Short Features

Short public affairs programs played throughout the KVNF program schedule:

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: 12:30pm on Sundays, 2:30pm on Thursdays, Angus Stocking

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker is a short feature created by Angus Stocking, whose intention is to loosen the listener's grip on fixed beliefs, so that more pleasant beliefs can be selected and implemented. In addition to Confessions, Angus also publishes essays on his blog, OtherBS.com, and has contributed essays to BoingBoing.net. His Kindle ebook, also titled Confessions of a Heavy Thinker, is available on Amazon for a very reasonable sum.

Western Slope Skies: Black Canyon Astronomical Society

Western Slope Skies is produced by members of the Black Canyon Astronomical Society, who take a look at our “local” night sky. Hear it on the Friday morning local newscast (from 8-8:15 AM) and on Wednesday nights at 8 PM during Global Express.

Do you have a question about the night sky or other astronomical topics? Ask it in our comments section below!

What Works with Ann Izard:

Crawford resident, Ann Izard, believes love and gratitude are the keys to a good life.  She reaches out to KVNF listeners to share her wisdom on good living in her weekly commentary at 8pm on Tuesday evenings.

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WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
7:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 4/25/14

Navigating the Night Sky

The Big Dipper is a great starting point for learning the night sky. Located near the pole of the sky, it never completely sets or dips below the horizon—it’s visible in the night sky year-round from the Western Slope! 

The Big Dipper itself is not a constellation, but it resides in one called Ursa Major, the Great Bear, third largest of the 88 constellations. The name originates from the dipper-shaped pattern formed by the seven main stars in the constellation.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
1:41 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, Feb. 17th

As the Worm Turns, Monday, 2/17/14

Host Patrick Webb  is joined by gardener Lance Swigart & his special guest, Aaron Heideman, for more conversation about permaculture.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
11:46 am
Tue February 11, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, Feb. 10th

Credit Suze Smith

Monday, Feb. 10th, 2014

Guest host Steve Hoffman is joined by gardener Lance Swigart & his special guest, Aaron Heideman, for a conversation about permaculture.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
12:29 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, Feb. 3rd

Credit Suze Smith

Biodynamic Composting

Free Range Radio host Patrick Webb chats with gardeners Lance Swigert & Pat Frazier.

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Sports
10:46 am
Fri November 29, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: November 29, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


NEWS
9:39 am
Fri November 29, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, November 29, 2013

Headlines

  • MSHA Team Will Investigate Ouray Mine Accident
  • KDNK's Sounds of the High Country -  Marshall Swearingen on Repurposing a South Dakota Mine for Physics Research
  • State Senator Evie Hudak Resigns
  • Salvation Army in Grand Junction Feeds 700 on Thanksgiving
  • KVNF Sports Report
Sports
8:53 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Local Motion: Paonia Eagles and Head Coach Brent Mcrae

Credit Rich Meck

For the second part of our program today, members of the Paonia Eagles football team and first-year Head Coach Brent McRae joined us to talk about the team's recent state championship win. 

This year marked the first time the Eagles have won a state title in over 50 years.

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NEWS
10:04 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Paonia Eagles Win First State Title in Over 50 Years

Paonia Eagles, 2013 Class 1A State Champions
Rich Meck

The Paonia Eagles are Class 1A State Champions in football after beating out Centauri 32-24 on Saturday at Paonia Town Park. 

The Paonia Eagles football team experienced transformation this season, going from an average team with an average record in 2012, to hosting the Class 1A championship game on Saturday.

The Eagles posted a 10-game winning streak on their way to a 12-1 ecord, upsetting rivals Hotchkiss and the defending state champion Cedaredge Bruins along the way. In the state semifinal game, Paonia trounced the #1 ranked Buena Vista Demons.

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Sports
8:52 am
Fri November 22, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: November 22, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


NEWS
8:39 am
Fri November 22, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, November 22, 2013

Headlines

  • More Details Emerging after Ouray Mine Accident
  • Missing Ouray Woman Found Dead
  • Small Companies Worried about New Air Pollution Rules
  • Identity of Person Killed in Plane Crash Still Not Released
  • Western Slope Skies - The Two Galileos and the Moons of Jupter
  • KVNF Sports Report
Sports
9:45 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Paonia Eagles Headed to State Semi-Finals

Paonia High School

The Paonia Eagles football team is headed to Buena Vista tomorrow to take on the Demons for the state semi-finals game.

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Sports
10:52 am
Mon November 11, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: November 8, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


Sports
11:37 am
Fri November 1, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: November 1, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


NEWS
9:41 am
Fri November 1, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, November 1, 2013

Headlines

  • State Wildfire Committee Wraps Up
  • Tipton, Udall Come Together on Wildfire Prevention Measure
  • First Phase of State Tree Inventory Project Finished
  • Telluride Soda Tax Debate Continues as Election Day Draws Near
  • State Flags at Half Staff Today to Honor Astronaut Scott Carpentar
  • KVNF Sports Report
Sports
12:53 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: October 25, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


NEWS
8:58 am
Fri October 18, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, October 18, 2013

Headlines

  • Heather Jensen Will Stand Trial in Grand Junction
  • Water Conflicts Escalating between Agriculture and Growing Colorado Cities
  • Aspen Medical Marijuana Dispensary Gears Up for Retail Sales
  • Colorado Oil and Gas Association Donates Over $604,000 to Pro-Fracking Campaigns
  • KVNF Sports Report
NEWS
12:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: October 18, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


Sports
12:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: October 11, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


Sports
12:00 am
Sat October 5, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: October 5, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


Sports
12:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: September 27, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.


Sports
12:16 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: September 20, 2013

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope.  

NEWS
11:54 am
Fri September 20, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, September 20, 2013

Headlines

  • Judge Denies Motion to Rescind Cease-and-Desist Order for Hen House
  • State Officials Tracking 10 Oil Spills after Floods
  • Hickenlooper Appoints Flood Recovery Cheif
  • Officials say Millions in Aid Money Will Only Begin to Fix Flood Damage
  • Regulators Fault Williams Subsidiary for Natural Gas Leak
  • Olathe Police Cheif Put on Leave Pending Investigation
  • KVNF Sports Report
Sports
12:11 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: September 13, 2013

  

KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest in local sports across the Western Slope.

NEWS
8:47 am
Fri September 13, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, September 13, 2013

Headlines

  • Front Range Flooding Causes 3 Deaths, 2 Broken Dams
  • Heavy Rains Hinder Progress of Post-Waldo Canyon Fire Recovery
  • Arrests Made in Rifle Meth Ring
  • Powell Mesa Hen House Operators to Appeal Cease-and-Desist Order
  • State Offering Grants for Rural Movie Theaters to Convert to Digital
  • Western Slope Skies - The Sun and Solar Cycles
  • BLM State Director Helen Hankins to Retire
  • KVNF Regional Sports Report
NEWS
9:18 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Paonia Junior/Senior High Unveils Plan for New Sports Facilities

Attendees at Friday's open house take a tour of the proposed "Flight of the Eagle Walkway"
Tamie Meck, KVNF

KVNF Sports Reporter Tamie Meck has been following the proposed educational and sports facility at Paonia Junior/Senior High School, and attended an open house last Friday for a tour of the site.  

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CONFESSIONS
3:00 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Religion As an Infectious Disease

Aired Thursday, July 18 & Sunday, July 21, 2013.

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun July 14, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Power

Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, July 14th, 2013

What is the motor and fuel for three types of power: power over, power with, and imminence?

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CONFESSIONS
5:41 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Go Forth and Lose

Lessons learned (or not) from an ancient game.

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COMMUNITY
3:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Local Motion: Dennis McKenna, Part One

Credit Dennis McKenna

The McKenna Brothers are two of Paonia's illustrious, possibly infamous, hometown icons. Younger brother Dennis is an ethnobotanist. His older brother Terence, who died in 2000, was known for his books on psychedelics and the nature of consciousness, with such titles as "True Hallucinations and The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess and the End of History."

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iSeeChange
10:08 am
Tue July 9, 2013

iSeeChange: Where Have All the Wasps Gone?

View from behind Maria Hodkin's home. Under the dirt lies the Stewart Ditch, a previously-exposed water source now flowing through an enclosed pipe.
Credit Travis Bubenik, KVNF

For this week’s iSeeChange report, we explore concerns about ditch lining in the area, and whether these manmade environmental changes (much like the ditches themselves) may alter their surroundings.

Last week on the Almanac, Stewart Mesa resident noticed fewer numbers of wasps around her house. She says usually by this time of the summer, her front porch is practically overrun with wasps. But this year they seem to have disappeared. 

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