Roadless Rule

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

Feb 26, 2016

  • I-70 begins new, faster traffic pattern
  • Environmental review process begins for coal mine expansion
  • Gateway man arrested on kidnapping charges
  • State legislature debates the legality of storing rain water  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Jan 15, 2016

  • Two men sentenced to prison for killing motorcyclist
  • Construction hits milestone for new Montrose Rec. Center
  • Montrose School District budget woes not as bad as expected
  • CPW votes against introducing  endangered wolves in Colorado
  • Roadless Rule comment period ends

North Fork Coal Mining Up For Review, Again

Dec 9, 2015

Representatives from federal agencies were in Paonia earlier this week.  They held an open house to discuss the Roadless Rule, a defining policy that prevents development in wilderness across the state, except certain areas.  Areas like the North Fork.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Dec 9, 2015

  • Feds approve natural gas development near Somerset
  • Carbondale pot shop targeted by armed robbers
  • Forest Service officials discuss the Colorado Roadless Rule exemption
  • Agencies partner to give Christmas trees to those in need

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

Dec 4, 2015

  • Guilty plea in Montrose dental clinic theft
  • US Forest Service to hold open house about roadless rule
  • CDOT focuses on I-70 this winter
  • Ute Indian Museum breaks ground on new expansion
  • Lawmakers already planning out next years budget

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Nov 23, 2015

  • Roadless Rule Exemption back on track
  • Counties conflicted over pay raises
  • Officials warn about stomach virus spreading
  • Longer growing seasons could mean good news and bad news for growers

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015


  • Police reform bills become law
  • Roadless Rule Exception comment period closes
  • BLM looks for more citizen advisors
  • Wildfire bill signed
  • Weather continues to have a wet outlook
  • Kebler pass opens for summer

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Apr 7, 2015


  • Roadless Rule gets second look
  • Wildfire near Delta over weekend
  • Proposed lease swap for Thompson Divide
  • Fundraising project hopes to build facilities for Paonia Highschool
  • House takes up budget

Arch Coal and the Forest Service will not be appealing a decision that revokes the company's expansion lease, as well as vacating an exception in the Colorado Roadless­ Rule that allows for expanded mining in the North Fork. 


  • Elk Creek Mine working on cleanup, still weeks away from opening
  • Environmental groups challenge roadless rule in appeals court
  • Governor Hickenlooper issues new wildfire prevention orders
  • Paonia grapplers No.1, girls basketball undefeated as regionals approach

  • Supreme Court Upholds 2001 Roadless Rule
  • Bus Service Between Durango and GJ May Resume
  • West End School District Wins BEST Grant
  • Two Small Fires Near Durango
  • Delta County Candidate Forum Tonight