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KVNF Regional Newscast: December 20, 2021

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Bruce Gordon
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The White Mesa uranium mill in Southeastern Utah.
  • As CDOT concludes work on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, attention shifts to the occluded Colorado River
  • Highway 92 bridge construction work will break for the holidays on Thursday afternoon, meanwhile expect alternating lanes from 7am to 5pm
  • Two Delta County schools were listed as COVID outbreak sites last week, as CDPHE changed criteria for that determination
  • What happens to COVID testing for students during the holiday break? Gavin Dahl learns more from the Montrose School District's Matt Jenkins
  • KZMU's Justin Higginbottom speaks to a tribal attorney, who fought for the EPA's ruling that the White Mesa uranium mill in Southeastern Utah can no longer accept radioactive waste from Superfund sites, about the mill's future
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Gavin Dahl is a writer and producer with a passion for community media. He joined the staff of KVNF in the summer of 2020 and has since won awards and recognition for his reporting from the Colorado Broadcasters Association and Society of Professional Journalists. His writing has been published by The Montrose Press, The Sopris Sun, Boulder Weekly, Raw Story, Radio Survivor, Boise Weekly, and The Austin American-Statesman. He graduated from The Evergreen State College with a BA in media production and community organizing.
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