Delta County Commissioners

Local Newscast
8:44 am
Mon May 27, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, May 27, 2013


  • City of Montrose installs solar energy system at wastewater treatment plant
  • Deadly Glenwood Canyon construction zone to end June 3
  • Parachute Creek tests benzene-free
  • Delta County Commissioners to announce decision on Powell Mesa hen-laying operation at hearing on Tuesday
  • Evelyn Horn on the state of birds
Local Newscast
8:27 am
Wed May 22, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, May 22, 2013


  • 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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5:01 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Honoring Gordon O'Brien

Delta County Commissioners honor O'Brien

On Monday, Delta County Commissioners honored Gordon O’Brien by giving the Veterans Service Office in the County Courthouse his name. O’Brien ran the office in the basement of the Delta County Courthouse for 24 years, before handing the job off to Brian Ayers a decade ago. At a reception for O’Brien, Ayers talked about how O’Brien had inspired him.

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Local Newscast
8:32 am
Fri March 8, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, March 8, 2013


  • Gov. Hickenlooper supports opposition to drilling on Thompson Divide
  • Rep. Millie Hamner will visit Paonia Town Hall on Saturday
  • Delta County Commissioners welcome public to Tuesday's meeting
  • Highway 50 closed Thursday night to investigate suspicious roadside object
  • Board member Ed Marston discusses current state of DMEA

12:03 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

County Commissioners Study Impact of Delta County Tire Recycling Program

Landfill manager Kevin Hunt estimates the landfill gets about 50 tires a week, but occasionally he has seen dumptrucks full of tires unloaded for free.

For years Delta County has allowed people to dump tires for free at its Adobe Buttes Landfill – a policy that they are now re-examining. Old tires are not popular at landfills. They take up a lot of space, they can trap methane gases and become housing for rodents. Burning tires pollute air, soil and water. So why has Delta County agreed to take them for free, no questions asked? Other counties either charge or refuse to take them into their landfills.

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Local Newscast
8:35 am
Wed February 20, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, February 20, 2013


  • Sex Ed bill passes state house after vigorous debate
  • Task force recommends marijuana tourism, local ownership of pot shops
  • Delta County Commissioners discuss alternatives to dumping old tires in landfills
  • Mesa County school safety task force meets weekly, will inform school board

Local Newscast
8:38 am
Wed February 6, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, February 6, 2013.


  • State Dems Want to Extend Liability for Assault Weapon Mayhem to Gun Sellers and Manufacturers
  • Proposed Legislation Would Cut Wasted Election Costs for Uncontested Primaries
  • State Considers Closing Western Slope Prison
  • BLM Gets More Pushback For Gas Leasing In Colorado Than Region-wide
  • Utah Woman Contests Choking Allegations

Local Newscast
8:46 am
Tue February 5, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, February 5, 2013


  • Delta County Commissioners Ban Commercial Marijuana Growing
  • Capitol Coverage: State Senate Slaps State Energy Office Over Fiscal Mismanagement
  • Western Slope Skies

Delta County Politics
11:21 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Citizens Protest New Ordinance Relating to Amendment 64

New Delta County Commissioner, Mark Roeber

Delta County Commissioners took a step back from a proposed ordinance curtailing Amendment 64 Tuesday after a group of concerned business owners and marijuana activists complained. 

Marty Durlin reports that six people spoke to commissioners at their regular meeting Tuesday, asking them to rethink their effort to ban commercial marijuana establishments in Delta County. Comments ranged from a defense of marijuana as a valuable agricultural crop to a plea to at least drop part of the proposed ordinance that would designate soil and fertilizer as “marijuana accessories.”

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Local Newscast
8:28 am
Wed January 23, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, January 23, 2013


  • BLM faces packed house in Paonia Town Hall regarding leases
  • Civil Unions bill introduced at state capitol, passage is almost certain
  • Delta County Commissioners re-examine possible restrictions to 64
  • New ski resort might open near Telluride
  • Cold snap freezing pipes in Montrose, all over listening area

9:54 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Delta Commissioners To Ban Growing, Selling Marijuana

On Tuesday (1/22), Delta County Commissioners will further discuss an ordinance that would block certain parts of Amendment 64, the constitutional amendment that makes recreational marijuana legal in Colorado. KVNF’s Marty Durlin reports on the ins and outs of marijuana legislation at the local level.

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Local Newscast
8:29 am
Thu January 17, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, January 17, 2013


  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to step down, return home in March
  • Democrats introduce tuition bill for resident illegal immigrants
  • Delta County Commissioners address Amendment 64 compliance issues
  • Paonia grapplers ranked No. 1, Weekly Local Sports Report
  • CDOT to close Highway 145 starting tonight
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Local Government
10:18 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Olen Lund Ends 8-year Tenure as County Commissioner

Outgoing Delta County Commissioner Olen Lund.
Credit Mart Durlin

Delta County Commissioner Olen Lund left his county office on Monday. He served two four-year terms, the maximum allowed. During a break in his last regular commissioner’s meeting, Lund took time out to reflect on his tenure with KVNF’s Marty Durlin.

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10:34 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Commissioners Deny Crawford Gravel Pit

In a split decision, Delta County Commissioners voted down a proposed gravel pit near Crawford on Monday, citing seven issues that influenced their decision. KVNF's Marty Durlin has more.

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Local Newscast
9:35 am
Tue December 18, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, December 18, 2012


  • Numerous Protests Filed Against NF Gas Leasing
  • Delta Commissioners Deny Crawford Gravel Pit
  • Judge Rejects Anti-trust Settlement For Gas Companies
  • Deputy Involved In Alleged Kidnapping
  • Legislative Preview From the Capitol
  • Farmers/Ranchers Being Surveyed RE Drought (see details below)

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10:40 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Crawford Residents Oppose Gravel Pit

In two weeks, Crawford residents will know whether they’ll have a new 35-acre gravel pit in their community. The Delta County Commissioners took the issue under advisement after yesterday’s crowded and heated public hearing on the controversial proposal.

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8:29 am
Mon December 3, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, December 3, 2012


  • Commissioners to discuss Crawford gravel pit today
  • Environmental groups want names of oil and gas corporations revealed
  • Search for teenager missing outside of Durango continues
  • Curb-side recycling starts in Montrose in January
9:55 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Commissioners Uphold Hen House Decision

Yesterday, the Delta County Commissioners upheld their earlier decision approving specific development applications for two laying hen operations. The decision review was required by a district court ruling in July. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that while the commissioners have now complied with the court ruling, the story isn’t over yet.

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