Originally published on Sun September 7, 2014 7:51 pm
The number of Central American children and families being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexican border has dropped dramatically in recent months, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. There has been a 60 percent decline in apprehensions of minors since the record numbers making the illegal trek earlier this summer.
A lot of factors may be contributing to the dramatic drop, including heavy rains along the migrant route and media campaigns in home countries dispelling rumors that kids can stay in the U.S.
Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 3:28 pm
In many parts of Colorado when you dial 9-1-1 to report a fire, the firefighters who arrive to extinguish it are volunteers. These firefighters have other jobs, and serve half of the state’s population. But Colorado has an ever-shrinking pool of volunteers, leaving many communities at risk.
Over the weekend, Governor John Hickenlooper visited several businesses on the Western Slope. In Delta County he toured business that received REDI grants. The Rural Economic Development Initiative gives out grants to rural businesses that are looking to expand.
The town of Crested Butte has been in national headlines this week. The reason is that Bud Light wanted to take over, more or less, the downtown area and host a party for contest winners and film the whole thing for a commercial. Thursday night, the town council unanimously approved the event.
KVNF’s Jake Ryan talks with town council member Rolland Mason and business owner Kay Peterson. They explain why this was so divisive.
The news has ignited a debate in the country about access to guns and the wisdom of state law and parents who allow children to shoot them. It also brought up a host of questions. We've answered three of the main ones below:
There was a police shooting in Grand Junction Monday.
Not many details have been released, but two officers were responding to a call to remove someone from a property on Grand Avenue when they made contact with someone in a car parked outside. Shots were fired, and the man in the car was killed. A gun was recovered from the vehicle.
All of this comes less than 24 hours after a police shooting in Montrose. Two officers with the City of Montrose were called out to check on the welfare of a 42-year-old man. His family made the request.