Colorado Mesa University

Gavin Dahl

  • Montrose High School now a COVID outbreak site
  • Colorado Mesa University stays open with routine testing
  • 4 staff of Grand Junction Utilities department test positive
  • Thefts from parked cars in Mesa County are up, with 95 guns stolen since January 1st
  • Center for Mental Health says a new vehicle will make their partnership with Montrose Police even more effective

  • Delta County Schools release Restart Plan for upcoming school year
  • Colorado Mesa University and Technical College of the Rockies release fall plans
  • KSJD Reporter Austin Cope shares personal COVID-19 story
  • New study says reopening colleges will need to do a lot of testing
  • Jodi Peterson speaks with Ouray mayor Greg Nelson and Ridgway mayor John Clark about their town economies

Jodi Peterson

This week's program is about outdoor recreation, and how Western Slope cities like Grand Junction and Montrose are working to expand that segment of their economies. First, KVNF's Jodi Peterson hears from the president of Colorado Outdoors, a development along the Uncompahgre River in Montrose aiming to bring in outdoor recreation businesses.  Then she talks to a director at the Grand Junction Economic Partnership about how his city is pursuing outdoors-oriented companies. Then she interviews the owner of one of those companies, RockyMounts.

  • Local bowhunter pleads to wildlife violations
  • Amendment X causes apprehension among local hemp farmers
  • Republicans statewide lead in returned ballots so far, one week to go
  • Former Paonia athlete makes history for CMU women's wrestling

  • Flash floods, mudslides most recent results of 416 Fire outside Durango
  • Residents of Tucson, Arizona take creative approach to water conservation
  • Low-water landscaping in Southwest lessens impact of Colorado River scarcity
  • Oil and gas executive gets new job: public relations at CMU

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Jun 8, 2016

  • Primary ballots mailed for GOP U.S. Senate race
  • CMU to offer winemaking degree
  • A report from the 2016 Mountain Connect Broadband Conference in Keystone, Colorado

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016

Mar 24, 2016

  • Hickenlooper nominates Donna Lynne for Lt. Gov.
  • Grand Junction job fair for high school students seeking alternative path
  • New CMU program aims to help community college students earn bachelor’s degree
  • Arch Coal paid bonuses days before bankruptcy filing
  • County Commissioner primary ballot rundown: Mesa, Delta, Montrose
  • Study finds cost of elections dropped after Colorado made mail ballot switch  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Nov 26, 2015

  • Cedaredge waits 2 years for federal response to a lost letter
  • CMU to offer surgical tech degree
  • Bowie Resource Partners buys up three new mines
  • A look at the carbon impact of Thanksgiving

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Nov 24, 2015

  •  Time bank hits milestone
  • Officials fight to lower CMU suicide rate
  • Republican lawmakers petition to keep refugees out, but some don’t sign on
  • Gas pries continue to drop ahead of holiday travel
  • Voter turnout dips for 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Nov 11, 2015

  • Lt. Gov. Garcia to step down to lead education organization
  • Delta County Libraries sees changes to management
  • CMU creates endowment for energy scholarships
  • Western Slope doctor takes plea deal
  • A conversation with Connect for Health regional manager

Marlon Frausto is in pursuit of the new American dream. Just a few weeks ago, he left his job, in Hispanic marketing for the legal industry, and moved to San Francisco.

Every day he wakes at 5:30 a.m., commutes 45 minutes by train, and studies until 9 or 10 at night. He's spending down his savings and says he's getting help from "my loving family."