KVNF Regional Newscast

Tune in weekdays after Morning Edition and All Things Considered for regional news from KVNF.

KVNF's Patricia Naft, Jake Ryan and Laura Palmisano bring you regional news weekdays at 8 a.m. and 5:50 p.m.

The KVNF news team is always looking for leads. Let us know what's happening in your area, what issues you care about and what you'd like to hear us cover - email us at news@kvnf.org. 

Jake Ryan, Laura Palmisano, Patricia Naft
From left to right, KVNF's news producer Jake Ryan, news director Laura Palmisano, and morning host Patricia Naft in the studio.
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7:55 am
Tue May 26, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 26, 2015


  • VA hospital
  • Rocky Mountain National Park working with farmers to fight pollution
  • Accident kills one over weekend in Grand Junction
  • North Fork Seed Library provides plants for all
7:57 am
Mon May 25, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 25, 2015


  • Haven House raises money to buy building
  • Delta Middle School grapples with strange incident
  • Bird Flu ravages chicken farms, Colorado untouched for now
  • CDOT approves funding for Amtrak line repairs
  • iSeeChange meeting tomorrow

8:07 am
Fri May 22, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 22, 2015


  • Police reform bills become law
  • Roadless Rule Exception comment period closes
  • BLM looks for more citizen advisors
  • Wildfire bill signed
  • Weather continues to have a wet outlook
  • Kebler pass opens for summer
7:57 am
Thu May 21, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 21, 2015


  • Three tragedies hit Grand Junction within 18 hours
  • Tobacco banned from a Western Slope college
  • Xcel Energy gets OK for drones
  • Standardized testing bill becomes law
  • Roadwork brings closures for key highways
7:54 am
Wed May 20, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 20, 2015


  • Delta County signs on for Thompson Divide Lease Swap
  • Western Slope receives grant for healthy workplaces
  • CDOT closes US 550 to retrieve crashed vehicle
  • Evaporation pit in Mesa County gets another treatment to stop smells
  • Paonia Eagles take state Track and Field championship for third time
  • Ballot initiatives bill becomes law
7:56 am
Tue May 19, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 19, 2015


  • Highway 133 closes down this Thursday
  • Homeless Shelter nears goal to own building in Montrose
  • Sen. Gardner visits Western Slope over weekend
  • New laws push for more math and science jobs for Colorado grads
  • Talk with new director of wildland firefighting complex
8:04 am
Mon May 18, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 18, 2015


  • Oxbow mine auctions off equipment
  • Colorado Mesa University receives grant for innovation center
  • A talk with local state representative about session
  • Montrose airport breaks ground on second flight service company
  • Gov. Hickenlooper issues order to protect sage grouse, avoid listing
8:00 am
Fri May 15, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 15, 2015


  • Delta road closure opportunity for Chamber of Commerce
  • New law gives tax incentives for new businesses on western slope
  • Federal study finishes report of possibilities for water conservation
  • Man charged with attempted murder in Norwood
  • Area photographer tries to show people behind police uniforms
7:55 am
Thu May 14, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 14, 2015


  • Hickenlooper signs invasive species bill into law
  • Telluride school district invests heavily into solar power
  • US Judge rules against the approval of two coal mine expansions
  • Fire season forecast looks better as more rain falls
  • New law will study traffic on I­-70
8:02 am
Wed May 13, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 13, 2014


  • Wastewater facility target of smell complaints
  • Overdose antidote is now more accessible
  • Unidentified body found in canal
  • Montrose Library district faces grim deficits
  • Restrictions on hemp may be lifted
  • Bear study bill passed into law
7:56 am
Tue May 12, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 12, 2015


  • Seatbelt enforcement ramps up this month
  • Veterans thanks, asked for input
  • Road construction flanks the North Fork area
  • Severance tax helps fund multi million dollar shooting range near Palisade
7:54 am
Mon May 11, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 11, 2015


  • April doesn’t improve snowpack outlook for state, Western Slope
  • Doctor sentenced to probation for false Medicare claims
  • DMEA begins election process
  • Severance taxes help fund large shooting complex on Western Slope
8:02 am
Fri May 8, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 8, 2015


  • More rain to come, but drought may persist
  • Lake City Medical Center hosts free health fair 
  • Severance tax supports Western Slope projects
  • The State Legislature finishes its session 
  • Emergency drills ran at chemical weapons facility
8:00 am
Thu May 7, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 7, 2015


  • Colorado makes 3rd DUI a felony
  • Western Slope property values mostly up
  • Birds migrations unhampered by warm temps
  • Oil taxes support communities across the state, but funding is uncertain
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8:03 am
Wed May 6, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 6, 2015


  • District 51 buys food truck to feed kids over summer
  • Area clinic receives 700 thousand dollars to serve low income patients
  • Ouray County approves another marijuana grow operation
  • Ski towns send letter about coal industry
  • National fire forecast calls for above average fire activity
  • Capitol Conversation looks at final days.
7:58 am
Tue May 5, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 5, 2015


  • Montrose apartment fire
  • Paonia board of trustees find  possible fraudulent use of the town’s debit card
  • Western Colorado Climate Challenge Conference  in Paonia
  • Paonia Chief of Police Scott Leon retires
  • Students taught financial literacy
  • Federal lands bill dies
8:11 am
Mon May 4, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 4, 2015


  • New summer construction starts on Highway 133
  • Bill to address school funding advances at state capitol
  • EPA grant lets Montrose investigate suspected contamination
  • Measure moves forward to hold schools liable for student injuries and deaths
  • Region 10 unveils plans for revitalization of Delta, Gunnison counties
  • Haven House’s future uncertain, but hopeful
8:02 am
Fri May 1, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 1, 2015


  • Hard freezes in springtime likely to continue
  • Wildfire awareness day this weekend
  • Senate kills racial profiling bill
  • Attorney General joins suit against BLM over fracking rules
7:59 am
Thu April 30, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, April 30, 2015


  • Telluride passes panhandling ordinance
  • DeBeque Town Marshall formally charged
  • Climate event to take place in Paonia
  • State water plan comment period to close tomorrow
  • State bill would fund programs to uproot invasive, thirsty plants
8:05 am
Wed April 29, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, April 29, 2015


  • Marijuana tax refund might go to voters
  • Montrose County sued over airport, again
  • State bill could help rural communities
  • Program seeds clouds for snow over Grand Mesa
  • Forecast calls for above average rainfall
  • Fetal homicide bill clears Senate