Delta County Commissioners

Eric Goold

  • Grand Junction voters repeal retail marijuana ban, reject Republican-aligned council candidates
  • Senators Michael Bennet & John Hickenlooper, Representative Lauren Boebert attend local meetings
  • Delta County still under mask mandate due to uptick in COVID cases
  • Colorado lawmakers introduce $34B budget 
  • KVNF's Kate Redmond checks in with Delta County administrator Robbie LeValley as Commissioners take up privatization of recycling collection

  • Delta County Commissioners meet with Delta City Council today 5:30-7:30pm
  • San Miguel County moves from orange to yellow on COVID dial today
  • Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon reopening to visitors May 1
  • Governor Polis says 1m more Coloradans will be eligible for COVID vaccine starting March 5
  • Montrose School District responds to proposed bill seeking to end Native mascots
  • Plastic has been around for a century and its environmental impacts are worsening, KDNK's Kathleen Shannon reports on one small solution

  

Colorado Department of Agriculture

  • Delta County Commissioner Wendell Koontz found guilty of two campaign finance violations, fined
  • Kori Stanton: Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association goes virtual for 7th annual conference
  • Mountain West News Bureau's Savannah Maher on how the pandemic has complicated efforts to revitalize Indigenous languages

  

  • 1 year after Colorado's Red Flag law took effect, at least 112 petitions filed for extreme risk protection orders
  • Freedom of Information Coalition & other journalism groups ask Colorado Judicial Branch to continue free remote access to civil court records post-pandemic
  • Delta County Administrator Robbie LeValley responds to concerns about accessibility of zoning maps during creation of Land Use code approved last week
  • Mountain West News Bureau's Robyn Vincent reports millions of people are experiencing food insecurity in our region

Daniel Rayzel / KSJD

  • BLM approved 226 gas wells to be drilled 15 miles NE of Paonia, so SG Interests & Gunnison Energy will proceed with their Bull Mountain Master Energy Plan
  • Delta County Commissioners approved a new Land Use code on Tuesday, but citizen journalist JoAnn Kalenek says the maps were never completely and accurately published for review
  • KSJD's Daniel Rayzel reports dark skies advocates say mitigation for light pollution is too often ignored in SE Utah 

  

Courtesy of Jere Lowe

  • San Miguel Power won't increase rates for 2021
  • Montrose City Council approves Russell Stover land purchase
  • Governor activates National Guard to help fight East Troublesome Fire
  • COVID-19 impacting sugar beet harvest
  • Jodi Peterson interviews Independent Delta County Commissioner candidate Jere Lowe

  • Firefighters got a new wildfire near Carbondale under control quickly
  • Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford ask residents to reduce water use
  • Jere Lowe will challenge Wendell Koontz for Delta County Commission
  • Montrose, Olathe sales tax up during June
  • Paonia, Grand Junction will vote on new ballot measures
  • Local residents Bob Kalenak, Allison Elliot, Thomas Markle, Danielle Carre share their concerns about Land Use Code changes proposed by Delta County ahead of public comment deadline

  • Governor Jared Polis looking at April 27th expiration of stay at home order
  • Testing saga in San Miguel County continues
  • US Postal Service was hurting before COVID-19 and now outlook is even worse
  • Delta County Commissioners have special meeting for small business relief

Eric Goold

On this edition of Local Motion, KVNF News takes a look at the state of recycling in Delta County. We have interviews that offer municipal, local, private sector and government perspectives. Delta County Commissioners are talking about ending a long-standing pilot program that subsidizes residents for recycling collection at the transfer station.

  • CEO at Delta Hospital will not have his contract renewed by Board
  • Montrose Indians on a roll, other area football teams readying for playoffs
  • Working budget submitted to Delta County Commissioners, meeting Nov. 25th
  • Invasive fish species behaves more like monsters
  • Statewide ski resorts opening earlier than expected after high country snowfall

  • Delta County Commissioners will vote to repeal oil and gas regulations
  • Parks and Wildlife official talks awareness as hungry bears on the prowl
  • KVNF Raffle Winner has ties to Ridgway, Montrose; bought ticket online

  • Colorado leading the way for states that want a public insurance option
  • KVNF News examines how the Federal Government will look at climage change
  • Grand Junction schools name permanent Superintendent
  • Bear that attacked a hiker on Memorial Day identified, killed
  • Delta County Commissioners sign contract for new Human Services Building

Eric Goold

In the May version of the Delta County Commissioners Report, Felix Belmont and Eric Goold from KVNF News speak with Delta County District 1 Commissioner Mike Lane. Topics include law enforcement, the marijuana black market, oil and gas issues in the North Fork Valley, economic development, and civil discourse.

Felix Belmont and Eric Goold for KVNF News sit down with Delta County Director of Planning and Economic Development Elyse Ackerman Casselberry. She describes the role of the Planning Department and she talks about recent projects. Topics include planning, public meetings about civility, the process of writing new regulations for land development, and the Master Plan.

  • 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

  • Historic avalanches in Hinsdale County force mandatory evacuations
  • Delta County Commissioners hold 2nd Amendment Sanctuary work session
  • House  Majority might force a change in public lands management

  • Partisan games at State House: Republicans have 2,000 page bill read aloud
  • Montrose County Commissioners step closer to declaring a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary
  • Delta County Commissioners hold work session about 2nd Amendment Sanctuary
  • Lawmakers pass bill to help young entrepreneurs
  • High schoolers around state set to walk out Friday in statement against climate change

Delta County Commissioners Report: Don Suppes

Aug 8, 2018

Delta's District 2 commissioner Don Suppes speaks with KVNF's Felix Belmont and Eric Goold about the CAFO and Oil and Gas Working Groups and disbanding the area planning groups.

  • Snowpack levels picking up in North, staying dry in the South
  • Colorado River Basin might have already peaked, runoff very low
  • Bill under debate would allow voting by region, not county, for Commissioners

  • Lawsuit against Delta Commissioners dropped, transparency improved
  • Congressman Tipton talks about Trump administration with KDNK
  • Colorado River Basin to be dry very early this year

  • Democratic caucus voters select Cary Kennedy as frontrunner for Governor
  • Delta County Planning Commission re-aligned by County Commissioners
  • Planning Commission members respond to criticism about under representation
  • Senate GOP insists crime must be committed to expel a member from chamber

  • Statehouse Democrats want punishment for Republican lawmaker
  • Montrose funeral home investigated by the FBI
  • Colorado Springs deputy, shooter identified
  • Multiple groups urge bill for paid medical leave for workers
  • Delta County Commissioners enact new state marijuana regulations

  • Delta County Commissioners hold public meeting over Bowie load-out
  • Decision regarding land use at Bowie load-out delayed
  • New land trust is a consolidation of two Western Slope land trusts
  • Race for District 58 seat in the state house heating up
  • New director named for Colorado Department of Transportation

J Stephen Conn

Host Felix Belmont welcomes Don Suppes, the newest member of the Delta County Board of County Commissioners, for his first appearance on KVNF's monthly Delta County Commissioners Report.

Delta County Commissioners Report: Doug Atchley

Nov 2, 2016

KVNF's Felix Belmont and Commissioner Doug Atchley discuss how the county maintains its debt- free status and look into a new program that finances energy improvements called "C-Pace."

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Feb 4, 2016

  • Montrose school closes over pipe damage
  • Norwood mayor resigns, leaves vacancy
  • Delta County Commissioners are ready to consider changes to zoning and planning
  • A look at how farmers are reducing energy use  

Delta County Commissioner's Report: Mark Roeber

Jan 14, 2016

In the January 2016 edition of The Delta County Commissioners Report,  Felix Belmont speaks with district 3 commissioner Mark Roeber.

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

Local Motion: The State Of Delta County

Oct 29, 2015
going out of business sign, economy
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

This week on Local Motion, we discuss the economy in Delta County and local efforts to improve it. KVNF's Laura Palmisano speaks to Delta County Commissioner Bruce Hovde, Michelle Haynes, the executive director of Region 10,  and Trish Thibodo, the executive director of Delta County Economic Development. 

internet, broadband
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Governments and organizations across the Western Slope say slow and unreliable broadband is hindering economic development. That’s why communities across the region want voter support this fall on measures that would allow them to try and address the issue. 

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