City of Montrose

  • Trump cuts EPA budget by 40 percent, Colorado air and water quality will suffer
  • Bureau of Reclamation plans work project at Paonia Dam and Reservoir
  • Maintenance at Paonia Dam to last into November
  • Colorado officials react to Trump sending DACA to Congress
  • Montrose arterial project about halfway done

  • Governors Hickenlooper and Kasich spearhead bipartisan health care plan
  • 8 Governors support health plan to be introduced before Congress next week
  • West Elk Walk In Clinic now open in Paonia
  • Delta County Memorial Hospital opens clinics in Paonia, Hotchkiss
  • Montrose changes garbage collection schedule for Labor Day

  • Montrose Center for Mental Health to open new facility
  • 24-hour  mental health crisis clinic will house mobile response team
  • Coal stockpiles dwindling in hot summer
  • Trump budget will help wealthy states, hurt lower classes

  • State senator Don Coram leads hemp industry in Montrose County
  • New hemp processing facility under construction in Nucla
  • Peekaboo Fire west of Craig up to 4,200 acres
  • Peak 2 Fire threatens 450 homes in Breckenridge

  • Montrose teen hit by gunfire on Memorial Day
  • ATV accident in Montrose claims life of teenager
  • Study of Arkansas River Basin, effect of climate change on Colorado rivers

  • Divisions in GOP apparent in failure to pass transportation bill
  • Dept of Transportation warns of wildlife on state roads
  • Executive Order calls for review of national monuments
  • Parks and Wildlife opens two reservoirs to public on May 1st
  • Bill to help rural counties pay for health care fails at state house
  • City of Montrose announces two work programs

  • Capitol coverage profiles senate minority leader
  • New research indicates children learn biases early
  • Montrose begins Otter Road Bridge repair

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, April 18, 2016

Apr 18, 2016

  • City of Montrose uses last of federal funding for bypass project
  • Bill to ban “rolling coal” passed in the Colorado House of Representatives
  • Former miner visits Dutch Creek Mine on anniversary of tragedy

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016

Mar 29, 2016

  • Lumber truck rolls over in Hinsdale County
  • Sheriffs’ lawsuit dismissed, but plans in the works to restart effort
  • New rule would protect workers against silica dust
  • Capitol Conversation about the looming budget
  • Construction closes parts of road this week near Montrose  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

  • Ouray police officer killed in accident on US 550
  • Montrose to expand recycling program
  • Colorado to become first state to certify hemp seed
  • Colorado legislative session hits midpoint
  • Federal regulators reject Oregon liquefied natural gas project  

Montrose Police To Ticket 'Coal Rollers'

Feb 24, 2016
rolling coal
Jim Hill / KUNC

Police in Montrose will be cracking down on ‘coal rollers’.       

When a vehicle with a modified exhaust quickly accelerates in order to spew out a black cloud of smoke, it's called ‘rolling coal’. Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn says over the past several months the department has received numerous complaints from residents about diesel trucks doing this.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Jan. 07, 2016

Jan 7, 2016

  • Construction underway to repair erosion in Montrose
  • Commissioners approve backyard chickens in unincorporated Mesa County  
  • With state water plan finalized, ball lands in lawmakers’ court
  • Rep. J. Paul Brown on the 2016 legislative session 
  • Colorado moves away from self-bonding

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

Dec 30, 2015

  • Proposed bill could allow Colorado to sue feds over Gold King Mine spill damage claims
  • Investigation: Montrose traffic stop shooting ruled suicide
  • Montrose County agrees to continue providing temporary dispatch services
  • As Colorado ages, lawmakers are starting to look at the road ahead

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Dec 8, 2015

  • Delta County’s only homeless shelter gets a permanent space
  • Dispute between city, county of Montrose ends up in court
  • Hinsdale County gets more money for tourism
  • Colorado economy looking strong going forward

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Nov.. 12, 2015

Nov 12, 2015

  • 18-year-old woman missing from Montrose
  • Coal companies struggle
  • Lt. Gov. Garcia resigns, talks higher education

River Valley Family Health Center

A health center in Olathe that primarily serves low-income and uninsured patients is expanding.  

River Valley Family Health Center is opening a location in Montrose this week. A majority of the health center’s patients are on Medicaid or don’t have insurance.  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Oct 27, 2015

  • Health Center for uninsured expands
  • Health insurance rates will increase next year
  • 24 states sue EPA
  • GOP debate at CU Boulder

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Oct 8, 2015

  • Hickenlooper appoints replacement for Mesa County DA
  • Montrose fast-­tracks new city dispatch center
  • State commission to study use of American Indian mascots in schools
  • Some Colorado towns look to rein in oil and gas ahead of state rules

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Sep 18, 2015

  • Homeless man gets 6 months for trashing federal land near Telluride
  • Montrose chiropractor seriously injured in collision
  • Mesa County DA resigns, takes federal position
  • CDOT says Bustang successful so far, but may expand in 2016
  • Oil and gas fatalities up in 2014
  • Colorado legislature continues to wrangle over rain barrels

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

Sep 17, 2015

  • Two shootings in Mesa County
  • Sharing Ministries Food Bank in Montrose raises over $1 million for new facility
  • Telluride considers tiny homes to address housing shortage
  • Slaughterhouses remain resilient to automation

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

Sep 16, 2015

  • Road closures across Western Slope
  • Montrose Fire District becomes first to sign up for city's new dispatch center
  • A look at TABOR and the recreational marijuana sales tax holiday
  • Legislators debate legality of collecting rain water

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Sep 3, 2015

  • City of Montrose fronts almost a million dollars for new dispatch center
  • GED program in Norwood starts this month
  • State audit finds gambling funds were mismanaged
  • Refugees from Southeast Asia living in rural Colorado tackle the language barrier

Community Options Breaks Ground On New Regional Center

Sep 1, 2015
community options
Community Options, Inc.

A local nonprofit that helps individuals with intellectual and development disabilities is constructing a new regional center.

Montrose-based Community Options, Inc. serves six counties on the Western Slope.

Last week, the organization broke ground on a three-acre property near downtown. Right now, it’s renovating one of the buildings on the site. 


KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

Aug 24, 2015

  Newscast

  • Colorado officials address broadband access at Montrose forum
  • Outlook for wildfires in Colorado this year
  • Honey bees cause controversy on public lands

Irv Halter
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

A lack of access to high-speed internet is an issue for rural communities in western Colorado. 


Hickenlooper Leads Community Forum In Montrose

Aug 21, 2015
John Hickenlooper
Laura Palmisano

Governor John Hickenlooper and members of his cabinet were in Montrose on Thursday for a community forum.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Aug. 21, 2015

Aug 21, 2015

  • Hickenlooper visits Montrose, talks about river spill
  • Study looks at methane emissions from natural gas development
  • Street mural tries to create a place for community
  • Mental health resources strained across Colorado
  • Grand Junction horse show canceled over livetsock disease fears

montrose regional dispatch center
City of Montrose

The city of Montrose is going to create its own regional dispatch center with an estimated price tag of $1.8 million. 


KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2015

Aug 19, 2015

 

  • City of Montrose to create dispatch center
  • CPW seeing increased bear activity
  • Educators address school readiness at state capitol
  • A look at the Telluride Mushroom Festival

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