© 2023 KVNF Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Cassie Knust

Morning Edition Host & News Reporter

Cassie moved to Montrose from Texas in April 2020, right before COVID changed the landscape of the world as we knew it. She brought her love of people and a degree in broadcast journalism to the Western Slope, where she built a strong foundation in local print news. She’s excited to join the KVNF family and grow as a reporter. For Cassie, her job as a journalist is to empower the community through knowledge and information. When she’s not researching and reporting, Cassie loves to spend time with her cat, Jasper, and paint something new.

  • After months of discussion and debate, Delta City Councilors agreed to place a simple “yes” or “no” question approving or denying retail marijuana within city limits on the April 2024 election ballot. The expansion of the Montrose Regional Airport is clear for takeoff. After roughly a year-and-a-half of construction the 37-million-dollar project is drawing to a close.
  • Paul Reich of Axis Health System walks KVNF's Cassie Knust through options available to community members in the region seeking help when it comes to suicide prevention. Housing in Montrose has been identified as a top priority based on community surveys, with housing consistently ranking as the primary concern. Cassie recently spoke with Montrose officials about the county and city’s efforts in responding to the local crisis.
  • The Bureau of Land Management is in the process of revising its oil and gas rule. Culture Fest celebrates Montrose's diverse cultures and ethnicities, is set for this Saturday, September 23, at the Ute Indian Museum.
  • Dave Bowman, former Montrose mayor and director of the Montrose Summer Music Series, has been cleared of ethics violations brought three years ago. Recently, a community group held its second annual suicide awareness walk in downtown Cortez. Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off last Friday, and economic concerns are top of mind for Colorado’s Latino voters.
  • On this Local Motion, Rocky Mountain Radio's Managing Editor, Maeve Conran looks at how book banning and censorship are on the rise in our region.
  • The summer season may be winding down but things are about to heat up on Delta’s Main Street this Friday Night. Montrose has implemented a third gaming moratorium extension to block the establishment or relocation of adult gaming, also known as gambling, arcades within the city. Concerns continue over the temporary closure of the Hotchkiss and Crawford Libraries.
  • Montrose County Public Health has confirmed its first case of West Nile Virus this season in a male in his 50s. KVNF's Lisa Young discusses how the City of Montrose recently added the original Coors Building to its Historic Register. The "Code of the West" is a set of principles and guidelines for living in rural areas. KVNF's Cassie Knust recently spoke with Montrose County Commissioner Sue Hanson about this code.
  • A final judgment has been issued in a multi-party civil action against Sunset Mesa Funeral Foundation and related parties. A trio of illnesses is set to converge in our region — COVID, RSV and the flu. The U.S. Forest Service recently released the latest version of its revised Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison national forests land management plan.
  • KVNF's Cassie Knust recently spoke with Delta and Montrose School Districts about what voters can expect in this year's school board elections. A recent Garfield County Libraries Board of Trustees meeting drew a large crowd.
  • Delta High School's football team is heading to Palisade on Friday undefeated after securing a recent victory against Eagle Valley. Western Slope Conservation Center located in Paonia has a new leader at the helm. KVNF's General Manager Ashley Krest speaks with this year's raffle winner, Jessica from Delta. Colorado Parks and Wildlife wrapped up its ninth Ridgway Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Classic last month and handed out over $7,000 in cash prizes.