• State Supreme Court to hear Mesa County School Board eligibility case
  • Christmas tree permits for GMUG National Forest go on sale
  • Hickenlooper announces new state tourism director
  • Stories of the River: Solutions to the Crisis

  • Man killed by train in Clifton 
  • Paonia Board of Trustees approves fee increases 
  • Colorado’s latest revenue forecast shows state still faces budget challenges
  • EPA discusses proposed methane rules at Denver meeting
  • State awards Lake City nonprofit $33K for river restoration project


  • News rules proposed for coal mines
  • Revenue Silver Mine owner defaults on payments
  • Waldorf type school in Paonia now officially a reality
  • Two deceased campers identified, carbon monoxide poisoning a possibility
  • CDC Issues Guidelines For Backyard Chicken Flocks
  • What's next for the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss?


  • Colorado DMV fee changes go into effect
  • Meeting educates public on plan to tackle beetle kill
  • Ride Festival doubles attendance over last year
  • Forest Service makes hard bear proof containers mandatory for campers
  • Lawmakers consider moving state fair from Pueblo


  • SMPA to give back $1.7 million to customers
  • Mesa County checks to see if anyone watches public access
  • US Forest Service releases plan for beetle kill, aspen decline  
  • Gov. Hickenlooper signs DUI bill into law
  • Biking festival returns to Paonia
  • Grand Junction resumes issuing drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants 


  • Airplane causes car crash in Mesa County on I-70
  • Woman sentenced to 10 years in jail for embezzling from Garfield County
  • Montrose Planning Commission gives OK for gravel pit
  • Rains bring relief for snowpack, irrigation
  • Program that teaches how to eat healthy locally expands
  • Homeless shelter closes for season

Paonia Town Hall

The town of Paonia is looking at some serious financial troubles.  

In a recent document about the dismissal of the town clerk, they listed what might have to happen to pull the town out of the red. 

Paonia Town Hall

Through a public records request, KVNF has obtained the written charges for the dismissal of the former Paonia Town Clerk.

The document explains at length the financial issues the town is facing and cites those problems as the original reason for laying off Barbara Petersen.

According to the notice, the town asked Petersen to resign, but she declined. So the town let her go.

However, the issue is that under Colorado statute appointed officials can’t be dismissed without written charges and a hearing.

Paonia Town Hall

The Paonia Board of Trustees is in an awkward position after they laid off the town clerk late last year to save money.

Joe Cocker Tribute Show
Laura Palmisano

Long-time friends and associates of late rock icon Joe Cocker spent Monday hosting a tribute show to him. They broadcasted from the KVNF Cocker Studio and shared his music and their stories about him with listeners. Cocker lived in Crawford, Colo. for nearly two decades where he started the Cocker Kids' Foundation with his wife Pam. Cocker was also a major supporter of KVNF. 

Joe Cocker, records
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

On behalf of the board, staff, and volunteers at KVNF we want to express our deep gratitude for all Joe Cocker brought to this world. The legacy of Joe’s music and his great contributions to KVNF and to the North Fork community will never be forgotten.

This week's Local Motion aired live.  

KVNF's Jake Ryan interviewed six people who are running for four open positions on the station's Board of Directors

Judy Briscoe, Mike Campo, Pam Ellison, Bruce Herr, Bob Pennetta, and Steve Rubick explained why they are running for a director position. 

Also on this episode, a proposed change to a KVNF bylaw was discussed. The proposed change will be on the KVNF ballot.  

If you have trouble hearing the website stream this afternoon, no worries! We're just performing some routine maintenance. 

The stream will be down for a few hours today, but we expect to have it back up and running before the day's through. 

Remember, you can always find us on the FM dial at our many frequencies.

90.9 Paonia and the North Fork Valley

89.1 Montrose, Delta, Cedaredge, Olathe, Norwood, Nucla

98.3 Crawford

90.1 Ouray

99.1 The Grand Valley

KVNF Hires Morning News Host

Dec 18, 2013

We're happy to announce that Patricia Naft has been hired as the new KVNF Morning News Host.

Patricia has been a dedicated DJ and volunteer at KVNF for over a decade, and previously hosted a weekly country music show at KDNK in Carbondale. 

KVNF and the North Fork Vision 2020 Project invite you to come see the North Fork Valley through the eyes of seven young reporters. 

On Saturday, December 7th from 3-4 pm,  join us at the Paradise Theatre for a screening of the Pass the Mic documentary. The film features interviews with a wide variety of characters from the valley, all conducted by youth reporters. 

You'll hear interviews with a dancer, hops farmer, coal miners, a micro-hydro expert and more. The short film "HeartSpots" will also be shown. 

Eulogy for Pete the Barber

Dec 2, 2013
Marty Durlin/KVNF

Last month, Paonia lost a good friend and neighbor -- our barber, Pete Poulos.  Rob Miller was a patron of Pete’s, and he offers this eulogy.

Talkin' Music: Talkin' Blues

Dec 2, 2013
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Lomax Collection [LC-DIG-ppmsc-00343 DLC]

For this very special, one-hour edition of Talkin' Music, we bring you a roundtable discussion on the blues. 

2013 Election Results

Nov 5, 2013
Kahunapulej via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA)

Here's the latest election returns we've got from the State of Colorado.

KClvey via Flickr (CC BY-NC)

Election Day is tomorrow, November 5th, and this is the first year Colorado has used all mail-in ballots for statewide elections. 

But ballots mailed in today might not make it to county elections offices on time to be counted. The Secretary of State's Office is urging voters to consider dropping off their ballots at local drop-off locations in order to avoid missing the deadline. 

And the Winner Is...

Oct 25, 2013

Congratulations to Kevin O'Brien, the winner of our raffle contest for the 7 day, 6 night trip to Fiji!

Kevin and a (very, very special) guest of his choice will be traveling to the tropical paradise of Fiji for a luxurious stay at the Koro Sun Resort, Fiji's premier adventure resort on the island of Vanua Levu.

At Thursday night's annual meeting, KVNF's Ali Lightfoot and Amber McDaniel called Kevin to surprise him with the good news. He said his heart was beating out of his chest!

KVNF's New Schedule is Live!

Oct 21, 2013

The new programming schedule you've been hearing about is now live. Head over to our Schedule Page to see the schedule, or just take a look at it below!

Democracy Now! has been moved to 3-4 pm, and most of our public affairs programming can now be heard from 6-7. We're ecstatic to bring you Radiolab, one of the most cutting-edge radio programs on the airwaves (fun fact - Radiolab Live is coming to Denver the weekend of November 1st!)

The Annual Meeting for North Fork Valley Public Radio, Inc. is coming up later in October — Thursday, October 24, 2103, at the Paonia Town Hall, 214 Grand Avenue, at 6 p.m. There will not be board member elections this year as we have two members standing for re-election this year — John Moore, and Kate Zachman, and we had no new nominations for our total of four vacancies. So no election is required at this time. The board will continue to seek qualified candidates to appoint to these vacancies.

Proposed Bylaw Change

Thanks for your support!

Oct 7, 2013

As the KVNF Fall Pledge Drive wraps up, we want to again express our sincere thanks and gratitude for all your support of this station. It's been an incredibly heartwarming week talking to all of you and hearing why you value community radio. This is your community radio station, and you've all shown it this week with your generous contributions. 

Your donations go directly into our operating expenses and paying for the quality programming you hear every day.

It's here! The KVNF Fall Pledge Drive Kicked off this morning and runs through Saturday, October 12th. 

Pledge Drives are hugely important to community radio stations like us - your support makes up our largest source of funding. To put it simply - we wouldn't be here without you! Your donations go directly to everything from daily operating expenses to paying for the informative and entertaining programming you hear every day.


Article III. Membership and Dues

Section 2.

  1. The annual membership fee shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per person.



Article III. Membership and Dues

Section 2.