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  Musicians around the world are getting creative about connecting with their audience during a time of social distance. Gathering for live, in-person performance is still unsafe. One local band in Moab, Utah is solving this dilemma – by bringing the performance to the people. KZMU's Molly Marcello has more.

  • No Memorial Day pool openings
  • Ouray opens new Via Ferrata climbing attraction
  • State encourages everyone with COVID-19 symptoms to get a free test
  • State lawmakers return to a changed reality
  • Brass band parades in Moab bridge social distance

  • Colorado National Monument reopening some facilities
  • State reminds drivers to stay sober behind the wheel for Memorial Day weekend
  • New mental health phone chat service available
  • Coalition urges Colorado to avoid massive budget cuts
  • Testing every nursing home resident and staffer in state would cost $15 million
  • Air travel increasing but far from normal
  • Accurate census count more difficult during pandemic

  • Gov. Polis sued over ballot signature-gathering decision
  • COVID-19 impacts wild horse holding facilities
  • Tracing contacts and testing: how Western Slope counties are fighting COVID-19
  • Counties face budget shortfalls
  • Natural gas industry takes sharp downturn

  • Western Slope counties seek to reopen businesses earlier than state
  • Montrose Memorial Hospital lays off 19 staff, makes budget cuts
  • High schools plan for graduation amid the pandemic

  • Gov. Polis seeks more federal aid for Colorado
  • Contact tracers help in fight against COVID-19
  • New tool helps homeowners at high risk of wildfire

  • Grants for Western Slope trail projects
  • Grizzly protections being reviewed again
  • Wind River tribes combat COVID-19

  • May 5 special election results
  • Mesa County reopens restaurants, gyms
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Curecanti NRA providing more access
  • Montrose gets facility for cleaning essential protective equipment for COVID-19
  • Delta and Montrose libraries get creative during pandemic

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife releases big game report
  • State faces major budget cuts
  • Consumers struggle with rising utility bills during pandemic

  • San Miguel County gets COVID-19 antibody test results
  • Western Slope farmers' markets plan to reopen amidst pandemic
  • Unique programs help those in need

  •  Camping closed at Colorado state parks, national forest lands
  • Mesa County businesses reopening, with a bit of confusion
  • Candidates for US Senate face campaign challenges amid pandemic

  • Colorado abandons public option for health insurance
  • COVID-19 vaccine facility proposed for Montrose
  • West's mining industry continues amid pandemic

  • Colorado bans hunting contests for coyotes, prairie dogs and more
  • Supreme Court considers overturning program that protects young immigrants from deportation
  • Summer festivals cancelled on Western Slope

  • Drastic cuts in the state budget will have to be made due to the pandemic
  • Social distancing model shows it works, warns a second wave of infections possible
  • Exit interview with KVNF's Eric Goold as he leaves the News Department

  • Governor Jared Polis says state will begin more widespread testing for coronavirus
  • Study shows rural counties in West don't have testing resources of cities
  • Update on spread of COVID-19 in three Western Slope counties
  • Some hospitals slowly starting to do more elective surgeries
  • Foundations in the state are working to ensure everyone gets counted in 2020 Census


  • State lawmakers taking first look at possible budget cuts due to pandemic
  • Normal vaccinations for children slowly restart after pandemic postponement
  • DACA recipients on Western Slope await key ruling from Supreme Court


  • COVID-19 health insurance deadline 4/30
  •  Country Jam cancelled
  • Town of Paonia seeks input on master plan
  • Montrose library making home deliveries

  • Safer at Home order does not mean social distancing is over, warns Gov. Polis
  • BLM fast-track approving the vast majority of its oil and gas permit applications
  • Single parents face unique challenges during the coronavirus pandemic


  • Gov. Polis seeks disaster declaration for peach crop losses
  • Western States Pact aims to slow spread of COVID-19, share best practices
  • May 5 special election
  • Businesses slowly reopening

  • Governor Jared Polis eases some restrictions under new Safer at Home order
  • BLM has been putting oil and gas interests ahead of recreation on public lands
  • Lake City family grateful to be back home after coronavirus stranded them abroad


  • New federal funding for Paycheck Protection Program
  • Delta County food pantry expands operations
  • Mesa County restaurants get grants to feed hungry
  • Colorado releases 202o Electric Vehicle Plan

  • State Democrats ask citizens to report incidents of racism during the pandemic
  • Sheriffs respond to disturbing call in Delta County on Wednesday night
  • Some Western states better prepared for comprehensive testing than others


  • Latest COVID-19 stats
  • Gov. Polis and Rep. Tipton have contentious exchange over federal coronavirus funding

  • Governor Jared Polis tells residents that pandemic precautions will remain in place
  • Comprehensive study indicates climate change continues to threaten Colorado River
  • BLM releases new management plan for 1.7 million acres; locals say agency disregarded their input
  • Salt injection facility on West End reopens a year after causing earthquakes


  • Governor Jared Polis to lift some restrictions of stay at home order on April 27th
  • Gig and self-employed employees can now apply for unemployment benefits
  • Progress of broadband expansion on Western Slope hindered by pandemic


  • COVID-19 outbreak at West Elk mine
  • New mayors for Delta, Montrose
  • Saltwater injection resumes in Paradox Valley
  • All-Points Transit offers rides

  • Protestors in Grand Junction want stay at home order lifted, want jobs back
  • Arts centers around the listening area adapt to changing times during pandemic
  • Price of oil reaches below-zero for first time ever, Western workers bear the brunt


  • People avoiding necessary ER visits due to COVID-19 fears
  • Plans for easing statewide stay-at-home restrictions
  • Ouray County seeks comment on water plan
  • Vehicular homicide charges filed in Delta County accident

  • Executive order from Governor Polis requires masks be worn in public places
  • Andrew Romanoff wins primary, sets up duel with Hickenlooper for nomination
  • Trucking industry hit hard by coronavirus, in dire need of drivers and instructors
  • Megadrought conditions in West not seen since 1500's


  • State COVID-19 symptom tracker now online
  • Ouray County seeks input on its water plan
  • Delta and Montrose Counties provide business support

  • Oncoming allergy season makes coronavirus especially tricky to diagnose
  • After avalanches, officials ask residents to stay out of high country due to coronavirus
  • Rare species of frog surviving against all odds in Utah


  • Mesa County making plans to help homeless
  • Montrose foundation gives grants to nonprofits
  • Delta drive-in opens tonight

  • Governor Jared Polis looking at April 27th expiration of stay at home order
  • Testing saga in San Miguel County continues
  • US Postal Service was hurting before COVID-19 and now outlook is even worse
  • Delta County Commissioners have special meeting for small business relief

  • Governor Jared Polis asks hotels to open their doors to the homeless
  • St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction working on COVID-19 treatment
  • College freshmen and seniors facing very uncertain future


  • Beware of COVID-19 insurance scams
  • Local schools make plans for graduation
  • Hard freeze may hurt fruit crop

  • Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation fund leads to mask-making effort
  • Two local newspapers reflect downward trend in print industry during pandemic


  • Latest COVID-19 stats
  • New weekly support call for Colorado businesses
  • Cedaredge High School students keep 80 year old newspaper alive

  • Governor Jared Polis prepares Convention Center to be makeshift hospital
  • Senior citizens throughout the West have survived pandemics, wars, depressions
  • BLM releases final Uncomphagre resource management plan


  • New guide from USDA for rural resources during COVID-19
  • DMEA finalizes plan to move to new power supplier Guzman Energy
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife holds online mountain lion management open house
  • One hiker dies, another is rescued near Grand Junction

  • Governor Jared Polis extends date of emergency declaration
  • New 'Howling at 8' phenomenon extending throughout Western Slope
  • Local coronavirus updates
  • Pastors get permission for rare Easter service at Delta Drive-In


  • Telluride Bluegrass Festival cancelled for the first time ever
  • BLM releases new management plan for 1.7 million acres
  • Snowpack close to normal across state

  • Lawmakers scramble to complete budget during shortened session
  • San Miguel County getting help from local producers of PPE