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KVNF Regional Newscast: February 15, 2022

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Halle Zander
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Aspen Public Radio
Solar panels in Woody Creek, Colorado at Holy Cross Energy's new Pitkin County farm absorb the afternoon sun on Feb. 3. The project opened in October and will produce 10-12 gigawatts of power and help the utility reach its goal of providing 100% renewable energy by 2030.
  • Marijuana sales in 2021 set new record, according to Colorado Department of Revenue
  • Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters drops out of re-election race, declares she's now running for Secretary of State
  • Republican Congressional candidate Marina Zimmerman denounces violent threats made by other conservatives against elected Democrats
  • Kate Redmond reports nearly two dozen bighorn sheep got helicopter rides last week, as part of a CPW effort to re-establish native species in their historic habitat
  • For Rocky Mountain Community Radio's series on fossil fuel transitions, Halle Zander reports on progress by utility cooperative Holy Cross Energy to provide 100 percent renewable energy to members by 2030
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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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