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Lisa Young

Staff Reporter

Lisa was born in Texas,, but grew up on a small farm in Olathe, Colorado and considers herself a “Colorado native after six years of age.” Lisa has seven years experience in media, beginning as a News Director for a small radio station on the Eastern Plains. Following her initial radio career, Lisa worked as a staff reporter for The Journal Advocate in Sterling, Colorado and most recently as a staff reporter for the Delta County Independent. Lisa is thrilled to join the award-winning News and Public Affairs team at KVNF.

  • The first annual Delta Pride celebration held at Cleland Park last Saturday was filled with anticipation, excitement and raw emotions. Paonia’s Town Clerk resigned following months of criticism, reports the Delta County Independent. Corinne Ferguson, who also served as town administrator, said she will depart at the end of the year. As the Colorado River dries up, our region is searching for ways to prop up to the water supply. Some are looking to the ocean.
  • The cannabis industry and its fans have a reputation for being treehuggers and earth lovers. Despite its green image, legal marijuana has a massive waste problem, but the industry’s unique passion for the environment may motivate cannabis businesses to inspire changes in package norms well beyond the dispensary.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order to amend and extend the COVID-19 disaster declaration. The measure, signed earlier this month, allows agencies to continue to access State and federal funding for rapid response during the coming months. Water enthusiasts will soon have a new boat ramp on the Gunnison River. The Colorado West Land Trust and Western Slope Conservation Center have received grants for improvements at a new site on G-50 Road in Delta County. Vaping is becoming a serious issue at Delta County School bus stops and buses, reports The Delta County Independent. Bus Garage Director Joyce Conger spoke to the school board about the number of students vaping on the bus and at bus stops. Superintendent Caryn Gibson said the infractions and punishments are the same whether it happens on the bus or on school grounds.
  • Montrose will host its first Culture Fest celebrating its diverse community. The event will be held this Saturday at The Ute Indian Museum. Mountain Harvest Festival kicks off today in Paonia beginning at six o’clock with Harvest of Voices at the Blue Sage Center. The fall time event wraps up on Sunday at four o’clock in the town park. Traveling to fall festivals in an electric car just got easier, as the Biden Administration recently approved 35 state electric vehicle plans–five of which are in our region.
  • After a brief hiatus KVNF Regional Newscasts will now air on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.Delta County Dispatch received a call on Tuesday, September 20 regarding an active shooter in progress at Delta and Cedaredge High Schools. The information was deemed to be untrue. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is investigating whether Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario broke campaign finance laws by using public resources to support U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert. Delta-Montrose Electric Association will conduct aerial line inspections across its service area next Wednesday. Citizens may see and hear the low flying helicopter during the inspection process.
  • Multiple law enforcement agencies seized hundreds of illegal marijuana plants at two properties near Crawford in Delta County. Thanks to a matching grant from the city of Montrose, the Museum of the Mountain West has a new look, reports the Montrose Daily Press. The Colorado Sun reports that the state has fallen behind statutory goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions for 2025 and 2030.