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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.

  • Delta County School Board member Beth Suppes recently cautioned school board members and Superintendent Caryn Gibson about adhering to the Sunshine Law, reports the Delta County Independent. U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert wants to open Thompson Divide to oil drilling, according to the Daily Sentinel. Mercy Hospital is Durango’s only hospital with a maternity ward, and it’s no longer allowing women to get their tubes tied, reports the Colorado Sun.January was National Radon Action month and health officials in the Rocky Mountain region are urging people to test their homes for the gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.KVNF’s former news director Gavin Dahl reviewed “Deep Rising” at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival last week. The documentary film examines a potential shift from ocean floor exploration to exploitation by private companies.
  • House District 58 Representative Marc Catlin is backing a bill to codify the Rural Opportunity Office, reports the Montrose Daily Press. Stacie’s Apothecary Shoppe, the only pharmacy in Ouray County, closed Jan. 31 due to staffing challenges, reports the Ouray Plaindealer. Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction was fined 50 thousand dollars for raising student tuition by more than the state allowed last year, reported the Daily Sentinel. A bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives aims to improve the nation’s supply chains by recruiting more drivers to the trucking industry