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. 

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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  • Colorado IUD program for low-­income women gets funding
  • Rifle ranger shooters spark Grand County wildfire
  • Silverton, San Juan County want federal aid to deal mine spill
  • A look at school enrollment across the Western Slope
  • To mine or not to mine? Is that the question?


  • Road project needs repairs almost immediately
  • Smoke causes concerns for Coloradans
  • Officials consider statewide graduation standards


  • Colorado officials address broadband access at Montrose forum
  • Outlook for wildfires in Colorado this year
  • Honey bees cause controversy on public lands

  • Hickenlooper visits Montrose, talks about river spill
  • Study looks at methane emissions from natural gas development
  • Street mural tries to create a place for community
  • School district sees savings with solar power
  • Mental health resources strained across Colorado
  • Grand Junction horse show canceled over livetsock disease fears

  • Wildfires create hazy conditions in Colorado
  • Federal coal program debated at BLM session in Golden
  • Delta selects firm for city manager search
  • Black Canyon Jet Center in Montrose files federal complaint
  • Fungus affects cottonwood trees in Aspen, Roaring Fork


  • City of Montrose to create dispatch center
  • CPW seeing increased bear activity
  • Educators address school readiness at state capitol
  • A look at the Telluride Mushroom Festival

  • Wildfires in Colorado are coming under control
  • New data shows record number of suicides for Colorado
  • State regulators urged to finalizes oil and gas recommendations
  • De Beque sees tax revenues from marijuana beyond expectations

  • Livestock disease spreads across Western Slope
  • Water storage tank in Paonia requires more repairs
  • Lake City hires new town clerk
  • CPW releases first draft of strategic plan
  • An iSeeChange story looking into the mystery of dying finches

  • Montrose Memorial Hospital takes over local clinic creating women’s health center
  • State program helps Colorado farmers finance small hydropower projects
  • Montrose to disable downtown traffic light
  • Study finds connection fees lead to water savings

  • FBI investigation into Grand Junction Airport fraud is dropped
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans to raise premium rates by a third
  • A look at the best lightshow in the sky, the Perseid Meteor Shower
  • State agency says Animas River is improving
  • Business groups fight against new EPA air regulations
  • Study finds natural gas development drastically cuts into mule deer habitat


  • Body found in Grand Junction culvert ID’ed
  • Two Mesa County men arrested after police discover large pot grow operations
  • San Miguel County gets $330K to boost regional broadband
  • Montrose County conducts emergency exercise at regional airport
  • Mine spill continues causing problems in southwest Colorado, downstream communities

  • Body found in Grand Junction
  • Norwood emergency medical service seeks tax payer help
  • San Miguel commissioners OK ballot question over their own term limits
  • Western Slope now home to a breast milk donation center
  • Olathe receives funds for Main Street improvement project
  • State Capitol building renovation wraps up

  • Region 10 Receives $5.2M Grant To Develop Broadband Access In West Slope Communities
  • Delta Once Again Restarts City Manager Search
  • State Lawmakers Have Taken a Tough Look at Death Penalty Over the Years

  • Mine Wastewater Spill Contaminates Animas River In Southwestern Colorado
  • Grand Junction Airport Security Gate Issue Continues, Colorado Congressmen Step In
  • Ute Indian Museum In Montrose Closes For Repairs
  • Connecting The Drops: Water Pricing With Conservation In Mind

  • Hotchkiss Fire Department Responds To Three Area Blazes
  • Traffic Stop In Mesa County Nets Large Drug Bust
  • Ophir Man Commits Suicide After Wrecking Vehicle
  • Norwood Cat Tests Positive For Plague, Dies
  • Felony DUI Law Goes Into Effect In Colorado
  • What’s Different About The Second Draft Of The Colorado Water Plan?

  • Laws Sponsored By Western Slope Legislators Go Into Effect
  • ‘Substandard Care’ Likely Contributed To Grand Junction Veteran’s Death, Report Finds
  • Colorado Health Officials React To Obama’s Clean Power Plan
  • Connecting The Drops: Urbanization of Agricultural Land

  • Mountain Biker Dies While Competing In Crested Butte Leg of Enduro World Series 
  • After Accident On Popular OHV Road San Miguel Sheriff Calls For Closure To Vehicles
  • Grand Junction Man Arrested In Toddler’s Death
  • Comment Period For Proposed Oil & Gas Project Near Somerset Ends
  • Forest Service Tries To Cope With Beetle Kill, Aspen Decline


  • Disconnect found in wildfire risk assessment
  • West Nile cases develop on Western Slope
  • North Fork gains community chorus


  • CDC releases HPV vaccination rates
  • Interview with COGA’s newest leader
  • New housing complex for homeless in Grand Junction
  • Missing teen found safe


  • Suspect in police assault arrested
  • Colorado lures startup with tax breaks
  • A look at the annual West Elk Wine Trail event
  • Nucla awarded for park improvement project


  • Viral disease infects horses, cattle across Colorado
  • Cocaine found in package that was mailed to Telluride
  • The second part of the look at Colorado water law


  • Region 10 seeks 5 million dollars for fiber optic internet
  • County Judge passes away
  • Fruit growers grapple with freezes, constant rain
  • Officers cleared in fatal shooting
  • Solar program wraps up for the North Fork


  • Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Mesa County
  • State Lawmakers Hold Water Meetings Across Colorado
  • Gunnison Man Sentenced For Damaging Federal Lands In Montrose
  • Event Celebrates Grand Mesa’s Moose Population


  • Plane makes emergency landing in Grand Junction
  • Montrose approves separate dispatch center
  • Mesa County man arrested under new child trafficking law
  • Secretary of the Interior fields questions about sage grouse, ColoWyo mine


  • Biden Tours Manufacturing Center In Denver, Leads Workforce Roundtable
  • Montrose County Loses Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit
  • Rep. Thurlow Launches 2016 Re-­Election Campaign
  • Durango­-Grand Junction Bus Services Marks One Year
  • Issues Continue With Evaporation Pit In Mesa County
  • Comment Period Extended For Proposed Oil & Gas Project Near Somerset


  • Identity of motorcyclist who died over the weekend released
  • Survey highlights problems for long term rentals in ski towns
  • Science program brings students out of the classroom and into the woods
  • Road construction begins in Delta, Montrose Counties
  • Colorado gets a new national monument
  • Glenwood Springs wildfire under control


  • Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Visits Colorado
  • Lightning Suspected Cause Of Two Deaths In Aspen Backcountry
  • Authorities Continue Search For Man Who Attacked Ouray Officers
  • Gas Pipeline Proposed For Public Lands In Mesa County
  • Grand Junction Wants Direct Flights To West Coast, L.A
  • Palisade To Get Bike Skills Park
  • City Of Montrose Tries Diagonal Parking Experiment


  • 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


  • Fire Officials: WCCC Blaze Suspicious, Under Investigation
  • Two Ouray Officers Injured In Attack, Authorities Searching For Suspect
  • Former Olathe Police Chief Appears In Court
  • Woman Sentenced For Stealing Funds From Eagle County
  • Earned Income Tax Credit Triggered For Colorado Residents
  • iSeeChange: Cicadas In Of The West


  • Waldorf school close to becoming reality in Paonia
  • CDOT begins transit system from Denver to Glenwood Springs
  • Food Bank in Grand Junction begins looks for new home
  • Time capsule discovered in Lake City
  • Commissioners fight for grazing, roads in BLM area