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: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Jun 1, 2016

  • Montrose County to participate in state economic development program
  • Future uncertain for beer and wine liquor store bill
  • Coal leasing on federal land  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 30, 2016

May 31, 2016

  • Body found inside burning mobile home in Olathe
  • Mudslide closes road on Uncompahgre Plateau 
  • DMEA at-large candidate interviews 
  • Governor Hickenlooper unveils new book

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016

  • Expect delays on I-70 thru Glenwood Canyon on Wednesday
  • Fishing tournament at Ridgway Reservoir encourages smallmouth bass capture
  • CO oil and gas industry raises $6 million to fight ballot measures

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

  • Vehicle crashes into Crawford Post Office, causes extensive damage
  • Vandals target two Paonia businesses
  • District 4 DMEA candidate interviews
  • Former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa indicted  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016

  • Feds delay resolution on Colorado Roadless Rule
  • Prescribed burn near Buckeye Reservoir
  • Several mountain passes to open Thursday, Kebler remains closed
  • District 3 DMEA candidate interviews  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016

  • Amy Levek selected as interim San Miguel County Commissioner
  • Independence Pass to open Thursday
  • New Mexico sues EPA over Gold King Mine spill
  • 20 years ago, a landmark SCOTUS decision kept Colorado from staying the 'hate state'  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016

  • Kebler Passed closed
  • Hit ­and­ run results in DUI arrest, hospitalization
  • A look at methane venting at coal mines
  • Supreme Court upholds protested school board election  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016

  • Inmate accused of phone scam from inside jail
  • Unemployment could be up for first time in years
  • Massive wind farm planned for Colorado
  • A look at the legislative session  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

  • Biking tour to bring hundreds of tourists to Western Slope
  • Car accident sends Paonia motorcyclist to hospital
  • Arrest made after months of investigation into toddler’s death
  • Feds foresee problems with coal mine cleanup amid massive bankruptcies  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016

  • CDOT launches awareness campaign targeting stoned drivers
  • Report: 90 percent of Coloradans with Hep C don’t get treatment
  • Study will look into sharing cost of rural healthcare
  • BLM kicks off coal hearings  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016

  • Wild weather in Montrose sends two to hospital; funnel cloud forms
  • Decline in severance taxes affects funding for state water projects
  • San Miguel County Commissioner Elaine Fischer resigns due to health issues
  • Cocker Kids’ Foundation closes doors
  • Energy­-related CO2 emissions dropped in 2015  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016

  • Hickenlooper signs bill in Montrose, allocating funding for water conservation
  • United Healthcare and Humana will stop offering individual insurance
  • Colorado legislative session ended

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016

  • Rafting continues to bring money to Colorado
  • Body of mission woman found
  • Energy bills hit the poor the hardest
  • New Lieutenant Governor sworn in  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016

  • Science program teaches impacts of fossil fuels at thier source 
  • Camping banned this summer in the Gothic Corridor outside of Crested Butte
  • Community college offers flight school
  • Rain barrels give legal approval  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016

  • Paonia Board of Trustees selects Bookout to fill vacancy
  • West End’s only animal rescue in need of volunteers
  • Colorado nonprofits that help the disabled to face more scrutiny
  • Presidential primary bill fails at statehouse
  • GOP senate kills hospital­provider fee bill
  • Analysts make negative predictions for coal's future  

  • Roadwork starts on US 550 between Ouray, Silverton
  • Olathe clinic receives $1M grant for Montrose expansion 
  • Public Lands Day bill heads to Hickenlooper’s desk
  • A preview of the upcoming Solar Fair & Permaculture Expo in Paonia

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 10, 2015

May 10, 2016

  • Montrose develops strategies for leveraging internet access
  • Mine expansion overturned
  • Changes to primary system a last minute topic for Colorado legislature
  • A Capitol Conversation about the race at the state capitol to fix housing, roads  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016

  • Man sentenced for illegal mining
  • Officials eye expensive road repair in Hinsdale County
  • Bear euthanasia is up in state
  • Bills aimed at benefiting renters and home buyers hope to clear before end of session  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016

  • CO 149 resurfacing project outside of Lake City starts
  • Colorado's Cruz-leaning GOP tries to make peace with Trump
  • Listen to U.S. coal production fall off a cliff

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 5, 2016

  • Election results for Delta County, Telluride hospital boards
  • Motorcycle fatalities in Colorado reach record high
  • State lawmakers react to Trump as GOP nominee
  • Group wants to end state oil and gas commission
  • Clean Power Plan compliance update  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016

  • Accident sends kid on bike to hospital, Delta police search for witnesses
  • BLM overturns approval of fracking permit in Mesa County
  • State lawmakers debate juvenile life sentences
  • Drop in household energy prices  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May 3, 2016

  • Fracking limits struck down in Colorado
  • BLM wants input for recreation ideas
  • Report shows huge potential for methane capture in North Fork
  • Capitol Conversation looking at the end of the session  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016

  • Elk Creek Mine coal silo demolished
  • Colorado sees first Hantavirus death of 2016 
  • Colorado grapples with hospital funding, TABOR  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Apr. 29, 2016

Apr 29, 2016

  • Homeless shelter finds financial security
  • Clean Power Plan wins at state capitol
  • A discussion about the prescription pill epidemic in the West  

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?