KVNF Regional Newscast

Weekdays at 8:00 a.m. & 5:50 p.m.
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Tune in weekdays after Morning Edition and during 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. (You can also subscribe to the newscasts using the Podcast or RSS links)

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

From left to right, KVNF's news producer Jake Ryan, senior reporter Laura Palmisano, and morning host Patricia Naft in the studio.
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KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Jul 28, 2016

  • Reality star halts political campaign
  • An audio postcard from a miner out of work
  • Jake Ryan’s sign-off  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, July 25, 2016

Jul 25, 2016

  • Rural counties enroll in programs to develop economy
  • Although Trump nomination is secure, divisions in Colorado GOP are still deep
  • Colorado Delegates are still backing Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Natural gas grows in national energy use  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016

  • BLM extends comment for area plan
  • Mesa Coroner ID’s two men found in river
  • Residents voice frustration with oil and gas development process  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jul 21, 2016

  • Montrose woman still missing
  • Colorado delegates walk off convention floor at RNC in Cleveland
  • Dispute between Tri­State, DMEA continue
  • Renewable Energy jobs growing, but not complete answer  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, July 18, 2016

Jul 18, 2016

  • Man arrested on 82 counts of animal abuse
  • Drought conditions look good for Colorado
  • Delta County, other rural areas might receive economic development funding
  • Senators from Colorado push to halt review of federal coal program
  • Governors across West pledge to fight opioid abuse.  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, July 15, 2016

Jul 15, 2016

  • Culvert replacement project on CO 348 to start Monday
  • Center for Mental Health gets grant for Delta expansion
  • Delta School District plans policy change after satanic book controversy
  • Fees to go up at Colorado National Monument
  • July 4th DUI enforcement campaign results in 312 arrests
  • Natural gas predicted to displace coal as main source of electricity

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Jul 14, 2016

  • Chronic Wasting Disease found in Montrose County
  • 90 Road on Uncompahgre Plateau reopens
  • Bustang marks one ­year anniversary
  • EIA predicts coal's decline under Clean Power Plan  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wed., July 13, 2016

Jul 13, 2016

  • CPW finishes case of trophy­ elk poachers
  • Methane leaks from oil and gas present, but thankfully not rising
  • Grand Junction airport seeing busier June and year
  • A look at the Cold Springs fire  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Jul 12, 2016

  • Suspect arrested after string of burglaries, auto thefts
  • Coloradoans to vote on cigarette tax
  • Water ‘supply’ might not be as important to future of agriculture as water ‘timing’  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, July 11, 2016

Jul 11, 2016

  • Birds behind DMEA power outage in north Montrose
  • Lake City announces finalists for town manager search
  • EPA resumes long­term work on Gold King Mine
  • To truly bring bison back to the plains, ranchers say we must eat them  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, July 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016

  • Swim beach at Crawford State Park closed for E. coli
  • Heroin, opioid abuse climbs nationally, locally
  • Arch Coal won’t give executives bonuses this year
  • Overview of state highway projects happening this summer  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Jul 7, 2016

  • Area county commissioner to testify before congress on oil and gas development
  • Region 10 launches senior companion program
  • A look at coal mine employment decline  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wed., July 6, 2016

Jul 6, 2016

  • Colorado Care approaching vote in November
  • Resolution often takes years for water issues with oil and gas drilling  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Jul 5, 2016

  • Delta Republican Leader steps down
  • Search Rescue busy during spring, possibly summer
  • Millions awarded in civil case over hunting death of high schooler
  • A look at dealing with toxic natural gas waste  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, July 4, 2016

Jul 4, 2016

  • Monsoon season begins
  • Changes for parents wanting exemptions from vaccinations
  • A look at rate changes for electricity across the country  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, July 11, 2014

Jul 1, 2016

  • Credit card scam ring busted up in Delta County
  • New federal rules change how the US charges for public resource extraction
  • Conversation about the upcoming US Senate race in Colorado  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Jun 30, 2016

  • Darryl Glenn win’s republican primary for US Senate
  • Update on primary wins across Western Slope
  • Wildfire in Gunnison County difficult, dangerous
  • Look at the ripple effect from the crashing coal market  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wed., June 29, 2016

Jun 29, 2016

  • 911 lines across Western Slope down for brief time on Monday
  • Delta County sees federal money for federal lands
  • Health insurance prices still vary, rising in Colorado  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Jun 28, 2016

  •   Today is primary day
  • Wildfires spread in Colorado
  • Two die in car crash
  • The issue of water rights for desert farming

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, June 27, 2016

Jun 27, 2016

  • Demands made for Delta GOP leader’s resignation
  • High temps melt snowpack, but enough is still there to last
  • Programs helps hungry Delta County kids
  • Coal states struggle to adapt to renewable demand  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, June 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016

  • Colorado releases economic forecast
  • New Mexico sues Colorado over Animas River spill
  • Update on regional efforts to improve internet
  • Grand Junction woman arrested for sexual assault on teenage boy
  • Public comment taken over coal royalties

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Jun 23, 2016

  • Update on two wildfires burning on the Uncompahgre Plateau
  • Western Slope libraries to participate in CPW backpack program
  • BLM Resource Management Plan for North Fork, surrounding areas up for review  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016

  •  Voters are slowly returning ballots for Colorado’s primary election 
  • Two wildfires continue to smolder on the Western Slope.
  • American Indian mascots 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jun 21, 2016

  • Heat wave continues in CO
  • Conversation with new head of state DNR
  • US considering ending self bonding for mining

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, June 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016

  • DMEA announces new board, unveils fiber optic internet
  • Vast oil and gas reserves raise concerns on Western Slope
  • Colorado aims for comprehensive trail guide  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, June 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016

  • DMEA can purchase locally produced power without having to pay Tri-­State
  • Arch Coal’s bankruptcy plan
  • A teen accused of killing his ex­-girlfriend will be tried in Larimer County
  • Hickenlooper signs a bill into law last week, to help prevent suicide.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jun 16, 2016

  • Man dies while rafting Roaring Fork River
  • Coroner ID’s body of backpacker found at Black Canyon of the Gunnison
  • Stump Fire outside of Montrose 100 percent contained
  • Mosquito abatement for West Nile starts
  • Air pollution shows up more during ‘flowback’ on natural gas wells
  • Hickenlooper signs full strength beer & wine in grocery stores bill
  • Supreme Court rejects latest challenge to mercury pollution rule  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Jun 15, 2016

  • Body of backpacker recovered from Black Canyon of the Gunnison
  • Montrose County experiences issues with primary ballots
  • Security to be tightened at Denver PrideFest after Orlando attack
  • Communities across Colorado face budget issues as energy sector declines
  • U.S. Energy Secretary addresses Western governors

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, June 13, 2016

Jun 13, 2016

  • Pilot who flew into power lines gets license revoked temporarily
  • Ski resort visitations are up
  • Ouray County Road 1 might be paved if county approves
  • Republican candidates face a crowded field to take on Senator Bennet
  • Coal production down nationally to 1981 levels  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, June 10, 2016

Jun 10, 2016

  • Estimate of natural gas on Western Slope balloons into one of the largest in nation
  • 90 Road on Uncompahgre Plateau blocked with barriers
  • Coal production down this year, continuing trend
  • Gov. Hickenlooper signs bill to investigate new reservoir