Senator Kerry Donovan

Gavin Dahl

  • Kerry Donovan ends campaign to challenge Lauren Boebert in CD3
  • Gun-toting provocateur Lori Saine running for Congress in new CD8
  • COGCC issues controversial plan for orphan & inactive wells
  • Water for Colorado coalition applauds infrastructure package, offers 10 strategies for climate resilience in Colorado River basin
  • Senator Michael Bennet describes his legislation to establish a minimum tax rate on big corporations, increasing investment in forestry and conservation, & supporting rural hospitals

KVNF Regional Newscast: October 5, 2021

Oct 5, 2021
Laura Palmisano

  • Democrat Kerry Donovan, challenger to Republican Lauren Boebert, suspends campaign fundraising as redistricting commission draws her out of CD3
  • Ouray County pulls paid ads from Plaindealer following accusation of open meeting violations
  • Delta County a hotspot for West Nile Virus
  • Governor ends executive order helping Coloradans avoid eviction
  • Laura Palmisano reports on CASA program in Montrose aimed at helping youth who age out of foster care


Local Motion: Sen. Don Coram & Sen. Kerry Donovan

May 12, 2021

This week's Local Motion features reporter Laura Palmisano's unfiltered conversations with Republican State Senator Don Coram and Democratic State Senator Kerry Donovan about the busy legislative session, and bills they've sponsored that the Governor has signed into law so far. Plus, news director Gavin Dahl reviews the Local Motion programs that won awards from the Colorado Broadcasters Association and Society of Professional Journalists.


Eric Goold

The 2020 Legislative Session is set to open January 8th, and on this edition of Local Motion, we'll hear just the beginning of many election stories. KVNF News goes to Delta to speak with Republican State Representative Matt Soper, and we spoke with Democrat State Senator Kerry Donovan on the eve of the lawmaking session. Also, local candidates for Delta County Commissioner spoke with KVNF News.

  • State Senator Kerry Donovan wants to make plastic bag bans easier for towns
  • Flooded dams in Nebraska demonstrate sediment problems across the country
  • First West Nile Virus fatality of the year recorded in Delta County

  • Senator Kerry Donovan talks new winter driving law, end of session
  • Seismic mapping projects approved for North Fork Valley
  • Decriminalization of magic mushrooms in Denver impacts on law enforcement

  • District 5 Senator Kerry Donovan talks with KVNF News
  • Health care reinsurace bill, water bills priority for Senator
  • Property valuations on Western Slope released
  • Most property values going up

KVNF News: State legislators town hall meeting

Apr 2, 2019
Kerry Donovan

At a March 30 town hall meeting in Hotchkiss, District 5 Senator Kerry Donovan and District 61 Representative Julie McCluskie met with local citizens. Sen. Donovan answered questions about gun control, mental health funding, transportation funding and other topics.

Eric Goold

At a Town Hall meeting in Hotchkiss, angry citizens from around Delta County peppered questions at State Senator Kerry Donovan and Representative Julie McCluskie. The lawmakers were there to talk about the National Popular Vote, but citizens wanted to talk about more controversial news like the Red Flag Bill. KVNF News spoke with one of the visiting officials.

  • Republicans name challenger for State Senate Dist. 5
  • Senator Donovan says culture needs to change at statehouse
  • Bill to allow guns without a carry permit passes first committee
  • 15-year old boy brings gun to Delta Vo. Tech campus, no one hurt
  • CHC revises report on gas proposal, sends it to Delta County Commissioners

  • State Senator Donovan co-sponsors bill in support of rural communities
  • Senate Bill 5 passes Senate, moves on to House
  • Hate groups on the rise in the West and throughout the country
  • Montrose funeral home shut down, allegedly harvesting body parts for profit

  • Senator Kerry Donovan visits Paonia on re-election campaign
  • Rural patients in Colorado lag behind in health coverage
  • Colorado senators weigh in on withdrawal from Iran agreement
  • College educated Latinos in state will be sought for job market

The Scripps Agency

KVNF News talks with State Sentor Kerry Donovan, Representative Millie Hamner, Capitol Coverage reporter Bente Birkeland and Delta County Memorial Hospital Administrator Jason Cleckler about the Colorado Legislative session. Hospitals and transportation were the hot issues in Denver this year.

  • Sen. Kerry Donovan, Rep. Millie Hamner discuss last days of session
  • Capitol Coverage reporter Bente Birkeland from statehouse
  • Mother of All Anti Regulation Bills causes concern in Colorado

KVNF News interviews two Democrats and two Republicans for a look at Delta County politics, state issues and national concerns. Congressman Scott Tipton and State Senator Kerry Donovan are among the guests.