KVNF Regional Newscast

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Tune in weekdays after Morning Edition and during All Things Considered for regional news from KVNF.

KVNF brings you regional news weekdays at 8 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. (You can also subscribe to the newscasts using the Podcast or RSS links)

KVNF news is always looking for leads. Let us know what's happening in your area, what issues you care about and what you'd like to hear us cover - email us at news@kvnf.org


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  • 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

  • Delta, Cedaredge, Paonia all set with new Mayors after elections
  • Lawmakers will meet today to try to take some actions at the state capitol
  • Hinsdale County school students adjust to life, classes online
  • Parks and Wildlife reminds citizens they'll see more wildlife during stay at home


  • Forest Service closes campgrounds, picnic areas across Rocky Mountain region
  • Corpse abuse now a felony crime
  • Municipal election results

  • Governor Jared Polis extends stay at home order through April 27th
  •  Grand Junction and Montrose companies and volunteers work to make masks
  • San Miguel County first in the nation to offer all residents free coronavirus tests


  • Municipal elections today
  • Stay-at-home order helping slow spread of COVID-19
  • Help on the way for nonprofits and small businesses

  • Governor Polis asks residents to wear facial coverings when outside
  • Montrose County reports first COVID-19 fatality; Ouray County has first case
  • Doctor in Colorado Springs offers assessment of spread of coronavirus


  • Public comment needed on San Miguel/Ouray county transmission line project
  • COTREX - Colorado Parks & Wildlife trails app shows closed and open trails
  • Gov. Polis:  wear cloth masks to prevent spreading virus
  • Montrose mental health support line 970-252-6220

  • State lawmakers talk about when they will return to legislature
  • Delta County Memorial Hospital declares emergency
  • Colorado extends period to apply for health insurance on state exchange
  • Annual migration of sandhill cranes through Eckert goes on


  • April 7 municipal elections -- vote by mail, drop boxes
  • San Miguel County extends "stay at home" order
  • State extends deadline to sign up for health insurance
  • Mountain lion management plan open for public comment

  • State hospitals prepare for surge, want 1,000 more beds ASAP
  • Colorado Supreme Court allows legislators to extend session
  • Delta County volunteers organize a drive to collect medical supplies
  • Parks closing, other measures taken in Utah as coronavirus spreads


  • Colorado schools closed until April 30
  • Second Chance Animal Shelter offers pet food and supplies, needs donations
  • US Census underway
  • Beware of COVID-19 scams

  • COVID-19 updates from Montrose, Mesa and Delta Counties
  • EPA will not enforce many regulations of oil and gas industry during pandemic
  • On Census Day, a look at how the pandemic is going to impact critical census taking


  • Montrose aids small businesses
  • Delta County donations still needed
  • State officials urge President Trump to increase supplies of medical equipment

  • Governor Jared Polis says social distancing, stay at home efforts making slow progress
  • Lawmakers postpone legislative session further, end date still in question
  • Sole resident of Gothic, Colorado offers social distancing tips


  • Use caution when recreating outdoors
  • Firearm background checks taking longer
  • Delta County volunteers making masks
  • Connect for Health insurance enrollment open til April 3

  • Governor Jared Polis defends his stay at home order
  • Lawmakers will return to Capitol today, briefly, and will extend session
  • CDOT suspends service to Bustang and Outrider inter-city bus routes
  • Grocery store workers risking interaction with coronavirus every day


  • City of Montrose making efforts to help businesses hurt by coronavirus
  • Parks and Wildlife issues new closures after Stay at Home order
  • Local recreation projects selected for grant funding
  • Governor Polis signs over 60 bills into law over the course of last week


  • Governor Jared Polis issues statewide stay-at-home executive order
  • Hinsdale County implementing more stringent protection measures
  • Montrose County up to 6 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • Water managers taking steps to ensure water supply remains consistent
  • United States Senate passes historic 2 trillion dollar aid package


  • First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Delta County
  • 5 of 6 KVNF listening area counties now have at least one case of COVID-19
  • Study released about hospital preparation, readiness for oncoming patients
  • Number of communities around state under shelter in place growing


  • National Guard tests for coronavirus in Montrose, 2nd case confirmed
  • Unemployment office overwhelmed by applications, system crashes
  • Attorney General says some trials should be postponed
  • Governor Jared Polis signs repeal of state death penalty, commutes 3 sentences
  • Signs of coronavirus ripple effect on Western Slope economy

  • National Guard conducts testing in Montrose
  • First confirmed case of COVID-19 reported in Montrose County
  • Hinsdale County reports first case of COVID-19, from Lake City
  • Governor Polis urges citizens to stay at home to prevent spread of coronavirus

  • Governor Polis issues new executive orders curtailing spread of coronavirus
  • Delta County Schools will go on with meals, lessons during coronavirus closures
  • Town of Crawford takes steps to increase social distancing, limits public meetings
  • San Miguel County first in state to issue a shelter at home order for all residents

  • Capitol Coverage of ongoing efforts to battle spread of coronavirus in Colorado
  • Pandemic will have long lasting, dramatic impact upon state budget
  • National Guard screens 100 pre-selected patients in Telluride
  • Food pantries around the state gearing up to feed kids during school closures
  • Delta County closes some offices at courthouse complex

  • Delta County Schools will continue lunch program during closures
  • Charges filed in body-part selling scheme in Montrose
  • Department of Agriculture touts program to encourage buying local food

  • Governor Polis announces closure of bars, restaurants; large public events cancelled
  • Montrose County staff closes county offices, will work from home
  • Cities of Montrose, Ouray declare state of emergency
  • Delta County activates Emergency Response Center
  • Delta County Libraries announce all facilities are closed, events cancelled

  • Coverage of coronavirus impact on local communities
  • Schools closed in Montrose, Delta counties
  • Aspen has to stop testing for COVID-19 due to lack of resources
  • Delta County Memorial Hospital issues protocol for treatment
  • State legislative session suspended until end of month

  • Lawmakers voting to reschedule local, county elections due to coronavirus
  • Large private company to close doors in Grand Junction, hundreds of jobs impacted
  • Arch Coal reaches agreement with company for methane flaring in North Fork Valley
  • NW Colorado wolfpack spotted again, wildlife managers wonder where it came from
  • CHSAA suspends all state Spring sports until at least April
  • Parks and Wildlife to offer free help for big game hunters in Montrose

  • Governor Polis asks older residents to be safe, stay out of the high country
  • Gunnison County sees first confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • Pitkin County has the largest outbreak cluster of COVID-19 in Aspen
  • Cases of Alzheimer's in state going up, many doctors unqualified to diagnose it
  • If Governor Polis agrees, Columbus Day will be renamed Frances Cabrini Day
  • Parks and Wildlife offering free help applying for big game hunting licenses

  • Feature story on local reaction, preparation for coronavirus
  • Four candidates running for three seats on Hotchkiss Town Council

  • Governor Polis asks insurers to pay for coronavirus tests, statewide testing continues
  • Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colorado up to 12
  • Statewide Democrats make statement in race for Senator
  • Lawmakers weighing gun control bills after STEM Highlands Ranch shooting
  • Highway renamed after victim in STEM shooting
  • New owners of silver mine in Ouray looking for workers

  • State issues daily press release: 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19, testing continues
  • Largest source of methane to be collected, flared by coal mine
  • Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff scores big electoral win in Democrat caucuses
  • Bureau of Reclamation selecting options to help relieve salty Colorado River
  • Delta High School girls basketball team goes to State for second year in a row

  • First two presumptive cases of COVID-19 detected in Colorado
  • Governor Polis says tests for coronavirus to be stepped up
  • Democrats at state house unveil public health option
  • New KVNF General Manager talks about job as Pledge Drive approaches
  • Parks and Wildlife announces availability of seasonal state park jobs

  • Anti-abortion groups collecting signatures for ballot measure
  • Mountain town has to dig out after 80 inches of snow in 30 days
  • Collecting antler sheds on public lands remains illegal until April
  • Senators reach bipartisan agreement to fund public lands
  • Aspen High School wins boys and girls state skiing championships

  • Colorado one of four states won by Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday
  • Federal judge rules against coal company seeking exemption to NF roadless rule
  • Feds and states are losing out on potential oil and gas royalties, says new report