BLM

  • Governor Hickenlooper opposes December BLM land lease sale
  • Town of Paonia wants BLM to defer leases until RMP is completed
  • Executive order requires old wells, oil and gas machinery to be capped for safety
  • Department of Interior supports moving headquarters of BLM to the West

  • Lake Christine Fire outside Basalt grows, some evacuations ordered
  • Non profit group trains next generation about stewardship in Colorado
  • BLM is proposing nearly 8,000 acres in North Fork Valley go up for lease
  • EPA boss Pruitt resigns after 16 months amid numerous ethics investigations

  • Western Slope Resources Reporting covers EPA cleanup of Ouray mine
  • New techniques and creative thinking help cleanup of Camp Bird Mine
  • BLM to rollback sage grouse protections, taking public comment

  • BLM seeks public comment on oil and gas development near Paonia
  • Privacy of public comments made to BLM cannot be guaranteed
  • Commission on Civil Rights re-funded before legislature ends session
  • Colorado River shortages predicted in three years
  • Trout stocking effort in Gunnison River making national news
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison has big impact on local economies

  • A second accuser comes forward in Senator Baumgardner's case at state capitol
  • Plans in motion to build second largest solar farm in the state
  • US Forest Service wants to raise cost of Christmas tree cutting permits
  • Statewide marijuana revenue, sales largest ever in 2017
  • Politicians in West still hope to move BLM headquarters to Grand Junction

  • Delta High School, community saddened by suicide of student
  • Under Zinke's reorganization, BLM, other agencies might move to Grand Junction
  • Statehouse Republican leader may not release punishment in sexual harassment claim
  • Water managers fear several rivers will run dry this year after winter drought
  • Colorado Springs police officer shot, third policeman in state killed this year

  • Governor Hickenlooper's Chief of Staff resigns, exodus of aides continues
  • Connecting the Drops looks at invasive species
  • Colorado lakes and reservoirs under threat by invasive species
  • Comment period for sage grouse management plan extended to Friday

  • BLM starts yearly road closures in Montrose and Mesa Counties on Dec. 1
  • Population of state expected to nearly double to 10 million by 2050
  • Growing population puts strain on already depleted water supplies
  • Telluride High School closed after shooting, bombing threats

  • Ballots mailed, no statewide issue to decide in November election
  • Majority of voters in Colorado prefer more strict pollution standards
  • Silt resident seeks sanctuary in Carbondale church to avoid deportation
  • Coalition of environmental groups challenge BLM Bull Mountain decision
  • Parks and Wildlife completes draft elk management plan for Gunnison Basin

  • Democrats outpace Republican candidates in fundraising for Governor's chair
  • BLM official talks about Bull Mountain approval
  • Revised resource management plan still under review by BLM
  • Montrose outfitter, Indiana man charged with hunting violations

  • Ballots mailed to voters this week, no statewide issue to decide
  • BLM official talks about Bull Mountain approval
  • Large number of comments against Bull Mountain not considered as votes
  • Trump's tax proposal would cause huge increase for Colorado families

  • Citizens for a Healthy Community reaction to Bull Mountain approval
  • Clean Air Act repeal will hurt environment, health in Colorado
  • Suggestions for hiking safety
  • Aspen Mountain Rescue completing busy climbing season

KVNF News spoke with Natasha Leger, interim executive director of the Citizens for a Healthy Community, about the recent approval of the oil and gas development project at Bull Mountain. The Bureau of Land Management gave final approval to SG Interests to proceed with the project, which could encompass some 20,000 acres about 30 miles north east of Paonia. Here is that interview.

KVNF News spoke with David Ludlam, executive director of the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association, about the recent approval of the oil and gas development project at Bull Mountain. The Bureau of Land Management gave final approval to SG Interests to proceed with the project, which could encompass some 20,000 acres about 30 miles north east of Paonia. Here is that interview.

  • Small business owners waiting for Supreme Court decision on LGBT rights
  • BLM accepting public comment on proposed drilling operation outside Grand Junction
  • BLM taking a look at uses of public land in Colorado region
  • Rep. Millie Hamner will sit on education committee in next session
  • DU to conduct survey about state government efficiency

  • Air Quality science symposium at PHS tonight
  • Lawmakers have many bills left with five weeks remaining
  • Montrose County BoCC votes to eliminate development impact fee
  • BLM seeks public input about change to Arkansas River land management
  • CPW fishing licenses officially in effect for April 1st

  • Parks and Wildlife to host two hunting workshops
  • Take a ride with CDOT snowplow driver
  • BLM names new manager for Uncompahgre District

  • GJ Daily Sentinel publisher might sue over fake news allegations
  • Bill to require all state law enforcement officers to be US citizens
  • BLM will move to regulate natural gas waste on public lands

  • Parks and Wildlife to begin deer baiting operations in Gunnison
  • Nominee for Interior Secretary faces hearing
  • Gunnison Energy proposes 35 new wells north of Paonia

KVNF Regional Newscast: November 21, 2016

Nov 21, 2016

  • Capitol Coverage of Supreme Court nominations
  • Decisions by land agencies impact North Fork Valley

KVNF Regional Newscast: October 31, 2016

Nov 1, 2016

  • Human Remains Found in Montrose County
  • Last Day to Submit Comments to the BLM for RMP
  • Capitol Coverage of Senate Race in Colorado

KVNF looks at the recent Draft Resource Management Plan (called an RMP) released by the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office in June.  Alex Johnson, Director of the Western Slope Conservation Center,  Dana Wilson, Acting Field Manager at the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office and Bill Day of Western Colorado Congress, break it down. 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Jun 23, 2016

  • Update on two wildfires burning on the Uncompahgre Plateau
  • Western Slope libraries to participate in CPW backpack program
  • BLM Resource Management Plan for North Fork, surrounding areas up for review  

A federal judge in Wyoming has struck down the Obama administration's regulations on hydraulic fracturing, ruling that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management doesn't have the authority to establish rules over fracking on federal and Indian lands.

In the ruling on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl said Congress had not granted the BLM that power, and had instead chosen to specifically exclude fracking from federal oversight.

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: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Dec 3, 2015

  • Delta announces city manager hire
  • BLM gates road closed to OHV travel near Lake City
  • Report finds Colorado ‘toddling’ towards early childhood literacy
  • There are jobs in ag, there’s just not enough new grads to fill ‘em

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Dec 1, 2015

  • Ariel big game survey about to begin
  • Paonia Eagles lose state championship in close matchup
  • Road closures begin on BLM land
  • Environmental groups request denial of coal projects
  • Colorado tourism officials give out grant money to bring in visitors
  • Authorities release information about Colorado Springs victims

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Nov 19, 2015

  • Hickenlooper defends Syrian refugee policy
  • Delta County Library Board responds after district director leaves
  • Norwood woman seriously injured in backcountry snowmobile accident
  • BLM releases draft EIS for White River National Forest oil & gas leases
  • BLM recommends cancelling 17 oil & gas leases on Roan Plateau
  • DMEA hosts energy efficiency forum in Hotchkiss

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

Nov 4, 2015

  •  Three guns stolen from Grand Junction museum
  • BLM seeks comments on proposal to upgrade transmission line between Montrose, Dove Creek
  • Panel talks climate change for Western Slope farmers
  • Opposition to moving West Slope water east reiterated ahead of Water Plan finalization

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Sep 25, 2015

  • BLM conducts horse gather on schedule
  • Montrose County declines to appeal lawsuit
  • Schools grapple with negative factor that might never be repaid
  • Mountain Harvest in Paonia supported by 150 volunteers
  • Governor throws support for keeping Marijuana tax money

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