Hinsdale County

  • Effort to put abortion restrictions on the statewide ballot
  • Report from Lake City on current conditions in Hinsdale County
  • Residents of Lake City issued sandbags, flood preparations continue
  • Lawmaker who sponsored Red Flag bill will not face recall

Laura Palmisano

Lake City in Hinsdale County has seen an historic avalanche season followed by a runoff that threatens floods. For KVNF News, Laura Palmisano interviews local editor and historian Grant Houston about the flooding situation in Lake City, both past and present. Emergency steps have already been taken, including moving the treasures and artifacts housed in the museum to safety.

  • Colorado state economy the fifth best in the country
  • Denver's mayoral election will be decided today
  • Lake City residents face possible floods, not for the first time
  • Glenwood Springs signs deal to become 100 percent renewable energy city

  • Colorado will pay additional 6 million dollars for accurate 2020 census
  • Candidate Hickenlooper will introduce his ideas for gun control today
  • Rundown of Memorial Day weekend closures of popular destinations
  • Lake City, Hinsdale County looking for help from volunteers
  • Colorado becomes first state to cap cost of insulin by law

  • Flood risk causes emergency declaration in Hinsdale County
  • Historic avalanche season fills drainages with debris, raises flood risk
  • Lake City officials keep eyes on historic dams, flood mitigation in place
  • Western Colorado residents pay highest health care premiums in state

  • Hinsdale County experiencing historic avalanche season, 17 reported incidents
  • Avalanche buries and destroys home of Hinsdale County Sheriff
  • Local emergency declared, then lifted in Hinsdale County amid avalanches
  • Capitol Coverage of bill that will ask voters to go against TABOR

  • KBUT report on avalanches in Hinsdale County
  • State Senate approves bill allowing more local control of oil and gas
  • KBUT feature story about snowpack: will it be enough to fill Blue Mesa?
  • Paonia water system back to almost full capacity

  • 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

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016

Mar 29, 2016

  • Lumber truck rolls over in Hinsdale County
  • Sheriffs’ lawsuit dismissed, but plans in the works to restart effort
  • New rule would protect workers against silica dust
  • Capitol Conversation about the looming budget
  • Construction closes parts of road this week near Montrose  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Dec 8, 2015

  • Delta County’s only homeless shelter gets a permanent space
  • Dispute between city, county of Montrose ends up in court
  • Hinsdale County gets more money for tourism
  • Colorado economy looking strong going forward

vote, flag, voting
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Voters across the Western Slope overwhelming approved broadband measures. 

Communities across the region asked residents to opt-out of Senate Bill 152. The decade-old state law prevents local governments from providing internet services or spending money on broadband infrastructure unless residents overturn it.  

Voters in Gunnison, Delta and Ouray Counties approved opt-out measures. Residents in Crested Butte, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford, Cedaredge, Delta, Ridgway, Ouray and Telluride also passed similar ballot issues.  

Sheriffs, Prosecutors Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Law

Mar 5, 2015
Marijuana Plant
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Colorado has been under fire lately over Amendment 64.  The state is currently being sued by neighboring states and a Washington, D.C. organization over recreational marijuana.  Now, Colorado is being sued by its own sheriffs. 

Six sheriffs from across Colorado and sheriffs and prosecutors from Nebraska and Kansas are plaintiffs in the suit. Governor John Hickenlooper is named as the defendant.

Colorado Division of Insurance, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Colorado Division of Insurance

Hinsdale County and Mineral County are pretty similar.  They’re right next to each other, have comparable populations, and if their county commissioners work things out, might have the same public health district.

Susan Thompson is the chair of the Hinsdale Board of County Commissioners. 

spruce beetle
Laura Palmisano

Over the past decade spruce beetles have been causing a big problem in southwest Colorado. And it’s getting worse. The beetle is devouring mature spruce forests and turning them into expanses primed for wildfire.

Colorado Forests Die In Beetle's Wake

Sep 18, 2014
spruce beetle
Laura Palmisano

Over the past decade a tiny insect has been causing a big problem in southwest Colorado. And it’s getting worse. The beetle is devouring mature spruce forests and turning them into expanses primed for wildfire. The U.S. Forest Service recently unveiled a broad new plan to try to minimize fire danger but not everyone thinks it’s the best path forward. KVNF’s Laura Palmisano reports.

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