Governor Jared Polis

Noah Glick

  • Governor Polis extends state program providing one-time stimulus checks
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans will end employer-based, group health plans at end of 2021
  • Jodi Peterson speaks to Ben Graves about Nature Connection getting 5 years of GOCO funding
  • Part One of a new series on lithium from the Mountain West News Bureau's Noah Glick

  

Governor Jared Polis

  • New Delta County Human Services Building flooded badly on Christmas Eve
  • COVID deaths in Delta County double during December, 2 more die over holiday weekend
  • New study suggests working out at a gym not linked to viral COVID transmission
  • State health departments encouraging people with COVID to do their own contact tracing
  • Scott Franz interviews Governor Jared Polis about his coronavirus response

  

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  • Mesa County ICU beds at capacity
  • Polis appoints Maria Berkenkotter to Colorado Supreme Court
  • Colorado recycled less in 2019
  • Report finds insulin costs are forcing Colorado diabetics to ration drugs
  • Delta renovating Centennial Park
  • No rush to reintroduce grey wolves
  • Immigrants celebrate launch of Vida Foundation in Eagle County


  • Mesa County, Montrose County, Delta County, Ouray County face COVID spikes
  • Governor Polis presented his billion dollar stimulus proposal to state budget planners Thursday
  • Colorado State Patrol seeks feedback in a new survey
  • Senator Jon Tester, the only Montana Democrat left in statewide office next year, talks with reporter Nate Hegyi about how progressives can win rural elections

  • CMU suspends sports, asks students to quarantine for rest of semester
  • Paradise Theatre will go dark for the winter
  • Somerset still struggling to provide clean drinking water
  • Utah declares state of emergency
  • Governor Polis hopeful Colorado can get 200,000 doses of COVID vaccine by Jan 1
  • Jodi Peterson speaks with Montrose Memorial Hospital doctor Drew Bolton

  

Shane Yanosky

  • Governor Polis urges Coloradans not to become complacent as COVID hospitalizations rise
  • Mesa County moving to Level Orange, Delta County positivity level on the brink of Level 2
  • Democrats choose House & Senate leadership for 2021 legislative session
  • Montrose County School District public information officer Matt Jenkins tells KVNF's Gavin Dahl how the district's cohort model is keeping schools open despite more than a dozen quarantine events so far

  

  • Telluride TV off the air after 36 years
  • East Troublesome Fire evacuees returning home
  • Governor Polis proposes stimulus package as part of 2021 budget
  • New study finds big western cities are using less water as they grow
  • Public lands groups oppose BLM e-bikes
  • Number of Coloradans who are food insecure increases 30% since COVID-19

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  • 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

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Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush is running for Congress in Colorado's Third District against Lauren Boebert. She is a former college professor with a PhD in sociology, previously elected as a county commissioner and state representative. Should voters choose a veteran politican known for bipartisan compromise over a newcomer with a gun on her hip and no political experience? KVNF reporter Gavin Dahl spoke with Mitsch Bush on Monday, October 19th to learn more about her views. Here is the entire unedited interview.

Lucas Vader / Delta County Independent

Republican Lauren Boebert is running for Congress in Colorado's Third District against Diane Mitsch Bush. She is a business owner with a GED and no previous government experience. Should voters choose a novice with a gun on her hip over a veteran politician known for bipartisan compromise? KVNF reporter Gavin Dahl spoke with Boebert on Thursday, October 15th to learn more about her views. Here is the entire unedited interview.

Malcolm Childers

  • Mesa County tightening restrictions as COVID numbers increase 
  • Delta Police plans to build new facility
  • Delta County approves 2021 Strategic Plan
  • Governor Polis alarmed by increase in new COVID cases
  • Low income families at greater risk of power cutoffs as winter nears
  • Colorado West Land Trust conservation director Ilana Moir discusses merger

  

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

  

KVNF Regional Newscast: September 30, 2020

Sep 30, 2020
Bureau of Land Management

  • Watchdog group challenges new Delta County ag plan
  • Toxic algae spreading in Blue Mesa Reservoir
  • COGCC approves new rules for oil & gas 
  • Governor warns COVID numbers are still too high
  • Climate change causing reduction of aspen trees in Colorado
  • What's next for BLM with acting director Pendley ousted by judge?

  

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  • Grand Junction Sentinel finds contradictions in congressional candidate Boebert's claims
  • Theft and vandalism of campaign signs rampant in Ouray County
  • New trails complete at Crossroads Park in Hotchkiss 
  • Governor allows high school football this fall
  • Disability community want to make sure all eligible voters can cast

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  • A third Delta County resident died from COVID-19, bringing the death toll in Colorado to 1,905
  • Governor Polis concerned about uptick in college student cases
  • COVID outbreaks in SLC show how kids spread the virus
  • Polis will allow 5700 people to attend next Denver Broncos game, shuttered music venues aren't happy
  • Dr Joe Adragna updates Jodi Peterson on Montrose COVID testing availability

  

  • Governor Jared Polis says state will begin more widespread testing for coronavirus
  • Study shows rural counties in West don't have testing resources of cities
  • Update on spread of COVID-19 in three Western Slope counties
  • Some hospitals slowly starting to do more elective surgeries
  • Foundations in the state are working to ensure everyone gets counted in 2020 Census

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Safer at Home order does not mean social distancing is over, warns Gov. Polis
  • BLM fast-track approving the vast majority of its oil and gas permit applications
  • Single parents face unique challenges during the coronavirus pandemic

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Gov. Polis seeks disaster declaration for peach crop losses
  • Western States Pact aims to slow spread of COVID-19, share best practices
  • May 5 special election
  • Businesses slowly reopening

  • Governor Jared Polis eases some restrictions under new Safer at Home order
  • BLM has been putting oil and gas interests ahead of recreation on public lands
  • Lake City family grateful to be back home after coronavirus stranded them abroad

  NEWS UPDATES

  • New federal funding for Paycheck Protection Program
  • Delta County food pantry expands operations
  • Mesa County restaurants get grants to feed hungry
  • Colorado releases 202o Electric Vehicle Plan

  • Governor Jared Polis tells residents that pandemic precautions will remain in place
  • Comprehensive study indicates climate change continues to threaten Colorado River
  • BLM releases new management plan for 1.7 million acres; locals say agency disregarded their input
  • Salt injection facility on West End reopens a year after causing earthquakes

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Governor Jared Polis to lift some restrictions of stay at home order on April 27th
  • Gig and self-employed employees can now apply for unemployment benefits
  • Progress of broadband expansion on Western Slope hindered by pandemic

NEWS UPDATES

  • COVID-19 outbreak at West Elk mine
  • New mayors for Delta, Montrose
  • Saltwater injection resumes in Paradox Valley
  • All-Points Transit offers rides

  • Executive order from Governor Polis requires masks be worn in public places
  • Andrew Romanoff wins primary, sets up duel with Hickenlooper for nomination
  • Trucking industry hit hard by coronavirus, in dire need of drivers and instructors
  • Megadrought conditions in West not seen since 1500's

  NEWS UPDATES

  • State COVID-19 symptom tracker now online
  • Ouray County seeks input on its water plan
  • Delta and Montrose Counties provide business support

  • 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

  • Governor Jared Polis asks hotels to open their doors to the homeless
  • St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction working on COVID-19 treatment
  • College freshmen and seniors facing very uncertain future

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Beware of COVID-19 insurance scams
  • Local schools make plans for graduation
  • Hard freeze may hurt fruit crop

  • Governor Jared Polis prepares Convention Center to be makeshift hospital
  • Senior citizens throughout the West have survived pandemics, wars, depressions
  • BLM releases final Uncomphagre resource management plan

  NEWS UPDATES

  • New guide from USDA for rural resources during COVID-19
  • DMEA finalizes plan to move to new power supplier Guzman Energy
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife holds online mountain lion management open house
  • One hiker dies, another is rescued near Grand Junction

  • Governor Jared Polis extends date of emergency declaration
  • New 'Howling at 8' phenomenon extending throughout Western Slope
  • Local coronavirus updates
  • Pastors get permission for rare Easter service at Delta Drive-In

NEWS UPDATES

  • Telluride Bluegrass Festival cancelled for the first time ever
  • BLM releases new management plan for 1.7 million acres
  • Snowpack close to normal across state

  • Governor Jared Polis extends stay at home order through April 27th
  •  Grand Junction and Montrose companies and volunteers work to make masks
  • San Miguel County first in the nation to offer all residents free coronavirus tests

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Municipal elections today
  • Stay-at-home order helping slow spread of COVID-19
  • Help on the way for nonprofits and small businesses

  • Governor Polis asks residents to wear facial coverings when outside
  • Montrose County reports first COVID-19 fatality; Ouray County has first case
  • Doctor in Colorado Springs offers assessment of spread of coronavirus

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Public comment needed on San Miguel/Ouray county transmission line project
  • COTREX - Colorado Parks & Wildlife trails app shows closed and open trails
  • Gov. Polis:  wear cloth masks to prevent spreading virus
  • Montrose mental health support line 970-252-6220

  • Governor Jared Polis says social distancing, stay at home efforts making slow progress
  • Lawmakers postpone legislative session further, end date still in question
  • Sole resident of Gothic, Colorado offers social distancing tips

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Use caution when recreating outdoors
  • Firearm background checks taking longer
  • Delta County volunteers making masks
  • Connect for Health insurance enrollment open til April 3

  • Governor Jared Polis defends his stay at home order
  • Lawmakers will return to Capitol today, briefly, and will extend session
  • CDOT suspends service to Bustang and Outrider inter-city bus routes
  • Grocery store workers risking interaction with coronavirus every day

  NEWS UPDATES

  • City of Montrose making efforts to help businesses hurt by coronavirus
  • Parks and Wildlife issues new closures after Stay at Home order
  • Local recreation projects selected for grant funding
  • Governor Polis signs over 60 bills into law over the course of last week

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