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8:20 am
Tue September 9, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Sept 9, 2014

  Newscast

  • Enterovirus spreads to Colorado
  • Tourism remains strong in Telluride
  • Mesa county man dies in UTV roll-over
  • No official rules over flood prone gas wells
  • District 7 Judges appointed
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NEWS
8:15 am
Mon September 8, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, September 8, 2014

  Newscast

  • Mountain goat hunter falls and dies
  • Bud Light takes over Crested Butte
  • New water study in North Fork
NEWS
3:27 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

U.S. Border Patrol Apprehending Fewer Central Americans

A man looks out towards the US from the Mexican side of the border fence that divides the two countries in San Diego. The U.S. Border Patrol says it has seen about a 60 percent drop in the number of Central Americans apprehended at the border.
Mark Ralston AFP/Getty Images

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.

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NEWS
1:17 pm
Sat September 6, 2014

Blue Jeans Losing Their Grip On American Hips

Levi's didn't even call them "jeans" until after James Dean wore them. Would he have preferred stretch fabrics and elastic waistbands?
AP

The AP says that the nation's devotion to denim is wearing thin. Sales fell a significant 6 percent over the last year after decades of steady growth, according to the market research firm NPD Group.

Seems the nation is leisurizing its pants, bypassing the dungarees and choosing elastic waistbands and sweats instead. Sales of yoga pants and other active wear climbed 7 percent in the same period.

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NEWS
6:30 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Crested Butte Locals Have Mixed Feelings About Bud Light's Whatever Town Takeover

Bud Light has taken over Crested Butte to throw a mega party.
Credit KVNF

Bud Light donated $500,000 to the town of Crested Butte to take it over for an exclusive mega party over the weekend. The town's main street was fenced off and painted blue.

Thousands of people descended upon the mountain community of 1,500 for the Bud Light Whatever USA event.

Area business owners and residents had mixed feelings about the party.

Some were concerned the event would tarnish the town's non-corporate image. 

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NEWS
8:12 am
Fri September 5, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, September 5, 2014

  Newscast

  • Abigayle Wietharn found
  • A look at firefighters and oil wells
  • Montrose and MEDC cut cozy relationship
  • Gov. Hickenlooper raises over half a million dollars in August
NEWS
5:33 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Abigayle Weitharn Found In Las Vegas

Abigayle Weitharn, the 14-year-old girl who went missing from Olathe this Monday, was found safe and is now with police in northern Las Vegas. 

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NEWS
11:52 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Colorado Volunteer Fire Departments Struggling For Recruits

Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Brita Horn is also the Routt County treasurer and a part-time EMT.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

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.

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NEWS
8:09 am
Wed September 3, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  Newscast

  • Crested Butte Bud Light party only for Gunnison County
  • Highway I-70 reopened after possible bomb scare      
  • Colorado seeks to change medical marijuana rules
  • Statewide shortage of volunteer firefighters puts areas at risk
NEWS
4:03 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Only Some Can Party At Bud Light's Whatever Event In Crested Butte

Bud Light paid Crested Butte $500,000 to take it over.
Credit flickr.com/gmeador

Bud Light will be taking over Crested Butte this weekend, but only some people are invited to party.

Gunnison County residents with a valid ID and Bud Light contest winners can enter the party zone that covers three city blocks in downtown Crested Butte. 

Tom Martin with the Crested Butte Marshal’s Office is asking people to visit the town another weekend.  

"Sorry we can’t invite everybody, but it’s just what it is," Martin says. "The venue won’t hold anybody else as far as crowd size."

Martin estimates thousands of people will be there.

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NEWS
11:15 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Gov. Hickenlooper Talks Economy On Western Slope

Governor John Hickenlooper during a tour of DIP in Delta
Credit Jake Ryan

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. 

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NEWS
7:39 am
Tue September 2, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Newscast

  • Hickenlooper visits Delta businesses
  • Tri-County Health Network asks people what they want in healthcare
  • Local food production struggles in parts of Colorado
NEWS
8:12 am
Mon September 1, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, September 1, 2014

  Newscast

  • Crested Butte is up for whatever
  • St. Mary’s trades up for new helicopter
  • Montrose identifies man shot by police
NEWS
6:06 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Crested Butte Up For Whatever

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. 

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NEWS
8:19 am
Fri August 29, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, August 29, 2014

  Newscast

  • Colorado ranks one of the highest in suicide rates
  • Four companies receive grants to expand business
  • Summit aims to solve water issues
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NEWS
2:59 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Four Delta County Businesses Awarded Economic Development Grants

Four companies in Delta County recently received economic development grants from the state. Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade gives out the grants under its Rural Economic Development Initiative Program.

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NEWS
12:23 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Fatal Shooting At Firing Range Sparks Debate About Safety

A man closes off an entrance to the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Ariz., on Wednesday. Instructor Charles Vacca was killed at the range Monday by a 9-year-old girl he was teaching to use an Uzi submachine gun.
John Locher AP

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 3:19 pm

A 9-year-old girl in Arizona on Monday accidentally killed her firing-range instructor when she lost control of an Uzi submachine gun.

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:

Is it common for kids to shoot guns at ranges?

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NEWS
8:17 am
Thu August 28, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, August 28, 2014

  Newscast

  • A look at the Collbran landslide
  • State lawmakers worry over wildfires despite mild season
  • Local women celebrate anniversary of 19th amendment
NEWS
8:13 am
Wed August 27, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  Newscast

  • Report released about fiscal health of Colorado’s schools
  • Police shootings in Grand Junction and Montrose
  • Connection The Drops looks at rafters and conservationists teaming up
NEWS
5:29 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Police Shootings In Grand Junction, Montrose

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.

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