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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.

  • While this coming weekend opens up the official summer vacation season, we at KVNF remind our loyal listeners that Memorial Day originally known as Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. From 1868 to 1970, it was observed on May 30. Since 1971, it has been observed on the last Monday of May.
  • CDOT announced tentative plans to open the Middle Bridge on U.S. 50 in some capacity on July 4, reports the Montrose Daily Press. Repair work will continue on the bridge with restrictions and delays. CDOT is anticipating that permanent repairs will be done before winter. The repairs are expected to keep the bridge safe and allow plans for replacement if it becomes necessary.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis made a brief stop in Paonia on Monday for a bill signing hosted by Orchard Valley Farms and Market. The Democratic Governor was flanked by Republican State Representative Marc Catlin and Republican State Senator Perry Will. Polis spoke just a few feet from the rapid flowing North Fork of the Gunnison River.
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis made a brief stop in Paonia, Colorado on Monday for a bill signing hosted by Orchard Valley Farms and Market. The Governor was flanked by State Representative Marc Catlin and State Senator Perry Will.
  • Proposed changes in Postal Service operations at the Grand Junction facility are on hold until at least January, reports the Daily Sentinel. The delay came after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy agreed to a request from U.S. senators in several states. The Postal Service is conducting reviews at nearly 60 plants.
  • On today’s Farm Friday we take a look at how the US 50 middle bridge closure is impacting our local ag producers. More recently CDOT has opened County Road 26 for larger commercial vehicles easing some of the pain, however, ag producers are still experiencing financial impacts from the closure. Joining me today is Katie Alexander, Tri River Area Agriculture Marketing and Small Acreage for CSU Extension.
  • On today’s Farm Friday we take a look at how the US 50 middle bridge closure is impacting our local ag producers. More recently CDOT has opened County Road 26 for larger commercial vehicles easing some of the pain, however, ag producers are still experiencing financial impacts from the closure. Joining me today is Katie Alexander, Tri River Area Agriculture Marketing and Small Acreage for CSU Extension.
  • The Cedaredge Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the Back Nine Equity, LLC’s proposed 421-home major subdivision in a 3-1 vote last week, reports the Delta County Independent.
  • The rain held off last Friday as community members gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of the North Fork Miner’s Trail in Hotchkiss. Delta County Commissioner Wendell Koontz spearheaded the project and the groundbreaking ceremony.
  • This Regional Roundup with Rocky Mountain Community Radio Editor Maeve Conran features: An interview with Kate Gienapp at KBUT and Lisa Young at KVNF about the impact of the closure of US 50 which is impacting thousands on Colorado's Western Slope. (RMCR)A feature about how one school district is working with high school students ahead of prom to warn them about the dangers of driving under the influence. (Aspen Public Radio)An interview with a student activist from The University of Colorado about Los Seis of Boulder, 6 Chicanx activists who were killed 50 years ago this month in two car bombs in Boulder. (KGNU)A feature on the largest powwow in North America that took place recently in Albuquerque, NM. (KSUT/KSJD)