s wildfire potential is normal at least for the early part of the wildfire season. 

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NEWS
10:21 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Africanized Bees Found In Palisade

Credit CSU Extension

    

Africanized honey bees were just found in Colorado.  KVNF's Jake Ryan talks with Tri River extension agent Bob Hammon about what he found, what makes these bees different, and what this means for Colorado.  

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NEWS
8:17 am
Thu May 15, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 15, 2014

  Newscast

  •  Africanized Honey Bees found in Palisade
  • Part 2 of a series on the cost of mental health in Colorado
NEWS
8:17 am
Wed May 14, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  Newscast

  • Paonia house destroyed in fire

  • Meeting in Montrose about plans to combat beetle kill

  • Ouray mine purchased by foreign investors

  • Part one of a series on the cost of mental health in Colorado

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