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Shannon Young

  • This week we hear from our Rocky Mountain Community Radio partner station KGNU's news director Shannon Young. She speaks with Vince Waldron, co-author of Be My Baby, a memoir by the late Ronnie Spector. The singer originally published her memoir in 1990, but updated it for a release which is hitting bookstores last month. Ronnie Spector unfortunately did not live to see the release of this latest version of her book. She died in January after a private battle with cancer. But her story lives on for a younger audience.
  • Downtown Paonia is zoned as a commercial district. But two projects will add new apartments along Grand Avenue. At the Paonia Trustee meeting last week, board members discussed the issue. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, Coloradans view rising costs of living as a serious problem. A new Colorado Health Foundation poll shows around 1 in 3 have worked multiple jobs to pay for housing. Shannon Young at KGNU speaks with the Health Foundation’s public opinion insights officer Jace Woodrum.
  • DART, the City of Montrose Development and Revitalization Team, earned the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence for what the city calls Block 64, anchored by Chow Down Pet Supplies and San Juan Brews. KVNF attended a celebration Thursday. Plus, the federal government’s pandemic response program to fund free school meals for all students is set to expire at the end of June. KGNU's Shannon Young reports.
  • John Hickenlooper reflected on his first year as the oldest Junior Senator in Washington at a virtual event on Monday. The former geologist, Mayor of Denver, and Governor of Colorado spoke to The Colorado Sun and Kate Redmond has a recap. Plus, credible threats of violence from a man who allegedly sent out a manifesto full of violent fantasies involving schools and universities prompted an hours-long standoff on Boulder's University Hill yesterday and led to the evacuation of an elementary school. KGNU's Shannon Young reports.
  • John Hickenlooper reflected on his first year as the oldest Junior Senator in Washington at a virtual event on Monday. The former geologist, Mayor of Denver, and Governor of Colorado spoke to The Colorado Sun and Kate Redmond has a recap. Plus, credible threats of violence from a man who allegedly sent out a manifesto full of violent fantasies involving schools and universities prompted an hours-long standoff on Boulder's University Hill yesterday and led to the evacuation of an elementary school. KGNU's Shannon Young reports.
  • This week on Local Motion, KGNU news director Shannon Young looks into the growing problem of drug overdoses. More than a dozen overdose deaths this year in Boulder County were caused by fentanyl. She speaks to Colorado Sun journalists Jennifer Brown and Olivia Prentzel who published an investigative series about the drug in November. Plus CU-Denver professor Marty Otanez is project coordinator of Naloxone Champions.
  • Grand Mesa Nordic Council announces logging trucks on Scales Lake Road delayed until next seasonSenator Michael Bennet applauds inclusion of Thompson…
  • New Colorado law lets universities award associates degrees to students who accrued 70 college creditsBureau of Reclamation drawing down Blue Mesa…
  • This year's legislative session was a mixed bag for government transparency, Jeff Roberts of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition tells KVNF's…
  • This week on Local Motion, Gavin Dahl interviews three women doing public service media work in Colorado, photojournalist and educator Abby Harrison,…