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Colorado Outdoors

  • Mountain West News Bureau's Emma Gibson reports from New Mexico on recently celebrated the purchase of 54-thousand acres to create its largest state-owned recreation area. The deal carries special meaning for tribes in the area. And it’s one of the biggest public land acquisitions in the U-S this year. And the state of Colorado launches a grant program that will award $1.8 million to help get youth from underserved communities outdoors.
  • This week we get an update on the Colorado Outdoors project along the Uncompahgre River from Montrose Press reporter Josue Perez. Plus journalist Elizabeth Miller explains the impacts on hikers from wildfires in New Mexico, which she just wrote about for Backpacker. And we’ll hear from Writers on the Range contributor Matt Witt on a coalition in Oregon who defeated a pipeline project.
  • Over the weekend KVNF was honored at two different events in Denver. Our news department brought home 3 third place wins, 6 second place wins, and 2 first place wins in the Top of the Rockies contest administered by the Society of Professional Journalists Colorado Chapter on behalf of chapters in Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. At the gala for the Colorado Broadcasters Association, we earned 3 second place wins, and 2 first place wins.
  • Over the weekend KVNF was honored at two different events in Denver. Our news department brought home 3 third place wins, 6 second place wins, and 2 first place wins in the Top of the Rockies contest administered by the Society of Professional Journalists Colorado Chapter on behalf of chapters in Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. At the gala for the Colorado Broadcasters Association, we earned 3 second place wins, and 2 first place wins.
  • There will be no Town of Paonia special election in May. Kate Redmond reports on the results of a special meeting Monday night. Then as KVNF News continues interviewing each candidate for Colorado’s Third Congressional District, today Gavin Dahl speaks to Democrat Debby Burnett.
  • There will be no Town of Paonia special election in May. Kate Redmond reports on the results of a special meeting Monday night. Then as KVNF News continues interviewing each candidate for Colorado’s Third Congressional District, today Gavin Dahl speaks to Democrat Debby Burnett.
  • Delta County might be adding to its fleet of vehicles by buying a semi-truck to haul dumpsters. Kate Redmond reports from the County Commissioner meeting. Plus, most Crested Butte residents want to fight climate change. But some people weren’t happy with the purchase of a new electric vehicle by local law enforcement. For our Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration on fossil fuel transitions, KBUT’s Christopher Biddle reports on what might have caused the backlash.
  • Delta County might be adding to its fleet of vehicles by buying a semi-truck to haul dumpsters. Kate Redmond reports from the County Commissioner meeting. Plus, most Crested Butte residents want to fight climate change. But some people weren’t happy with the purchase of a new electric vehicle by local law enforcement. For our Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration on fossil fuel transitions, KBUT’s Christopher Biddle reports on what might have caused the backlash.
  • Paonia trustees are zeroing in on the water system for the town and surrounding mesas. Kate Redmond brings us a report from the town meeting earlier this week. Plus, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is determining whether companies need to commit more money upfront. Financial assurance - commonly known as a bond - guarantees the state can afford to clean up a well site if a company goes bankrupt or walks away. KVNF’s Chad Reich reports for the Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration on fossil fuel transitions.
  • Paonia trustees are zeroing in on the water system for the town and surrounding mesas. Kate Redmond brings us a report from the town meeting earlier this week. Plus, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is determining whether companies need to commit more money upfront. Financial assurance - commonly known as a bond - guarantees the state can afford to clean up a well site if a company goes bankrupt or walks away. KVNF’s Chad Reich reports for the Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration on fossil fuel transitions.