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KVNF Regional Newscast: January 3, 2022

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Anna Wright, left, and Cami Aumoite Crady, right assist Asia Jami, center, on a ski lift at Snowmass.
  • Eric Galatas reports Coloradans are self-medicating, and experiencing frequent mental distress
  • About six years ago, Asia Jami was diagnosed with ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Asia is now in a wheelchair. But last month, she skied down Snowmass Ski Area with Challenge Aspen, which provides outdoor experiences to people with disabilities. Aspen Public Radio reporter Halle Zander skied alongside them.

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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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