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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Local Newscast
8:53 am
Fri March 1, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, March 1, 2013

Headlines:

  • Civil Unions Bill Moving Steadily Towards Passage
  • Carbondale Residents Say No To Thompson Divide Leases
  • State Democratic Legislators Targeted Over Their Gun Control Votes
  • KVNF Sports Report With Tamie Meck

Local Newscast
8:57 am
Mon February 25, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, February 25, 2013

Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation: Gun Control Debate Gets Weird
  • BLM May Allow Bypass Of Oil Shale Development Procedures
  • Bears In-Town Forays Higher Than Ever Last Year
  • iSeeChange Update: Biking Season on Jumbo Mountain Extended
  • Paonia Wrestlers Win Second State Title in a Row, Fourth Overall
SHORT FEATURES
1:56 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Holy Art

According to Angus, "I know it when I see it."


Local Newscast
8:46 am
Tue February 5, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Headlines:

  • Delta County Commissioners Ban Commercial Marijuana Growing
  • Capitol Coverage: State Senate Slaps State Energy Office Over Fiscal Mismanagement
  • Western Slope Skies

SHORT FEATURES
10:47 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Labyrinths

The logic of this essay resembles its nominal subject. 

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Local Sports
10:07 am
Fri January 18, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: 1/17/13

Paonia's Morgan Rieder wrestles Braxton Stewart of Palisade at the Montrose Invitational.
Credit Tamie Meck

The state wrestling championship is just five weeks away. And while you'd have to travel to the Front Range to see those games, KVNF’s Tamie Meck reports that there are several opportunities in the coming days to see some of the best wrestlers in the state close to home.


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Western Slope Skies
10:52 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Winter Sun

Do you know when the Earth is nearest the sun?  It’s January 4th, during what is typically the coldest part of our winter.   Seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth’s rotation axis, not by our distance from the sun.

When the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun in late December and January we experience deep winter, while the southern hemisphere is tilted toward the sun and experiencing summer. 

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Local Newscast
8:41 am
Fri December 21, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, December 21, 2012

Headlines:

  • State Economy Better Than Expected
  • State Biologists Work To Restore Blue Mesa Salmon
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • Western Slope Skies - Solstice Edition
  • Good Solstice Wishes

Local Sports
3:41 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

KVNF Sports Report 12/20/12

Paonia 113-pounder Josh Altman controls Olathe's Austin Shank at the 35th annual Warrior Classic at Central High School.
Credit Tamie Meck

The Paonia Eagles beat out 38 teams to win last weekend's Warrior Classic wrestling tournament. The prestigious all-class tournament attracts teams from throughout the state, Utah, Wyoming and Arizona. KVNF sports reporter Tamie Meck has more.


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Local Sports
11:16 am
Thu December 13, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 12/13/12

Paonia's Taylor Katzer scores after making one of his five steals in the Eagles' 53-50 win over Grand Valley.
Credit Tamie Meck

A Grand Valley Senior wrestler made history in Delta on Saturday. KVNF’s Tamie Meck reports on the wrestling tournament, prep basketball, and the start of winter sports.


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Local Newscast
8:24 am
Thu December 13, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, December 13, 2012

Headlines:

  • Colorado River Basin faces drastic water shortage
  • Montrose County names new Manager
  • Good Samaritans earn protections to clean up old mines
  • Weekly KVNF Sports Report

Local Sports
10:48 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Cedaredge Bruins Win First State Football Title

The Cedaredge defense stops Buena Vista QB Koby Close Saturday on their way to the school's first state football title.
Credit Tamie Meck

The Cedaredge Bruins won their first state football title on Saturday. KVNF sports reporter Tamie Meck traveled to Buena Vista for the championship game and has this report.


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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 Sports
12:35 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 11/22/12

Cedaredge running back Reid Gates runs for a first down in the Bruins' 16-12 semifinal win over Hotchkiss.
Credit Tamie Meck

Only one Delta County football team in the playoff bracket survived to continue their run for the elusive state title. KVNF’s Tamie Meck has this report.


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Local Newscast
8:40 am
Thu November 22, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, November 22, 2012

Headlines:

  • Yager Guilty of Murder in the 2nd
  • North Fork Oil & Gas Leasing Sale
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • More Colorado Wild Turkeys Than Ever

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
Local Sports
11:46 am
Wed November 14, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 11/15/12

Bulldog Joe Boyle gets the sack in Hotchkiss's 47-26 come-from-behind win over Limon.
Credit Tamie Meck

Football fans are in for a treat this weekend. With two state football playoff games happening in Delta County on Saturday, this is an opportunity to catch some of the best football action of the season right in our back yard. KVNF’s Tamie Meck gives an update on this and more.


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Western Slope Skies
4:34 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Autumn Skies

Autumn is a wonderful time to observe our Western Slope Skies.   While the temperatures are not bitter cold, the nights are getting longer.


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Local Sports
9:16 am
Thu November 8, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 11/8/12

Hotchkiss QB Josh Hardin hands off to Trenton Tamayo in the 48-7 first-round win against Wiggins.
Credit Mike Beard

It's playoff season in preps volleyball and football. KVNF’s Tamie Meck reports on who’s still alive in the run for a state title

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THE MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun November 4, 2012

The Mystic's Almanac - Votes for Humans

Although I have no illusions about a candidate revolutionizing my world, I still will be exercising the privilege of voting.

By Dr. Judith Boice

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Local Sports
10:11 am
Fri November 2, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 11/2/12

The Hotchkiss girls cross country team won this year's state 2A cross country title. From left, Sophia Schelle, Natalie Anderson, Tiffany Clock, Jenni Celis (back) and Mae Anderson.
Credit Tracy Sturgis

Four prep football teams in the KVNF listening area have qualified for the state playoffs, and the Hotchkiss girls cross country team claimed the state title at the 2A cross country meet in Colorado Springs. KVNF's Tamie Meck reports on these stories and more in this week's sports report.

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Local Newscast
8:57 am
Fri November 2, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, November 2, 2012

Headlines:

  • State Budget Looking Up
  • Two Locals Appointed To Coal Mine Board of Examiners
  • Legislator Aims To Remove Guns From College Campuses
  • Juvenile Charged With Arson In Weber Fire
  • Watch Report On Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • Colorado Spruce Heads to US Capitol For Christmas
  • Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

THE MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun October 28, 2012

The Mystic's Almanac - Where Is Buddha?

Credit Missy Rogers

Close to dying, Papaji asked his closest disciples, "Where is Buddha?"

By Dr. Judith Boice

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Local Newscast
9:22 am
Thu October 25, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Headlines:

  • Fast-moving Wildfire Strikes Between Cortez and Dolores
  • More Wildfire Updates
  • Winter Weather Makes Roads Hazardous State-wide
  • Energy Fuels Affected By Dropping Uranium Prices
  • Presidential Candidates Visit Colorado
  • Secretary of State Identifies More Non-citizen Voters
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • West End Campground Improvements and Road Closures
  • Emergency Room Visits For Routine Health Care Costly
  • Winter Weather Awareness Week Offers Safety Tips

Local Sports
3:04 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 10/25/12

The Hotchkiss Bulldogs will retain the coveted North Fork Bowl trophy for the sixth consecutive year after rolling over Paonia last Friday, 39-6. The Bulldogs are now in second place in the 1A Western Slope League.
Tamie Meck

Fall prep sports season is nearing an end, and that means playoff season is just beginning. KVNF’s Tamie Meck reports on where the action is this weekend, and how you can take a tour of this year's state cross country course and watch the races live. 

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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
Local Sports
4:32 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 10/19/12

Area runners made an impressive showing at Wednesday's Western Slope regional cross country races at Confluence Park in Delta. KVNF’s Tamie Meck has this report.

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun October 14, 2012

The Mystic's Almanac - Glass Half Empty

Missy Rogers

Are we hard-wired to see the glass half empty?

by Dr. Judith Boice

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KVNF Sports
3:06 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Local Sports Report: 10/10/12

Hotchkiss senior Savannah Rocha defends against a kill shot by Easton Hartigan (14) of Paonia at the Pink Night fundraiser in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Tamie Meck

With four weeks remaining until prep football playoff season begins, the battle for first place in the 1A Western Slope League is likely to come down to the three Delta County teams. KVNF’s Tamie Meck has this report.

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Local Sports
12:11 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

KVNF Sports Report: 9/27/12

Hotchkiss senior Cody Bartlett is far ahead of the pack as he nears the finish line at the 12th annual Hotchkiss Invitational cross country meet. Bartlett won the race in 18 minutes, 38 seconds. Credit: Tamie Meck.

More than 140 runners competed at the 12th annual Hotchkiss Cross Country meet last Saturday. KVNF’s Tamie Meck has this report.

The Hotchkiss girls team had 16 points for the win—securing the two best times of the day and placing four runners in the top 10. Montrose, led by Dana Shellhorn, placed second with 41 points. Paonia was third with 49 points.

The boys team also claimed the top two times to win the team title with 22 points. Second-place Palisade had 33 points, and Montrose was third with 42 points.

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