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: Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016

Mar 15, 2016

  • State unemployment drops even farther
  • Brush fires become hazard in warm, dry weather
  • Paonia looking forward to end of state­mandated water project
  • Capitol Conversation looking at this year so far  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Mar. 14, 2016

Mar 14, 2016

  • State bill would lower insurance rates in mountainous areas
  • Lake City hires interim city manager
  • Nonprofits fight food waste
  • A look at what it means when a massive coal company goes bankrupt  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Mar. 11, 2016

Mar 11, 2016

  • Warning issued for marijuana treated with pesticide
  • Democrats defeat pro-­gun bills at state capitol
  • Mesa County residents will see TABOR refund
  • A discussion about health disparities in Colorado  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016

Mar 10, 2016

  • BLM denies Oxbow Mining’s request to lower royalty payments
  • OHV bill advances through state legislature
  • New map shows natural disasters in Colorado
  • A look at the growing disparity in health across the state  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2016

Mar 9, 2016

  • Coal producing less electricity for US
  • Colorado Democrats shoot down slew of GOP sponsored gun bills
  • Water storage bill progresses in state House
  • Montrose nonprofit to closes its doors
  • Update on repairs to I­70 thru Glenwood Canyon  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, March 8, 2015

Mar 8, 2016

  • Fatal car accident in Grand Junction
  • Colorado declared free from Vesicular Stomatitis
  • New state IDs features Western Slope mountain
  • Capitol Conversation looking at potential changes to party caucus system  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Mar. 7, 2016

Mar 7, 2016

  • Grand Junction Airport loses direct flight to Houston
  • Snowpack levels back to normal after dry month
  • State bill that incentives rural teaching jobs advances at the capitol
  • Food bank opens doors at new location
  • Discussion about workplace development with State House Majority Leader  

  • DMEA selects first three areas to try out fiber-optic internet
  • Delta County Assessor’s office uses aerial photography 
  • Voter ID bill sponsored by Representative Don Coram dies in committee
  • State bill that would change mission of energy regulators dies
  • A talk with Senator Donovan about efforts to help rural counties

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mar 3, 2016

  • Community Dental Clinic, partners hope to open integrated health center in Montrose
  • Norwood Library plans expansion
  • Colorado goes for Sanders as Trump, Clinton rake in big Super Tuesday wins
  • Colorado elected officials send letter in support of BLM methane draft rules  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Mar 2, 2016

  • Health officials confirm 2 cases of Zika in Colorado
  • State Attorney General approves move to bypass TABOR restriction
  • Warm temperatures across the area will soon leave, but effects are still unknown
  • Pot tourism continues to grow in Colorado  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mar 1, 2016

  • Shutdown of Bowie #2 mine brings more loss to a struggling Delta County
  • Another man in San Miguel County dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound
  • Empty building could become a regional center for veterans support
  • A Capitol Conversation about the recently failed end-of-life bill

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

Feb 29, 2016

  • Telluride man found dead near Tomboy Road
  • Farm Service Agency announces special consideration for organic farms
  • Delta County braces for another economically lean year
  • A Montrose program that provides children with meals is seeing boom in demand
  • An interview with the state GOP chair about Super Tuesday  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

Feb 26, 2016

  • I-70 begins new, faster traffic pattern
  • Environmental review process begins for coal mine expansion
  • Gateway man arrested on kidnapping charges
  • State legislature debates the legality of storing rain water  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Feb 24, 2016

  • Colorado House set to debate end of life options bill
  • Montrose police to ticket ‘coal rollers’
  • Olathe Fire Protection District seeks mill levy increase
  • The Colorado legislature takes another shot at legalizing rain barrels  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Feb 23, 2016

  • Historic dairy in Montrose to close
  • Bill to aid struggling rural Colorado counties progresses at state capital 
  • 2015 Colorado coal production lowest in years
  • Capital Conversation with Bente Birkeland on TABOR

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Feb. 22, 2015

Feb 22, 2016

  • High winds knock out power for many DMEA residents
  • DMEA’s victory in buying local power is challenged by Tri-State
  • Investigative report on last year’s plane crash is released
  • Car chase over Monarch Pass ends in a police shooting
  • Connect for Health Colorado reports record health insurance enrollment
  • Western Slope college applies for stricter admissions standards
  • Colorado House passes bill extending statue of limitation on sexual assault
  • The number of farms in America drops, and the size increases  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Feb 19, 2016

  • Montrose toddler’s death ruled a homicide
  • I­-70 closure to continue through weekend
  • Hotchkiss town council member resigns
  • Grand Junction mulls building a $62 million arena
  • State Forest Service unveils report on health of Colorado forests
  • Governor Hickenlooper pushes for more reservoir storage in the state  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Feb 18, 2016

  • Update on I­-70 closure through Glenwood Canyon
  • Arrests made in Parachute pot shop robbery
  • Rights transferred for Mt. Emmons Mine in Crested Butte
  • Standoff in Carbondale ends peacefully
  • Cigarettes sales rise in Colorado for first time in a decade
  • Study looks costs of criminalize homelessness in Colorado municipalities  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016

  • I­-70 through Glenwood Canyon to remain closed until Thursday
  • New charges against suspected Mesa County deputy killer
  • Black Hills Energy acquires SourceGas
  • Trains transporting less coal
  • New bill wants to expand access for undocumented driver's licenses  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2015

Feb 16, 2016

  • Avalanche catches skiers on Red Mountain Pass
  • State program gives tax breaks to Mesa County businesses
  • Rock fall causes SMPA power outage
  • Capitol Conversation, looking at last week’s development  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Feb 15, 2016

  • USA Pro Challenge bike race canceled
  • Death penalty bill fails in Senate Committee
  • Armed standoff in Montrose ends without violence
  • Study finds counties with public lands have economic advantage

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Feb 12, 2016

  • Mesa sheriff deputy passed away
  • Western Slope sees remarkably mild flu season
  • Snowfall brings possible flooding danger for spring
  • Farm subsidies in question
  • Statewide mandatory rabies vaccination under debate at state capital

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Feb 11, 2016

  •  Mesa County Sheriff Deputy Geer passes following shooting, 17-year-old charged 
  • Montrose County School District to reduce staff in order to balance budget
  • Delta School District asks the community for input
  • Lawmakers move forward with full-­day kindergarten proposal
  • Supreme Court puts carbon pollution limits on hold

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Feb 10, 2016

  • Communities take DMEA up on LED streetlight replacement
  • Mesa County flood prevention project moves forward
  • Bill allowing hunters to wear pink advances at the state capitol
  • Planned Parenthood clinic In Colorado Springs set to reopen two months after deadly shootings
  • Obama's budget calls for spending on climate & clean energy  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Feb 9, 2016

  • Mesa Sheriff’s Deputy shot, suspect under arrest
  • Former Western Slope doctor sentenced to prison for pain pill prescriptions
  • Report calls for big housing growth in Grand Valley
  • New website shows effects of drought on Colorado River Basin
  • A Capitol Conversation, focusing on the terminally ill  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Feb 8, 2016

  • Lake City dismisses town manager
  • Final EIS is released for SBEADMR
  • Bill for terminally ill patients passes house committee
  • Water managers look at the demands of marijuana  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Feb 5, 2016

  • Officials work to bring down high smoking rates in poorer communities
  • Olathe Ambulance District in financial bind
  • Snowpack report shows health amount of snow in mountains across the state
  • Bill that would give terminally ill patients right to end their lives fails in the state Senate  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Feb 4, 2016

  • Montrose school closes over pipe damage
  • Norwood mayor resigns, leaves vacancy
  • Delta County Commissioners are ready to consider changes to zoning and planning
  • A look at how farmers are reducing energy use  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Feb 3, 2016

  • House clears snow tire tread bill
  • Snow storm blankets Western Slope, causes closures
  • Colorado exchange sees more residents sign up for coverage
  • Demand for services at Delta homeless shelter doubles

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Feb 2, 2016

  • Center for Mental Health plans to expand in Delta
  • SBEADMR environmental impact statement delayed
  • Report looks at effects of beetles to combat invasive species in Colorado
  • End of life bill to be discussed by legislative committee
  • X­Games finishes up in Aspen
  • CDOT now shows what roads state plow trucks are clearing