Colorado State Budget

  • State senator accused of workplace harassment after using the wrong bathroom
  • Candidates for Crawford Town Council address public questions
  • Six candidates running for four open seats on Crawford board, ballots due April 3rd
  • Budget forecast for state makes things easier for lawmakers

  • Governor Hickenlooper proposes 30.5 billion dollar state budget
  • GOP's proposed budget would give two thirds of its tax breaks to one percenters
  • KDNK interview with Representative Scott Tipton about GOP's proposed budget

  • Governor Hickenlooper signs budget into law
  • Innovative new farm and school set to open near Paonia
  • Colorado and Arkansas Rivers flow less because of climate change
  • Paonia wins 2A state baseball championship

  • US Senate defeats effort to roll back Obama-era methane regulations
  • Colorado Senators split in vote to keep oil and gas regulations on public land
  • State House passes omnibus budget bill on last day of session
  • Rural hospitals should see benefit of new funding bill

  • Lawmakers face deadline today to pass budget
  • Parks and Wildlife produces beehive enclosure how-to video
  • Capitol Coverage interviews reporter about open access to records

  • Joint budget committee to finalize state budget
  • Food banks target Colorado seniors with limited budgets
  • Health care town hall tonight in Hotchkiss

  • Budget passes state House, goes to final committee
  • Four bills aim to address campaign finance reform in state
  • Capitol Conversation about 2018 race for Governor

  • Radio exchange interview about budget, cuts to rural hospitals
  • Railroad to begin road closures, intersection work in Paonia on Saturday
  • Proposed bill would help former convicted criminals get jobs

  • Lawmakers discuss, pass state budget in Senate
  • Water sampling in Gunnison County helps ranchers plan ahead

  • Update on incoming Hotchkiss, Paonia health clinics
  • Colorado group concerned about President Trump climate change rollbacks
  • Capitol Coverage preview of budget debate in state house
  • Listening area prep basketball players make all state teams

KVNF Regional Newscast: November 3, 2016

Nov 4, 2016

  • North Fork residents support Standing Rock protests
  • Capitol Coverage of Gov. Hickenlooper's proposed budget
  • Capitol Coverage of 22 presidential candidates on ballot
  • Nathan Yager's murder conviction reversed on appeal
  • Cottonwood Pass road posted closed for the season

  • Western Slope program delivers winter storm food boxes to seniors 
  • El Niño to bring more snow
  • Norwood pharmacy to open soon
  • Palisade High School needs severe repairs
  • Grand Junction police officer suspended, demoted
  • State budget already under discussion

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In the 2016 legislative session, Democratic state Representative Millie Hamner will chair the Joint Budget Committee. Hamner represents House District 61. It covers parts of Delta and Gunnison counties along with Summit, Lake and Pitkin counties. As part of a district tour, she stopped in Paonia over the weekend. KVNF's Laura Palmisano sat down with Hamner in the studio to discuss school funding, the state budget and the upcoming legislative session.

Millie Hamner

Representative Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, was the vice chair of the Joint Budget Committee this past session and will chair the committee in 2016. KVNF's Laura Palmisano recently interviewed Hamner about the past session, the state budget, educating funding, severance taxes and the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, known as TABOR. 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Apr 8, 2015


  • Colorado’s teen pregnancy rates improve
  • Montrose Winter Guard wins state championship
  • High Country News will host a mega-drought discussion at KVNF
  • Capitol Conversation discusses budget battle at state capitol

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Nov 4, 2014


  • Fracking and agriculture clash in North Fork Valley
  • Storm brings warning of winter
  • Colorado state budget released

KVNF Regional News: Monday, March 31, 2014

Mar 31, 2014


  • House approves state budget
  •  Heroin addiction and deaths are on the rise in Colorado