West Nile Virus

HEALTH
10:17 am
Tue August 19, 2014

North Fork Keeps West Nile At Bay

Captured mosquitoes
Credit Jake Ryan

Chris Tschinkel is stuffing mosquitoes into small plastic test tubes. 

He’s the field operations manager for the North Fork Mosquito Abatement District.  It’s a very small organization that tries to keep the local mosquito population under control.  Their territory runs from Hotchkiss to Paonia and further up the valley. 

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HEALTH
4:14 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Mesa County Reports First West Nile Virus Infection Of Season

Credit Mesa County Health Department

On Monday, Mesa County has its first laboratory confirmed case of the West Nile Virus this year.  It’s the 5th case in Colorado since last mosquito season.

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NEWS
8:14 am
Thu June 19, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, June 19, 2014

  Newscast

  • Pioneer Days in Crawford
  • West Nile found in Colorado
  • Ballot supporters begin to seek signatures
  • Senator Udall sends letter reporting problems with the Grand Junction VA Medical Center
HEALTH
2:59 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Mosquitoes In Five Colorado Counties Test Positive For West Nile

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Colorado Department of Public Health said mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile virus have been found in Delta, Mesa, Adams, Boulder and Weld counties.

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NEWS
8:28 am
Wed September 25, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Headlines

  • Former Colorado Governor John Vanderhoof Dies at 91
  • Passengers Unharmed after Missed Landing at Mack Mesa Airport
  • Delta County Announces 2 New West Nile Cases
  • Three New Oil Spills Reported in Weld County
  • Montrose County Commissioners Continue public Hearings on Sage Grouse Regulations
  • iSeechange - Rain and Snow - Signs of a Wet Winter?
NEWS
8:29 am
Thu August 29, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Friday, August 29, 2013

  • Grand Junction Night Club Dancers Sue Over Employment Status
  • Colorado River Official Says Upper River Basin Not Threatened in the Short-Term
  • Money Begins Flowing Into Colorado Recall Races
  • Commercial Marijuana Opponents Pack Hall at Paonia Town Council Meeting
  • City of Delta Finalizes Ban on Commercial Marijuana
  • Labor and Business Communities Support Taxes on Commercial Marijuana
  • First West Nile death of 2013 Reported in Colorado
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NEWS
8:34 am
Tue August 13, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Tuesday, August 13, 2013

 

  • Six Garfield County Fisheries May See Instream Flow Protections
  • Study Finds Colorado Solar Installations are Cheapest in Nation
  • Colorado's First Biomass Power Palnt Nearly Complete
  • Committee Debates Feasibility of New Renewables Standard for Rural Providers
  • More Cases of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Delta County
  • iSeeChange - Apple Economics of Western Colorado
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NEWS
8:29 am
Fri August 9, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Friday, August 9, 2013

  • Grazing Permit Owners Advise BLM Not to “Micro-Manage” Public Lands
  • Oil and Gas Industry Hoping to Shift Dialogue on Fracking
  • Former Delta County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Sexually Abusing a Child
  • Colorado West Nile Death from 2012 Linked to Tainted Blood Transfusion
  • University of Colorado Contest Will Send Haiku to Mars
  • Cleanup of Tanker Spill on Loveland Pass Could Take Weeks
  • North Fork Citizens Rally to find Homes for Abandoned Chickens
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NEWS
9:16 am
Fri July 5, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, July 5, 2014

Headlines

  • West Fork Fire Complex Grows to Over 110,000 Acres, 20% Contained
  • Murdered 49-year-old Woman was Reported Missing in Mesa County 
  • State's First Human West Nile Case Reported
  • New Legislation Pushes Tougher Standards for Homeowners' Associations
  • Colorado's Moose Population Up 35%
  • Last Day of Paonia Cherry Days 
NEWS
11:37 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Proposal for Aerial Mosquito Spraying Causes Confusion, Concern in the North Fork

Ken Nordstrom (left) delivers a proposal for proactive aerial mosquito spraying in western Delta County.
Credit Travis Bubenik, KVNF.

If you called the Delta County Health Department Tuesday afternoon (June 18), you might've heard this message:

"We are not planning to spray the North Fork for mosquitos." 

Ken Nordstrom, Director of Environmental Health for Delta County, set those words as his voicemail message in response to a flurry of calls from North Fork area residents, who initially thought the health department was proposing to carry out aerial insecticide spraying throughout the county.

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