Durango

  • Sunset Mesa Funeral Home trial moves from Denver to Grand Junction
  • Jury deliberations underway for trial of Mark Redwine in Durango
  • City of Montrose recruiting community members to apply for Planning Commission
  • Kate Redmond checks back in with Montrose painter Lewis Williams who embarked on a 4000-mile bicycle journey across the country four months ago to mark his 60th birthday

  

Rasta Stevie

Raste Stevie has been an evangelist for reggae music on the Western Slope for many decades, including a long stint as a DJ at KOTO in Telluride and 25 years at KDUR in Durango. He speaks with KVNF's Gavin Dahl about new music venues opening this year and reggae shows coming up this summer including:

Courtesy of Colorado Parks & Wildlife

  • Gov. Polis amends, extends mask mandate
  • Lawmakers send $34B budget to Governor
  • Gov. Polis signed 19 bills last week
  • 39-year old woman killed by bear near Durango
  • Colorado River cleanup finds surprising items including tires, shopping carts
  • Drinking water & wastewater bill passes U.S. Senate
  • Former Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff talks about new job at Family Visitors Program

Stasia Lanier / KSUT

  • Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association turns on water for canals
  • Though Governor relaxed statewide mask mandate for counties in level green, masks are still required in schools & health care facilities, plus all public places in 33 counties at level blue, yellow, and orange
  • Lawmakers debate state budget this week
  • Laura Palmisano reports road accessing Lake San Cristobal finally gets repairs
  • KSUT's Sarah Flower asks Fort Lewis College president Tom Stritikus about becoming first in Colorado requiring COVID vaccination for Fall semester

Rep. Barbara McLachlan

This week, KVNF's Gavin Dahl asked two Democrats, Representative Barbara McLachlan who lives in Durango, and Ian Silverii the executive director of Progress Now and a Denver Post columnist, to reflect on the Special Session, the 2020 election, and the coronavirus pandemic. Last week we heard from two Republicans.

Renee Cornue

Durango musician Cody Tinnin talks with KVNF about his upcoming solo album "Perennial" and shares several unreleased songs on this Talkin Music. Tinnin is one third of the bluegrass trio Stillhouse Junkies which is also based out of Durango, CO.

Durango based funk/rock/hip hop/pop band Elder Grown talks with KVNF about writing new music and the summer music scene in Durango, CO. The band's saxophonist, Sam Kelly, speaks with 'Talkin Music' Host, Kori Stanton, about his hopes for the music industry post pandemic.

Click HERE to watch Elder Grown's video for 'I Like You'.

  • Western Slope Resources Reporting
  • Durango group wants to lower solar costs by eliminating installation fees
  • Conservationists buy famous Fisher's Peak outside of Trinidad
  • Department of Interior to limit FOIA requests during shutdown

  • Blue Mesa Reservoir at 39 percent capacity, boat launch facilities closing
  • Durango and Silverton suing narrow gauge railroad, says train started 416 Fire
  • Representative Bob Rankin talks health care
  • Lawsuit about oil and gas lease cancellations on Thompson Divide settled
  • Five cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Montrose County

La Plata County

About a million gallons of contaminated mine water spilled into a tributary of the Animas River in San Juan County on Wednesday. 

Durango­-Grand Junction Bus Services Marks One Year

Jul 22, 2015
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SUCAP

This month, marks the one-year anniversary of a regional bus service that connects Durango to Grand Junction. 

The Southern Ute Community Action Programs started Road Runner Stage Lines after Greyhound stopped running the route several years ago. 

KVNF's Laura Palmisano spoke to Clayton Richter, the division director of SUCAP’s Road Runner Transportation, about the service.