Laura Palmisano

News Director/Reporter

Laura Palmisano, an Arizona native, has a degree in journalism with a minor in sustainability from Arizona State University. Most recently, Palmisano worked as a Senior TV/Radio Reporter for Arizona Public Media, Tucson's NPR and PBS affiliate. Palmisano has also worked as a producer for KJZZ, Phoenix’s local NPR-affiliate, and as a production assistant for KAET Eight, Arizona PBS in Phoenix.

She previously reported for the State Press, ASU's campus newspaper, and Cronkite News Service. Palmisano has worked as a videographer and video editor. She was also a Scripps Howard intern with KNXV, ABC15 Phoenix.

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NEWS
4:35 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Effort To Redesignate Colorado Nalt. Monument Hits Wall

The Colorado National Monument is in western Colorado.
Credit National Parks Service

The movement to transform Colorado National Monument into a national park hit a setback Monday.

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COMMUNITY
6:27 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Cherry Days Brings Crowds To Paonia

The #4 tractor heading down Grand Ave in Paonia.
Credit KVNF's Laura Palmisano

Last weekend was the 68th Annual Cherry Days Festival in Paonia. 

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NEWS
5:11 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Storm King 14 Honored On 20th Anniversary Of Deadly South Canyon Fire

The honor guard and color guard at the South Canyon Fire 20th Anniversary Commemoration in Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Credit Laura Palmisano

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Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday in Glenwood Springs to honor 14 men and women who died on July 6, 1994 while fighting the South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mountain.

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NEWS
4:33 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls, Colorado's Still Lower

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The U.S. unemployment rate is the lowest it's been since September 2008. 

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POLITICS
5:03 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Sen. Udall Talks Climate Change, Coal, Fracking & Natural Disasters

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall at a voter meet-and-greet in Montrose.
Credit Laura Palmisano

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) was campaigning in Montrose at a voter meet-and-greet Tuesday. 

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POLITICS
12:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Udall Campaigns On Western Slope, Talks Fracking

A woman photographs U.S. Sen. Mark Udall at a meet-and-greet event in Montrose.
Credit Laura Palmisano

KVNF's Laura Palmisano reports from the field.

Voters in Montrose met with U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) at a campaign event Tuesday. 

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NEWS
5:37 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Judge Halts West Elk Mine Expansion Over Climate Change Concerns

A U.S. District Court judge has halted an expansion at the West Elk Mine, a coal mine in Somerset.
Credit NPS

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An expansion at the West Elk Mine has been halted by U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson.

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ENVIRONMENT
5:20 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

EPA Wants Western Input On Changes To 'Waters of the U.S.' Rule

The North Fork of the Gunnison River is protected under the "Waters of the U.S." clause of the Clean Water Act. The EPA and Army Corps have proposed changes to the "Waters of the U.S." definition.
Credit Laura Palmisano.

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The North Fork of the Gunnison River flows through southwestern Colorado. It’s a waterway the feeds into the Gunnison River, a tributary of the Colorado River, which supplies drinking water to millions of people in the West.

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NEWS
4:43 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Feds Seek Comments On Revisions To Clean Water Act

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a joint proposal earlier this year that outlines changes to the Clean Water Act

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POLITICS
4:01 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Denver Won't Host 2016 GOP Convention

Colorado lost the bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. 

The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that Denver and Kansas City lost the bid to host its 2016 convention. The committee has selected Cleveland and Dallas as host contenders. 

CPR reports, the two finalist cities had an edge over Denver—tax money to help pay for the convention. Dallas has $25 million in public funds and Cleveland has $10 million.

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