Paonia

Kori Stanton

LA folk-punk musician, Sunny War stops by KVNF before her performance for the 'Live Music Still Soothes The Soul Series' to talk about her recent EP 'Can I Sit With You'. 

Marty Durlin

  • 2021 individual health insurance premiums in Colorado will decrease an average of 1.4% while group rates will increase an average of 3.8%
  • Attorney General Phil Weiser met with local officials in Montrose to discuss election integrity, voter intimidation, misinformation
  • KSUT moves into new Tribal Media Center
  • Temporary ban on certain visas impacts ski industry hiring
  • DCI reporter Lisa Young discusses her coverage of proposed changes to Delta County land use code

Courtesy of Pumpkin Hollow DGC

  • Delta County Sheriff's Office has taken Henry Russell into custody after he allegedly shot Matthew Burge of Paonia on Monday
  • Cloud seeding effort on Grand Mesa seeks permit renewal
  • Appeals court considers allowing larger religious gatherings in Colorado
  • Microbreweries preparing for colder business climate
  • Kori Stanton reports on Pumpkin Hollow disc golf tournament

  

Kori Stanton

  • Now 10 cases of West Nile in Delta County
  • North Fork Emergency Medical sets up permanent base in Crawford
  • State allows West Elk Coal Mine to use new road and drill pads
  • CU-Boulder study confirms aerosols spread COVID-19
  • Poll: Many Coloradans don't want COVID vaccine
  • Postal service settles suit by Secretary of State over confusing USPS mailers
  • Kori Stanton speaks with Colorado Farm & Food Alliance at gleaning party in Paonia

  

  • Conservation groups sue BLM over Uncompahgre Resource Management Plan
  • 4 marijuana ballot items qualify in Delta County
  • New documents show Interior Dept wanted to manage bison like cattle
  • On Tuesday, Michael Bennet called on William Perry Pendley to resign from BLM in a speech on Senate floor

Mark Duggan / KSUT

  • Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert deletes several social media accounts 
  • Paonia will use new CDOT grant for Grand Ave projects
  • Yellow-billed cuckoo not losing Endangered Species Act protection
  • Mask mandate extended another 30 days
  • Judge rejects lawsuit delaying blue book voting guide distribution 
  • KSUT: New projects hope to close 'water gap' for Navajo Nation

  

Kaspar Keil

The live events industry has declared a red alert with over 1500 venues across the country illuminating their buildings in red at night to raise awareness about the financial strain of the pandemic. The goal is to encourage Congress to pass bipartisan legislation known as the Restart Act, sponsored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. KVNF’s Gavin Dahl learned more from Sen. Bennet about the proposed law earlier this summer.

Courtesy of High Country News

High Country News, the nonprofit newsmagazine headquartered in Paonia, is kicking off its 50th anniversary this week. Founded in Lander, Wyoming in 1970, the publication relocated to Paonia in 1983 under the leadership of Ed and Betsy Marston. High Country News became well known for its deep dives into the stories of the West’s complex environmental and natural resources issues, and its diverse communities and cultures.

Erin McIntyre

Passionate hyper-local reporting in the public interest can come at a cost.  For Erin McIntyre, co-publisher of The Ouray County Plaindealer, critical reporting on defiance of county health measures during the pandemic led to retaliation from a local business.

Kori Stanton

KVNF's Kori Stanton talks with Rob Miller of Pickin' Productions about the music industry during the pandemic and how Colorado is putting the Arts at the forefront.

  • Firefighters got a new wildfire near Carbondale under control quickly
  • Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford ask residents to reduce water use
  • Jere Lowe will challenge Wendell Koontz for Delta County Commission
  • Montrose, Olathe sales tax up during June
  • Paonia, Grand Junction will vote on new ballot measures
  • Local residents Bob Kalenak, Allison Elliot, Thomas Markle, Danielle Carre share their concerns about Land Use Code changes proposed by Delta County ahead of public comment deadline

This program is in honor of former Paonia resident Thomas Lawley. Thomas was a huge music lover and community connector. Thomas moved to the North Fork Valley in 1970 and was a Paonia resident until 1986. During his time in the North Fork he was a community leader, KVNF DJ and often the Master of Ceremonies. In Febuary 2019 Thomas died at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico after battling cancer for four years. He was 72. Thomas and his wife Paula produced the infamous Hippie Reunion in Paonia in 2010. Thomas was also the festival Director for Carbondale's Mountain Fair for 17 years.

Kori Stanton

Local singer-songwriter, Gabrielle Louise is recording a new album with her band and stopped by KVNF to chat with Kori Stanton. They talked about the evolution of her music, Joni Mitchell and her upcoming birthday concert on May 18th at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. Gabrielle also provided KVNF listeners with an exclusive sneak peak of a few tracks off of her upcoming album.

  • Paonia meth house bust may be part of a larger Federal drug case
  • Citizens calling Congress members and venting frustration about shutdown
  • Capitol Coverage interview with new minority leader Chris Holbert

  • SWAT team, law enforcement agencies descend on Paonia, suspected meth house
  • Jared Polis inaugurated Governor of Colorado
  • Polis under pressure from antifracking groups before he's even sworn in
  • Outgoing John Hickenlooper recalls favorite moments after 8 years as governor

  • Update on incoming Hotchkiss, Paonia health clinics
  • Colorado group concerned about President Trump climate change rollbacks
  • Capitol Coverage preview of budget debate in state house
  • Listening area prep basketball players make all state teams

KVNF Regional Newscast: November 16, 2016

Nov 16, 2016

  • Capitol Coverage about voter turnout
  • Montrose deputy sheriff, suspect ID'd in West End shooting
  • Capitol Coverage about new digital license program
  • North Fork residents march in support of Standing Rock

KVNF Regional Newscast: November 2, 2016

Nov 4, 2016

  • Paonia Public Works dealing with water breaks
  • Petition launched to recall Crawford Mayor Gofforth
  • Capitol Coverage investigates ballot security
  • Salmon population in Blue Mesa Reservoir rebounds

  • Roadwork starts on US 550 between Ouray, Silverton
  • Olathe clinic receives $1M grant for Montrose expansion 
  • Public Lands Day bill heads to Hickenlooper’s desk
  • A preview of the upcoming Solar Fair & Permaculture Expo in Paonia

Elsewhere Studios, art
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Elyse Mische is a mixed-media illustrator from the Midwest. She's in Paonia, Colo. for a three-month artist residency at Elsewhere Studios. The organization brought her to town as the first-ever recipient of its fashion designer residency. She's designing a line for the upcoming Paonia Fashion Show, taking place May 20-21. In this segment, Mische talks about her line and creative process. 


KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2016

Mar 30, 2016

  • Arrests made in Paonia antler theft
  • Election officials: drop off municipal ballots in person instead of mailing
  • Hickenlooper discusses state budget
  • House committee gives OK to undocumented driver's license program expansion
  • Raton Basin most at risk place in Colorado for 2016 Quakes  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016

Mar 15, 2016

  • State unemployment drops even farther
  • Brush fires become hazard in warm, dry weather
  • Paonia looking forward to end of state­mandated water project
  • Capitol Conversation looking at this year so far  

Bowie #2 Mine, Coal Mine
WildEarth Guardians

Another coal mine will shut down in Western Colorado. Bowie Resource Partners is idling the Bowie #2 Mine near Paonia.

In a release, the company cites the continued decline of the coal market as the reason for the closure.

The mine currently employs 108 people. Bowie estimates 68 full-time positions will be eliminated in April, but by July, nearly everyone will lose their job. 

Local Motion: TEDx Paonia

Jan 27, 2016

This week, KVNF's Jake Ryan sat down with Alex Johnson and Joanna Calabrese to talk about the upcoming TEDx event in Paonia.  16 speakers will give talks on a range of topics, each with a connection to the North Fork area.  It's the first of it's kind on the Western Slope.


KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Jan 27, 2016

  • Paonia municipal election: 9 run for 3 trustee vacancies, 1 for mayor
  • Mesa County launches diabetes prevention program aimed at lifestyle changes
  • COGCC approves final rule changes from O&G Task Force
  • Snow tire bill committee

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Jan 13, 2016

  • Hickenlooper outlines legislative priorities for 2016 session
  • Paonia resident, horse killed in accident on Hwy 92
  • Environmental activists respond to Arch Coal’s bankruptcy
  • For 2016, Democrats in the Colorado Senate will have a new leader

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Jan. 4, 2015

Jan 4, 2016

  • Missing woman found
  • Artist residency program in Paonia expands scope
  • Capitol Conversation looking at upcoming session
  • Nucla receives $1M million for sewage treatment

Sen. Donovan On Colorado’s Upcoming Legislative Session

Dec 23, 2015
Kerry Donovan
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Last week, state Sen. Kerry Donovan hosted a town hall in Paonia. She talked about her first year at the capitol and bills she's working on for the next legislative session.

Jeff Reynolds

2015 Pickin' In the Park Concert Series, Week 4 - Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, with The Railsplitters

vote, flag, voting
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Voters across the Western Slope overwhelming approved broadband measures. 

Communities across the region asked residents to opt-out of Senate Bill 152. The decade-old state law prevents local governments from providing internet services or spending money on broadband infrastructure unless residents overturn it.  

Voters in Gunnison, Delta and Ouray Counties approved opt-out measures. Residents in Crested Butte, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford, Cedaredge, Delta, Ridgway, Ouray and Telluride also passed similar ballot issues.  

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