Scott Tipton

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Apr 13, 2016

  • Bill to allow medical marijuana in schools clears state House committee
  • Bill seeks to fund emergency cleanup at legacy mining sites in Colorado
  • Conservation groups oppose Congressman Tipton’s Thompson Divide lease swap
  • USGS releases report on human-induced earthquakes
  • Law enforcement across Colorado participate in spring DUI enforcement campaign 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Jan. 28, 2015

Jan 28, 2016

  • Former Paonia resident found dead in Vienna
  • Names announced for municipal elections in Cedaredge, Hotchkiss and Crawford
  • Latest jobs report for Colorado encouraging
  • Group launches full strength beer, wine in grocery stores initiative
  • Congressman Tipton visits Western Slope, stops in Carbondale

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

Oct 14, 2015

  • Ballots to start arriving in the mail this week
  • Mesa County shares space with local clinic
  • Court puts waterways rule on hold
  • Congressman Tipton plans Western Slope visit

The Republican field to challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is still very much up in the air, but some possible contenders have not ruled out entering the race.

Bennet's seat is one of 10 Democratic seats across the nation the party must defend in 2016. So far Republicans do not have a clear front-runner. Bright prospects including Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler have both decided not to run.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mar 19, 2015

  Newscast

  • Woman allegedly sets her home on fire
  • Tipton asks feds about small banks
  • Paonia sends notice about drinking water violations
  • Waldorf school initiative loses state appeal
  • Economic development bill progresses at state capitol
  • Police reform bills introduced at state capitol
hemp plants
flickr/edwardthebonobo

A federal bill to legalize industrial hemp farming has the backing of a Colorado Congressman. 

The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 was introduced in the U.S. Senate last week. 

The bill would remove industrial hemp from the marijuana definition in the Controlled Substance Act thus allowing farmers to grow it.

Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner is one of the bill’s co-sponsors.

Scott Tipton
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

U.S. Representative Scott Tipton stopped in Delta on Wednesday as part of his tour of the Western Slope. 

At a meeting with the Delta County Commissioners Tipton discussed economic issues, broadband, rural health care, energy and tax reform. He also gave a congressional update. 

KVNF's Laura Palmisano interviewed Tipton during his visit.

Tipton represents Colorado's 3rd Congressional District which covers most of the western part of the state. 

He's also scheduled to meet with the Ouray County Commissioners on Thursday in Ridgway.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Mar 11, 2015

Newscast

  • Tipton plans visit to the Western Slope
  • Oil and gas future discussed at forum as well as task force recommendations
  • Solar facility saves city of Grand Junction thousands
  • I­-70 construction to start up again
  • GOP religious liberty bills draw criticism, fail in state House
  • Artists capture North Fork in art installation

Editor's Note: KVNF's Regional Newscast for Wednesday, March 11, 2015 did not air due to technical difficulties. We apologize for any confusion. 

The Hermosa Creek watershed is an expanse north of Durango that covers roughly 108 thousand acres. 

Tapia Campaigns In The North Fork, Talks Jobs

Aug 4, 2014
Abel Tapia
Laura Palmisano

Democrat Abel Tapia is challenging Republican Congressman Scott Tipton for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District seat. The 3rd District covers most of Western Colorado. Tapia campaigned in the North Fork Valley Friday evening. KVNF's Laura Palmisano interviewed Tapia at a voter meet-and-greet in Paonia.

Interview Transcript 

PALMISANO: The Western Slope is typically very red. What do you think your chances are running against a Republican in this district?

Effort To Redesignate Colorado Nalt. Monument Hits Wall

Jul 8, 2014
Colorado National Monument
National Parks Service

The movement to transform Colorado National Monument into a national park hit a setback Monday.

KVNF Regional News: Friday, April 24, 2014

Apr 25, 2014

  Newscast

  • Delta’s Meadow Gold plant, open since 1951, to close
  • New poll says Senate race tied between Udall and Gardner
  • Neurosurgeon Shogan enters Senate race as an Independent
  • Hickenlooper undecided on banning traffic cameras
  • Record low in Grand Junction yesterday heralds another round of winter
  • Tipton has raised more than all his opponents combined

Headlines:

  • Rep. Scott Tipton sponsors new energy development bill in House
  • Tom Tancredo enters race, seeks to oust Hickenlooper from Governor's chair
  • Mountainfilm Festival begins this weekend in Telluride
  • Kebler Pass open, Paonia Reservoir stocked on eve of Holiday weekend
  • Weekly look at Western Slope skies

Headlines:

  • SG Interests Has Connections With Scott Tipton
  • Former Paonia Finance Officer To Be Charged With Theft
  • Region 10 Names New Executive Director
  • iSeeChange Finds Black Widows Everywhere
  • Montrose County Road Closure

In this debate, we hear from three candidates for Colorado's Third Congressional District: Republican incumbent Scott Tipton, Democratic challenger Sal Pace, and Independent challenger Tisha Casida.