Town of Paonia

  • Election results from around area
  • Hotchkiss has new mayor; Hotchkiss, Paonia elect women to majority on councils
  • Baumgardner survives vote to remove him, will stay in state Senate
  • Governor Hickenlooper signs broadband bill into law
  • State lawmakers consider removing labor protections from so-called gig employees

Town of Paonia

KVNF News interviewed the 10 candidates vying for four open seats on the Paonia Town Council in the upcoming election on April 3rd. All four incumbents and the other six challengers are interviewed, using the same questions for each. Issues discussed are Space to Create, marijuana shops and gaining the public trust.

  • Health insurance rates in Colorado set to rise by over 30 percent
  • Paonia, Meeker matchup highlights big weekend in prep football
  • Town of Paonia to hold special meeting; seeks RFP for sewer line
  • Mesa County Coroner releases data about drug overdose deaths

  • Paonia, Crawford writing new marijuana ordinances
  • Mountain Rescue Aspen having a busy season
  • Anatomy of a mountain rescue highlights all the people involved
  • Cut to SNAP program would impact Colorado children

Heidi Hudek, Harvest Fest director

KVNF News interviews Paonia mayor Charles Stewart, North Fork Valley Creative Coalition Director Susie Kaldis and Elaine Brett about Space to Create. Also interviewed are Margaret Hunt, Director of Colorado Space to Create and Paonia Mayor Pro Tem David Bradford.

  • Paonia named third Space to Create community in Colorado
  • Officials hope Space to Create will spur economy
  • Paonia Trustees meet tonight, will use new agenda format
  • Denver startups create jobs with anchor institutions

  • LGBTQ groups in Colorado react to President Trump's military ban
  • Feature film Lily N Rose to film in Paonia this weekend
  • Volunteer effort to restore watershed in South Park
  • Paonia Town Council appoints new Trustee
  • Paonia Planning Commission hears hemp proposal tonight

  • Trustee resigns from Paonia Town Council
  • New speed limits in Paonia approved
  • Ute Indian Museum in Montrose celebrates grand reopening
  • Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs breaks ground
  • Paonia prep baseball player piles up postseason awards

  • Part of Gunnison River closed for safety concerns
  • Colorado's Governor, 9 mayors pledge to follow Paris Climate Accord
  • Unity Party newest political party in Colorado
  • Colorado Film Office audit reveals inappropraite spending
  • Medical marijuana can be legally prescribed for PTSD patients
  • Paonia looks to modify speed limits around town

Eric Goold

Paonia won the 2A state championship in baseball last weekend in Pueblo. The Eagles finished the season 25-0 and captured their first state title since 1998. KVNF News spoke with head coach Nate Miller and some of the ballplayers while the Eagles celebrated.

  • Paonia Town Council holds special meeting
  • CU research indicates climate change shortens ski season
  • Capitol Conversation discusses teen sexting, oil and gas issues

  • Fire outside of Paonia quickly contained
  • Colorado first state to offer in-state tuition to Olympic athletes
  • Paonia Town Council report

Congressman Scot Tipton was in Paonia on Saturday for a Town Hall Meeting with constituents at Paradise Theater.

  • Colorado business leaders fear immigration reform won't happen
  • Town of Crawford has a new Trustee
  • Town of Paonia settles long dispute with Hawks Haven Subdivision
  • Area high school basketball teams start playoffs

  • Capitol Coverage of women's march in Denver
  • Some students still marginalized at middle, high schools
  • Town of Paonia names new administrator

  • Capitol Coverage profile of Senate Majority Leader
  • Town of Paonia still seeks administrator
  • Colorado Dept of Transportation issues storm warning

  • No decision on Paonia Town Administrator
  • Ice fishing free at Crawford State Park
  • Migrant shepherds face difficult Christmas season
  • Parks and Wildlife addresses big game winter challenges

KVNF Regional Newscast: December 9, 2016

Dec 9, 2016

  • Grape root eating bug found on Western Slope
  • GOCO grants awarded
  • Ridgway State Park to host backcountry workshop
  • Colorado Electoral College case to be heard Monday
  • News from Town of Paonia, Town of Hotchkiss

KVNF Regional Newscast: December 6, 2016

Dec 6, 2016

  • Town Administrator candidates to visit Paonia
  • Oil and gas industry anticipates Trump's administration

KVNF Regional Newscast: November 30, 2016

Nov 30, 2016

  • Capitol Coverage of state aging council
  • Powderhorn to open early this weekend
  • Paonia narrows list of administrator candidates
  • Yearly direct flights from Dallas to Montrose area
  • Montrose Parade of Lights on Saturday

Jessica Reeder via Flickr (CC BY

Some Paonia residents recently received a letter from the town with a header that read (in all caps and red text): “Important information about your drinking water.”

The letter explains that part of the town’s water supply isn’t meeting some treatment requirements. But according to Mayor Neal Schwieterman, the water’s still safe, and residents don’t need to worry.  

We spoke with Schwieterman about what exactly this letter means, and why it was sent in the first place. 

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, May 02, 2013.

May 2, 2013


  • Chicken Farm Redux: Delta County Commissioners hear more evidence in Western Slope Layers case
  • Uranium mines get license from state
  • Chesnik pleads guilty to $400,000 theft from Town of Paonia
  • Crawford resident Craig Childs wins Orion Book Award
  • Cockers choose Teacher of the Year in North Fork


  • Gun magazine limit goes to Governor for signature
  • Gun store owner in Grand Junction discusses current trends
  • Paonia public meeting Monday to plan new facilities at PHS
  • Crane Days take place this weekend in Eckert
  • Parks and Wildlife officials urge caution when collecting antlers

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, November 30, 2012

Nov 30, 2012


  • Authorities Search Mark Redwine's Property
  • Accused of Embezzlement, Former Town Finance Officer Has No Plans For Payback
  • With Reservoirs Low, Water Managers Preparing For More of Less
  • Seniors Food Assistance Program Expanding
  • Western Slope Skies
  • Keblar Pass Closed For The Season

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, October 26, 2012

Oct 26, 2012


  • Wildfire Update
  • Paonia Town Fraud Much Larger Than First Reported
  • First Formal Application Filed For Thompson Divide Drilling
  • Ouray County Commission Race Finance
  • Delta Cannery Razed After 92 Years
  • Western Slope Skies

At last week’s Paonia Town Council meeting, representatives from Union Pacific Railroad announced that they want to close three railroad crossings in the town limits. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious spoke to Delta County Independent Reporter Kathy Browning about the proposal.

For more on the story, read Kathy Browning’s piece in this week’s edition of the Delta County Independent.


  • UPRR hopes to close three Paonia intersections
  • Wildfire near Rifle now burning over 900 acres
  • Weekly Watch Report
  • Information sought regarding poaching near Telluride