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KVNF Regional Newscast: January 26, 2022

The tribe’s current community-level solar project covers about four and a half acres.
Lucas Brady Woods
The tribe’s current community-level solar project covers about four and a half acres.
  • A CenturyLink fiber line was damaged, knocking out cellular & Internet service to most of Ouray County and parts of San Miguel County, including emergency 911 calls for Tuesday afternoon and evening before being restored
  • Colorado has delivered 1.7 million free KN95 and surgical grade masks to 386 distribution points across the state
  • Delta County public information officer Darnell Place-Wise reports the COVID positivity rate is an "outrageously high 21.2%" as vaccine misinformation continues to spread as well
  • Delta Health board votes to place TABOR question on the ballot this May, to raise additional funds
  • Gavin Dahl reports Montrose County School District voted Tuesday to change the Montrose High School mascot from the Indians to the Red Hawks and Centennial Middle School’s mascot from the Braves to the Bears
  • KSJD's Lucas Brady Woods reports the Ute Mountain Ute tribe is turning to solar generation for members and infrastructure, and plans to generate power that can be sold to supplant lost revenues from fossil fuel production
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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.
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