BLM oil and gas leasing

NEWS
8:36 am
Thu December 26, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, December 26, 2013

Headlines:

  • BLM to Review White River Forest Oil and Gas Leases
  • Legislative Preview on Next Year's Likely Policy Debates
  • Avalanche Danger for Mountains Moderate to Considerable
  • Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas Agree on New Water Pipeline Deal
NEWS
10:13 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Paonia Nonprofit Starts Unusual Oil & Gas Air Pollution Study

Alison Gannett examines part of her air sampling equipment.
Elise Thatcher/Aspen Public Radio

There’s a small army of citizen scientists in the North Fork Valley. Residents in the Paonia area are donning special backpacks for twenty-four hours at a time, to collect real time data for scientific study of air pollution.  The aim is to measure what might be getting into the air from nearby oil and gas wells.

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NEWS
9:47 am
Thu December 5, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, December 5, 2013

Headlines

  • Citizen Scientists Studying Air Pollution in the Valley
  • Finalized North Fork Alternative Plan Submitted to BLM
  • Colder-than-Usual Temps Could Last into Next Week
  • Extreme Dust, Global Warming could lead to Earlier Spring Thaw
  • Sounds of the High Country - Allen Best on Industrial Hemp in CO
NEWS
8:22 am
Mon November 25, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, November 25, 2013

Headlines:

  • Colorado's Oil and Gas Industry is Stepping Up its Outreach now that Election is over,
  • BLM Says it Will Allow Anonymous Oil and Gas Lease Nominations
  • Charges Won't be filed against Montrose City Councilor who checked in at the airport with a gun in her purse
  • From Harvest Public Media, a Proposed Merger Could Create a Flour Milling Goliath
  • Paonia Eagles Win Class 1A State Championship
NEWS
9:00 am
Mon November 4, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, November 4, 2013

Headlines:

  • Court Upholds Cease-and-Desist Order for Powell Mesa Hen House
  • BLM Says It Will Consider Input from North Fork Valley for Uncompaghre Resource Management Plan
  • EPA Holds Denver Hearing over New Carbon Dioxide Regulations
  • West Nile Cases Down in Delta County This Year
  • Governor's Budget Proposal Calls for Investment in Education, Disaster Recovery and more
  • Marijuana Use is NOT Legal on Federal Land
  • Udall Calls for Tougher Reforms for NSA
  • Ballots Mailed in Today May Not Arrive on Time
NEWS
1:02 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Headlines

  • Cedaredge Man Commits Suicide Hours Before Sentencing for Manslaughter Charges
  • Permits for Oil and Gas, Mining Delayed by Government Shutdown
  • "Personhood" Question to Appear on 2014 State Ballot
  • American Sheep Industry Sees a Long, Slow Decline
  • Oil and Gas Industry Critics Gather in Glenwood Springs
Local Newscast
8:45 am
Tue July 30, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Headlines:

  • Oil and Gas Industry, BLM Split Over Cost of New Fracking Rules
  • iSeeChange Report – Western Slope Water Shortages – Relief Soon?
  • 28-Year-Old Montrose Man to Compete in 2013 X Games
  • Colorado Craft Brewing Industry Continues to Grow
Local Newscast
8:27 am
Wed May 22, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Headlines:

  • Delta County Commissioners pay for study of North Fork groundwater
  • NASA scientists measuring snowpack
  • Towns ask BLM for more time to analyze new oil shale regs
  • BLM urged to release leasing information
  • Independence Pass to open on time Thursday
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Local Newscast
8:31 am
Mon May 20, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, May 20, 2013

Headlines:

  • Conservation groups urge BLM to end secrecy
  • Montrose Library reduces hours, will begin Saturday closures in July
  • BLM approves plan for new multi-use trail system near Ridgeway
  • Sheriffs in 54 of 64 state counties join protest against new gun control laws
  • Montrose resident comments on treatment of circus animals
  • North Fork prep track teams earn many honors at state meet
  • ISeeChange report on bird populations at Hart's Basin

Local Newscast
8:30 am
Tue April 16, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Headlines:

  • After lawsuit, BLM releases names of gas parcel nominators in North Fork
  • Democrats get election reform bill through first panel after party line vote
  • Garfield County Commissioners file official protest with BLM
  • Two new monitors detect unsafe levels of benzene near Parachute Creek
  • Five art students from Hotchkiss High win award for giant bulldog

Local Newscast
8:40 am
Tue April 2, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Headlines:

  • Delta County Stands For Second Amendment
  • Legislature Debates School Funding
  • Drought Prompting Water Users To Think Outside The Irrigation Box
  • Local Vintner Working For Alternative To Gas Development
  • Delta County Landfill Now Charges To Accept Tires
  • Sandhill Crane Count
Local Newscast
8:23 am
Fri March 29, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, March 29, 2013

Headlines:

  • Oil and gas and fracking bills dominate legislature
  • Alternative plan proposed for North Fork Valley resource development
  • High benzene levels detected near Parachute Creek after gas leak
  • Appointed committee to regulate pot in disarray after scathing audit
  • BLM announces lease procedures and acreage in three Western states
  • Crane count from Fruitgrowers Reservoir

Local Newscast
8:23 am
Mon March 25, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, March 25, 2013

Headlines:

  • April 15 deadline for BLM to satisfy lawsuit
  • Senator Michael Bennet calls for Thompson Divide protections
  • Cotter Corporation to clean uranium spill with molasses
  • Mosquito Abatement District prepares for early start to season
  • Crane Count from Fruitgrowers Reservoir
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Local Newscast
8:53 am
Fri March 1, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, March 1, 2013

Headlines:

  • Civil Unions Bill Moving Steadily Towards Passage
  • Carbondale Residents Say No To Thompson Divide Leases
  • State Democratic Legislators Targeted Over Their Gun Control Votes
  • KVNF Sports Report With Tamie Meck

Local Newscast
9:04 am
Tue February 26, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Headlines:

  • West Elk Mine Has Long Record of Perfect Compliance
  • "Day of Resistance" Rallies Against Gun Control
  • Colorado Wild Horses Moving To Montana
  • Thompson Divide Leasing Options Confusing
  • Illegal Immigrants Likely To Get In-state Tuition
  • What Sequestration Might Mean To Colorado
Local Newscast
8:37 am
Mon February 18, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, February 18, 2013

Headlines:

  • Capitol Coversation covers Gov. Hickenlooper's oil and gas conflict
  • Environmental Impact Statement on uranium in Western Colorado due in March
  • BLM collects $2.1 million in oil and gas lease sale on Feb. 14thth
  • Leases on Thompson Divide set to expire; company asks for extension
  • Fossils from Snowmass Village are on display in Denver
  • Talking turkey on the almanac.org

Local Newscast
8:41 am
Fri February 15, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, February 15, 2013

Headlines:

  • Lawsuit makes BLM disclose identities of lease buyers
  • Lawmakers debate fracking regs, Gov. Hickenlooper under fire for political stunt
  • Well near Windsor spills 84,000 gallons of fracking fluid
  • Western Slope Skies
  • First Grand Junction film festival starts tonight
  • Paonia V-Day celebration includes protest against violence towards women
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Local Newscast
8:26 am
Mon February 11, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, February 11, 2013

Headlines:

  • BLM defers leases from Mesa Verde, Dinosaur National Monument
  • Poll shows residents of Rocky Mountain states strongly favor conservation
  • Dems at State House face conflict from friends and foes over gun control
  • Western Slope Conservation Center moves forward after merger of non-profits

Vox Pop
3:34 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Vox Pop: Citizens Comment on BLM Lease Deferral

Local real estate agent, Bob Lario

In the North Fork Valley, Wednesday morning began with the surprising news that the BLM removed all of the North Fork land parcels from the February 14 oil and gas lease sale. KVNF's Marty Durlin hit the streets of Paonia to record public reaction to this decision.

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NEWS
10:59 am
Wed February 6, 2013

BLM Defers All NF Parcels from Oil & Gas Lease Sale

In a press release sent out early this morning, the BLM Colorado Office announced that all 20 North Fork Valley parcels have been removed from the Feb. 14th oil and gas lease sale. 

“We’ve listened to concerns raised in numerous comments and public meetings and we are responding by deferring the North Fork Valley parcels at this time,” said Colorado State Director Helen Hankins.  “We are addressing the deferred parcels through continued dialogue with the local community and with ongoing planning efforts in the Uncompahgre Field Office.  

KVNF’s Marty Durlin interviewed BLM spokesperson Steven Hall, a Hotchkiss native, about the decision. He was speaking on his cell phone from an airport, and began by stressing that the parcels were not deferred because the the agency’s 20-year-old Resource Management Plan is inadequate. Hear that interview below:



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