Politics

NEWS
4:08 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Colorado Legislature Opens 2014 With A Call For Collaboration Rather Than Confrontation

Lawmakers get reacquainted before the new legislative session opened at the Colorado capitol Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

As the 2014 legislative session opened Wednesday, newly elected state Senate President Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora) – the second woman to hold the position – urged lawmakers to problem solve and skip the shouting matches in her opening day speech.

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NEWS
6:09 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Hickenlooper Speaks To 2014 Legislative Agenda

The Governor addresses the media Thursday looking ahead to the 2014 legislative session.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Governor John Hickenlooper says he wants to focus on jobs, the economy and non-partisan issues during the next legislative session. As he outlined his agenda Thursday, his biggest hope is that politics will take a back seat.

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NEWS
2:47 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Locals Weigh In On Government Shutdown

Credit Verbeeldingskr8 via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA)

On Wednesday, October 16th, US Senate leaders announced they had reached a deal to avert a default on the federal government’s debt and to reopen the government after being shut down for more than 14 days. The US House passed the bill late in the evening and President Obama signed it into law just after midnight. 

KVNF's Cyn Holder took to the streets of Paonia and Hotchkiss during the day, just as lawmakers had begun working towards a deal, to ask people what they thought about the shutdown and the political gridlock that had perpetuated it.

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Local Newscast
8:40 am
Mon August 5, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, August 5, 2013

Headlines:

  • Toll Lanes Likely to be Included in I-70 Updates
  • Bernie Herpin to Challenge John Morse in September Recall
  • White Buffalo Farm Allegedly Involved in Dumped Chickens near Paonia
  • Business-as-usual at Western Skyways Engine Maintenance Facility, Despite FAA Probe
  • Overturned Tanker Truck Spills 4,000 Gallons of Gasoline on Loveland Pass
Local Newscast
8:48 am
Wed May 15, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Headlines:

  • April showers: an aberration, not a trend
  • Sounds of the High Country: Idaho’s political polarization
  • Number of children needing fostering and adoption soars
  • Ozone violations in Western Colorado for the first time
  • Parachute Leak Update
  • Growing A Local Beer, Farm To Glass

Local Newscast
8:35 am
Fri October 19, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, October 19, 2012

Headlines:

  • Court Upholds Montrose Hospital Reorganization
  • Wildfire Updates: Southwestern Colorado
  • KVNF Sports Report From Tamie Meck
  • Watch Report From Gus Jarvis
  • More Questions About Gessler's Propriety With State Money
Capitol Coverage
9:38 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Bi-Partisan Collaboration On Forest Health

State and federal leaders gathered in Denver on Friday/ today to talk about ways to improve forest health. Lawmakers from both parties agree Colorado forests face many challenges, and any solution will require collaboration. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

Capitol Coverage
8:57 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Dems Fed Up With GOP Secretary of State

Democrats at the statehouse say they’re fed up with Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s partisan games. Two lawmakers plan to introduce legislation next session to try and rein him in. As Bente Birkeland reports, this is just one of several controversies surrounding the high profile official.

Capitol Coverage
9:58 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Colorado TV Viewers Tire Of New Mexico Political Ads

It’s election season, and for anyone who turns on the television that means being bombarded with political ads and information. Now imagine those ads coming from candidates you can’t even vote for. That’s the case for some people in southwest Colorado who can only get New Mexico television. As Bente Birkeland reports, the lack of Colorado TV has been a major complaint in the region for decades, but especially flares up this time of year.

Local Newscast
9:22 am
Tue October 9, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Headlines:

  • Declining Revenue Stresses San Miguel County Budget
  • Vandals Attach Aspen GOP HQ For Third Time
  • Curbside Recycling Returning To Montrose
  • State County Clerks Criticize Colorado Secretary of State
  • Voter Registration Deadline TODAY
  • Tipton Introduces Legislation To Eliminate Cash For Surveys
  • Giant Tortoise Arrested In Northern Utah Town