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
4:46 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Rocky Mountain High: Colorado Uses A Lot Of Pot, Report Finds

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Six months after the first retail marijuana stores opened in the state people in Colorado are using a lot of pot, according to a recent report. 

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NEWS
1:18 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Chemical Substance Illegally Dumped In Ditch Near Paonia

Credit Bart Eller

Over the Fourth of July weekend someone illegal dumped an unknown substance into an irrigation ditch outside of Paonia, according to the Delta County Sheriff's Office.

Law enforcement along with the hazardous material team from the Hotchkiss Fire Department were called to the scene on Price Road by a property owner.  

Ken Nordstorm, the environmental health director for Delta County, said samples from the ditch that flows across multiple properties and empties into the North Fork of the Gunnison were collected on Monday. 

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NEWS
4:58 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Paonia To Decide On Retail Marijuana In Special Election

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Paonia residents will decide if they want to allow retail marijuana facilities in their town during a special election in November. 

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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