Blue Mesa Reservoir

Delta County Living

  • 80 Colorado K-12 schools have active COVID outbreaks
  • Breakthrough COVID case numbers & hospitalizations of vaccinated people are rising
  • Montrose County labor force grew in Q2
  • Ouray initiating legal action against 7 illegal short-term rentals
  • Sand Wash Basin wild horse roundups ending early
  • Drawdowns emptying Blue Mesa Reservoir
  • Roaring Fork School District alumni launch comprehensive sex ed for teens
  • Orchard City trustees vote to unseat member of planning commission 

Tamara Chuang / Colorado Sun

  • New Colorado law lets universities award associates degrees to students who accrued 70 college credits
  • Bureau of Reclamation drawing down Blue Mesa Reservoir to help shore up Lake Powell
  • Colorado Sun reporter Tamara Chuang asked readers what constitutes a living wage, and discusses their responses with KGNU's Shannon Young

  

Scott Franz

  • Former Ouray County Sheriff Lance FitzGerald arrested for suspected DUI again
  • Ouray's drinking water likely infiltrated by surface water
  • Hot springs in Rico now closed to non-residents
  • National Western Stock Show in Denver will return in 2022, says CEO
  • Stretch of highway from South Fork to Creede to Lake City to Blue Mesa Reservoir now a national scenic byway
  • Scott Franz reports lawmakers are responding to COVID much differently than the Spanish Flu of 1918

State Highway 149 is Now a National Scenic Byway

Feb 22, 2021
Laura Palmisano

A picturesque 117-mile stretch of highway in Southwest Colorado known as the Silver Thread Scenic Byway is now a National Scenic Byway.

KVNF Regional Newscast: September 30, 2020

Sep 30, 2020
Bureau of Land Management

  • Watchdog group challenges new Delta County ag plan
  • Toxic algae spreading in Blue Mesa Reservoir
  • COGCC approves new rules for oil & gas 
  • Governor warns COVID numbers are still too high
  • Climate change causing reduction of aspen trees in Colorado
  • What's next for BLM with acting director Pendley ousted by judge?

  

  • Firefighters are finally gaining ground on area wildfires
  • The Pioneer Town Museum in Cedaredge hosts Sunday Farmer's Markets
  • Delta County Democrats launching a mobile campaign HQ
  • Local reservoirs are shrinking in the heat
  • CPW biologist sees gray wolf pup
  • Colorado to distribute millions in coronavirus aid to small businesses
  • KOTO's Julia Caulfield reports Shakespeare in the Park must go on

  • 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.