colorado drought

  • Fish and Wildlife Service to move the razorback sucker fish fromendangered to threatened
  • Tyler Hilton sentenced to six years in prison for killing bicyclist Christopher Blunt while driving drunk
  • Ridgway resident Paul McElrea dies in motorcycle accident
  • Sylvan Fire command transfers back to Type 1 Incident Team
  • Andy Mueller talks about the Colorado River

7th Annual CFVGA Virtual Conference

Feb 12, 2021
Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association

According to the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, "Fruit and veggie production in Colorado is a nearly $485 million dollar industry with more than 90,000 growing acres statewide and around 60,000 acres in Freemont, Mesa, Durango-La Plata, and Delta Counties." KVNF talked with CFVGA's Board President and Broomfield, CO veggie farmer, Robert Sakata about their 7th Annual Conference which will be held virtually on February 17th & 18th.

Rain & Shine: 2021 Drought

Jan 22, 2021
Kori Stanton

100% of the state of Colorado is in drought. It’s the middle of winter and this kind of thing is extraordinarily unusual. The southwestern areas are in extreme drought, the worst category. These areas are reporting between 39-1% of normal snowpack. This is a serious condition because water is something we all (humans and every other form of life) rely on. It's also something we can all do something about.

Kori Stanton

KVNF discusses the impacts of continuous hot and dry weather in Western Colorado with Reagan Waskom, Director, Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University, Harrison Topp, Topp Fruits, Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, and rancher, Cynthia Houseweart, Princess Beef.

Rain & Shine: Small Water Cycles

Sep 23, 2020
KOAA NEWS5

In a drying landscape one thing we can do to halt desertification is to restore small water cycles. What does that mean? It means keeping the water that does fall or comes down through irrigation and streams in local circulation. There are many ways to do this through the way we graze animals, to keeping our ditch water above ground, planting and caring for trees, and restoring soil health. The simple global principal at work here is that in the biosphere, water follows carbon. Where there is more carbon there will be more water.

Ryan Maye Handy

Colorado's Commissioner of Agriculture, Kate Greenberg, talks with KVNF's Kori Stanton on August 26th, 2020. Greenberg gives KVNF listeners an  update on what's going on at the Colorado Department of Agriculture in the middle of the pandemic and answers questions from Western Slope farmers, ranchers and producers.

  • Federal aid during the COVID-19 pandemic has kept poverty rate from skyrocketing
  • Most Americans think the government should do more to reduce climate change impacts
  • Drought deepens across the West and Colorado
  • The pandemic has increased telehealth access -- will it continue?

  • Arizona faces deadline to complete drought mitigation plan
  • 40 million users of Colorado River following news in Arizona
  • Conservation groups focus on Crystal River

  • Colorado voters looking for specific changes from Governor candidates
  • Luke Runyon reports on stakes involved with Colorado River conservation
  • First ski resort in Colorado to open this weekend after snow in mountains

  • Report indicates drought in Colorado is getting worse
  • Flu season last year in the state was busiest ever
  • The Purple State Update with the Colorado Sun
  • Purple State talks Club 20 Debates, state economy and beer industry

  • Drought impacting Front Range as well as Mountains
  • KDNK interview with census official
  • Time for public comment about controversial census questions running out

  • Three of four Republican candidates for governor have debate
  • Dry southwest, low snowpack, warm weather  contribute to fire danger

  • Hundreds expected at state capitol for 12th Annual Latino Advocacy Day
  • H2O Radio reports on need for new terms, dialogue about ongoing drought
  • San Miguel County jail faces overcrowding, stressed budget with impending trials

  • Delta High School, community saddened by suicide of student
  • Under Zinke's reorganization, BLM, other agencies might move to Grand Junction
  • Statehouse Republican leader may not release punishment in sexual harassment claim
  • Water managers fear several rivers will run dry this year after winter drought
  • Colorado Springs police officer shot, third policeman in state killed this year

  • Ongoing investigation of Paonia shooting
  • 4,000 participants show up for Western Colorado Women's March
  • Government officials warned by scientists, drought conditions around state

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, August 7, 2014

Aug 7, 2014

  Newscast

  • Kids showcase their dog training skills at Delta County Fair
  • Drought continues to hit Colorado

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Nov 26, 2013

Headlines:

  • Paonia Eagles Win State Championship, 1959 Champions There to Celebrate the Win
  • Hunting Blinds and Decoys Stolen from Escalante State Wildlife Area
  • Winter Forecast Calls For Continued Drought in the Southwest
  • More Native Youth Have PTSD than Recent Combat Vets

  • Republican State Senator Draws Criticism for Comments on Race and Diet
  • Legal Battle Between State of Colorado and Reporter Covering Aurora Shootings Continues
  • Hearings on Commercial Marijuana Continue, State Recommends New Taxes
  • Budget Restraints Lead to Fewer Hours for Delta County Health Employees
  • Colorado Moose Population Growing Rapidly
  • CollaborativeWater Agreements Increase Around the State

  • Pueblo-Area Democrat Petitions to Join Giron Recall Election
  • Connecting the Drops: San Luis Valley Water Shortages
  • Grand Junction Company to Participate in US-China Eco-Partnership
  • Open-Source EID Software for Sheep Tracking
  • Illegal Insecticide Spraying Reported by North Fork Mosquito Abatement District

Headlines:

  • Director of Sierra Club views GarCo gas patch, promotes alternatives
  • Western U.S. being saturated with dust
  • Sen. Bennett announces disaster designations in six counties due to drought
  • Ouray Town Board decides to cancel this year's Sweet Corn Festival
  • Analysis of water in Gunnison River Basin

Headlines:

  • Drought conditions force water restrictions in Denver
  • March Equinox approaches; Western Skies Report
  • Colorado National Monument no longer selling plastic water bottles
  • Paonia River Park celebrates improvements
  • Death Penalty repeal in Colorado goes to Legislature
  • Crane Days in Eckert begin today

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, February 28, 2013

Feb 28, 2013

Headlines:

  • Delta PD Incident Sends One to Hospital
  • Adultery and Fornication - Change the Law
  • iSeeChange: Farmers, Miners and Scientists Talk Over Climate Change

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, February 8, 2013

Feb 8, 2013

Headlines:

  • Shots Fired At West End Traffic Stop
  • McClure Pass Wreck Sends Three To Hospital
  • State Senate Takes Up Civil Unions Bill
  • State Rep Wants To Promote Hemp Over Pot
  • Fire and Drought Depress Rafting Visits in 2012
  • NRA Meets With Governor Over Gun Control

Governor fears drought's impact

Jan 30, 2013

Governor John Hickenlooper says a lack of water in Colorado poses a series challenge for the state’s tourism industry. Hickenlooper answered questions from industry representatives as part of the annual tourism day at the state capitol. Bente Birkeland has more.


KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, December 31, 2012

Dec 31, 2012

Headlines:

  • CBI Wants More Money For Gun Background Checks
  • Avalanche Claims Ski Patroller At Snowmass
  • Rout County Snowmobilers Lost, Found, Not Found
  • State Senate Minority Leader Previews His Legislative Agenda
  • Despite Snow, Drought Outlook Uncertain
  • Norwood To Ring In The New Year With Fireworks Extravaganza

Business is booming at cattle sales yards throughout Colorado – but that’s not so good for ranchers. Last year's dry winter combined with an ongoing drought are forcing many ranchers to sell more than they like.


KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jun 26, 2012

  • Wildfire Updates, Including New Fire
  • Military Aircraft Join Wildfire Fight
  • Ouray County Cancels Flare Parade and Fireworks
  • Capitol Coverage Of Roan Plateau Ruling
  • New USS Colorado Takes To the Seas
  • Denver Police Officer Slain In Line Of Duty
  • Drought Impacts To Blue Mesa Mirror 2002
  • Region 10 Passes Out $1 Million
  • Colorado Senators Seek Drought Aid To Farmers