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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.

  • Family members of the victims in the body-brokering scam conducted by the owners of the Sunset Mesa Funeral Home in Montrose met on Friday, September 22, at Confluence Park in Delta to remember their loved ones and to release remains that had been returned to them. Sunset Mesa was raided and shut down by the FBI in 2018, and its owners are serving time in a federal prison.
  • On today’s Farm Friday, KVNF’s Cassie Knust spent a very colorful day in Olathe last Saturday covering Argicola, a tribute and celebration of the region's diverse agricultural workers. KVNF's Cassie Knust shares comments from Angeles Mendez, president of the Western Colorado Migrant and Rural Coalition, reminded the community that migrant ag workers are sacrificing more than ever when it comes to producing our food and oftentimes, they can’t even afford the food they’re picking.
  • On this edition of Local Motion, KVNF's Lisa Young interviews Jackie Felix, administrator of the Delta County Detention Center Jail Based Behavioral Health Services program and Joel Watts, owner/founder of Integrated Insight Community Care in Delta.
  • KVNF's Lisa Young takes a tour of the Cedaredge Community Gardens with association president Dea Jacobson
  • The Crawford and Hotchkiss libraries will reopen next week after a temporary closing of both libraries in August. Crawford Library will be open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 6pm beginning Tuesday, September 19th. The Hotchkiss Library will be open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 20th. National Voter Registration Day on September 20th. You can register to vote by going to your County Clerk and Recorder’s office or website OR by the Secretary of States’ site … GOVOTECOLORADO dot GOV OR through the League of Women Voters’ VOTE411 dot org website.
  • Montrose FFA students participated in the State Horse Judging, placing 2nd in the state.Curtis McCrackin, a Delta County business owner, announced that he’s running for Congress against Boebert in the Republican primary for Colorado’s Third Congressional District. Both the City of Delta and Delta County Commissioners proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Awarness Month. Hotchkiss leaders and community members recently met to discuss ongoing parking concerns in the town
  • KVNF announced the winner of the 2023 Toyota RV4 Prime Plug-in-Hybrid on air yesterday. KVNF General Manager Ashley Krest gave the honors of announcing the lucky winner to Bill Hellman of Hellman Motors. Congratulations to Jessica Workman of Delta, our 2023 KVNF Raffle winner.
  • Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and State Representative Matt Soper recently recently toured Delta County’s Detention Center to witness the success of the county’s Jail Based Behavioral Health Services (JBBS) program.
  • The Delta County Health Department received a report of a bat infected with rabies found near the public boat ramp off Highway 65, by the bridge and the Gunnison River last week. The health department has notified Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Cedaredge Board of Trustees recently approved an amendment to the town employee wage scale in a 4-2 vote, raising wages an annual $270,600. The Little Mesa Fire burning 15 miles west, southwest of Delta in the Dominguez Escalante National Conservation Area is now estimated at 4,000 acres.
  • Looking to the future of agriculture, the Bradley family in Paonia, Colorado recently partnered with Colorado West Land Trust to protect roughly 55 acres of productive fruitland in eastern Delta County at their Black Bridge Winery and Orchard Valley Farms.