Blue Mesa Reservoir

  • KBUT report on avalanches in Hinsdale County
  • State Senate approves bill allowing more local control of oil and gas
  • KBUT feature story about snowpack: will it be enough to fill Blue Mesa?
  • Paonia water system back to almost full capacity

  • State Supreme Court denies Hickenlooper's request to clarify TABOR, Gallagher Amendment
  • Voters in San Miguel County approve financing for anti-suicide effort
  • Drought, climate change in state to get worse despite early snowfall
  • Nearly 50 percent of all state residents live in high wildfire danger areas
  • Boat ramps at Blue Mesa Reservoir closed due to low water, ice

  • Blue Mesa Reservoir at record low volume, toxic algae blooms confirmed
  • Bull Draw Fire 95 percent contained, special techniques aid firefight
  • Statewide expansion of Medicare greatly benefitted rural residents
  • Victims of shooting outside of Hotchkiss identified, investigation ongoing

  • Toxic algae confirmed in Blue Mesa Reservoir
  • Boaters encouraged to stay away from Iola Basin, protect pets
  • Paonia Elementary School wins prestigious award

  • Blue Mesa Reservoir at 39 percent capacity, boat launch facilities closing
  • Durango and Silverton suing narrow gauge railroad, says train started 416 Fire
  • Representative Bob Rankin talks health care
  • Lawsuit about oil and gas lease cancellations on Thompson Divide settled
  • Five cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Montrose County

  • Colorado River flow declines 15 percent in last century
  • Blue Mesa Reservoir facing record low levels this Fall
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area announces closures
  • Governor candidate Jared Polis talks Western Slope issues with KDNK

  • Cause of Firestone house fire determined, oil and gas well safety reviewed
  • US Forest Service continues battle against bark beetles in Western Colorado
  • Hospitals urge lawmakers not to cut over 500 million from budget
  • Health centers across state scramble to fight opioid epedemic
  • CDOT begins work on US 50 around Blue Mesa Reservoir

KVNF Regional Newscast: November 2, 2016

Nov 4, 2016

  • Paonia Public Works dealing with water breaks
  • Petition launched to recall Crawford Mayor Gofforth
  • Capitol Coverage investigates ballot security
  • Salmon population in Blue Mesa Reservoir rebounds

NPS To Offer Tours At Blue Mesa Reservoir For First Time

May 29, 2014
Blue Mesa Reservoir, NPS
NPS

    

The National Park Service will not offer Morrow Point boat tours in June this year. 

Park officials said this winter’s generous snowpack in the upper Gunnison Basin means the Bureau of Reclamation will have to send a lot of water downstream this summer. 

Brant Porter, a Curecanti park ranger, said the water management scenario for the Gunnison River from Blue Mesa to Black Canyon is not compatible for boat tours at the reservoir.