Don Suppes, District 2, stopped by KVNF studios to talk with Felix Belmont and KVNF morning news host Eric Goold for the June edition of the Delta County Commissioners Report. Topics included mosquito abatement, county facilities, hemp regulations and veteran's issues.

  • Armed Forces Celebration gets underway in Delta, lasts all weekend
  • Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall visits Confluence Park in Delta
  • Veterans, families, citizens gather in Delta to commemorate D Day

  • Delta County officials hold third in series of Community Forums about land use
  • Dialogue about new land use regulations hinges on courtesy, civility
  • Delta High School students represent League of United Latin American Citizens

Students from Delta High School came to Paonia Town Hall on Thursday night to talk about civility in public discourse. The teenagers are part of a club called the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC. The students came to Thursday's Community Forum and shared their experiences about conducting positive dialogue among groups with diverse viewpoints. KVNF News spoke with three of the students to get their perspectives.

Local Motion: Delta Looks Forward

Dec 29, 2016

2016 saw the end of one economic driver in Delta, coal mines, and the beginning of another, broadband. As 2017 begins, Delta looks to the future.  KVNF's Eric Goold speaks to Delta’s new police chief, Delta’s city manager, a board member for DMEA, a longtime Delta County public servant and an economic forecaster about their hopes for the future.

KVNF Regional Newscast: December 20, 2016

Dec 20, 2016

  • Delta's new police chief to be sworn in Jan. 3
  • CPW workshop on trapping set for Montrose
  • Wildlife habitat endangered by renewable energy production
  • State budget, economic growth slow but steady

Delta Closes In On Finalists For City Manager, Again

Nov 6, 2015
delta, downtown delta colorado
Flickr user: J. Stephen Conn

Editor's Note: This story was updated on Nov. 10, 2015  because the city announced Dana Schoening withdrew his application. 

Delta is hoping third time’s the charm for its city manager search.

In April, Delta’s then city manager Justin Clifton left for a job in Arizona. The city launched the search for his replacement in May. 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Nov 6, 2015

  • Delta closes in on finalists for city manager, again
  • Teacher Union lawsuit advances through state courts
  • Mesa County School District fires PR chief
  • Ridgway schools put out call to fill empty board positions
  • Delta County revenues flat, bigger cuts loom for 2017
  • CDOT enforces snow tire rule, opens extra lane to ease traffic

vote, flag, voting
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Voters across the Western Slope overwhelming approved broadband measures. 

Communities across the region asked residents to opt-out of Senate Bill 152. The decade-old state law prevents local governments from providing internet services or spending money on broadband infrastructure unless residents overturn it.  

Voters in Gunnison, Delta and Ouray Counties approved opt-out measures. Residents in Crested Butte, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford, Cedaredge, Delta, Ridgway, Ouray and Telluride also passed similar ballot issues.  

Local Motion: Growing Up In Delta

Oct 23, 2015

Marty Durlin and long time residents,  Cathy and Carrie Boyd,  share memories of growing up in Delta Colorado.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jun 24, 2015


  • New Colorado Supreme Court Justice Appointed
  • Delta Continues Search For New City Manager 
  • Bicycle Tour of Colorado Stops In Hotchkiss
  • Highway 133 Closes For Blasting North Of Paonia
  • BLM Wants Comments On Grand Junction Airport Land Transfer Plan
  • iSeeChange: Mushroom Hunting 

Htoo Ler Moo, Karen refugees
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Htoo Ler Moo was 7 years old when his family arrived in a refugee camp in Thailand.

Before going to the camp, his family lived in a tiny village in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, where his parents worked in the fields.

In their village, they didn’t have electricity or running water. Htoo Ler Moo says they were safe until the soldiers came.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Weds., March 18, 2015

Mar 18, 2015


  • Delta passed curfew law
  • Bill reducing window to sue over building defects advances in Senate
  • Delta County Memorial Hospital seeks to extend federal payments
  • Warm weather to continue on Western Slope

President Obama commuted the prison sentences of eight people who were convicted of drug-related crimes Wednesday, in a move that also saw 12 presidential pardons issued, for offenses ranging from theft to running an illegal distillery.

Half of the eight whose sentences were commuted had been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Citing "unduly harsh sentences issued for drug offenses under an outdated sentencing regime," a White House official said Wednesday that all eight of those who were punished for drug offenses "would receive a substantially lower sentence today."

Homeless Shelter Close To Having Its Own Home

Dec 10, 2014

For five years, the Abraham Connection, a homeless shelter in Delta, has been providing overnight stays from November until May.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Oct 7, 2014

  • Attorney General gives go ahead for gay marriage in Colorado 
  • Two Delta teens caught in Wyoming with stolen vehicles
  • Names released of two people who died in gyrocopter crash over weekend
  • Western Slope College Fair helps students with applications, scholarships
  • State Parks begin to close for the season

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013


  • Environment Foundation gives $50,000 to protect Thompson Divide from drilling
  • Parks & Wildlife increasing bear hunting licenses in response to dangerously high numbers of black bears in the state
  • Delta Historical Society offers tribute to two unique sisters
  • Feds, Utah agree on health plan
  • iSeeChange: history unfolds with the story of twin orchardists in the North Fork

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, May 01, 2013.

May 1, 2013


  • Marijuana tax becomes a sticking point in the Legislature
  • Billionaire land swap proposal  – but it’s not from Bill Koch
  • No charges for Delta cops accused of excessive force
  • High Country News’ Emily Guerin on training ranchers to be firefighters

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nov 29, 2012


  • Missing Teen Did Not Run Away, Still Missing
  • One Palisade Toddler Dead, One Critical, After Left In Running Vehicle 90 Mins
  • State Task Force To Tackle Legal Marijuana Regulations
  • Delta City To Ban Marijuana Sales
  • DMEA Will NOT Raise Rates, SMPA WILL
  • KVNF Sports Report: Cedaredge Bruins Win State Football Championship
  • Public Meeting To Discuss NF Oil/Gas Lease Sales

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, October 26, 2012

Oct 26, 2012


  • Wildfire Update
  • Paonia Town Fraud Much Larger Than First Reported
  • First Formal Application Filed For Thompson Divide Drilling
  • Ouray County Commission Race Finance
  • Delta Cannery Razed After 92 Years
  • Western Slope Skies

Political Perspective: Democrats

Oct 16, 2012

The Delta County Democrats share their views on Obama, and being a minority in Western Colorado.