Marijuana

Local Newscast
8:43 am
Tue January 1, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Headlines:

  • Cell Phone Helps In Snowmobilers Rescue
  • Capitol Conversation: Legislative Preview
  • Groups May Challenge West Elk Coal Expansion
  • Cannabis Clubs Lighting Up

Capitol Coverage
8:55 am
Mon December 17, 2012

President Obama Weighs in on Marijuana Legalization

On Friday, President Barack Obama told ABC news that he won’t make it a top priority to go after Colorado and Washington State for legalizing marijuana. But as statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland reports, the announcement still leaves many unanswered questions in Colorado.


Local Newscast
8:31 am
Mon December 17, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, December 17, 2012

Headlines:

  • Questions Persist About Federal Treatment of Legal Marijuana
  • Pitkin County Will Likely Support Sopris Land Swap
  • State Ranchers Struggle With Drought
  • Protest Deadline Today For NF Oil/Gas Lease Sale
  • Native Seed Warehouse Opens In Delta

Capitol Coverage
10:01 am
Wed December 5, 2012

New State Senate President Previews Session

Democratic senator John Morse will take over as the next senate president in January. He previously served as the majority leader. Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland sat down with him to talk about how he sees his new role and his hopes for the legislative session.


Capitol Coverage
8:41 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Task Force Tackles Legal Marijuana Regs

A state task force is forming to iron out the challenges of new marijuana regulations. The group will meet before lawmakers convene in January for the legislative session. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
8:37 am
Thu November 29, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Headlines:

  • Missing Teen Did Not Run Away, Still Missing
  • One Palisade Toddler Dead, One Critical, After Left In Running Vehicle 90 Mins
  • State Task Force To Tackle Legal Marijuana Regulations
  • Delta City To Ban Marijuana Sales
  • DMEA Will NOT Raise Rates, SMPA WILL
  • KVNF Sports Report: Cedaredge Bruins Win State Football Championship
  • Public Meeting To Discuss NF Oil/Gas Lease Sales

Local Newscast
9:47 am
Tue November 27, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Headlines:

  • Search For Dylan Redwine Continues
  • Hotckiss Firm Wins Beetle Kill Harvest Contract
  • iSeeChange: Weather Boosts Bumper Fruit Crop
  • Dry Weather Limits Skier Access
  • Aurora City Just Says No To Pot Prosecutions
  • Cell Tower Approved Near Norwood Schools
  • Idaho Springs Tunnels Restricted This Week

Local Newscast
8:35 am
Mon November 19, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, November 19, 2012

Headlines:

  • Oil and Gas Drilling Back On for the North Fork Valley
  • Former Delta Petroleum Exec Now Former Recovery Energy Exec
  • US Representative Would Protect Colorado's Stash
  • Montrose County Manager Search Narrows Field To Five
  • Warm Weather In Forecast As 1 In 7 Travel For Thanksgiving

Local Newscast
8:31 am
Fri November 16, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, November 16, 2012

Headlines:

  • Law Enforcement Response To Amendment 64 Varies
  • A Bright Side To Beetle Kill
  • Forest Service Plans Slash Pile Burns
  • Christmas Tree Harvesting Permits Available (click on 'read more' for details)
  • Western Slope Skies
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Local Newscast
9:10 am
Thu November 15, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, November 15, 2012

Headlines:

  • Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill Hearings Completed
  • Grand Valley Police and Sheriff Adjusting To Legalized Pot
  • Governor's TBD Initiative Calls For Constitutional Reform
  • KVNF Sports Report
NEWS
10:04 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Local Newscast: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Headlines:

  • Oxbow and Aspen SkiCo team up to create green energy
  • Anti-civil unions state legislators voted out
  • Telluride’s medical marijuana dispensaries prepare for Amendment 64
  • Colorado National Monument starts public input process
  • Small business may qualify for state tax credit
Local Newscast
9:50 am
Mon November 12, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, November 12, 2012

Headlines:

  • Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill Hearings Continue Through Tuesday
  • BLM Reduces State Acreage Available For Oil/Shale Development
  • Montrose Likely To Prohibit Sale Of Marijuana
  • Amendment 64 Votes Closely Followed Presidential Votes
  • Colorado Voter Turnout Likely To Surpass Historic 2008 Turnout
  • What To Expect From New Healthcare Law Now
  • Western Senators Support Pro-Timber Industry Policies

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Capitol Coverage
9:05 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Colorado in Marijuana Limbo

On the heels of a victory for marijuana legalization advocates, Colorado officials say the federal government could still crack down on the drugs use - since marijuana is still illegal under federal law. Bente Birkeland has more.

Capitol Coverage
9:41 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Colorado Legalizes Marijuana

It’s now legal in Colorado for people over the age of 21 to smoke marijuana recreationally. Voters passed amendment 64 making Colorado the first state in the country, along with Washington State, to legalize pot. Bente Birkeland has more from Denver.


ELECTION 2012
11:20 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Marijuana Enforcement Disproportionately Impact Minorities

Even though more patients can legally buy pot, arrests are up 7%.
Credit CPN / Colorado Public News

100,000 Coloradans have medical marijuana licenses now. Still, even though more patients can legally buy pot, arrests are UP by seven per cent. And data shows that minorities are arrested at higher rates than whites, even though they use the drug less. With an amendment to legalize marijuana on the ballot this fall, Colorado Public News’ Carol McKinley takes a look at the controversial issue.

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Local Newscast
9:02 am
Thu November 1, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation, State Election Roundup
  • Minorities Smoke Pot Less, Get Arrested More
  • Public Lands Policies Could Decide Election
  • Ryan In Colorado, Again
  • West Slope Police Chiefs In Turmoil
  • With No El Nino, Winter Moisture Uncertain

ELECTION 2012
10:57 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Bringin' It Home: Ballot Issues

Exploring Election 2012 from the State Capitol to the County Seats: what’s on your ballot this time around?

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Capitol Coverage
9:24 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Legalize Marijuana Amendment Would Pass If Vote Were Today

Supporters and opponents of legalizing marijuana in Colorado faced off on Monday evening during a two-hour debate. Colorado Christian University hosted the event. Bente (BEN tuh) Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Local Newscast
8:53 am
Wed October 17, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Headlines:

  • Legalize Marijuana Amendment Would Pass If Vote Were Today
  • Delta County Chicken Wars Continue
  • Wildfire Update - Red Flag Warnings!
  • Conservation Easement Program Needs Fixing
  • State Wants Comments For Deer Management
Local Newscast
8:49 am
Thu October 11, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, October 11, 2012

Headlines:

  • Democrats Fed Up With Republican Secretary of State
  • First Lady Visits Colorado Springs
  • Wildfire Updates
  • Energy Fuels Moving To Re-open Newly Acquired Uranium Mines
  • Telluride and San Miguel County Support Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill
  • Amendment 64 Draws Support and Opposition

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