KVNF Regional Newscast

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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: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016

  • Confirmation hearing for Colorado’s next Lt. Guv underway
  • Paonia trustees sworn in, board vacancy remains
  • DEA, local law enforcement host Rx drug take back event  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Apr 26, 2016

  • Drugs seized in city of Delta
  • Lake City river restoration project gets funding for big overhaul
  • A Capitol Conversation looking at political party primaries  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, April. 25, 2016

Apr 25, 2016

  • Rimrocker trail open to OHVs
  • Effort in Colorado to bring primary back
  • Childhood poverty declines in state
  • National energy bill dodges big issues  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, April 22, 2016

Apr 22, 2016
  • Montrose School District hires staff back weeks after layoffs
  • Republicans and Democrats announce plans to reintroduce primary system
  • A look at American Indian mascots in Colorado, Montrose

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, April. 21, 2016

Apr 21, 2016

  • Runaway Delta teen found safe
  • Racial profiling data collection bill initially passes House
  • SEI launches Delta County solar campaign
  • An interview with the new director of the National Renewable Energy Lab  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, April. 20, 2016

Apr 20, 2016

  • Ballots for special district election mailed out
  • Presidential primary bill about to be unveiled
  • Will Colorado schools finally allow medical marijuana? 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Apr 19, 2016

  • Montrose County updates discrimination policy
  • 40 chickens stolen in unusual theft
  • Jobs report shows Colorado doing well, as Western Slope lags behind
  • Bernie Sanders wins Colorado, Hillary Clinton has super delegate support
  • U.S. to sign Paris agreement, good news for local green energy

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, April 18, 2016

Apr 18, 2016

  • City of Montrose uses last of federal funding for bypass project
  • Bill to ban “rolling coal” passed in the Colorado House of Representatives
  • Former miner visits Dutch Creek Mine on anniversary of tragedy

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, April 15, 2016

Apr 15, 2016

  • Paonia final ballots counted
  • Storm brings snow, cold to Western Slope
  • Conversation about the Democratic Party’s current state
  • Wind turbine technician becomes fastest growing job in nation

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, April 14, 2016

Apr 14, 2016

  • I-70 thru Glenwood Canyon fully open
  • Peabody announces bankruptcy, sale to Bowie falls through
  • Colorado schools slow to allow medical marijuana, lawmakers want a change

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Apr 13, 2016

  • Bill to allow medical marijuana in schools clears state House committee
  • Bill seeks to fund emergency cleanup at legacy mining sites in Colorado
  • Conservation groups oppose Congressman Tipton’s Thompson Divide lease swap
  • USGS releases report on human-induced earthquakes
  • Law enforcement across Colorado participate in spring DUI enforcement campaign 

  •  Bears are waking up, posing seasonal threat
  • Lake City finishes construction on town Armory
  • Preventable traffic deaths climb in Colorado
  • Ted Cruz wins Colorado Republican caucus

  • Colorado snowpack is thinner in the south and west
  • Western Slope communities receive DOLA funding
  • San Miguel County sees a continued drop in energy use
  • Colorado considers regulating fantasy sports

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, April 8, 2016

Apr 8, 2016

  • Record number of candidates turn in signatures to reserve spot on primary ballot
  • Western Slope commercial marijuana grower under state pesticide investigation
  • Ridgway streets to be paved in 120 year first
  • Clean Power Plan caught in state budget fight

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, April 7, 2016

Apr 7, 2016

  • Regional municipal election roundup
  • Scramble for delegates put Colorado's GOP back in the limelight

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Apr 6, 2016

  • Oil and gas local control bill fails in state legislature
  • Oyster joins race for San Miguel County Commissioner
  • Ulibarri misses petition deadline for Montrose County Commissioner Race
  • Ridgway Fire expands rescue services 
  • Coal production down in Colorado
  • Region 10 receives $1.8M for regional broadband effort  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Apr 5, 2016

  • Mesa County might be sued over foster child’s death
  • Grant will help Montrose County construct arena, event center
  • Animal abuse case discovered near Delta
  • Capitol Conversation about the state budget’s progression  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, April 1, 2016

Apr 1, 2016

  • Colorado targets distracted driving
  • Program incentivizes Cedaredge employees to stay active 
  • Preliminary look at state’s snowpack
  • State bill looks to lower sky­-high prices for premiums in mountain towns  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016

Mar 31, 2016

  • Colorado rain barrel bill progresses at state capitol
  • Colorado House Speaker discusses upcoming budget
  • New driver’s license design to rollout to all Colorado DMV offices
  • With coal in decline, Hotchkiss revisits marijuana ban  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2016

Mar 30, 2016

  • Arrests made in Paonia antler theft
  • Election officials: drop off municipal ballots in person instead of mailing
  • Hickenlooper discusses state budget
  • House committee gives OK to undocumented driver's license program expansion
  • Raton Basin most at risk place in Colorado for 2016 Quakes  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016

Mar 29, 2016

  • Lumber truck rolls over in Hinsdale County
  • Sheriffs’ lawsuit dismissed, but plans in the works to restart effort
  • New rule would protect workers against silica dust
  • Capitol Conversation about the looming budget
  • Construction closes parts of road this week near Montrose  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Mar. 28, 2016

Mar 28, 2016

  • Paonia finishes renovations on water plant
  • Data shows some counties growing while neighbors see decline
  • New 911 dispatch center opens in Montrose
  • Federal agency to host public meeting in Grand Junction to hear about coal leasing
  • Rain barrel bill hits a snag at the state capitol  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Mar. 25, 2015

Mar 25, 2016

  • Political parties choose contenders for county commissioner races in Ouary, Hinsdale, San Migeul
  • I-­70 repairs still underway, long­-term solution unknown
  • Issue of high-speed internet is slow­going at state capitol
  • Electrical providers look at not only how much electricity is used, but when  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016

Mar 24, 2016

  • Hickenlooper nominates Donna Lynne for Lt. Gov.
  • Grand Junction job fair for high school students seeking alternative path
  • New CMU program aims to help community college students earn bachelor’s degree
  • Arch Coal paid bonuses days before bankruptcy filing
  • County Commissioner primary ballot rundown: Mesa, Delta, Montrose
  • Study finds cost of elections dropped after Colorado made mail ballot switch  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2016

Mar 23, 2016

  • Bill aims to help law enforcement crackdown on ‘coal rollers’
  • Bill to add blaze pink to hunter safety colors heads to Govenor's desk
  • Delta County School District OKs satanic pamphlets
  • Conservation Centers receives large grant for Paonia River Park  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016

Mar 22, 2016

  • Montrose school district to cut 37 staff positions
  • Man dies while skiing in Telluride
  • State representative apologizes for DUI arrest
  • Colorado dodges lawsuit from neighboring states over Amendment 64
  • A Capitol Conversation about police reform and sexting  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Mar. 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016

  • No foul play suspected in Ouray death
  • State program aims to boost rural economies with expert help
  • State’s economy grows, but slower than past years
  • Health organization expands into Delta County
  • A look at state committees designed to kill bills before they’re heard  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Mar. 18, 2016

Mar 18, 2016

  • Power outage planned for West End
  • CMU to offer physician assistant program
  • Police reform bills advance at state capitol
  • Delta schools will hire new counselors
  • Oil and gas bill would make companies liable for earthquakes
  • Largest US coal company looks at bankruptcy  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Mar. 17, 2016

Mar 17, 2016

  • Body found in Ouray County, state investigates
  • Major Ridgway road improvement project to start in late March
  • State struggles to regulate pesticides used on retail marijuana
  • Colorado 'felt the Bern,' but after a dominant mega Tuesday what if Clinton is the nominee?  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

  • Ouray police officer killed in accident on US 550
  • Montrose to expand recycling program
  • Colorado to become first state to certify hemp seed
  • Colorado legislative session hits midpoint
  • Federal regulators reject Oregon liquefied natural gas project