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KVNF Regional Newscast: February 10, 2022

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  • Camp V in the town of Naturita has received a $2 million dollar grant from the Colorado Creative Industries. These Revitilization grants support projects that combine creative industry workforce housing, commercial and performance, or community gathering spaces, child care centers, and retail partnerships for economic recovery.
  • Gavin Dahl speaks to Meg Franko, who authored a report in partnership with the Bell Policy Center in Denver called“Quality Child Care in Colorado: A Cost Study.” It is a new research series illuminating the challenges and opportunities in one particularly dire area of critical infrastructure.
  • KGNU’s Rossana Longo-Better reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio on an effort to provide access to solar energy for mobile home residents. The City of Boulder came up with a unique solution: a Solar Garden.
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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.
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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