Olathe

The Storm Cellar

Agritourism in Colorado is thriving and on this program KVNF's Kori Stanton talks with Wendy White from the Colorado Department of Agriculture and manager of the Colorado Proud program. KVNF also spoke with North Fork newcomers Jayme Henderson and Steve Steese of The Storm Cellar, Jeff Schwartz from Delicious Orchards and Big B's and the Young family from Mountain View Orchard & Winery.

  • Olathe schools back open after student makes threats, is arrested
  • Capitol Coverage looks at communities trying to regulate tobacco use
  • Another Democratic challenger throws hat into ring to unseat Gardner
  • Patients with autism may soon be allowed to use medical marijuana

  • Capitol Coverage beat reporter Bente Birkeland in studio
  • Governor's race, transportation, rural/urban divide all issues facing lawmakers
  • 25th annual Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is tomorrow

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, May 30, 2016

May 31, 2016

  • Body found inside burning mobile home in Olathe
  • Mudslide closes road on Uncompahgre Plateau 
  • DMEA at-large candidate interviews 
  • Governor Hickenlooper unveils new book

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, April. 27, 2016

Apr 27, 2016

  • Mild wildfire season predicted for Colorado
  • Olathe Board of Trustee dies at 71
  • Man found dead in Ouray County pond died of exposure
  • A look at the 2016 Paonia Film Festival  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Feb 24, 2016

  • Colorado House set to debate end of life options bill
  • Montrose police to ticket ‘coal rollers’
  • Olathe Fire Protection District seeks mill levy increase
  • The Colorado legislature takes another shot at legalizing rain barrels  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Feb 5, 2016

  • Officials work to bring down high smoking rates in poorer communities
  • Olathe Ambulance District in financial bind
  • Snowpack report shows health amount of snow in mountains across the state
  • Bill that would give terminally ill patients right to end their lives fails in the state Senate  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Dec 16, 2015

  • Olathe Main Street improvement project wraps up
  • Telluride Foundation, Fort Lewis College receive grant for SW innovation corridor
  • Hickenlooper lobbies farmers to support state water plan
  • Longmont, Fort Collins fracking cases get their say in state’s highest court

River Valley Family Health Center

A health center in Olathe that primarily serves low-income and uninsured patients is expanding.  

River Valley Family Health Center is opening a location in Montrose this week. A majority of the health center’s patients are on Medicaid or don’t have insurance.  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Oct 27, 2015

  • Health Center for uninsured expands
  • Health insurance rates will increase next year
  • 24 states sue EPA
  • GOP debate at CU Boulder

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Oct 20, 2015

  • Manhunt in San Miguel County for armed man who threatened police
  • Voters asked to support increase in taxes for emergency services
  • Olathe officer cleared in death
  • A look back at how the weather affected this year’s hay market

Delta County Memorial Hospital
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Over the summer, Delta County Memorial Hospital ended its partnership with the North Fork Clinics. The relationship lasted for a little over a year. DCMH had taken over managing the clinics in Paonia and Hotchkiss. After the hospital announced it was returning management to the two physicians who previously owned the clinics, the facility in Hotchkiss closed and one of the physicians left.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

Aug 11, 2015

  • Body found in Grand Junction
  • Norwood emergency medical service seeks tax payer help
  • San Miguel commissioners OK ballot question over their own term limits
  • Western Slope now home to a breast milk donation center
  • Olathe receives funds for Main Street improvement project
  • State Capitol building renovation wraps up

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jul 15, 2015

  Newscast

  • Fire Officials: WCCC Blaze Suspicious, Under Investigation
  • Two Ouray Officers Injured In Attack, Authorities Searching For Suspect
  • Former Olathe Police Chief Appears In Court
  • Woman Sentenced For Stealing Funds From Eagle County
  • Earned Income Tax Credit Triggered For Colorado Residents
  • iSeeChange: Cicadas In Of The West

Olathe Gets $226K Grant For Walkway Expansion Project

Jun 12, 2015
downtown Olathe
Flickr/jstephenconn

The town of Olathe recently received a large grant for a walkway expansion project.

Olathe got nearly $226,000 through the federal Transportation Alternative Program. The Colorado Department of Transportation distributes the funds to communities.

"The scope of the project is to provide additional walkway for a section of town that has a high volume of pedestrian traffic," Patty Gabriel, Olathe’s town administrator, said.  "And, it would connect our Olathe Middle & High School with our Olathe Elementary School."

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jun 10, 2015

  Newscast

  • Coroner IDs Woman Killed In Crash, Wanted By Western Slope Authorities
  • Palisade Police Chief Resigns, Sgt. Takes Over
  • Olathe Gets Grant For Walkway Expansion Project
  • Water Well Testing In The North Fork Valley
  • From Bills To Ballots, What's Next At The Colorado Statehouse?

Program That Teaches How To Eat Healthy Locally Expands

Jun 1, 2015
Gardening, AmeriCorps
Valley Food Partnership

A program that teaches families in Montrose and Olathe about eating healthy locally is expanding.

Local Farmacy Rx started last year.  

"The meaning behind [the name] is your food is your medicine, sort of speak,"said Abbie Brewer, a coordinator for LiveWell Montrose Olathe.

The organization oversees the program. 

West Slope Homeless Shelter To Stay

May 22, 2015
Haven House
Haven House

A transitional housing program for homeless families on the Western Slope now has a permanent home. 

Haven House will remain in Olathe. 

"We are happy to report that the housing authority that owned the building has agreed to our contract for the purchase," Larry Fredericksen, the executive director of the nonprofit faith-based shelter, says. "The closing is set for May 28."

Earlier this month, Haven House got a notice from the Montrose County Housing Authority saying it had sold the two-acre site.

Haven House Nears Goal To Buy Property, Keep Shelter Open

May 19, 2015
Haven House
Haven House

The future of a transitional housing program for homeless families on the Western Slope is uncertain. 

Haven House needs to raise $345,000 by Friday to buy the property where it operates. 

The shelter opened in Olathe four years ago. It has 30 units where homeless families and individuals can stay for an extended period.

"Certainly between Grand Junction and Durango there is nothing like it," Larry Fredericksen, the president of the nonprofit faith-based shelter, said.

Punkin Chuckin In Olathe

Oct 27, 2014
Laura Palmisano

The Olathe Volunteer Fire Department hosted its 12th annual Punkin Chunkin Festival over the weekend.

Abigayle Weitharn Found In Las Vegas

Sep 4, 2014

Abigayle Weitharn, the 14-year-old girl who went missing from Olathe this Monday, was found safe and is now with police in northern Las Vegas. 

Corn Cob Craze Hits Olathe

Aug 4, 2014
Jake Ryan

This past Saturday, Olathe hosted its annual Sweet corn festival.