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KVNF Regional Newscast: January 18, 2022

Dr. Kris Nichols in the lab.
Dr. Kris Nichols in the lab.
  • Paonia Public Works director Travis Loberg resigned last week
  • Possible snag for one of the 2 new marijuana dispensaries set to open in Cedaredge
  • Grand Junction City Council changing criteria for 10 new recreational marijuana licenses
  • Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announces plans to divert water from South Platte River in his State of the State address, as Colorado Gov. Jared Polis warns he will aggressively assert Colorado's water rights
  • As Front Range grocery workers continue strike, Marade organizers remove King Soopers as sponsors
  • Kate Redmond speaks to soil scientist Dr. Kris Nichols ahead of 10th annual Western Colorado Food & Farm Forum this weekend in Montrose
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Gavin Dahl is a writer and producer with a passion for community media. He worked for KVNF from July 2020 to July 2022. He won awards and recognition for his KVNF 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.
Kate Redmond was reared on a ranch in Routt County, Colorado in a large and boisterous family. Kate has enjoyed a career in audio and lighting, with previous stints at The Vilar Performing Arts Center, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and Strings Pavilion. Her interests include alpine skiing, yoga, poetry, mosaics, and she's currently writing a memoir about her time in Uruguay. After several years as a KVNF volunteer, she joined the staff in December 2020. She left the KVNF staff at the end of June, 2022, to take a position at KSUT in Ignacio, CO.
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