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Gov. Jared Polis

  • Colorado state Rep. Tracey Bernett resigned from her lawmaking position on the eve of the 2023 legislative session. Bernett, a Democrat, is facing criminal charges that she lied about her residence to run for reelection, reports the Colorado Newsline. Colorado and many school districts in the state saw higher graduation rates for the class of 2022 than before the pandemic, reports Chalkbeat. Governor Jared Polis was sworn in yesterday. Capitol reporter Lucas Brady Woods was at the ceremony.
  • KVNF's Regional Newscast for September 29, 2022 featured news from the town of Paonia and two special reports including K-U-N-C’s Scott Franz at the capitol and KUNC’s Alex Hager on the ongoing crisis along the Colorado River. Today's feature story highlighted the first annual Delta Pride celebration over the weekend.
  • Governor Jared Polis stopped in remote Hinsdale County on Wednesday to visit Peninsula Park on Lake San Cristobal. For KVNF, Laura Palmisano reports from the event just outside of Lake City.
  • Governor Jared Polis stopped just outside Lake City in remote Hinsdale County yesterday to visit Peninsula Park on Lake San Cristobal. Laura Palmisano was there. Plus, as reporter Eric Galatas explains, mountain resort towns are seeing the pros and cons of attracting the wealthiest residents.
  • Tonight at 6:30 at Horsefly Brewing in Montrose, Dave Bowman hosts a Montrose Summer Music Series Lineup release party. Meanwhile, Kate Redmond reports Paonia Town Trustees heard from the North Fork Valley's most prolific concert promoter Rob Miller at their meeting last Thursday. Plus, Ben Katz is public lands program director for the Western Slope Conservation Center, based in the North Fork Valley. He’s headed to the state capitol tomorrow and I asked him to tell us more about two bills he’s fired up about, related to oil and gas accountability.
  • Colorado has been collecting more taxes than it can legally spend in recent years. As Scott Franz reports, Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic lawmakers are planning to send out $400 refunds this summer. Then, trails around Paonia and other recreational amenities are coming to fruition. Kate Redmond shares an update on the Paonia In Motion initiative. Plus, spending on dietary supplements has jumped dramatically during the pandemic. The Mountain West News Bureau looks into what’s driving the demand, and what concerns it raises for healthcare providers.
  • Colorado has been collecting more taxes than it can legally spend in recent years. As Scott Franz reports, Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic lawmakers are planning to send out $400 refunds this summer. Then, trails around Paonia and other recreational amenities are coming to fruition. Kate Redmond shares an update on the Paonia In Motion initiative. Plus, spending on dietary supplements has jumped dramatically during the pandemic. The Mountain West News Bureau looks into what’s driving the demand, and what concerns it raises for healthcare providers.
  • We have election results for Paonia, Hotchkiss, Cedaredge, Montrose, Palisade, and Ridgway. Plus, Kate Redmond reports access to labor and employment standards can be inconsistent for guest workers coming to the U.S. to do farm and ranch work. A local advocacy organization, Hispanic Affairs Project, is making great strides to remedy that.
  • We have election results for Paonia, Hotchkiss, Cedaredge, Montrose, Palisade, and Ridgway. Plus, Kate Redmond reports access to labor and employment standards can be inconsistent for guest workers coming to the U.S. to do farm and ranch work. A local advocacy organization, Hispanic Affairs Project, is making great strides to remedy that.
  • As Governor Jared Polis kicks off his re-election campaign, he calls in to KVNF to speak with news director Gavin Dahl about crisis management, what he's learned during a very challenging first term, and what he hopes to accomplish if voters give him another four years to run Colorado.