Gavin Dahl

News Director & Morning Edition Host

Gavin Dahl is a writer and producer with a passion for community media. His resume includes work for stations like KDNK Carbondale, national programs like Alternative Radio with David Barsamian, and nonprofits like Open Media Foundation in Denver. His reporting has been published by Boulder Weekly, Boise Weekly, Raw Story, and The Austin American-Statesman. He graduated from The Evergreen State College in 2008 with a BA in media production and community organizing. 

  • Mesa County School District unveils plans for re-opening, plus online-only option
  • Cutthroat Trout could be protected by new water right in San Juan River Basin
  • Local National Forests chosen to contribute the Capitol Christmas tree this year
  • Republican state lawmakers ask Gov. Polis to call a special session, he declines
  • As COVID-19 hits Indigenous communities hard, what about data sovereignty?

Gavin Dahl

On Tuesday, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced new legislation he’s calling The RESILIENT Act that is designed to dramatically improve how rural communities can secure federal infrastructure funding to develop new projects. 

 

For Sen. Bennet, this is a signature piece of legislation. 

  • Montrose Memorial Hospital receives two new grants to help offset revenue drop
  • 12 Mesa County residents became U.S. citizens on Monday
  • Body of missing man, Conrad Earnest, found deceased by search and rescue crew on Miracle Rock Trail
  • June was a record month for housing sales, reports Mountain West News Bureau
  • U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet introduced new rural infrastructure legislation called the RESILIENT Act today

On today's regional newscast we air another double feature from the new collaboration between Mountain West News Bureau and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation looking at how the border closing between the U.S. and Canada impacts local communities. MWNB's Nate Hegyi reports from Eureka, Montana. Then CBC's Bob Keating files from Nelson, British Columbia. 

On today's regional newscast we air a double feature from the new collaboration between Mountain West News Bureau and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation looking at how the border closing between the U.S. and Canada impacts local communities. MWNB's Nate Hegyi brings us to a struggling community in Montana. Then CBC's Bob Keating heads to Fernie, British Columbia. 

Gavin Dahl

On Thursday morning, I sat down with Ray Langston, the chairman of the Montrose County Republican Party, on the front porch outside their headquarters. He says fundraising and organizing have been challenging during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly having to cancel the annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner, but they still plan to knock on doors for Donald Trump and work to get other candidates elected down the ballot. And he's confident that Lauren Boebert, who upset incumbent Scott Tipton in the Republican Primary, will be successful in the Third Congressional District race against Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush, a former state legislator from Steamboat Springs. 


  • Updated county COVID-19 case numbers in Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel
  • More people are getting tested, and the percentage of positive cases is going down
  • City of Delta chooses a new City Manager
  • KVNF's Gavin Dahl interviews Montrose County Republican Party chairman Ray Langston 

  • Montrose Memorial Hospital recognized as #1 rural hospital in Colorado
  • City of Grand Junction reports May sales tax was down 8.6 percent from last year
  • Over 600 outbreak specialists are urgently calling for a bigger role for the CDC
  • The president's nominee to head the BLM is facing renewed pushback
  • Changes to the BLM's September oil and gas lease sale are still possible

  • School district guidelines released by Colorado education officials
  • Mask mandate may not be enforced in some Western Slope counties
  • Governor Polis announces rental assistance fund to help lower eviction rates
  • Wait times for COVID-19 test results are getting longer as rates increase
  • Republican governors are losing support over their handling of the pandemic
  • Domestic abuse hotlines are seeing an uptick in calls
  • Crews are removing weeks' worth of vandalism at the State Capitol
  • In July, 3 oil and gas pipelines have shut down

Laura Palmisano

  • Region 10 awarded $400,000 in funding from U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Fruita Police, Mesa County Sheriff's Deputies fatally shoot allegedly armed man for failing to comply 
  • Proposed U.S. Department of Interior rule could open up national parks to more private companies
  • 50 people gathered in Lake City for a Black Lives Matter march, but the town's only Black religious leader was not invited (updated 7/28/2020)

Gavin Dahl

  • Montrose County School District soliciting input from parents, teachers, and community members
  • Paonia Town Council members express disappointment about event cancellations
  • Louie's Pizza owners Louis Hayes and Jeanine Renee discuss how Colorado's mask mandate will impact their business
  • KVNF intern Carmen Rodriguez sat down with Marisa Edmonson and Jordan Evans to hear about their efforts to address racism in the Delta County School District

  • Governor Polis issues statewide mask order effective Friday, July 17
  • Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission resumes hearings on SB-181
  • U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen of Nevada and 11 other Senators want support for the outdoor recreation industry in future recovery legislation
  • Colorado conservationists are voicing opposition to William Perry Pendley's nomination as director of the BLM
  • U.S. Senator Michael Bennet tells KVNF's Gavin Dahl that he hopes a new bipartisan COVID relief package is possible in the next three weeks

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