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Local Motion: Local regulation of oil and gas operations

This week’s program is about oil and gas regulation, and a new Colorado law giving communities greater control over drilling inside their borders. SB 181 will result in a new set of state-wide regulations for oil and gas. It also lets local governments develop regulations that are more stringent than the states, if they choose, and many are doing so. Here on the Western Slope, communities are taking different approaches to regulating the industry. Delta County decided to repeal its oil and...

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  • Coloradans on individual marketplace set for lower premiums next year
  • Black bears in hyper feeding frenzy as they prepare for winter hibernation
  • Montrose golf team wins third consecutive 4A state championship at home

  • Senator Ray Scott speaks at CU climate change forum
  • GOCO grants awarded to Western Slope communities for recreation
  • Ranchers, farmers in Four Corners deal with climate change daily

  • CDOT warns motorists about new traction, snow plow laws ahead of storm
  • Garfield County Sheriff issues pre-evacuation notices for Middle Mamm Fire
  • Capitol Coverage of new public health insurance option
  • Decker Fire outside of Salida now 14 percent contained
  • Second West Nile Virus fatality of the season recorded in Delta County

With a hard frost & snow in the forecast this week, host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about putting the gardens to bed and take calls from listeners.

Got a question? Email or call during the show! 970-527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW, 6:30-7:00 pm every Tuesday!

  • Decker Fire outside of Salida grows to over 6,300 acres
  • Governor Jared Polis creates two new state departments
  • Virtual reality exhibit teaches about homelessness, hunger

Darcie Rose

KVNF celebrates 40 years on October 5th, 2019! On this special edition of Local Motion, Kori Stanton interviews many of the "OG's" of KVNF. That's "Original Gangstas". Kori speaks with her father and KVNF’s Founder, Campbell Stanton, orginal Program and Music Director, Patrick Webb, former GM, Sally Kane, Liz Lilien, Candy Pennetta, Danny Perkins, Don Foster, Betsy Marston, a previous interview with Ed Marston,  Bob Pennetta, Dea Jacobson and the one and only Felix Belmont.  Thank you for helping KVNF celebrate 40 Years!!

  • Wildfires outside of Salida, Rifle continued to burn over the weekend
  • Big wins for Hotchkiss, Delta, Montrose in busy high school football weekend

  • Update on wildfires burning outside of Eagle, Salida
  • Congressman Tipton takes comment on REC in Ouray
  • Three horses in state diagnosed with West Nile Virus
  • High school football update, Paonia v. Hotchkiss tonight


Most of us can probably recall the childhood tale of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” in which that finicky young girl insisted that her porridge be “not too hot, and not too cold, but just right.” As it turns out, Earth may be equally persnickety. At a distance of about 93 million miles from the sun, our planet falls within the bounds of what astronomers have nicknamed “The Goldilocks Zone.” This term identifies the orbit around a star that is “not too hot, and not too cold, but just right.”

  • Mother of girls who died in Norwood in 2017 gets sentenced
  • Lawsuit targets Glen Canyon Dam in Northern Arizona
  • Rural health clinics seeing influx of uninsured patients
  • BLM announces parcels in next oil and gas lease sale


The 2019 KVNF Annual Meeting & Board Elections

will be held in the KVNF Community Room, 233 Grand Ave., Paonia, on Monday, Oct. 21st at 5:30 pm.

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Kenya's Brigid Kosgei won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday with a time of 2 hours 14 minutes 4 seconds, breaking the previous world record by 81 seconds.

At 25, the Kenyan defended her title after winning last year's event, and put almost 7 minutes between herself and her competition. Both from Ethopia, Ababel Yeshaneh finished second with a time of 2:20:51 and Gelete Burka came in third at 2:20:55.

The previous world record time of 2:15:25 was set by Britain's Paula Radcliffe in 2003 at the London Marathon.

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