10:43 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Ridgway RAMP Project

Last October the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the names of 44 towns across the state awarded road improvement monies from a competitive grant program called RAMP. In Ridgway, Colorado the community will be going to the ballot box on April 1st to determine whether or not they will make use of  their $10.4 million one-time-only, use-it-or-lose-it award. 

KVNF's JT Thomas speaks with Ridgway mayor, John Clark and community members, Tammee Tuttle and Jill Markey.

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8:22 am
Tue March 25, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, March 25, 2014


  • Divers located the bodies of 5 plane crash victims in Ridgway Reservoir
  • 25 Delta County teachers laid off
  • More Colorado children live in poverty now than during the recession
  • Lawmakers consider whether to pay to save Amtrak's Southwest Chief
1:58 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Electric coop could bring broadband to rural Delta and Montrose counties

A motel in Delta advertises Internet in its rooms. Cities on the Western Slope generally have much faster Internet than rural areas.
Credit Flickr user Jasperdo

Slow Internet is a fact of life for many rural Americans, and residents of Western Colorado are no exception. There have been many failed attempts to bring faster Internet to KVNF's listening area, the latest being Eagle Net.

Now, there's yet another idea on the table. The Delta Montrose Electric Association is considering expanding broadband to much of rural Delta and Montrose counties. We begin our report at a local non-profit organization whose business is seriously impacted by the slow internet speeds.

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8:16 am
Mon March 24, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Monday, March 24, 2014


  • A plane with 5 passengers crashed into Ridgway Reservoir Saturday afternoon
  • Judge temporarily halts Grand Junctions panhandling law
  • Colorado could get a new aerial fire fighting fleet
  • A new proposal could bring faster internet to rural Delta and Montrose counties
8:23 am
Fri March 21, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, March 21, 2014


  • A bill to increase the smoking age in Colorado failed in a House committee
  • The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Grand Junction over its efforts to limit aggressive panhandling
  • Ouray gets better water rights

8:20 am
Thu March 20, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Thursday, March 20, 2014


  • Bill Koch says he is getting out of the coal industry
  • A major education spending bill clears a house committee
  • Ridgway voters to decide on CDOT transportation funding

8:19 am
Wed March 19, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Wednesday, March 19, 2014


  • HUD gives Colorado $200 million in federal flood aid
  • Connecting the Drops: Small scale hydro power in Colorado

8:28 am
Mon March 17, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Monday, March 17, 2014


  • Third Arrest in the Murder of Aspenite Nancy Pfister
  • Bill to ban talking on cell phones while driving fails
  • Computer virus compromises patient information at Glenwood Springs hospital
  • Farmers worry damaged irrigation ditches can’t handle spring run off  

8:32 am
Fri March 14, 2014

KVNF Regional News: Friday, March 14, 2014


  • New study of finds Colorado is getting hotter

  • Eastern Colorado is buried by a tumble weed invasion

  • Sounds of the High Country from KDNK: Sierra Crane Murdoch on cancer clusters