Independent Redistricting Commission

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  • High Country News reports the National Park Service buried an internal study showing harassment
  • DMEA investigating targeted effort to access data on its internal network, pauses disconnections while online payments are disabled
  • Eric Kelley leads Montrose School Board race by 18 votes, so recount required unless Dawn Schieldt withdraws
  • Colorado Supreme Court approves new state legislative maps
  • Will Walkey reports for RMCR

Laura Palmisano

  • Governor Polis releases $40B budget proposal
  • 'I Matter' program will offer Colorado kids 3 free mental health counseling sessions
  • Colorado Supreme Court approves new map of 8 Congressional districts
  • COVID surges, killing 7 in Montrose County during October, while MCSD has 412 in quarantine
  • For Rocky Mountain Community Radio & Solutions Journalism Network, Laura Palmisano reports on Ridgway's Space to Create project under construction, offering low-income housing for creatives


KVNF Regional Newscast: October 5, 2021

Oct 5, 2021
Laura Palmisano

  • Democrat Kerry Donovan, challenger to Republican Lauren Boebert, suspends campaign fundraising as redistricting commission draws her out of CD3
  • Ouray County pulls paid ads from Plaindealer following accusation of open meeting violations
  • Delta County a hotspot for West Nile Virus
  • Governor ends executive order helping Coloradans avoid eviction
  • Laura Palmisano reports on CASA program in Montrose aimed at helping youth who age out of foster care


Gavin Dahl

  • Redistricting Commission selects new Congressional maps at marathon meeting
  • Delta County Schools relaxing COVID protocols today 
  • Ouray School revises mask policy due to high vaccination rate
  • Low enrollment in state's school testing program
  • Author & activist Rivera Sun talks about nonviolence trainings
  • Pamela Friend, owner of Star Drive-In Theatre in Montrose, wraps up season

  • New Redistricting Commission state legislative maps make dramatic changes on Western Slope
  • Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters retains attorney Scott Gessler, former Secretary of State
  • Norwood may cap short-term rentals at 3, total
  • Six candidates are running for two seats on Delta County School Board
  • Samaritan Johnny Hurley was killed by police in Arvada, coroner confirms
  • Comedian Alex Hooper talks about going on tour during the pandemic, his new book & his comedy special ahead of Healthy Rhythm Gallery gig this Saturday in Montrose

Laura Palmisano

  • Climber dies from fall after summiting Mt. Sneffels over the weekend
  • CDPHE will ramp up COVID testing, while ending mask requirements at schools
  • Redistricting Commission will hold public hearings in Montrose, Grand Junction on July 30
  • Ouray suspends short-term rental licensing
  • Dillon Reservoir is now 100% full
  • Virgil Turner, regional broadband project director for Region 10, explains 3 new pieces of legislation that impact high-speed Internet in Colorado