Capitol Coverage

  • Rural Philanthropy Days brings non profits, donors together for networking
  • State website for fiscal oversight not updated, slow for most users

  • State lawmakers will have more money than they thought next year
  • Back the Badge initiative holds public meetings, two more remain
  • Governor Jared Polis is denied some funding for education program
  • Parks and Wildlife warns paddle boarders: Be Safe, wear PFD's

  • Colorado has one of the lowest measles vaccination rates in the country
  • Utah proposes a pipeline that would draw off shares of the Colorado River
  • Scientists, engineers meet to discuss threats to water in Mountain West

  • Jared Polis to meet with 11 other Western governors in Vail
  • Prisons in Colorado turning into defacto mental health clinics
  • Snowpack melting quickly, rivers up all around the state
  • Gunnison County river closures made due to safety threat

  • Governor Polis signs equal pay bill into law
  • Snowpack around state at 202 percent of normal
  • Feature story on upcoming fire season in the area

  • Governor Polis signs education bills into law
  • Capitol Coverage of transportation debate in legislative session
  • Grand Junction Republican Ray Scott sued by ACLU
  • Sponsor of Red Flag Bill will face recall petition effort

  • Sports gambling will be on the ballot in next state election
  • Unique water conservation technique used in Southern Colorado
  • Capitol Coverage of final day of legislative session
  • Democrats get many bills passed right at the deadline of session

  • Capitol Coverage recap of legislative session
  • Democrat-controlled legislature passes many new laws
  • Presentation about fighting identity theft held in Delta
  • Hub in Delta helps local businesses, entrepreneurs

  • President Trump signs Colorado River drought management plan
  • Traveling geologist visits Crawford, talks history of North Fork Valley
  • Lawmakers grappling with new procedures to deal with complaints
  • Flood danger on West End greater due to large runoff

  • Former coal workers could get help from training program for new jobs
  • First of many health care cost bills debated at State Capitol
  • Rollbacks on pollution in streams and lakes statewide set to take effect soon
  • Capitol Coverage feature on dispute between police, media about public information

  • Capitol Coverage of new driving regulations for I70 corridor during winter
  • Accidental wetland created in Colorado River Delta
  • Colorado River Compact states worked for years on Drought Mitigation plan

  • Hotchkiss Town Hall features angry citizens confronting lawmakers
  • Advocates of paid leave for 12 weeks have their say at State Capitol
  • Bill that addresses climate change in state going through legislature

  • Senate approves 30 billion dollar budget, full day kindergarten funded
  • Red Flag Bill passes senate, 18-17, goes back to House and then to the Governor
  • Arch Coal gets long awaited approval to expand West Elk into roadless area
  • Expansion of West Elk Mine provides two more years of coal supplies
  • Grand Junction detective works on own time to solve Cold Case

  • Governor Polis makes full day kindergarten his main priority
  • State lawmakers begin budget process this week
  • H2O Radio reports about rivalry between Edison, Tesla
  • Small Colorado town plays pivotal role in electric grid history

  • Feature about new oil and gas bill going through state legislature
  • New regulations would allow towns to determine setbacks
  • Oil and gas fight at state capitol getting louder, passionate on both sides
  • KVNF News interview with Bureau of Land Management spokesman
  • Proposed fracking in North Fork would require water to be trucked in

  • Hinsdale County experiencing historic avalanche season, 17 reported incidents
  • Avalanche buries and destroys home of Hinsdale County Sheriff
  • Local emergency declared, then lifted in Hinsdale County amid avalanches
  • Capitol Coverage of bill that will ask voters to go against TABOR

  • Senate Bill 181 would redefine oil and gas regulations
  • House Bill 1177, the Red Flag Bill, causing counties to endorse sanctuaries
  • Record snowpack might be enough to fill Lake Mead, Colorado Rivershed
  • CDOT continues avalanche mitigation work on Red Mountain Pass

  • Colorado joins group of states lobbying for popular vote elections
  • Over 200 bills debated at State Capitol so far; not one of them about transportation
  • Delta County Commissioners to consider resolution declaring 2nd Amendment Sanctuary
  • First edition of state budget can't pay for Gov. Polis' fulltime kindergarten plan

  • H2O Radio investigates link between historic avalanches, climate change
  • KVNF News interviews local playwright, debut musical in Paonia Saturday night
  • Attorney General, Governor Polis suing Trump administration for police funds
  • Both parties at State Capitol want to ban cellphone use while driving

  • Second community meeting held to discuss Paonia water emergency
  • Most if not all customers have water restored, boil notice still applies
  • Capitol Coverage of gun bill that passed in House
  • Proposed oil and gas regulations not satisfactory to many groups

  • Community meeting at Paonia town hall tonight to discuss water emergency
  • Four areas inside the town limits of Paonia have water shut off
  • Paonia resident will stand trial for shooting death of local man last year
  • Space to Create releases results of art survey
  • Capitol Coverage of bill to prohibit public smoking of e cigarettes

  • Local citizen starts fundraiser for Paonia area businesses
  • H2O Radio reports on a common weed killer found in beer & wine
  • Capitol Coverage of bill that would allow counties, towns to set own minimum wages
  • Flu season on the rise, number of cases increasing in Montrose area

  • Boil water notice lifted in Paonia; water break found
  • Capitol Coverage of Mesa County Commissioner's petition
  • Plan in place to help Colorado's aging population
  • Department of Transportation redoing chain, traction laws
  • Summary of local results from state wrestling championship

  • Town of Paonia on boil water alert until further notice
  • Paonia loses over 2 million gallons of water due to main break
  • Two avalanche fatalities over the weekend outside of Crested Butte
  • Capitol Coverage of new cell phone use bill

  • Lawmakers want to protect Coloradans from surprise medical bills
  • KDNK interview about Secretary of Interior nominee David Bernhardt
  • Capitol Coverage of law making it easier for kids to own, run businesses
  • Snowboarder fatality at Snowmass

  • Olathe schools back open after student makes threats, is arrested
  • Capitol Coverage looks at communities trying to regulate tobacco use
  • Another Democratic challenger throws hat into ring to unseat Gardner
  • Patients with autism may soon be allowed to use medical marijuana

  • Governor Polis will not intervene in Denver public schools strike
  • Arizona, California fail to meet deadline about drought mitigation
  • Colorado River Basin fate could be decided by the Bureau of Reclamation
  • Expect delays: work on avalanche control work slated today in Southwest
  • Federal funds earmarked for repairing 2018 rockslide on Red Mountain Pass

  • Food and Farm Forum held in Montrose
  • New Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture talks industrial hemp, Farm Bill
  • Capitol Coverage discusses three health care bills under debate
  • New health care bills focus on lowering cost, especially in rural areas

  • Paonia meth house bust may be part of a larger Federal drug case
  • Citizens calling Congress members and venting frustration about shutdown
  • Capitol Coverage interview with new minority leader Chris Holbert

  • Senator Cory Gardner seeks marijuana and Conservation Fund bills
  • Early estimates of snowpack suggest Colorado River will be low next year
  • Capitol Coverage of rural insurance rates on the Western Slope

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