DMEA

Kate Redmond

  • CDOT says I-70 should reopen through Glenwood Canyon by Saturday night
  • Rural Utilities Service awards $10.5M to Elevate for Pea Green, East Delta projects
  • Sen. Coram, Rep. Catlin hope MCSD can obtain exemption from changing native mascots
  • San Miguel Public Health urging residents to wear masks indoors
  • Community college enrollment declining in Colorado
  • Paonia grapples with short term rentals, but no action taken at this week's trustee meeting

  

Gavin Dahl

This week on Local Motion, we get to know Steve Metheny, the new director of the Montrose campus of Colorado Mesa University. Metheny has been teaching computer science, business, and math classes at CMU since 1991. He retired from DMEA in 2018, where he was VP of power supply and management services. 

  • Town of Paonia offering retail marijuana applications
  • Family of Paige Schmidt Pierce intends to sue Delta County, undeterred by autopsy report
  • DMEA announces new CEO Alyssa Clemsen Roberts
  • Golden Girls program at Joseph Center in Grand Junction offers shelter to women age 65+
  • Xcel Energy asks Colorado regulators to approve rate increases
  • Kate Redmond speaks to Ewelina Bajda from Wild Cooperative in Crawford about water rights

  

Sen. John Hickenlooper

  • Colorado will continue paying federal unemployment benefits until September
  • Middle Colorado Watershed Council receives grant from River District & USGS for water quality testing in Colorado River below Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar
  • DMEA announces CEO Jasen Bronec has departed, but won't say if he quit or was fired
  • From KSJD: Lucas Brady Woods speaks with Sen. John Hickenlooper about his trip to the Four Corners region, focused on fighting wildfires and addressing drought

  

  • Gov. Polis signs $34B state budget
  • Hotchkiss Marshals department in hot water, reports DCI
  • Arbol Farm Market kicks off 2021 season 5-8pm tonight at Paonia Town Park
  • Montrose Rec District hosts public forum virtually at 6pm tonight
  • DMEA announces 2020 financial report strong after switching from Tri-State to Guzman
  • Learning Council's Alicia Michelsen speaks with KVNF's Gavin Dahl about the Pride Parade planned outside the Delta County School Board meeting this coming Thursday evening

  

Laura Palmisano

  • Conservative presidents resigning from University of Colorado & Western Colorado University
  • Ethics complaint against Dave Knutson on agenda for Paonia Trustees meeting tonight at 6:30pm
  • Conservation groups sue BLM & USFS over North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan
  • Guzman Energy, DMEA announce 80-megawatt solar energy project near Delta
  • Coal transition worker assistance program now has bipartisan support at State Capitol
  • Laura Palmisano reports on Rep. Lauren Boebert's stop in Lake City on Friday

  

Juan Labreche / AP

  • COVID hospitalizations increase this week in Colorado as overall case numbers stopped declining
  • DMEA investigating own CEO, who is on leave of absence 
  • DA charges Kiowa County deputy in rare prosecution of an officer for on-duty killing described in '3 Bullets to the Back' investigative article
  • VP Harris visited Denver on Tuesday
  • Deb Haaland confirmed as new Interior Secretary
  • Kate Redmond reports strict nursing home lockdowns are lifting

Virgil Turner

KVNF's Gavin Dahl explores broadband developments in rural Colorado with Virgil Turner, regional broadband project director for the nonprofit Region 10, and Colorado Sun reporter Tamara Chuang.

As of 3pm on Wednesday, Democrat Joe Biden is carrying Colorado's Electoral College votes. Republican Cory Gardner has conceded the U.S. Senate race to Democrat John Hickenlooper. Republican Lauren Boebert will represent the Third Distrct in Congress, defeating Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush. The Colorado River District's ballot measure passed with overwhelming support across 15 Western Slope counties.

Scott Franz

  • Governor Jared Polis extends mask mandate for another 30 days
  • DMEA receives $2M grant for Elevate Broadband in Cedar Mesa, Beaver Hill
  • William Perry Pendley defies judge to stay in job at BLM
  • AG Phil Weiser vows to fight EPA rollback of clean car standards
  • Scott Franz reports on Proposition 115, which would outlaw abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy

  

  • DMEA implements fire precautions, so power outages may last longer
  • Mesa County and BLM implement Stage 2 fire restrictions
  • Delta County reports first human case of West Nile virus in Cedaredge
  • State Capitol building could soon be fortified
  • Aurora Police Department under investigation by Colorado attorney general
  • BLM makes its move to Grand Junction official as opposition to making William Perry Pendley permanent director grows

www.lightpollutionmap.info

The International Dark Sky Association was founded in 1988 with the intention to protect the night skies for present and future generations.

  • Democracy School coming to Paonia in October
  • New minimum wage law allows employees to lobby for higher wages
  • Governor Polis signs new laws aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions
  • DMEA will conduct a helicopter survey of its service lines

  • Phone scam targets DMEA members
  • Parks and Wildlife library program gains popularity
  • Raccoon starts wildfire outside of Craig
  • Montrose City Council taking applications to fill vacancy

  • DMEA contributes to SEI's solar school program
  • Six area high schools to get solar installations
  • Voters in state want names removed from registered lists
  • Governor Hickenlooper commits state to climate alliance

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, June 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016

  • DMEA announces new board, unveils fiber optic internet
  • Vast oil and gas reserves raise concerns on Western Slope
  • Colorado aims for comprehensive trail guide  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, June 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016

  • DMEA can purchase locally produced power without having to pay Tri-­State
  • Arch Coal’s bankruptcy plan
  • A teen accused of killing his ex­-girlfriend will be tried in Larimer County
  • Hickenlooper signs a bill into law last week, to help prevent suicide.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 30, 2016

May 31, 2016

  • Body found inside burning mobile home in Olathe
  • Mudslide closes road on Uncompahgre Plateau 
  • DMEA at-large candidate interviews 
  • Governor Hickenlooper unveils new book

  • DMEA selects first three areas to try out fiber-optic internet
  • Delta County Assessor’s office uses aerial photography 
  • Voter ID bill sponsored by Representative Don Coram dies in committee
  • State bill that would change mission of energy regulators dies
  • A talk with Senator Donovan about efforts to help rural counties

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Feb. 22, 2015

Feb 22, 2016

  • High winds knock out power for many DMEA residents
  • DMEA’s victory in buying local power is challenged by Tri-State
  • Investigative report on last year’s plane crash is released
  • Car chase over Monarch Pass ends in a police shooting
  • Connect for Health Colorado reports record health insurance enrollment
  • Western Slope college applies for stricter admissions standards
  • Colorado House passes bill extending statue of limitation on sexual assault
  • The number of farms in America drops, and the size increases  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Feb 10, 2016

  • Communities take DMEA up on LED streetlight replacement
  • Mesa County flood prevention project moves forward
  • Bill allowing hunters to wear pink advances at the state capitol
  • Planned Parenthood clinic In Colorado Springs set to reopen two months after deadly shootings
  • Obama's budget calls for spending on climate & clean energy  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Feb 1, 2016

  • DMEA plans on offering program to cut electric bills for low income households
  • CDOT to display tally of highway deaths
  • Three arrested over pot deliver business
  • Man dies from heart disease on Grand Mesa
  • Bills face uncertain future in political climate in Denver  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Jan 14, 2016

  • Palisade board approves buying land for a regional shooting complex
  • The 2016 Colorado state legislative session kicks off
  • DMEA board member talks about regional broadband efforts 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Dec 31, 2015

  • DMEA board approves pursing home broadband service
  • Livestock disease still affecting Western Slope animals
  • Democratic state lawmakers could introduce stricter oil, gas legislation
  • More fertilizer plants come online and bring their baggage: CO2

DMEA Board Votes To Get Into Internet Business

Dec 30, 2015
internet, broadband
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

The Delta Montrose Electrical Association made a big decision this week about its plans for fiber optic internet.

DMEA's board of directors voted Tuesday night to get into the internet business. The electrical co-op has been considering high-speed, fiber optic internet for a while, but now they are officially going for it.

DMEA Hosts Energy Efficiency Forum In Hotchkiss

Nov 20, 2015
DMEA, Delta Montrose Electric Association, Marv Ballantyne
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

The Delta Montrose Electric Association hosted an energy efficiency forum in Hotchkiss on Tuesday night.

About 45 people attend the forum at Hotchkiss Memorial Hall.

DMEA set up informational tables about energy efficiency programs the co-op offers such as rebates for LED light bulbs and energy efficient appliances.  

There was even an interactive display where people rode a stationary bike to see how much energy it took to light up an incandescent bulb versus an LED one.  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Nov 19, 2015

  • Hickenlooper defends Syrian refugee policy
  • Delta County Library Board responds after district director leaves
  • Norwood woman seriously injured in backcountry snowmobile accident
  • BLM releases draft EIS for White River National Forest oil & gas leases
  • BLM recommends cancelling 17 oil & gas leases on Roan Plateau
  • DMEA hosts energy efficiency forum in Hotchkiss

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Nov 17, 2015

  • Power outages affect DMEA customers
  • More snow forecasted for Western Slope
  • Shepherds get minimum wage increase
  • Hickenlooper says Colorado open to Syrian refugees
  • Local control over oil and gas development considered

fiber optic cable
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Region 10 received $5.2 million grant from the state to develop better broadband access on the Western Slope. 


KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, July 10, 2015

Jul 10, 2015

  Newscast

  • Marijuana grow operation shut down near Cedaredge
  • Unusual July brings cold temps, rain for rest of summer
  • DMEA reacts to outages over past week
  •  A push for solar in Colorado's North Fork Valley

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