Paradise Theatre

  • Montrose County reports first death from West Nile virus this year
  • Fentanyl overdoses more than doubled each of the past 3 years in Colorado
  • City of Aspen addressing impaired waterway status of Roaring Fork River
  • Colorado River District funds 4 Western Slope projects
  • Dillon town council wants to incentivize home owners building ADUs to rent to locals
  • Kate Redmond talks to David Alderdice about World Music in Paradise shows & outreach programs

  

  • 4 horses killed in car accidents on 550 on Thursday
  • School board candidate forums are scheduled for Grand Junction, Austin, Montrose next week
  • Dual Immersion Academy principal Monica Heptner awarded by Latino Chamber of Commerce
  • Republican Lauren Boebert violated federal campaign finance laws, used campaign funds for rent, bills
  • NPR TV critic Eric Deggans speaks with KVNF's Gavin Dahl about the new documentary Summer of Soul, directed by Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson, opening tonight at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia

  

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  • CDC investigated elder care facilities in Mesa County, where unvaccinated staff are believed to be bringing COVID-19 to work
  • CPW held public input session on wolf reintroduction in Montrose
  • For 3rd time in 3 years, buying water from Ruedi Reservoir to offset low streamflow in Colorado River
  • School District 51 hires new director of equity & inclusion
  • Families in Colorado are already benefiting from advance child tax credit payments
  • Paradise Theatre to screen new doc Where We Belong by local filmmaker Teya Cranson

Kaspar Keil

  • 6 tons of rock fell on Ouray Hydro Power Plant intake pipe
  • Suspect arrested in murder of Ana Victoria Rascon
  • State auditor harshly criticizes Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
  • BLM conducting prescribed burns this week along Govt Springs Rd & on Dry Mesa
  • State lawmakers have more money to spend in next year's budget than originally thought
  • After ticket money vaporized, thousands of event organizers and venues will see relief thanks to a settlement reached between WA state attorney general's office & Brown Paper Tickets

Kaspar Keil

  • Hotchkiss accepts Baker Ranches bid for Fire Mountain Canal shares, puts Overland Ditch shares out for new bids
  • Paonia in Motion virtual input gathering events scheduled for Monday - Wednesday next week
  • Grand Junction City Council marijuana task force solidifies recommendations on land use codes
  • KVNF's Kate Redmond gets an update from Paradise Theater manager Sunshine Knight
  • Laura Palmisano hears about changes to the COVID dial from CDPHE official Mara Brosy-Wiwchar 

  

Kaspar Keil

  • Delta Schools now require 6-12th graders to wear masks while seated during class
  • Montrose Schools report 4 new quarantine events 
  • Colorado Republicans select legislative leadership for 2021 session
  • State lawmakers begin working on next budget
  • Utah introduces statewide mask mandate, 2-week ban on social gatherings
  • Paradise Theatre executive director Sunshine Knight talks about decision to go dark for winter

  • CMU suspends sports, asks students to quarantine for rest of semester
  • Paradise Theatre will go dark for the winter
  • Somerset still struggling to provide clean drinking water
  • Utah declares state of emergency
  • Governor Polis hopeful Colorado can get 200,000 doses of COVID vaccine by Jan 1
  • Jodi Peterson speaks with Montrose Memorial Hospital doctor Drew Bolton

  

Talkin Music: TIERRO Band with Bridget Law

Nov 3, 2020
Kori Stanton

The TIERRO Band with Bridget Law performed for the third week of the 'Live Music Still Soothes The Soul Series' on October 2nd, 2020. Tierro and Bridget talked with KVNF's Kori Stanton before the outdoor concert at Poulos Park in Paonia, CO. 

Talkin Music: Sunny War

Oct 16, 2020
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'. 

Talkin Music: Daniel Rodriguez

Sep 24, 2020
JT Thomas

Daniel Rodriguez stops by KVNF before his performance for the "Live Music Still Soothes The Soul Series" brought to you by Pickin' Productions and the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. Rodriguez talks with Kori Stanton about his new record "Sojourn Of A Burning Sun."

KVNF Regional Newscast: September 7, 2020

Sep 7, 2020

  • U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) explains the intent of his proposed legislation known as the RESTART Act, as over 1500 venues go on 'red alert' to raise awareness about the financial strain of the pandemic including the Paradise, Blue Sage, Sheridan Opera House, the Liberty, and Sherbino Theater locally
  • Long before COVID-19 arrived in Libby, Montana residents faced another attack on their lungs: asbestos

Talkin Music: Charley Crockett

Jan 23, 2020
Kori Stanton

Charley Crockett is a blues and country singer-songwriter currently based out of Austin, TX. Crockett stopped by KVNF before his show at the Paradise Theatre on January 10th, 2020. Kori Stanton talks with Crockett about his newest album 'The Valley' and about having open heart surgery one year ago. Crockett performs several unreleased songs that he hopes to record in 2020.

Talkin Music: Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble

Jan 17, 2020
Kori Stanton

KVNF visits the Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble at their practice studio in Hotchkiss, CO. Kori Stanton talks with all eight members about composing new music and their upcoming performances at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. These concerts will wrap up David Alderdice's 2019/2020 'World in Paradise Music Series'. This program features four new pieces that the group is working on for their upcoming album. 

Special thanks to our sound team: Jeff Reynolds, Adam Smith and Daniel Be. 

Talkin Music: Glen Velez & Loire Cotler

Sep 25, 2019

Grammy winning, iconic world music drummer, Glen Velez and acclaimed rhythm vocalist, Loire Cotler stopped by KVNF to talk with Kori Stanton before their concert at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. Velez and Cotler opened the World Music in Paradise Series produced by local musician and teacher David Alderdice. Alderdice joined in for a couple of songs in the Bamboo Room.

Talkin Music: Gabrielle Louise

May 3, 2019
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.

Talkin Music: Sugaray Rayford

Apr 11, 2019
Kori Stanton

American electric blues singer and songwriter Sugaray Rayford stopped by KVNF before his "party" at the Paradise Theater in Paonia. He talked with KVNF's Kori Stanton about his new album Somebody Save Me, his upcoming tour schedule through 2023 and about his musical journey over the last 20 years.

3hattrio (three hat trio) plays American Desert Music. Their aim is to create a new music which responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park in southern Utah.

Paradise Theatre Named Historic Landmark

May 26, 2015
Paradise Theater
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

The Paradise Theatre in Paonia is now a Historic Landmark. Last November, the Friends of the Paradise Theatre applied for the designation. And, last week the Delta County Commissioners approved it. KVNF's Laura Palmisano spoke to Tom Stevens, the vice president of the theatre's board, about the designation.

Travis Bubenik/KVNF

For this episode of Local Motion, we take a look at the plight of rural movie theaters in Colorado. 

The film industry has by and large mandated that starting this year, first-run movies (the blockbusters like "Frozen") will only be distributed digitally. The 35 mm films of old are on their way out and digital films are on their way in. 

Pass the Mic Documentary showing on December 7th

Dec 3, 2013

KVNF and the North Fork Vision 2020 Project invite you to come see the North Fork Valley through the eyes of seven young reporters. 

On Saturday, December 7th from 3-4 pm,  join us at the Paradise Theatre for a screening of the Pass the Mic documentary. The film features interviews with a wide variety of characters from the valley, all conducted by youth reporters. 

You'll hear interviews with a dancer, hops farmer, coal miners, a micro-hydro expert and more. The short film "HeartSpots" will also be shown. 

Christy Eller/KVNF

After being closed for about two months, the historic Paradise Theatre in Paonia is reopening its doors. 

Award-winning progressive journalist Amy Goodman, the host of Democracy Now! (heard weekdays at 6 pm on KVNF,) visited Paonia Saturday, Oct. 5th, and spoke before an enthusiastic audience at the Paradise Theatre. The event was a fund-raiser for KVNF & High Country News.