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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8:09 am
Tue March 31, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, March 31, 2015


  • Severance tax eyed to balance state budget
  • DMEA and Tri State continue arguments over local renewable energy
  • Area art show showcases artists with disabilities
  • Capital Conversation – standardized testing

8:09 am
Mon March 30, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, March 30, 2015


  • Lawsuit filed over decision not to list wildflowers
  • Lawmakers move to repeal background checks for firearms
  • Colorado parks grapple with lack of funding for repairs
  • An iSeeChange story – frogs have been spotted unusually early, are they in danger?
8:12 am
Fri March 27, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, March 27, 2015


  • Bullying addressed in schools through Shakespeare
  • Police reforms making their way through Colorado congress
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife wrapping up comment period
  • Large marijuana trafficking operation shut down in Denver

8:11 am
Thu March 26, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, March 26, 2014


  • Investigation develops in case of Kelly Meyers
  • Telluride receives letter from ACLU over ordinance
  • Missing man from Fruita found dead in Utah
  • Storms bring some moisture, not much more expected
  • School testing bill in limbo in Denver
8:11 am
Wed March 25, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, March 25, 2015


  • DOLA money for Western Slope set to end soon
  • Program trains veterans in solar energy instillation
  • VA relaxes rule on ‘40 mile radius’
  • Capitol Conversation about the latest economic forecast
8:05 am
Tue March 24, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, March 24, 2015


  • Politicians and state organizations visit Paonia
  • Childhood poverty falls across state, remains strong in rural areas
  • Beetle kill doesn’t necessarily lead to more fires
  • Eckert Crane days draws birders from near and far
8:07 am
Mon March 23, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, March 23, 2015


  • State budget delayed
  • Medicare payments now factor in patient satisfaction
  • Lake City passes OHV ordinance
  • Forest service grapples with moose problems
  • New national fracking rules from President Obama
  • Gov. Hickenlooper signs 10 bills into law
8:01 am
Fri March 20, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Mar. 20, 2015


  • I-­70 snow tire law progresses in capitol
  • Colorado gets first ever aerial firefighting research center
  • Controversial driver’s license program receives compromise funding
  • Ridgway elections canceled
  • Head of Colorado Oil and Gas Commission steps down
  • Town Hall meeting scheduled for Saturday
8:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, March 19, 2015


  • Woman allegedly sets her home on fire
  • Tipton asks feds about small banks
  • Paonia sends notice about drinking water violations
  • Waldorf school initiative loses state appeal
  • Economic development bill progresses at state capitol
  • Police reform bills introduced at state capitol
8:04 am
Wed March 18, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Weds., March 18, 2015


  • Delta passed curfew law
  • Bill reducing window to sue over building defects advances in Senate
  • Delta County Memorial Hospital seeks to extend federal payments
  • Warm weather to continue on Western Slope
8:10 am
Tue March 17, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, March 17, 2015


  • Senate pushes bill to repeal ban on high capacity magazines
  • Telluride looks at pan handling ordinance
  • Senior citizens choose to settle in western states like Colorado
  • Capitol conversation about the half way point for the legislature
8:06 am
Mon March 16, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, March 16, 2015


  • Cedaredge citizens speak out against marijuana facility
  • Home Kitchen Producers and Lawmakers Hope To See Cottage Food Law Expand
  • Governor Hickenlooper shows some support for wildfire forecasting
  • Colorado seeks dodge No Child Left Behind testing again
8:05 am
Fri March 13, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, March 13, 2015


  • Connect for Health Audit
  • Industrial Hemp Farming backed by Gardner
  • Shooting Complex Planning in Palisade
  • Eckert Crane Days
  • Reduced Standardized Testing for Colorado K-12
8:03 am
Thu March 12, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, March 12, 2015


  • Paonia officially dismisses town clerk Peterson
  • Parks and Wildlife seeks input for future plans
  • State Officers were held hostage near Dinosaur
  • Teen pregnancy bill fails in Senate
  • Representative Tipton visits Delta
8:12 am
Wed March 11, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, March 11, 2015


  • Tipton plans visit to the Western Slope
  • Oil and gas future discussed at forum as well as task force recommendations
  • Solar facility saves city of Grand Junction thousands
  • I­-70 construction to start up again
  • GOP religious liberty bills draw criticism, fail in state House
  • Artists capture North Fork in art installation

Editor's Note: KVNF's Regional Newscast for Wednesday, March 11, 2015 did not air due to technical difficulties. We apologize for any confusion. 

8:05 am
Tue March 10, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, March 10, 2015


  • Thanks to a grant, Ridgway will see lower property taxes
  • Cottage Foods Act might see expansion under proposed legislation
  • Montrose Library gets grant to boost financial literacy
  • A capitol conversation about the half way point through this years legislative session
12:24 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, March 6, 2015


  • Mesa County DA looks to close online gambling cafes
  • Local sheriffs sue Colorado over Amendment 64
  • Cedaredge looks at possibly approving pot manufacturing facility
  • Lawmakers fund evidence testing equipment after fighting over gun amendment
8:02 am
Thu March 5, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thurs, March 5, 2015


  • Peterson hearing results delayed until Tuesday
  • Cottage Food Act sees possible expansions
  • Region 10 proposes $17 million plan to bring fiber optic to Western Slope
  • State bills aim to prepare Colorado for aging population

Editor's Note:  The original broadcast of this newscast incorrectly stated that the board of trustees will reveal their decision "whether or not to retain Berry next Tuesday."  Town Manager Jane Berry's employment is not being considered.  It should have read "whether or not to retain Peterson next Tuesday."  We apologize for any confusion. 

8:13 am
Wed March 4, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Weds, March 4, 2015


  • Paonia holds hearing for town clerk’s dismissal
  • Woman charged with day care child abuse offered plea deal
  • North Fork Ambulance desperately needs money
  • Distilleries might be able to serve food soon
  • Democrats kill Republican bill to lower renewable energy requirements 
8:02 am
Tue March 3, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tues, March 3, 2015


  • Missing woman's remains were found in Mesa County
  • Winter weather brings highly dangerous avalanche conditions
  • Land around thousands of shuttered oil and gas wells still unrestored
  • Capitol reporters discuss the oil and gas task force and its political impact