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NEWS
8:24 am
Fri May 30, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 30, 2014

  Newscast

  • El Paso County Commissioners ask Sheriff Maketa to resign
  • Armed suspect causes Montrose clinic lockdown, situation ends peacefully 
  • Republican gubernatorial candidate rides bike across Colorado
  • NPS to offer boat tours at Blue Mesa Reservoir for first time
  • Now appearing : hemp, for the first time in decades
NEWS
5:22 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

NPS To Offer Tours At Blue Mesa Reservoir For First Time

The National Park Service will offer boat tours for the first time at Blue Mesa Reservoir starting in June.
Credit NPS

    

The National Park Service will not offer Morrow Point boat tours in June this year. 

Park officials said this winter’s generous snowpack in the upper Gunnison Basin means the Bureau of Reclamation will have to send a lot of water downstream this summer. 

Brant Porter, a Curecanti park ranger, said the water management scenario for the Gunnison River from Blue Mesa to Black Canyon is not compatible for boat tours at the reservoir. 

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NEWS
1:39 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Now Appearing: Hemp, For The First Time In Decades

At Centennial Seeds in Lafayette, Colo., Ben Holmes is testing hemp varieties. Holmes made his name distributing and breeding strains of medical and recreational marijuana, but recently has become a prominent figure in Colorado’s fledgling hemp industry.

Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 9:08 am

A handful of farmers are set to plant the country’s first hemp crop in decades, despite federal regulations that tightly restrict the plant’s cultivation.

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NEWS
8:19 am
Thu May 29, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 29, 2014

image from before landslide

  Newscast

  • Released statements about Landslide

  • Mesa County Emergency Declaration

  • San Miguel County seeks to ban residential Hemp Oil Operations

  • North Fork Teacher Appreciation Awards Announced

NEWS
1:30 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Mesa County Declares Emergency After Massive Mudslide

Emergency responders estimated the West Salt Creek Mudslide is 3 miles long, a half-mile wide, and about 200 feet deep in some parts.
Credit Mesa County Sheriff's Office

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Mesa County implemented an emergency declaration Tuesday following Sunday's massive mudslide near the town of Collbran.

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NEWS
9:13 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Brand Colorado Slowly Gaining Steam

John Scaggs with Haystack Mountain Goat Dairystands beside aging cheese. Scaggs' company has started using the state's new Colorado branding.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 5:16 pm

More and more companies are starting to use the new Colorado logo and slogan - “it’s our nature” - to promote their products, helping the state's efforts to strengthen its brand and global competitiveness. The branding effort though has been somewhat controversial and it will take some time to determine its success.

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NEWS
8:14 am
Wed May 28, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  Newscast

  • Update on Collbran Landslide

  • Memorial Day Weekend services

  • Colorado’s branding effort builds steam

COMMUNITY
5:28 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Veterans Host Memorial Day Service In Crawford

A flag left at the grave of a veteran laid to rest in Crawford, CO.
Credit Laura Palmisano

Over 60 people attended a Memorial Day service at the Crawford Cemetery on Sunday. 

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NEWS
8:23 am
Tue May 27, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

massive landslide near Collbran

Newscast  

  •   Massive landslide near Collbran
  • The body of Claudia Ruiz found

  • 5 day Rendezvous near Montrose

NEWS
8:12 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Rescuers Halt Search For 3 Missing After Sunday's Landslide Near Collbran

Officials said energy resources in the area were also threatened by debris and energy companies had to bring in a bulldozer on Monday to try and clear a road for workers to access condensate tanks, which are used in natural gas production in a process known as hydraulic fracturing, in order to drain them.
Credit Mesa County Sheriff's Office

 

    

Three people are missing including a county worker and his son after Sunday's massive landslide outside of the town of Collbran. 

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