KVNF Regional Newscast

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KVNF's Eric Goold 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)

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  • Hinsdale County School District wins BEST grant
  • Lake City Community School to be renovated, repaired
  • Immigrant getting sanctuary in Mancos church a national leader

  • Parks and Wildlife offers free fishing weekend on Saturday and Sunday
  • Emergency life saving devices installed on Arkansas River for rafters
  • Parks and Wildlife will hold commission meeting in Cortez
  • Feature story on reestablishing beaver presence in the West

City of Montrose

On May 14th, citizens, police officers and members of Montrose Crime Stoppers went before the City Council and asked for a ballot initiative in November that would raise sales tax revenue for public safety. A sharp increase in petty and property crime has taxed an already shorthanded Montrose Police Department. KVNF News got the details from Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn and Montrose Crime Stoppers head John W. Nelson.

  • Local farmers get boost in spending from legislature
  • H2O Radio reports on trees and how they live
  • Colorado juvenile justice system undergoes outside review

  • Veterans nationwide ask for protections to monuments, battlefields
  • Tale of two communities in Telluride
  • Farm to table food program seeks to unite communities in Southwest Colorado

  • Colorado veterans petition Senator Cory Gardner to protect Camp Hale
  • Paonia Eagles win second consecutive 2A state baseball title
  • Miller, Seriani, Schopp lead Eagles to state championship

Eric Goold

Behind stellar team play and solid individual performances by a deep senior class, the Paonia Eagles won its second consecutive 2A state baseball championship after defeating Dayspring Christian 7-2 and then Peyton 8-6 in Pueblo last weekend. KVNF News spoke with players and coaches during a jubilant celebration after the Eagles triumphed.

  • Coal Methane Working Group looks for solutions to NFV methane pollution
  • Variety of stake holders make up coal working group
  • Anniversary of Hayman Fire apporaches, worst wildfire in Colorado history
  • Scientists study effects of wildfires on watersheds

  • Paonia hosts 4th annual Western Slope Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo
  • Activist group writes Paonia Bill of Rights, hopes to get Town Council endorsement
  • Defense Secratary James Mattis speaks at Air Force Academy graduation
  • Gig economy not having as big an impact on state as previously thought

  • Colorado Civil Rights Commission reauthorized at end of session
  • Forest service seeks volunteers, meeting at Paonia Public Library
  • Global and local ramifications of shifting, shrinking sources of freshwater

  • Western Slope Resources Reporting from KSJD
  • Ute Mountain Ute Tribe operates farm with complicated water rights
  • Montrose BoCC joins list of officials who want to move BLM to Grand Junction
  • Delta BoCC declares burning ban for unincorporated areas of county

  • Water sharing techniques in Southwest based on ancient tradition
  • Future generations of farmers leaving Southwest, old ways being forgotten
  • May is Healthy Vision Month, many Colorado adults don't get eye exams
  • Recap of results from high school sports state tournaments

  • CDOT begins McClure Pass construction project on Monday
  • Highway 133 to have three different road repair projects this summer
  • Farmers have unique water sharing program in Southwest
  • Montrose, Delta Hospitals will add new administrators, board members

  • Montrose Police Chief needs 14 more officers to keep up with calls
  • Montrose officials in preliminary discussions to raise sales tax for public safety
  • Western Slope Resources report on Ute reservation farm, water use
  • Bear put down Sunday night proven to be one in Mother's Day attack

  • Petty and property crime, drug trafficking and mental illness on the rise in Montrose
  • Citizens, police officers ask Montrose city council for sales tax increase
  • One person's attempt to siphon Green River highlights water shortages
  • Traffic stop leads to fatality outside of Palisade

  • Bear that attacked a 5-year old located and killed on Sunday night
  • CU dance troupe to visit Paonia, will perform and hold workshops
  • CU study sheds new light on old nature versus nurture debate
  • Local schools will compete for state titles in track and baseball

  • Mother saves child from bear attack outside Grand Junction
  • Capitol Conversation discusses end of legislative session last week
  • Lawmakers call recent legislative session most successful in years
  • Most Colorado high school seniors not prepared to pay for college

  • BLM seeks public comment on oil and gas development near Paonia
  • Privacy of public comments made to BLM cannot be guaranteed
  • Commission on Civil Rights re-funded before legislature ends session
  • Colorado River shortages predicted in three years
  • Trout stocking effort in Gunnison River making national news
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison has big impact on local economies


The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comment on the preliminary environmental assessment for a proposed oil and gas development 12 miles northeast of Paonia. KVNF News spoke with BLM Public Information Officer Shannon Borders about how comments can be made. The BLM is not promising that comments will be private.

  • Republicans send top priority transportation bill to Governor for signature
  • Mock DUI incident training for high school students in Paonia
  • Local agencies combine with student actors to put on DUI mock training
  • Update from Pueblo teachers' strike; seeking two percent pay increase

  • Denver Post loses more editors, staff as hedge fund owner makes cutbacks
  • Rural communities in Colorado face growing poverty, seek new solutions
  • Western Resources Reporting story on carbon in soil

  • Red Flag Bill killed in committee despite bipartisan support in Senate
  • SNAP benefits can be doubled in Colorado if used for local produce
  • Capitol Coverage feature about the culture at the state capitol
  • Nearing end of session, lawmakers believe little was done to fight sexual harassment

  • Red Flag Bill continues its way through the State Capitol
  • Ski towns urging Senator Gardner to sponsor wilderness preservation bill
  • Discussion highlights struggle between states to use dwindling water supplies

  • Senator Randy Baumgardner removed from committees, Democrats want more punishment
  • Bill would allow cities in Colorado to set their own minimum wage rates
  • Western State University in Gunnison initiates new suicide prevention program
  • Delta County sets final public hearing for Master Plan, adoption to be on May 16th

  • Republican lawmaker faces backlash over support for gun measure
  • Arizona apologizes to other states in ongoing dispute about Colorado River usage
  • Capitol Conversation discusses teacher walkout, school funding

  • Lawmakers hope to fund Colorado Civil Rights Commission before session ends
  • Boulder editor fired for warning that hedge fund is killing newspapers in the state
  • Bill would change the way colleges in state deal with sexual assaults

  • Red Flag Bill making its way through the statehouse
  • Bill would allow family, law enforcement members to take guns away
  • SNAP benefits in danger of being cut, would destabilize local economies
  • Capitol Conversation about funding public pensions

  • Former Delta Commissioner Olen Lund to run for District 5 senate seat
  • Two year program to eradicate Russian Olive Trees around Gunnison River
  • Rundown of recent election results

  • Large number of phone scams prompts meeting today in Denver
  • Civil Rights Commission future still up in air, needs funding, appointments
  • Version of Farm Bill would require SNAP recipients to get a job
  • Survey of three bills working their way through legislature

  • Pending water war over Colorado River could erupt in 7 Western states
  • Denver Post seeks local ownership, hopes to start trend
  • Parks and Wildlife offers plenty of early season fishing options