Montrose County

  • Mesa, Montrose, Ouray County COVID-19 positivity rates too high
  • On Thursday, the US Fish & Wildlife Service removed protections for the gray wolf under the endangered species act in the lower 48 states
  • Colorado is sending stimulus checks to hundreds of thousands of Coloradans who have filed for unemployment since the start of the coronavirus pandemic
  • Election doubts are spreading as legal challenges mount around the west
  • The federal BLM plan that governs 1.7 million acres of public land in Western Colorado faces new court challenges

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  • 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

  

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A unique collaboration between the Center for Mental Health and local law enforcement agencies offers frontline intervention to help diffuse conflicts for those experiencing a mental health crisis. Now the Montrose Police Department has acquired a brand new vehicle for the co-responder through state grant funds which is expected to have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the program. KVNF's Gavin Dahl spoke to Chief Clinical Officer Amanda Jones and Montrose Police commander Matt Smith to learn more.

 

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  • Montrose High School now a COVID outbreak site
  • Colorado Mesa University stays open with routine testing
  • 4 staff of Grand Junction Utilities department test positive
  • Thefts from parked cars in Mesa County are up, with 95 guns stolen since January 1st
  • Center for Mental Health says a new vehicle will make their partnership with Montrose Police even more effective

The depressed economy in the West End of Montrose County may get a boost from new tourism and outdoor recreation ventures, as Jason Blevins with the Colorado Sun reports. He recently traveled to the area for an article detailing efforts to revitalize the West End. Blevins spoke to KVNF’s Laura Palmisano.

  • 10 people became U.S. citizens at Colorado National Monument
  • Matterhorn Mill south of Ophir being restored
  • Economists at the State Capitol say Colorado's budget picture is improving
  • KVNF's Laura Palmisano interviews Jason Blevins of The Colorado Sun about efforts to revitalize western Montrose County

  

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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

  

  • New COVID data shows Mesa and Montrose County with medium rates of infection, Delta and Gunnison County with high rates, and Ouray and San Miguel with very high rates
  • Fighting Colorado's four biggest wildfires has cost $77 million so far
  • A new statewide campaign for more responsible recreation is now underway as Joe Lewandowski from Colorado Parks & Wildlife tells KVNF's Jodi Peterson
  • KSUT's Mark Duggan shares how one Coloradan is using "bots" for good on the Internet

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  • State Supreme Court declines mask mandate lawsuit
  • Senator Cory Gardner touts Grand Junction Airport grant
  • 1800 pounds of marijuana seized in local raids
  • Back the Badge allegedly used taxpayer money in violation of state law
  • Utility shut off moratoriums end
  • 11 statewide initiatives qualified for Nov ballot
  • KOTO's Matt Hoisch on Telluride resort's plans

  • Montrose County Public Health reported 5 new COVID-19 cases since Aug. 10
  • Bureau of Reclamation increasing releases into Gunnison River
  • Poll finds Mitsch Bush, Boebert tied in Third District
  • Trump plans to withdraw Pendley nomination for BLM
  • Should we be naming heat waves?
  • Laura Palmisano reports on record-breaking home sales in Colorado

In the middle of the pandemic small businesses are having to pivot quickly and discover new ways to offer services and products to their customers. KVNF talks with Chelsea Rosty, Director of Business Innovation & Tourism for the city of Montrose, CO and DART about how local businesses are creatively navigating through COVID.

  • 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

This edition of Local Motion features Delta County and Montrose County officials, answering questions from listeners about the COVID-19 response.

Included are Robbie LeValley, Delta Count administrator, Karen O'Brien, Delta County Public Health Director, Dr. Susan Bright, and Montrose County media relations manager Katie Yergensen.

  • Governor Jared Polis issues statewide stay-at-home executive order
  • Hinsdale County implementing more stringent protection measures
  • Montrose County up to 6 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • Water managers taking steps to ensure water supply remains consistent
  • United States Senate passes historic 2 trillion dollar aid package

  NEWS UPDATES

  • 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

  • Governor Polis announces closure of bars, restaurants; large public events cancelled
  • Montrose County staff closes county offices, will work from home
  • Cities of Montrose, Ouray declare state of emergency
  • Delta County activates Emergency Response Center
  • Delta County Libraries announce all facilities are closed, events cancelled

  • Death penalty repeal passes in House, Governor's signature expected
  • Montrose County issues press release about coronavirus
  • Immigrant groups working hard to get accurate count in Census
  • Narrow gauge railroad switches to oil burning locomotive

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Soil health is the hot topic in agriculture as consumers become more aware and concerned with the quality of food that they're eating. 

  • Three sexual health and education workshops to be held in Delta
  • Date for DMEA's exit from Tri State set, buyout fee not announced
  • Montrose County to discontinue family planning and immunization services

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In this Local Motion, KVNF News goes to Montrose to visit with Governor Jared Polis. The Governor came through Montrose on November 23, promoting his Rural Economic Blueprint. He also attended a football game at Montrose High School and appeared at a job fair at the Montrose County Event Center. KVNF News caught up with him there to talk about his trip to Montrose.

  • Naturita voters approve recreational marijuana
  • Mayor of Naturita talks about legal, illegal weed on the West End
  • Outside firm studies state capitol, suggests that sexual harassment is rampant
  • Delta County Administrator discusses new resolution, open meetings

  • Capitol Coverage of transgender ban in military
  • Transgender veteran of 20 years confident military won't make snap decision
  • Protests across country hope to save ACA
  • Montrose County names new attorney

  • Republican Don Coram leads hemp group in Montrose County
  • Outdoor Trade show coming to Denver
  • Steamboat Springs Democrat announces bid for Tipton's seat
  • Zinke signs order streamlining applications to drill on BLM land

  • CO 145 to be closed briefly May 9th for project in West End
  • State motorcycle fatalities hit all time high last year
  • Capitol Conversation discusses Firestone fire, possible legislation

KVNF Regional Newscast: November 9, 2016

Nov 9, 2016

  • Capitol Coverage of Colorado election results
  • Look at local election results from Delta, Montrose Counties

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Hunters from Cedaredge discovered human remains near Sawmill Mesa in Montrose County last weekend. KVNF News spoke with Montrose County Media Relations Manager Katie Yergensen about the story.

KVNF Regional Newscast: October 31, 2016

Nov 1, 2016

  • Human Remains Found in Montrose County
  • Last Day to Submit Comments to the BLM for RMP
  • Capitol Coverage of Senate Race in Colorado

Local Motion: Shavano Valley Petroglyphs

Jul 13, 2016
Shavano Valley Petroglyphs
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Shavano Valley outside of Montrose, Colorado contains petroglyphs drawn by hunters and gatherers, Ute Indians and other indigenous people. Archaeologist Carol Patterson has studied these drawings for over a decade. Through the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose she leads guided tours of the rock art site. This week on Local Motion, we'll go on that tour with Patterson. 

 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Apr 19, 2016

  • Montrose County updates discrimination policy
  • 40 chickens stolen in unusual theft
  • Jobs report shows Colorado doing well, as Western Slope lags behind
  • Bernie Sanders wins Colorado, Hillary Clinton has super delegate support
  • U.S. to sign Paris agreement, good news for local green energy

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Apr 5, 2016

  • Mesa County might be sued over foster child’s death
  • Grant will help Montrose County construct arena, event center
  • Animal abuse case discovered near Delta
  • Capitol Conversation about the state budget’s progression  

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