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Election 2024

  • The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed a bridge on US Highway 50 west of Gunnison. The Federal Highway Administration requested the bridge closure after an inspection on Thursday identified defects in the structure.The closure is in place between US Hwy 50 Mile Point 131 which is the intersection with Colorado Highway 92 and MP 138. Local traffic will be allowed through the closure point to reach residences.
  • Montrose Mayor Barbara Bynum has dropped out of Colorado’s Senate District 5 race. Bynum made the announcement on her Facebook Page.
  • A new traffic signal at the Montrose Regional Airport is in the works, reports the Montrose Daily Press. The signal will help control traffic coming onto and off of North Townsend Avenue. Currently, travelers heading south from the airport have to turn left across four lanes of traffic on U.S. 50 heading into Montrose.
  • Delta voters turned down retail marijuana while approving the need for a Charter Commission. In unofficial results released Tuesday night, retail marijuan failed by 42 votes. Voters approved a nine person Charter Commission by 50 votes.
  • Representatives from western Colorado’s North Fork Valley recently returned from another lobbying trip to Washington DC. Each year the Colorado Farm & Food Alliance, Western Slope Conservation Center and the Valley Organic Growers Association sends a delegation to the nation’s capital to discuss issues impacting the Western Slope.
  • On today’s KVNF Farm Friday we check in with Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey for our Western Water and Snowpack Update.
  • Super Tuesday proved a bit interesting as Nikki Haley picked up 33.4 percent of the Colorado Republican and or Unaffilated vote. Donald Trump, the party’s frontrunner, took the contest with 63.2 percent of the vote.
  • The criminal trial against Tina Peters, former clerk for Mesa County, has been postponed, reports the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. The delay came after Peters fired her second set of attorneys last week. This is the second time the trial has been delayed. Peters faces numerous felony charges stemming from alleged election misconduct in 2020. A new trial date is set for July 31.
  • Donald Trump is listed on the Republican primary ballot. Four of the seven Republican presidential candidates on the primary ballot have ended their campaigns, but failed to notify Colorado’s Secretary of State’s Office. It’s still unclear if votes cast for Trump will count, as we await the Supreme Court's decision.
  • The recent closure of Integrated Insight Community Care came as a shock to nearly one hundred employees and its growing client population on the Western Slope. Over the past year, the multi-county behavioral health provider’s CEO Joel Watts came under scrutiny with the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing regarding numerous allegations over patient safety at the clinics.