national parks

Amber Share

  • I-70 reopened through Glenwood Canyon, traffic doubled on U.S. 50 near Gunnison during the closure
  • Grand Junction has felt record temperatures this month
  • Western Slope voters will have more official ballot drop boxes to choose from
  • Gov. Polis now allowing bars to stay open until 11pm
  • Two lawsuits seek ouster of William Perry Pendley at BLM
  • KSJD's Daniel Rayzel reports on hilarious 'Subpar Parks' posters by Amber Share

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)

  • Capitol Coverage of transportation operator shortage in Denver
  • Senator Cory Gardner votes along party lines about Clean Power Plan
  • Congestion and heavy traffic at National Parks in West causing problems

  • Propositions 109, 110 would fund transportation in different ways
  • Author returns to Paonia to read from debut novel
  • National Parks in state, country hope to get funding from Congress

West Obsessed: National Parks

Aug 24, 2016
High Country News

The National Parks have been called America's best idea. But 100 years into that idea, the edges are starting to fray. The National Parks face myriad challenges if they are going to make it to their next centennial, ranging from climate change, funding woes and even a lack of diversity in park visitation. In this episode of West Obsessed, the writers and editors of High Country News discuss those challenges and possible solutions.

Updated at 4:45 p.m. ET

Visiting a national park this summer?

Be prepared to pay more for the experience. Many national parks across the country, faced with tight budgets and delayed maintenance, are increasing entrance fees.

The National Park Service says 106 of the 128 parks that charge entry fees are raising those fees or planning to do so in the coming year.

The list includes many of the most popular parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, as well as monuments and historic sites.

New York state's Seneca Lake is the heart of the Finger Lakes, a beautiful countryside of steep glacier-carved hills and long slivers of water with deep beds of salt. It's been mined on Seneca's shore for more than a century.

The Texas company Crestwood Midstream owns the mine now, and stores natural gas in the emptied-out caverns. It has federal approval to increase the amount, and it's seeking New York's OK to store 88 million gallons of propane as well.

It’s May in Rocky Mountain National Park, but on a mountainside 10,829 feet above sea level, snow is falling. It’s pelting Jim Cheatham, a biologist with the National Park Service. Shrugging off the cold, Cheatham seizes a teachable moment. This snow, he said, holds more than just water.

“Chances are it’s carrying the excess nitrogen we’re talking about,” mused Cheatham.

For the past eight years, the biologist has spent most of his time thinking about how nitrogen pollution is changing the park’s forests, wildflowers, and alpine lakes. He’s also been looking for a way to stop it.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, April 27, 2015

Apr 27, 2015

  Newscast

  • Wildfire bill progresses in legislature
  • DeBeque town marshall arrested on embezzlement charges
  • State cracks down on a Western Slope business seeking investors
  • Study calculates the amount of money National Parks bring to the state
  • Capitol Conversation looks at federal lands and I­-70

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, May 30, 2013.

May 30, 2013

Headlines:

  • BLM faces threat of lawsuit over oil shale
  • Magazines sue over reefer madness
  • Sequestration Effects Local Parks
  • Recall petition fails
  • Fire Danger Increases

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nov 14, 2012

Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation, a Look Ahead to the Coming Legislative Session
  • Oil and Gas Supporters Rally At State Capitol
  • Outdoor Rec Industry Seeks Expansion of Canyonlands
  • Naturita Library Garners Another Award For Excellence
  • Great American Smokeout Tomorrow
  • Fly Flags At Half-Mast For Fallen Lawman
  • Winter Road Closures Announced
  • Colorado Springs TV Station Stinks