Lake City

Laura Palmisano

  • KVNF's Laura Palmisano interviews Hinsdale County Sheriff Chris Kambish as OHVs are back for the season in Lake City
  • KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh covers Gunnison County's decision to allow ATVs on certain roads in Marble

  

OHVs are Back for the Season in Lake City

May 27, 2021
Laura Palmisano

Reporter Laura Palmisano speaks to Hinsdale County Sheriff Chris Kambish about the pilot program allowing Off Highway Vehicles on a 3-mile section of a state highway so they can access the Alpine Loop, a route connecting Lake City to Silverton and Ouray. Now in its third year, the program is seasonal from the end of May through September. Last year an increase in tourism including additional OHVs led to more complaints to the sheriff's office about OVHs not following rules and causing disturbances. 

Eighth Graders Ask Rep. Boebert Questions in Lake City

May 12, 2021
Laura Palmisano

Congressmember Lauren Boebert spoke to a public gathering in Lake City on Friday. Eighth grade students from the Community School asked her questions after her speech. Laura Palmisano reports.

Laura Palmisano

  • Conservative presidents resigning from University of Colorado & Western Colorado University
  • Ethics complaint against Dave Knutson on agenda for Paonia Trustees meeting tonight at 6:30pm
  • Conservation groups sue BLM & USFS over North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan
  • Guzman Energy, DMEA announce 80-megawatt solar energy project near Delta
  • Coal transition worker assistance program now has bipartisan support at State Capitol
  • Laura Palmisano reports on Rep. Lauren Boebert's stop in Lake City on Friday

  

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

Steve Anthony / Garfield County

  • Montrose seeks City Council member, Lake City seeks Town Manager
  • Faculty at Gunnison's Western Colorado University vote to oust president Greg Salsbury
  • Proposed dam on Homestake Creek in Eagle County opposed by biodiversity advocates
  • Country Jam announces June headliners
  • Governor Polis: COVID vaccine appointments for general public will open Friday
  • KDNK's Kathleen Shannon reports on efforts to reduce weeds without chemicals in Garfield County

Scott Franz

  • Former Ouray County Sheriff Lance FitzGerald arrested for suspected DUI again
  • Ouray's drinking water likely infiltrated by surface water
  • Hot springs in Rico now closed to non-residents
  • National Western Stock Show in Denver will return in 2022, says CEO
  • Stretch of highway from South Fork to Creede to Lake City to Blue Mesa Reservoir now a national scenic byway
  • Scott Franz reports lawmakers are responding to COVID much differently than the Spanish Flu of 1918

State Highway 149 is Now a National Scenic Byway

Feb 22, 2021
Laura Palmisano

A picturesque 117-mile stretch of highway in Southwest Colorado known as the Silver Thread Scenic Byway is now a National Scenic Byway.

Laura Palmisano

  • Backcountry skier Jeff Schneider died in an avalanche Friday, 2 others died Saturday near Silverton
  • 2 earthquakes near Nucla
  • Delta County Hospital workers getting first local doses of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Congressman Ken Buck will not seek second term as Colorado GOP chair
  • Air Quality Control Commission reverses decision on coal-fired power plants
  • Economists say state budget outlook is improving
  • Laura Palmisano talks to Hinsdale County Commissioner Kristine Borchers about acquisition of island, peninsula on Lake San Cristobal

Laura Palmisano

The island and peninsula on Lake San Cristobal is now owned by Hinsdale County. A group of Lake City residents raised $200,000 to help buy the 10-acre property. Great Outdoors Colorado also awarded a $1.3 million grant to help make the purchase. Laura Palmisano speaks with Hinsdale County Commissioner Kristine Borchers.

    

A group of Lake City residents have joined together in an effort to buy land on Lake San Cristobal in hopes of turning it into public open space. Click here to learn more about the effort.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

  • Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert has asked to carry her gun on Capitol grounds
  • Denver buying body cameras that start recording automatically when officers draw a gun
  • Three Colorado coal plants face orders to close earlier than 2030
  • Lake City residents are raising funds to buy land on Lake San Cristobal
  • An accident in Arches National Park has led to a wrongful death claim against the Park Service
  • COGCC approves new rules intended to protect wildlife from energy development

  

Courtesy of San Miguel County Sheriff's Office

  • When High School football games start Friday, Montrose won't allow public, Paonia will
  • Fox Theater in Montrose closing indefinitely due to movie release delays
  • Body of missing hiker found near Lake City
  • Early voting numbers much higher than 2016 nationally
  • KOTO's Julia Caulfield reports on the newlyweds who died in a plane crash near Telluride this week

  

One man's mission to protect dark skies in Lake City

Sep 24, 2020
Michael Underwood

The small mountain town of Lake City now hosts an International Dark Sky Park. One man’s love for astronomy and his desire to protect his community’s dark skies made the dream a reality. For KVNF News, Laura Palmisano reports.

Michael Underwood

  • Mesa County approved for final phase of COVID reopening
  • Cory Gardner makes surprise visit to Confluence Park in Delta 
  • Colorado forcing state workers to take unpaid days off due to budget shortfall
  • Migratory birds dropping dead across the region, submit data here
  • Laura Palmisano: Lake City now hosts an International Dark Sky Park

  

Laura Palmisano

  • Region 10 awarded $400,000 in funding from U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Fruita Police, Mesa County Sheriff's Deputies fatally shoot allegedly armed man for failing to comply 
  • Proposed U.S. Department of Interior rule could open up national parks to more private companies
  • 50 people gathered in Lake City for a Black Lives Matter march, but the town's only Black religious leader was not invited (updated 7/28/2020)

  • 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

  • National Guard conducts testing in Montrose
  • First confirmed case of COVID-19 reported in Montrose County
  • Hinsdale County reports first case of COVID-19, from Lake City
  • Governor Polis urges citizens to stay at home to prevent spread of coronavirus

  • Several presidential candidates will be visiting Colorado soon
  • Lake City ice climbing festival organizers hope for year round tourism boost
  • 2020 census needs volunteers, paid census takers to complete accurate count

  • 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

  • KOTO story recapping the rock fall on Highway 145 between Cortez and Telluride
  • KBUT story about volunteer efforts in Lake City as flood danger increases
  • Tri State power provider gets offer to retire most of its coal produced power

  • 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

  • Governor makes emergency declaration for Lake City, flooding is feared
  • Rapidly melting snow pack presents flooding danger for entire state
  • Montrose County passes ordinance against heavy mining on West End
  • Hotchkiss baseball team one of the favorites headed to 2A state tournament

Lake City Translator Off the Air

Jul 25, 2017
Jeff Reynolds

 

To our Lake City Listeners-

KVNF's Lake City translator is down for repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are ordering necessary replacement parts & making preparations to go up & make repairs. We will keep you posted as we have updates.

Lightning has apparently once again zapped our receiving equipment on Round Top, interrupting the KVNF signal into Lake City. We are awaiting delivery of replacement parts, and will get the 88.7 translator back on the air just as quickly as possible. In the meantime, you can stream KVNF here. Thanks for your patience.

Jeff Reynolds

KVNF's Lake City translator is down for repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience. Lake City listeners can still tune us in online at KVNF.org.

We hope to have everything back up & running in a few days.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016

  • CO 149 resurfacing project outside of Lake City starts
  • Colorado's Cruz-leaning GOP tries to make peace with Trump
  • Listen to U.S. coal production fall off a cliff

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