Black Lives Matter

Luke Runyon

  • U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree selected from Ouray Ranger District
  • Norwood Parks & Rec will get CPW trails grant
  • Confirmed COVID case numbers continue to rise
  • KBUT: Crested Butte Town Trustees vote to paint Black Lives Matter on street downtown
  • Luke Runyon: Reservoirs proposed in Northern Colorado spark debate about lack of water

  

Laura Palmisano

(UPDATED 7/28/2020) The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked outrage and protests across the globe. In the U.S, Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations flared up in late May and continue to this day. A group of about fifty people gathered in the small town of Lake City, Colorado for a BLM march in June, including a few of Lake City’s Black and multiracial residents. However, the town’s only Black religious leader and his family were not invited. For KVNF, Laura Palmisano brings us the story of what happened.

Laura Palmisano

  • Region 10 awarded $400,000 in funding from U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Fruita Police, Mesa County Sheriff's Deputies fatally shoot allegedly armed man for failing to comply 
  • Proposed U.S. Department of Interior rule could open up national parks to more private companies
  • 50 people gathered in Lake City for a Black Lives Matter march, but the town's only Black religious leader was not invited (updated 7/28/2020)

Gavin Dahl

  • Montrose County School District soliciting input from parents, teachers, and community members
  • Paonia Town Council members express disappointment about event cancellations
  • Louie's Pizza owners Louis Hayes and Jeanine Renee discuss how Colorado's mask mandate will impact their business
  • KVNF intern Carmen Rodriguez sat down with Marisa Edmonson and Jordan Evans to hear about their efforts to address racism in the Delta County School District

The Reminders

Hip hop duo, The Reminders call into KVNF from Colorado Springs, CO to talk about their recent performance for 'Banding Together' a virtual music festival and fundraiser by the Colorado Music Relief Fund. Aja Black and Big Samir talk with Kori Stanton, about the current social and political climate, peaceful protests, the recent Blackout Tuesday and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The last few weeks have been filled with devastating news — stories about the police killing black people. At this point, these calamities feel familiar — so familiar, in fact, that their details have begun to echo each other.

KVNF will air a special episode of the NPR podcast Code Switch, "A Decade Of Watching Black People Die," Friday at 6:00 pm.

Local Motion: Local Reaction to Charlottesville

Aug 23, 2017
Ali Lightfoot

KVNF News takes at the issue of racism in Western Colorado.   Locals share their feelings about the events in Charlottesville, VA. including those who attended a vigil in Montrose for Heather Heyer.   History Professor, Steven Schulte talks about the history of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado.  The Grand Junction chapter of Black Lives Matter responds to KKK flyers being distributed in their area.