Methane

  • Lawmakers voting to reschedule local, county elections due to coronavirus
  • Large private company to close doors in Grand Junction, hundreds of jobs impacted
  • Arch Coal reaches agreement with company for methane flaring in North Fork Valley
  • NW Colorado wolfpack spotted again, wildlife managers wonder where it came from
  • CHSAA suspends all state Spring sports until at least April
  • Parks and Wildlife to offer free help for big game hunters in Montrose

  • State issues daily press release: 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19, testing continues
  • Largest source of methane to be collected, flared by coal mine
  • Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff scores big electoral win in Democrat caucuses
  • Bureau of Reclamation selecting options to help relieve salty Colorado River
  • Delta High School girls basketball team goes to State for second year in a row

  • Snowpack at 200 percent in some areas, hoped to end drought
  • Before Senate Bill 181 becomes law, some want moratorium on oil and gas lease sales
  • Delta County oil and gas working group will discuss 181 with commissioners
  • National lawmakers call for return of Obama-era restrictions on methane emissions
  • Update on lawsuits against a Montrose funeral home accused of human trafficking

  • Coal Methane Working Group looks for solutions to NFV methane pollution
  • Variety of stake holders make up coal working group
  • Anniversary of Hayman Fire apporaches, worst wildfire in Colorado history
  • Scientists study effects of wildfires on watersheds

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May 3, 2016

  • Fracking limits struck down in Colorado
  • BLM wants input for recreation ideas
  • Report shows huge potential for methane capture in North Fork
  • Capitol Conversation looking at the end of the session  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mar 3, 2016

  • Community Dental Clinic, partners hope to open integrated health center in Montrose
  • Norwood Library plans expansion
  • Colorado goes for Sanders as Trump, Clinton rake in big Super Tuesday wins
  • Colorado elected officials send letter in support of BLM methane draft rules  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Jan 26, 2016

  • Montrose County Jail inmate dies after suicide attempt 
  • High school dropout, graduation rates vary around Western Slope
  • Palisade sued over medical marijuana policy
  • Capitol Conversation: Looking at the first round of bills
  • BLM follows Colorado’s lead on methane rules  

The wastewater treatment plant in Grand Junction, Colo., takes in 8 million gallons of raw sewage — what's flushed down the toilet and sinks.

Processing this sewage produces a lot of methane, which the plant used to just burn off into the air.

The process was "not good for the environment and a waste of a wonderful resource," says Dan Tonello, manager of the Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Now, using more infrastructure, the facility refines the methane further to produce natural gas chemically identical to what's drilled from underground.

  • Man killed by train in Clifton 
  • Paonia Board of Trustees approves fee increases 
  • Colorado’s latest revenue forecast shows state still faces budget challenges
  • EPA discusses proposed methane rules at Denver meeting
  • State awards Lake City nonprofit $33K for river restoration project

The Obama administration unveiled plans Tuesday that would curb the methane that leaks from facilities related to oil and natural gas production. Methane is one of the greenhouse gases that trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Feb 17, 2015

  Newscast

  • Rural relief bill heard at capitol
  • Paonia Town Clerk gives letter of intent to sue the town
  • Methane leaks higher than thought, study suggests
  • Capitol conversation about the myriad of issues facing the legislature

Brendon Bosworth

The North Fork Valley is now home to a new form of "green" electricity. On Friday, Oxbow’s Elk Creek mine officially launched a 3 megawatt project generating electricity from methane gas. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that the project is the culmination of years of work from an unlikely alliance: involving the mine, a gas company, electric co-ops and the uber environmentally-conscious Aspen Skiing Company.