Governor Hickenlooper

  • Hickenlooper drops out of Presidential race, may still run for Senate
  • Montrose groups stepping up to fill void in food services for homeless
  • Heavy snowpack from winter not enough to fill Colorado Reservoirs
  • Police body cam footage from Aug. 3 Colorado Springs shooting made public
  • Three West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes identified in Delta, Mesa counties

  • SWAT team, law enforcement agencies descend on Paonia, suspected meth house
  • Jared Polis inaugurated Governor of Colorado
  • Polis under pressure from antifracking groups before he's even sworn in
  • Outgoing John Hickenlooper recalls favorite moments after 8 years as governor

  • Governor declares state of emergency due to lack of propane
  • 33,000 Colorado residents, mostly rural, face winter without heating fuel
  • Young students in Ridgway inspire city-wide ban on plastic bags
  • Head of Delta County Economic Development appointed to state board

  • State Supreme Court denies Hickenlooper's request to clarify TABOR, Gallagher Amendment
  • Voters in San Miguel County approve financing for anti-suicide effort
  • Drought, climate change in state to get worse despite early snowfall
  • Nearly 50 percent of all state residents live in high wildfire danger areas
  • Boat ramps at Blue Mesa Reservoir closed due to low water, ice

  • Governor John Hickenlooper announces presidential candicy, then takes it back
  • Purple State Update with the Colorado Sun
  • Diane Mitsch Bush, Scott Tipton about even in campaign funding
  • Candidates for governor say Western Slope issues are statewide issues
  • Hickenlooper presents final budget at over 30 million dollars

  • Bennett, Hickenlooper request that BLM oil and gas lease sale be deferred
  • Health clinics in Colorado serve a vital role for low income health care
  • Western State University in Gunnison gets largest ever donation

  • Governor Hickenlooper opposes immigration policies at the border
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting about Pieance Mustangs
  • Group supports BLM efforts to take care of wild horses in Northwest Colorado
  • Updates on 416 Fire, Upper Mailbox Fire in listening area

  • High speed transportation on Front Range closer to reality
  • Governor Hickenlooper calls special session, first time in five years
  • Veterans with PTSD struggle on homefront, resort to crime
  • El Paso County veterans treatment effort earns national recognition

  • Gov. Hickenlooper contemplates calling a special session
  • Local lawmakers urge Governor not to appeal oil and gas ruling
  • Paonia Town Council bogged down by infighting, personality conflicts
  • Out of state conservative group targets swing state Colorado

AmeriCorps Celebrates Twenty Years Of Service

Sep 11, 2014
Gardening, AmeriCorps
Valley Food Partnership

AmeriCorps is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month.  

Since 1994 more than 900,000 people have served in AmeriCorps. The federal service program has volunteers across the nation and in U.S. territories.

Michelle Amiott was an AmeriCorps VISTA, short for Volunteers In Service To America. She volunteered for a year in Montrose County at the Valley Food Partnership, a Western Slope nonprofit.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sep 2, 2014

Newscast

  • Hickenlooper visits Delta businesses
  • Tri-County Health Network asks people what they want in healthcare
  • Local food production struggles in parts of Colorado

Governor John Hickenlooper has formally pulled the plug on the possibility of a special legislation session to consider stricter rules for the oil and gas industry. Hickenlooper said there weren't enough stakeholders on board for a bipartisan solution.

KVNF Regional News: February 6, 2014

Feb 6, 2014

Newscast

  •  Governor John Hickenlooper's Approval Ratings Are Up
  • The BLM is Finishing its Study of a Coal Lease Expansion Outside of Paonia
  • Heather Jensen will appeal her conviction of Child Abuse Leading to Death
  • Montrose County Commissioners Removed 3 Trustees from the Board of the Montrose Memorial Hospital
  • The Wright Opera House in Ouray is closed for Renovations
  • Fish Otoliths help Teach Scientists about Fish

KVNF Regional Newscast: January 17, 2014

Jan 17, 2014

  Headlines

  • School Safety Experts say Preventing Violence is Key
  • State Republicans Vying for 2016 National Convention in Denver
  • Hickenlooper has raised over $1M for Re-Election Campaign
  • First Recreational Pot Shop opens in Carbondale 
  • Tom Wise Running for Montrose County Commissioner
  • 2 Cars Stolen, Still Not Recovered in Delta

KVNF Regional News: January 15, 2014

Jan 15, 2014

HEADLINES  

  • US 550, Red Mountain Pass Remains Closed
  • Senator Marble Didn't Fall for Food Stamp Pot Hoax
  • Govenor Hickenlooper Pushes Obama to Allow States to Develop Energy Plan

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Oct 1, 2013

Headlines:

  • 5 Hikers Die, 1 Injured in Chaffee County Rockslide
  • Federal Energy Revenues in Mesa County Drop 40%
  • Colorado Job Growth Better than Last Year
  • Governor’s Tourism Conference to be held in Telluride and Mountain Village
  • San Miguel County Removed from Lawsuit Against Proposed Uranium Mill
  • Moving Millet from the Bird Feeder to the Dinner Plate

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, August 26, 2013

Aug 26, 2013

Headlines:

  • Thousands of Public Comments Against FRAM Whitewater Oil Project Delivered to BLM
  • State Mining Authorities Ask EPA to Handle Rogue Gold Mill Contamination
  • State Taking a Closer Look at Medical Marijuana Recommendations
  • Governor John Hickenlooper Sees Mediocre Approval Ratings
  • Organizational Assessment Completed for DMEA
  • Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College Team Up for Compost Project
  • USA Pro Challenge Race Concludes in Denver

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, July 15, 2013

Jul 15, 2013

Headlines:

  • West Nile Virus Found in Delta County Mosquitoes
  • Hotchkiss Moves Forward with Ban on Commercial Marijuana Sales
  • Paonia’s Historic Paradise Theater Set to Reopen
  • State Lawmakers Begin Summer Committee Meetings
  • Craft Breweries Across the State Issue Letter Opposing Fracking
  • State of Colorado Joins Lawsuit Against Fracking Ban in Longmont

Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper signs four new bills protecting outdoors
  • Montrose City Council to consider permanent ban on marijuana sales
  • Gov. Hickenlooper set to visit Ouray School this week
  • Grand Junction resident to receive $1.2 million in state compensation
  • Cocker Kids Foundation donates to Delta County

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013

Headlines:

  • Governor activates drought task force
  • State water plan mandated by Hickenlooper
  • Grand Junction clean-up yields piece of Radium 226
  • No fine for Williams
  • WildEarth Guardians ask BLM to halt drilling because of ozone levels
  • One more thing

Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper supports opposition to drilling on Thompson Divide
  • Rep. Millie Hamner will visit Paonia Town Hall on Saturday
  • Delta County Commissioners welcome public to Tuesday's meeting
  • Highway 50 closed Thursday night to investigate suspicious roadside object
  • Board member Ed Marston discusses current state of DMEA

Capitol Conversation

Feb 18, 2013

Governor John Hickenlooper is getting push back for recently telling members of Congress that he once drank flack fluid and touting Colorado as a national model for balanced energy rules. The state's oil and gas commission has increased the statewide buffer zone between drilling sites and homes and buildings, but many Democratic state lawmakers say the rules are still too lenient. Bente Birkeland takes a look at the issue and the Governor’s comments as part of our capitol conversation series.


Gov. Explains Comment About Drinking Frack Fluid

Feb 15, 2013

Democratic leaders at the statehouse hope to introduce bills dealing with the impacts of hydraulic fracturing by the end of the month. This comes as Governor John Hickenlooper is touting Colorado’s current regulations on fracking as a national model. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper says fracking is safe, testifies before Senate
  • NY town bans any discussion of fracking in public meetings
  • Two gun control bills pass in Judiciary Committee
  • Marijuana regulators in Colorado grapple with safety issues
  • State Republicans starting to favor instate tuition for illegals

Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper to testify before Senate Natural Resources Committee
  • Pitkin County DA needs help in case defending Thompson Divide
  • Community group urges park status for Colorado National  Monument
  • COGCC approves new controversial setback limits between gas wells and homes
  • iSeeChange Almanac records signs of whacky early Spring

Governor Signs Wildfire Executive Orders

Jan 31, 2013

Governor John Hickenlooper announced new initiatives on Wednesday to try and make Colorado better prepared for wildfires. State officials say they’re also planning for a drought this summer and a potentially bad fire season. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Headlines:

  • CHC director Jim Ramey discusses possible legal action
  • BLM accepting nominations for advisory councils
  • Fern Lake Fire continues to smolder in Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park
  • Colorado shoppers don't face new surcharges, fees
  • Gov. Hickenlooper hopes tourism industry recovers from drought

Governor fears drought's impact

Jan 30, 2013

Governor John Hickenlooper says a lack of water in Colorado poses a series challenge for the state’s tourism industry. Hickenlooper answered questions from industry representatives as part of the annual tourism day at the state capitol. Bente Birkeland has more.


Statehouse Reporters Discuss Hickenlooper's State Address

Jan 14, 2013

Nearly a third of this year’s state lawmakers are newly elected, and they’ll be expected to debate a host of complex issues from Medicaid to marijuana, gun laws to the death penalty. As part of our capitol conversation series statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland takes a look at the first week of the session, and gets reporter’s thoughts on the Governor’s state of the state address.


Headlines:

  • Reporters discuss Hickenlooper's state of the state address, upcoming Leg. issues
  • Gunnison Sage Grouse may be designated "endangered"

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