public lands

  • Ridgway named third "Dark Sky Community" in Colorado
  • Wildfire smoke in summer leads to more flu outbreaks in winter, says new study
  • Bureau of Land Management struggles to fill headquarters jobs after moving to Grand Junction

  • Gov. Polis responds to protests
  • Black Birders Week promotes diversity
  • Senate will vote on bill to fund public lands maintenance
  • Cattle prices hit new lows while consumers pay high prices for beef

  • Anti-abortion groups collecting signatures for ballot measure
  • Mountain town has to dig out after 80 inches of snow in 30 days
  • Collecting antler sheds on public lands remains illegal until April
  • Senators reach bipartisan agreement to fund public lands
  • Aspen High School wins boys and girls state skiing championships

  • Incident with police sends Delta County man to hospital
  • New BLM plans call for 90% cut in public lands set aside for conservation
  • Colorado trying to become electric car capitol despite Trump rollbacks

  • Colorado candidates for Democratic nomination hardly known nationally
  • Second Democratic debate tonight, Bennet, Hickenlooper hope to get noticed
  • Dramatic increase in acts of vandalism, graffitti on public lands in Utah, Colorado
  • KZMU reporter visits vandalised historic sites on public lands

  • Historic avalanches in Hinsdale County force mandatory evacuations
  • Delta County Commissioners hold 2nd Amendment Sanctuary work session
  • House  Majority might force a change in public lands management

  • BLM posts land sale; 2,800 North Fork Valley acres available for purchase
  • Status of public lands a key issue in mid term elections
  • KUNC profiles the two candidates for state treasurer
  • Prescription drug ads must list prices, but maybe not for long

  • Local rally in Paonia presents letter for Secretary Ryan Zinke
  • Zinke's speech in Steamboat Springs twice interrupted by protestors
  • New education director at Ute Museum has a homecoming
  • Free event this weekend for kids at Ute Museum in Montrose

  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park set to expand
  • Gold medal fishing waters in Gunnison River will be protected
  • Senator Bennett, Representative Polis introduce public land bills in Congress
  • Over 98,000 acres of Summit, Eagle County forest designated for public lands protection

  • Two Republicans accused of harassment at State Capitol
  • Total of 4 lawmakers in Denver accused of harassment this week
  • Special program allows big discounts on prescription medicines
  • All Colorado residents eligible for Colorado Drug Card
  • Congress urged to step in before public lands are sold

  • Conservationist group established for public lands in six states
  • Study of Arkansas River Basin focuses on small farms

  • Alaskans come to Colorado to support public lands
  • Paonia wins 2A state baseball championship

  • Capitol Coverage about the impact of Trump's freeze on the EPA
  • Hunters and anglers cry foul over plans to privatize public lands
  • Connecting the Drops looks at fluoride in Colorado water

  • 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

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Feb 15, 2016

  • USA Pro Challenge bike race canceled
  • Death penalty bill fails in Senate Committee
  • Armed standoff in Montrose ends without violence
  • Study finds counties with public lands have economic advantage

Linda Reeves

As the BLM winds down two years of discussions over a  long-term management plan for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, KVNF’s Travis Bubenik joined a group of area environmentalists and conservationists for a canoe-trip-meets- resource-discussion down the lower Gunnison river.

KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, May 01, 2013.

May 1, 2013


  • Marijuana tax becomes a sticking point in the Legislature
  • Billionaire land swap proposal  – but it’s not from Bill Koch
  • No charges for Delta cops accused of excessive force
  • High Country News’ Emily Guerin on training ranchers to be firefighters

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mar 12, 2013


  • BLM Must Tell Who Nominated NF Valley For Leasing By April 15th
  • ATV Activists Protest To Maintain Access To Public Lands
  • Legal Pot Sales Bummed Out By Fed Banking Regs
  • State Senate Clears Five Gun Bills
  • Sanhill Cranes In Delta County Find New Staging Area

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, November 16, 2012

Nov 16, 2012


  • Law Enforcement Response To Amendment 64 Varies
  • A Bright Side To Beetle Kill
  • Forest Service Plans Slash Pile Burns
  • Christmas Tree Harvesting Permits Available (click on 'read more' for details)
  • Western Slope Skies