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KVNF Regional Newscast: January 25, 2022

Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum
  • Ouray Hot Springs pool impacted by lower water flows
  • Montrose School District implementing stricter COVID guidelines for staff vaccinations, masking at Early Childhood Centers
  • Utah hospitalizations for pediatric COVID rising, infants now hospitalized at higher rate per capita than any other age group
  • COGCC heard 160 public comments last week, now drafting new financial assurance rules for plugged oil & gas wells
  • Office of Congressional Ethics investigating Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs) for making his staff run personal errands for his wife and helping his son apply for federal jobs while he lived rent-free in the U.S. Capitol basement
  • Bert Johnson reports some lawmakers in our region want to make the expired Child Tax Credit permanent
  • Kate Redmond reports the 10th annual Food and Farm Forum in Montrose brought practical info for weathering the changing industry of farming
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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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