Oil and Gas Issues

  • Former Governor Hickenlooper still under investigation for illegal travel
  • New rulemaking, regulations in store for oil and gas developers in state
  • Parks and Wildlife warns citizens to be on lookout for mule deer in rut
  • Hotchkiss football team makes playoffs for first time since 2012

  • New study reveals health risks for those living within 2,000 feet of fracking wells
  • Wildfire update: small blazes flare up on Grand Mesa, also outside of Ridgway
  • Four candidates running for three seats on KVNF Board of Directors
  • Benefit for coach Scott Rienks this evening at Paonia High School

  • Delta County likely the first in state to repeal its own oil and gas regulations
  • Controversial syphon of Colorado River water for St. George, Utah scrapped
  • Fort Carson medic dies while training in South Korea
  • Key repaving project begins on I70 next week
  • Update on high school football teams around the listening area

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In the September edition of the Delta County Commissioners Report, Felix Belmont and Eric Goold for KVNF News speak with District 2 Commissioner Don Suppes. Much of their discussion is about the Commissioners' decision to repeal Delta County's oil and gas regulations in favor of state control.

  • Delta County Commissioners will vote to repeal oil and gas regulations
  • Parks and Wildlife official talks awareness as hungry bears on the prowl
  • KVNF Raffle Winner has ties to Ridgway, Montrose; bought ticket online

  • Governor Polis tells oil and gas execs to follow the market, not politics
  • Sheriff Mark Taylor defends positions in front of Delta County Democrats
  • Shawnee Peak Fire near Kenosha Pass still listed as 0 percent contained
  • Bear euthanized near Pine was the one that attacked a 71-year old man
  • 8-year old boy in Bailey recovering from dangerous mountain lion attack

  • Plan to allow cheaper Canadian prescription drugs in Colorado hits snag
  • Ex-Governor Hickenlooper endorsed despite not yet running for Senate
  • Montrose IP address ranked third highest child pornography provider in state
  • Despite SB 181, state is on pace for record yearly production of oil until 2024

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In the August edition of the Delta County Commissioners Report, District 1 Commissioner Mike Lane sits down with Felix Belmont and Eric Goold for KVNF News. Topics for discussion include possible county action on oil and gas regulations; local annexation issues; economic forecasts in the county; and, the Delta County Fair.

  • Uranium mine on West End facing reclamation, regulation changes
  • Sheriff of Eagle County indicted, faces charge of misusing reserve fund
  • Work on Colorado 145 begins today, delays for motorists expected
  • Weld County, lead oil and gas producer, wants its own favorable regulations

  • Colorado 145 closed over weekend due to massive rock fall
  • CDOT crews continue blasting boulders, 145 to expected to reopen today
  • Memorial Day feature story about Gold Star mom in Colorado Springs
  • European country hopes to drill in oil rich Green River Formation

  • Trump praises Colorado law allowing Canadian prescription drugs
  • New restrictions on winter driving along I70 set to begin on Sept. 1
  • Deal for drought mitigation signed today in Las Vegas
  • Oprah Winfrey gives graduation address at Colorado College
  • Access to mental health care for men in Colorado to be expanded
  • Governor appoints interim Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

  • 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

  • House budget offers funding for full day kindergarten across state
  • Governor Jared Polis signs SB 181, oil and gas regulations could take years
  • Federal government approves Colorado River Basin drought agreement
  • Iconic chapel at Air Force Academy has unique history

  • SB 181 passes Legislature, will become law with Governor's signature
  • Oil and gas industry in Western Colorado faces uncertainty about regulations
  • Life at the very end of the Colorado River changing on a dramatic basis
  • Plant, tree and bird species on the comeback in Colorado River Delta

  • Senate Bill 181, local oil and gas regulations, passes on party line vote
  • New bill would allow local governments to determine oil and gas regulations
  • City of Montrose has new mayor, mayor pro tem
  • San Juan County sheriff officer shot in face, expected to recover
  • March snowfall on ski resorts sets new record

  • Senate Bill 181 would redefine oil and gas regulations
  • House Bill 1177, the Red Flag Bill, causing counties to endorse sanctuaries
  • Record snowpack might be enough to fill Lake Mead, Colorado Rivershed
  • CDOT continues avalanche mitigation work on Red Mountain Pass

  • KBUT report on avalanches in Hinsdale County
  • State Senate approves bill allowing more local control of oil and gas
  • KBUT feature story about snowpack: will it be enough to fill Blue Mesa?
  • Paonia water system back to almost full capacity

  • New oil and gas regulations causing strong debate on both sides
  • Feature story on Arizona and California failure to meet drought deadline
  • Controversial bill that would end death penalty in state taken up again
  • EPA officials working to clean up drinking water in El Paso County

  • Slow work of recharging main water line in Paonia begins
  • Community meeting tonight to talk about water emergency in Paonia
  • Former Governor Hickenlooper officially announces run for Presidency
  • Capitol Coverage of proposed changes to oil and gas regulations

  • New state agency to work on lowering health care costs
  • Two oil and gas leaks reported in surface waters of Garfield County
  • Arctic cold blast making life tough on seniors
  • Western Slope groups attend Rural Voices conference in Denver
  • Parks and Wildlife to hold public meetings about big game hunting seasons

  • Lawmakers open legislative session at the State Capitol
  • Over 100 demonstrators rally for stricter oil and gas regulations
  • Outgoing Governor John Hickenlooper considers run at Presidency
  • Food stamps being held up as government shutdown continues

  • Governor Hickenlooper opposes December BLM land lease sale
  • Town of Paonia wants BLM to defer leases until RMP is completed
  • Executive order requires old wells, oil and gas machinery to be capped for safety
  • Department of Interior supports moving headquarters of BLM to the West

  • Lebsock first lawmaker to be expelled from Capitol in over 100 years
  • Colorado mayors join nationwide movement to enforce Obama climate change effort
  • Colorado wildflower threatened by climate change
  • Update on water storage, snowpack levels
  • Royalties paid by oil and gas companies to taxpayers set to be lowered

  • Colorado Springs program disposes of firearms in unique way
  • Denver submits bid to Amazon to be home of next hub
  • New study, interactive map indicates proximity of oil and gas sites

  • Hickenlooper makes no promises regarding run for VP on Unity Ticket
  • Colorado River supplies drinking water to 40 million people
  • Agencies, ranchers, farmers all changing irrigation techniques to lower salt
  • Broomfield one of many communities on Front Range near new oil and gas wells

  • Spike in fraking creates shortage of work crews around state
  • Energy companies file safety reports after Governor's order
  • Colorado hopes to be next home of outdoor trade show

  • Gov. Hickenlooper contemplates calling a special session
  • Local lawmakers urge Governor not to appeal oil and gas ruling
  • Paonia Town Council bogged down by infighting, personality conflicts
  • Out of state conservative group targets swing state Colorado

  • Governor orders safety check of oil and gas wells
  • Climate change in the West impacts upon wine growers

  • Cause of Firestone house fire determined, oil and gas well safety reviewed
  • US Forest Service continues battle against bark beetles in Western Colorado
  • Hospitals urge lawmakers not to cut over 500 million from budget
  • Health centers across state scramble to fight opioid epedemic
  • CDOT begins work on US 50 around Blue Mesa Reservoir

  • No cause yet determined in Firestone house fire
  • Two oil and gas companies shut down wells, investigate
  • Senator Ray Scott proposes bill, wants to revamp energy committee
  • Delta Hospital administrator talks new North Fork clinics
  • State, national demonstrations planned for May Day

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