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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Local Newscast
8:33 am
Mon January 28, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, January 28, 2013


  • Recent earthquake caused by brine injections in Paradox Valley
  • CHC sends letter to BLM, requests decision on North Fork Leasing
  • Civil Unions bill certain to pass with new bipartisan support
  • Oil and Gas commission defers judgment on new setback rules till Feb. 11
  • iSeeChange Almanac records unusually high rainfall for January

Local Newscast
8:23 am
Fri January 25, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, January 25, 2013


  • Civil Unions bill expected to easily pass in Legislature
  • District 51 sets up advisory board regarding school safety
  • San Miguel Commissioners approve controversial gun control letter
  • Flu season starts early, strong in Delta County

Local Newscast
8:20 am
Thu January 24, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, January 24, 2013


  • Paonia Mayor discusses BLM meeting at Town Hall
  • Immigrants who finish high school expected to get in-state tuition
  • Coal projected to become top energy provider by 2030
  • Elk Creek Mine in Somerset still closed
  • Minor earthquake felt on Western Slope
  • Snowmobile fatality near Overland Reservoir

Local Newscast
8:28 am
Wed January 23, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, January 23, 2013


  • BLM faces packed house in Paonia Town Hall regarding leases
  • Civil Unions bill introduced at state capitol, passage is almost certain
  • Delta County Commissioners re-examine possible restrictions to 64
  • New ski resort might open near Telluride
  • Cold snap freezing pipes in Montrose, all over listening area

Local Newscast
8:17 am
Tue January 22, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, January 22, 2013


  • Nearly half of U.S. children don't get properly vaccinated
  • BLM visits Hotchkiss Town Council; will be in Crawford, Paonia tonight
  • Rep. Ray Scott wants oil and gas leasing taxes for higher education

Local Newscast
8:29 am
Mon January 21, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, January 21, 2013


  • Southern Colorado groups represent at Inaugural Parade
  • Vision Schools in Delta County seek charter status
  • iSeeChange update, Almanac launch party is tonight
  • Reporters preview upcoming Legislature actions
  • Unemployment level in Colorado sees small drop, US rate stays same

Local Newscast
8:37 am
Fri January 18, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, January 18, 2013


  • Colorado Democrats hope to act on gun control
  • CHC sends delegation to DC to lobby against BLM oil and gas leasing
  • Legislature hopes to be paper-free in future sessions
  • San Miguel commissioners pass moratorium on cell towers
  • State offices closed on Monday for MLK jr. Day
  • Weekly Western Slope Skies report

Local Newscast
8:29 am
Thu January 17, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, January 17, 2013


  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to step down, return home in March
  • Democrats introduce tuition bill for resident illegal immigrants
  • Delta County Commissioners address Amendment 64 compliance issues
  • Paonia grapplers ranked No. 1, Weekly Local Sports Report
  • CDOT to close Highway 145 starting tonight
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Local Newscast
8:29 am
Wed January 16, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, January 16, 2013


  • Legislature takes up issue of gun control
  • State debates accepting federal health insurance money, job creation
  • BLM Grand Junction office welcomes comment on RMP
  • 670 hospitalized cases of the flu so far in Colorado; vaccination urged
  • Rusty water in Paonia not dangerous
  • Elk Creek Mine hopes to stabilize and re-open within a week

Local Newscast
8:26 am
Tue January 15, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, January 15, 2013


  • Work halted at Oxbow's Elk Creek Mine due to high levels of Carbon Monoxide
  • No ruling yet on Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill in Montrose County
  • Avalanche Fatality in high country near Marble
  • Commissioners set hunting regulations for 2013 season
  • Arvada Pastor court ordered to change name of program

Local Newscast
8:19 am
Mon January 14, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, January 14, 2013


  • Reporters discuss Hickenlooper's state of the state address, upcoming Leg. issues
  • Gunnison Sage Grouse may be designated "endangered"

Local Newscast
8:19 am
Fri January 11, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, January 11, 2013


  • Governor Hickenlooper delivers state of the state address
  • Oil and gas commissions define new setback rules
  • BLM to start charging fees to boaters of Ruby-Horsethief
  • January is Radon Action Month

Local Newscast
8:45 am
Thu January 10, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, January 10, 2013


  • Diverse group of lawmakers open new legislative session
  • Oil and Gas Commission to study effects of fraking emissions
  • USDA declares drought disaster areas in 14 states
  • iSeeChange examines role of microorganisms in water conservation

Local Newscast
8:30 am
Wed January 9, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, January 9, 2013


  • Young brothers deaths at Powderhorn ruled accidental
  • Oil and gas commission sets setback rules
  • Couple's death on Grand Mesa could have been avoided
  • Sen. Bennet initiates statewide workshops about exports
  • 2011 work related fatalities climbed slightly
  • CBI misses chance to fund masses of gun background checks

Local Newscast
8:33 am
Tue January 8, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, January 8, 2013


  • Oil and gas commission sets new rules and regulations
  • Paonia resident Olen Lund finishes service as Delta commissioner
  • Governor Hickenlooper identifies top priorities in new session
  • Delta Hospital gets top rating for second year in a row
  • Fruita wins GOCO grant to finish bike park
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Local Newscast
8:20 am
Mon January 7, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, January 7, 2013


  • Colorado snowpack very low despite December storms
  • Search continues for missing teenager in Southwest Colorado
  • Canadian mining company builds assets, hopes for Montrose expansion
  • Over 50 Colorado hospitals start construction over last three years

Local Newscast
8:28 am
Fri January 4, 2013

KVNF Newscast: Friday, January 4, 2013


  • Governor To Expand Medicaid Coverage
  • North Fork Earthquake May Be Mining Related
  • Ouray's Wright Opera House Gets New Owners, Director and Soon, New Roof
  • Funding Will Help Restore Endangered Colorado Fish
  • Western Slope Skies
Local Newscast
8:28 am
Thu January 3, 2013

KVNF Newscast: Thursday, January 3, 2013


  • Gun Purchase Background Check Delay Over Nine Days
  • Regs Protect Wildlife During Antler Collection
  • Boulder County Cannabis Co-op Is "BYOC"
Local Newscast
8:35 am
Wed January 2, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, January 2, 2013


  • Governor Certifies Election Results For Amendments 2 and 65
  • First Reefer Room Toasted After One Day
Local Newscast
8:43 am
Tue January 1, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, January 1, 2013


  • Cell Phone Helps In Snowmobilers Rescue
  • Capitol Conversation: Legislative Preview
  • Groups May Challenge West Elk Coal Expansion
  • Cannabis Clubs Lighting Up

Local Newscast
9:46 am
Mon December 31, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, December 31, 2012


  • CBI Wants More Money For Gun Background Checks
  • Avalanche Claims Ski Patroller At Snowmass
  • Rout County Snowmobilers Lost, Found, Not Found
  • State Senate Minority Leader Previews His Legislative Agenda
  • Despite Snow, Drought Outlook Uncertain
  • Norwood To Ring In The New Year With Fireworks Extravaganza

Local Newscast
8:29 am
Fri December 28, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, December 28, 2012


  • West Elk Mine Expansion Approved By BLM
  • Curbing Gun Violence, A Discussion
  • Record Gun Sales In Colorado Overwhelms Background Checks
  • Hotel Jerome Gets Facelift

Local Newscast
9:15 am
Thu December 27, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, December 27, 2012


  • Next Speaker of the House Previews State Legislative Session
  • State Distilleries Exploding In Number
  • Arkansas River Water Users Holding Their Breath

Local Newscast
8:35 am
Wed December 26, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, December 26, 2012


  • Ski industry seeks international tourists
  • House Minority Leader discusses Legislative issues

Local Newscast
8:17 am
Tue December 25, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, December 25, 2012


  • Report on backcountry snow conditions from CAIC
  • Hotchkiss businessman creates handy app for Androids

Local Newscast
8:19 am
Mon December 24, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, December 24, 2012


  • Avalanche danger increases after recent snows
  • North Fork Airport receives awards
  • Relatives of Aurora shooting victims urge gun control
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Local Newscast
8:41 am
Fri December 21, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, December 21, 2012


  • State Economy Better Than Expected
  • State Biologists Work To Restore Blue Mesa Salmon
  • KVNF Sports Report
  • Western Slope Skies - Solstice Edition
  • Good Solstice Wishes

Local Newscast
8:41 am
Wed December 19, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, December 19, 2012


  • Longmont Sued Over Fracking Ban
  • Gov Wants To Strengthen Mental Health Services and Support
  • Former Gov Ritter On Short List For Energy Secretary
  • Aspen Cancer Center Donations Decline
  • Allegiant Air Serves Montrose This Winter
  • Search For Dylan Redwine Continues With No Leads

Local Newscast
9:35 am
Tue December 18, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, December 18, 2012


  • Numerous Protests Filed Against NF Gas Leasing
  • Delta Commissioners Deny Crawford Gravel Pit
  • Judge Rejects Anti-trust Settlement For Gas Companies
  • Deputy Involved In Alleged Kidnapping
  • Legislative Preview From the Capitol
  • Farmers/Ranchers Being Surveyed RE Drought (see details below)

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Local Newscast
8:31 am
Mon December 17, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, December 17, 2012


  • Questions Persist About Federal Treatment of Legal Marijuana
  • Pitkin County Will Likely Support Sopris Land Swap
  • State Ranchers Struggle With Drought
  • Protest Deadline Today For NF Oil/Gas Lease Sale
  • Native Seed Warehouse Opens In Delta