Laura Palmisano

Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Find Support in Montrose

Imagine turning 18 and finding yourself aged out of the foster care system. You don't have the resources to support yourself and now face homelessness. There's a program in Montrose aimed at helping youth in this situation. As Laura Palmisano reports, CASA is providing affordable housing along with support and guidance. This story is part of a Rocky Mountain Community Radio reporting collaboration on affordable housing, funded by the Solutions Journalism Network.

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  • Colorado COVID hospitalizations at highest point of 2021
  • Outbreaks in Colorado schools have risen for 8 weeks in a row with 3000 children testing positive so far
  • New study shows lotteries did not encourage vaccination
  • BLM's largest wild horse gather in history underway in Wyoming
  • Water experts testify on drought in Congress
  • Colorado legislators may raise property taxes on short-term rentals, let cyclists cruise through stop signs
  • VP of Garfield County Re-2 school board resigns in face of threats, intimidation


Part 1 of 5 of Compassion.

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  • Three D51 schools now under mask mandate due to infections in students and staff
  • Redistricting Commision sends the final map to the Colorado Supreme Court
  • Colorado's Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths trending upward
  • International chocolate companies face accusations of using child and slave labor
  • New Dimensions co-founder Justine Willis Toms keynotes Ridgway Spiritfest

Most of us are probably familiar with the massive asteroid that impacted Earth near Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula some 65 million years ago. This asteroid, with a supposed diameter of around six miles, is the one often held responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs. Yet this asteroid is just one of many that have whizzed through our atmosphere and slammed into Earth’s surface over the course of our planet’s history.

Christopher Biddle

  • San Juan Cinema in Montrose considers reopening
  • Aspen activists will attend UN climate change conference in Glasgow
  • Delta County commissioners asked for a zoning change for Hotchkiss project
  • winterizing project in Crested Butte helpful in the housing crisis

Pete McBride

  • A district judge fails to void oil and gas leases on public land that use outdated environmental assessments
  • The Aspen Chapel agrees to host the winter overnight shelter as the encampment at Brush Creek closes
  • National webinar invites school administrators to speak on kindergarten exodus during the pandemic
  • Roaring Fork Valley resident Pete McBride releases a new book called "Seeing Silence: The Beauty of The World's Most Quiet Places"

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss fall gardening topics and take your calls.

  • Montrose Elks Lodge collecting winter items for veterans
  • Indigenous runners honored at Boston Marathon
  • CEO Jeremy Carroll resigns from River Valley Family Health Centers
  • The Rotary Club regional Governor speaks in Paonia
  • Work is underway to restore wetlands in Gunnison Valley

Today we look at mindfully approaching social change.

Gregg Deal

The Ute Indian Museum in Montrose opened a new art exhibit in September featuring the work of Gregg Deal, titled Merciless Indian Savages. It's a provocative show, an Indigenous exploration of what American democracy means for Indian Country. The show will be up through January. Gregg Deal is a contemporary artist and activist whose work deals with indigenous identity through a pop culture lens.


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