gun control

Patrick Neville was a 15-year-old sophomore at Columbine High School in 1999. He was on his way to a fast food lunch when the shooting started.

Two students, armed with guns and pipe bombs, had stormed the Colorado school, on their way to killing one teacher and 12 students — some were Neville's friends.

Neville, now a Colorado state representative, says many of Columbine's teachers and faculty acted heroically that day.

But, he says, "I truly believe that had some of them had the legal authority to be armed, more of my friends might be with me today."

The gun debate that riveted the state capitol in 2013, once again took center stage Monday. Fewer people came to the capitol to testify on a key gun bill than the last round, but emotions were still strong.

Once again, Colorado lawmakers are heading into a legislative session following a school shooting.

When Colorado lawmakers return in January, the makeup of the state Senate will be different. Coming off a tumultuous off session with two first-ever recalls and a resignation can do that. The state’s Democrats now have a new Senate President and only a one-seat hold on the majority.

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  • Private Gun Sales affected by New Background Check Law
  • US Fish & Wildlife Says BLM Sage-Grouse Plan is Too Weak
  • Bross was First Luxury Hotel in Delta County
  • Pataognia CEO Defends Company's Stance on Fracking
  • Western Governors Launch Wildlife Mapping Project

Colorado senate Democrats blasted gun rights groups Wednesday for trying to recall another state lawmaker. Two Democrats were ousted in September over support for stricter gun laws. The latest campaign targets Westminster Democrat Evie Hudak.

Travis Bubenik, KVNF.

Two new Colorado gun regulations went into effect July 1st, a response from lawmakers to last year's mass shootings at an Aurora movie theater and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. 

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  • West Fork Fire Complex Grows to Over 96,000 acres
  • iSeeChange: Do Warmer Temperatures Equal Earlier Sunflowers?
  • Annual Fairview School Reunion Meets over the weekend at Pleasure Park
  • New Colorado Gun Regulations Take Affect

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  • County’s Board of Health to spray Orchard City and Delta to prevent West Nile Virus
  • Petition to recall Colorado Senate president John Morse is verified by Secretary of State
  • Senators Udall and Bennet want trains to lay off the horns
  • Mesa County officials warn COGCC against over-regulation
  • BLM imposes stage one fire restrictions on public land

Headlines:

  • Colorado Wildfire Update
  • Don Coram to shut down his four uranium mines
  • Out-of-state hunter licenses increase despite new gun laws
  • Colorado commission reports 400 gas and oil spills last year
  • DMEA changes annual meeting location to Memorial Hall because of attendance projections

Headlines:

  • Governor activates drought task force
  • State water plan mandated by Hickenlooper
  • Grand Junction clean-up yields piece of Radium 226
  • No fine for Williams
  • WildEarth Guardians ask BLM to halt drilling because of ozone levels
  • One more thing

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  • Mesa County Drug Bust the largest in seven years
  • Industry’s fracking database has loose reporting standards
  • Community meeting about hydrocarbon leak in Parachute set for Monday
  • Craig town council considers requiring heads of households to own guns
  • Bill to create fire-fighting air fleet for state is unfunded
  • Corporations ask feds to do more on climate change

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  • Gas and oil bills pending, but will the governor sign them?
  • Bill would make it illegal to have marijuana if children live in your home
  • Two more gun bills pass State House
  • Avalanche danger remains high following last weekend’s tragedy near Loveland Pass
  • Recycled latex paint is cheaper, eco-friendly

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  • “Non-citizen” driver’s license bill passes Senate committee
  • Whooping cough breaks out in Garfield County
  • Can medical marijuana users buy guns? Some say no.
  • The strange tale of the U.S. government and helium
  • Western Slope Skies: The moon and its phases
Denver Post File

Headlines:

  • Judge rules against industry trade group in local suit against BLM
  • Stricter reporting of gas and oil spills clears committee
  • Williams says failed pressure gauge is the source of Parachute leak
  • Half of state’s sheriffs consider legal challenge to gun restrictions
  • Why are the deer in your yard? They may be starving.
  • Delta County athletes keep records falling; double-header doubles as fundraiser

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  • State Budget Clears House With 9 Republican Votes
  • Governor At Center Of Oil And Gas Battles (click on Read more for a list of pending legislation)
  • Reporters Discuss the Aftermath of Gun Legislation
  • iSeeChange: Cornstalk Bales Off an Alternative for Ranchers

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  • President In Denver To Push National Gun Legislation
  • Chicken farm case remanded back to commissioners
  • Water: every drop counts during drought
  • Full Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Bull Mt Wells
  • Big Game Hunting Applications Crash Online System
  • Boulder County Commissioner On Her Debate With Governor

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  • 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

Governor John Hickenlooper signed a trio of gun control bills on Wednesday, just hours after news broke that Colorado’s top corrections officer had been gunned down in his home. While the moment was overshadowed by the news of Tom Clements death, gun rights groups say they will use the gun legislation as part of a campaign to try and remove Democrats from power. Bente Birkeland reports from the capitol.


Headlines:

  • Gov Signs Gun Bills, Opponents Vow Political Revenge
  • Doctors Refuse Fracking Fluid Confidentiality
  • Child Poverty in Colorado Growing
  • Residents Return Home After Grand Junction Gas Explosion
  • KVNF Sports Report with Tamie Meck

Headlines:

  • Gun magazine limit goes to Governor for signature
  • Gun store owner in Grand Junction discusses current trends
  • Paonia public meeting Monday to plan new facilities at PHS
  • Crane Days take place this weekend in Eckert
  • Parks and Wildlife officials urge caution when collecting antlers

Universal background checks for all gun purchases, and a ban on high capacity magazines are among the five Democratic backed gun bills clearing the state senate after a vigorous debate on Monday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Headlines:

  • BLM Must Tell Who Nominated NF Valley For Leasing By April 15th
  • ATV Activists Protest To Maintain Access To Public Lands
  • Legal Pot Sales Bummed Out By Fed Banking Regs
  • State Senate Clears Five Gun Bills
  • Sanhill Cranes In Delta County Find New Staging Area
Marty Durlin

KVNF’s Brian Cambria talks with gun owners and second amendment supporters waiting to buy ammunition, about why they’re stockpiling.


Headlines:

  • Most Colorado Gun Deaths Are Suicides
  • Ammo Buyers Talk About Stockpiling
  • Capitol Conversation: Education Funding Lawsuit Goes To State Supreme Court
  • Cherry Creek Mortgage Challenges Fed Health Insurance Mandate Over Religious Beliefs
  • iSeeChange on the Pollen Season: Longer and More Intense

As Colorado’s Senate Judiciary Committee debated gun bills at the capitol, Delta County Commissioners heard con and pro on the enforcement of the pending legislation at their regular meeting this week.

The gun debate was front and center at the state capitol yesterday as proposals already approved in the house made their way to senate committees. It was a marathon day of testimony that also included debate on three new Democratic-backed bills. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Headlines:

  • Federal Sequestration Will Affect County Health Services
  • State Senate Committee Passes Several Gun Measures
  • Delta Commissioners Hear Both Sides On Gun Debate
  • High School Basketball Update
  • Sage-Grouse Comment Period Extended

Headlines:

  • Civil Unions bill expected to easily pass in Legislature
  • District 51 sets up advisory board regarding school safety
  • San Miguel Commissioners approve controversial gun control letter
  • Flu season starts early, strong in Delta County

Colorado’s Speaker of the House says he expects lawmakers to act on several of President Barack Obama’s recommendations to curb gun violence. Bente Birkeland reports that Governor John Hickenlooper has also called for a broad discussion on guns during the legislative session.


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