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Courtesy of Delta County Sheriff

  • Congressman Lamborn re-introduces bill to defund public broadcasting
  • All Points Transit offering free rides to Montrose youth
  • CDOT opens Hwy 50 all weekend
  • Teacher David Hamilton fired for alleged sexual misconduct
  • CPW closes fishing in Yampa River earlier than ever
  • Congressional bill would ban slaughter of wild horses
  • Colorado House approves bill to stop HOAs from banning signs based on content
  • Bill would add regs to potent medical marijuana
  • Paige Pierce's mother & attorney talk about her killing by DCSD

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  • Jerry Greene, co-founder of KOTO radio in Telluride has died
  • Amber McReynolds, ex-director of Denver elections, nominated to USPS board of governors
  • BLM Uncompahgre Field Office's controlled burn on Simms Mesa successful
  • 'Delta Dips' construction begins next week on US 50 between Delta & Grand Junction
  • Paonia Trustees enact voluntary water restrictions
  • Riverside location preferred to cut costs on new Paonia skate park
  • Media literacy bill on Governor's desk gives new tools to schools to help students analyze news

KVNF Regional Newscast: May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021
Laura Palmisano

  • Governor launching new Colorado Department of Early Childhood
  • Redistricting in Colorado may be further delayed by proposed legistation
  • Montrose City Councilman Dave Bowman has resigned
  • CDOT senior historian Lisa Schoch explains what makes Gunnison River Bridge historic
  • Laura Palmisano interviews Republican State Senator Don Coram of Montrose about bills he has co-sponsored that have been signed into law by the Governor

  

Courtesy of CDOT

Lisa Schoch, environmental protection specialist and senior historian for CDOT's environmental programs branch, explains it is the design that makes the Gunnison River Bridge on Highway 92 near Delta historic.

Courtesy of KZMU

  • Delta County Commissioners oppose forthcoming 'Protect Animals from Unnecessary Suffering & Exploitation' ballot initiative 
  • CDOT has a bridge to sell you
  • CDC: Coloradans suffered dizziness from anxiety, not Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine
  • Lawmakers unveil transportation bill that adds fees to ride shares & deliveries
  • Cops face discipline on Eastern Plains, in Denver
  • Lawmakers vote on new gun control bills this week
  • Archaeologist Don Montoya talks to KZMU about vandalism at Birthing Rock petroglyphs near Moab

Little Blue Creek Canyon Project Starts Mid-April

Apr 1, 2021
Laura Palmisano

Road work on a four-mile stretch of U.S. 50 between Gunnison and Montrose starts in mid-April. The Little Blue Creek Canyon Project will cause partial and complete road closures over the next two years, impacting travel from Lake City or Gunnison to Montrose or Delta, and surrounding areas. For KVNF News, Laura Palmisano speaks with project official Kathleen Wanatowicz and project manager Travis Madsen.

Laura Palmisano

  • Governor Polis not publicly supporting assault weapon ban sought by Boulder Democrats
  • East Portal Road will be closed for 2021
  • Paonia and Cedaredge make progress on marijuana legalization
  • Supply of affordable housing not keeping up with demand in Colorado
  • Laura Palmisano speaks to project officials about Little Blue Creek Canyon Project road closures on Highway 50 between Gunnison and Montrose

  

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.

  • Cedaredge Trustees refine application process for marijuana shops
  • CDOT unveils new Bustang route from Telluride to Grand Junction
  • Avalanche claims 3 lives of backcountry skiers near Ophir Pass
  • Center for Western Priorities policy director Jesse Prentice-Dunn says the sky is not falling for the oil & gas industry
  • KVNF's Kate Redmond hears from Hotchkiss Trustee Mary Hockenberry about revitalization plans including a vision for the Public Works building

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  • Grand Junction City Council working on marijuana ballot measures for April election
  • CDOT will spend some of $150M relief funds to improve Hwy 50 between Delta & Grand Junction
  • Teachers not expected to start receiving vaccines until March, state providing rapid testing kits
  • Governor says residents age 70+ will soon have easier time scheduling COVID vaccinations
  • KOTO's Matt Hoisch explores what it means for local governments and public services when oil and gas revenues become more uncertain

  

Mark Duggan / KSUT

  • Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert deletes several social media accounts 
  • Paonia will use new CDOT grant for Grand Ave projects
  • Yellow-billed cuckoo not losing Endangered Species Act protection
  • Mask mandate extended another 30 days
  • Judge rejects lawsuit delaying blue book voting guide distribution 
  • KSUT: New projects hope to close 'water gap' for Navajo Nation

  

Amber Share

  • I-70 reopened through Glenwood Canyon, traffic doubled on U.S. 50 near Gunnison during the closure
  • Grand Junction has felt record temperatures this month
  • Western Slope voters will have more official ballot drop boxes to choose from
  • Gov. Polis now allowing bars to stay open until 11pm
  • Two lawsuits seek ouster of William Perry Pendley at BLM
  • KSJD's Daniel Rayzel reports on hilarious 'Subpar Parks' posters by Amber Share

  • Governor Jared Polis defends his stay at home order
  • Lawmakers will return to Capitol today, briefly, and will extend session
  • CDOT suspends service to Bustang and Outrider inter-city bus routes
  • Grocery store workers risking interaction with coronavirus every day

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Colorado Department of Transportation

In this edition, we talk about public transit. Here on the Western Slope, distances between towns are long, and we end up mostly driving our own cars to get where we need to go. But the state of Colorado is working to make it easier to leave the car at home for trips between towns, and even to the Front Range, with its Bustang bus service. KVNF's Jodi Peterson interviews a public transit expert, the head of CDOT's Bustang service, and several passengers and drivers.

  • Bill that would allow cities and towns to ban plastics dies in committee
  • Colorado Department of Transportation warns motorists to prepare for snow
  • Capitol Coverage feature about why Colorado changed from a caucus to a primary

  • Hinsdale County Commissioners appoint new sheriff
  • 91 Fortune 500 companies paid no taxes last year
  • Measels cases at DIA cause officials to urge vaccination
  • High traffic at Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels expected this week

  • CDOT plans I70 rock work starting today, lasting until Christmas
  • Grand Junction weapons manufacturer settles with Federal Government
  • Mark up of wildlife bill in US House could impact species in Colorado
  • Ouray County Sheriff arrested, released over Thanksgiving for alleged DUI
  • Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club raising money for new Montrose facility

  • CDOT warns motorists about new traction, snow plow laws ahead of storm
  • Garfield County Sheriff issues pre-evacuation notices for Middle Mamm Fire
  • Capitol Coverage of new public health insurance option
  • Decker Fire outside of Salida now 14 percent contained
  • Second West Nile Virus fatality of the season recorded in Delta County

  • CDOT will not use checkpoints to enforce new tire laws on I70 this winter
  • Federal Trade Commission warns manufacturers of CBD medical products
  • Time is running out for state residents to comment on paid family leave program
  • Severed fiber optic cable leads to second computer glitch in state computers
  • Students around country and in Colorado plan walkout on Friday

  • First sentences handed down in deaths of children outside Norwood
  • General slated to lead Space Command speaks to Congress
  • New Space Command might headquarter in Colorado
  • CDOT will not blow up and clear boulder on Highway 145
  • CDOT starts summer work on I70 rock walls in Vail

  • Colorado 145 closed over weekend due to massive rock fall
  • CDOT crews continue blasting boulders, 145 to expected to reopen today
  • Memorial Day feature story about Gold Star mom in Colorado Springs
  • European country hopes to drill in oil rich Green River Formation

  • Dust layers in snowpack causing faster melt, run off
  • Effort to decriminalize magic mushrooms in Denver so far failing
  • Lawmakers spin on effectiveness of recent legislative session
  • Federal judge lifts ban on uranium mining near Paradox Valley
  • CDOT continues rockfall mitigation on I 70 in De Beque Canyon

  • 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

  • Rockslide closes I-70 westbound in Glenwood Canyon for hours on Tuesday
  • CDOT crews will work on rockslide mitigation on I-70, delays expected
  • Two bodies recovered from Island Lake on Grand Mesa
  • Delta County men presumed dead after Snow Cat falls through ice

  • CDOT begins McClure Pass construction project on Monday
  • Highway 133 to have three different road repair projects this summer
  • Farmers have unique water sharing program in Southwest
  • Montrose, Delta Hospitals will add new administrators, board members

  • School in Paradox closed, threat deemed not credible
  • Hundreds of students walk out in Grand Valley show of solidarity
  • Leader of Senate Democrats steps down, cites Republicans lackluster enforcement
  • Headlines from Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • CDOT to conduct repairs in Glenwood Canyon for most of summer, expect delays

  • Parks and Wildlife to host two hunting workshops
  • Take a ride with CDOT snowplow driver
  • BLM names new manager for Uncompahgre District

KVNF Regional Newscast: November 23, 2016

Nov 23, 2016

  • KBUT report on roadless rule in North Fork
  • Nucla hunters convicted of poaching
  • CDOT issues warnings
  • Thanksgiving weekend municipal closings

Steve Allen

A large rockslide at mile marker 29.5 has close Highway 133 between Paonia and McClure Pass. CDOT has not estimated how long it will take to reopen the road.  More info at cotrip.org.

UPDATE: Closure will be "long-term," per CDOT.

I-70 Thru Glenwood Canyon Fully Open

Apr 13, 2016
rockfall, glenwood canyon
Tracy Trulove / CDOT

Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon is fully open nearly two months after rockfall caused major damage.  

In mid-February, I-70 closed for nearly a week. Then it reopened to head-to-head traffic followed by single-lane openings in each direction.  

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