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Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Find Support in Montrose

Oct 7, 2021
Laura Palmisano

Imagine turning 18 and finding yourself aged out of the foster care system. You don't have the resources to support yourself and now face homelessness. There's a program in Montrose aimed at helping youth in this situation. As Laura Palmisano reports, CASA is providing affordable housing along with support and guidance. This story is part of a Rocky Mountain Community Radio reporting collaboration on affordable housing, funded by the Solutions Journalism Network.

KVNF Regional Newscast: October 5, 2021

Oct 5, 2021
Laura Palmisano

  • Democrat Kerry Donovan, challenger to Republican Lauren Boebert, suspends campaign fundraising as redistricting commission draws her out of CD3
  • Ouray County pulls paid ads from Plaindealer following accusation of open meeting violations
  • Delta County a hotspot for West Nile Virus
  • Governor ends executive order helping Coloradans avoid eviction
  • Laura Palmisano reports on CASA program in Montrose aimed at helping youth who age out of foster care

  

Alan Wells

This week we hear from Carlton Mason, CEO for CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates of the 7th Judicial District, helping to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect through prevention, advocacy, and interaction. Then blogger JoAnn Kalenak of the nonprofit Delta County Citizen Report talks about the future of the Delta library, recycling, junkyards, transparency, the mask mandate, and other stories she covers in her newsletter.

On this week's Local Motion, Gavin Dahl hosts a reporter roundtable with two of the area's most prolific journalists, Katharhynn Heidelberg from Montrose Press and Lisa Young from Delta County Independent. The trio discuss a dozen stories covered recently in the local papers. 

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  • Montrose Planning Commission approves HUB housing development with conditions
  • CASA completes capital campaign for new Delta facility
  • Paonia in Motion campaign launches to enhance public spaces
  • Gray wolf collared by CPW before fleeing back to Wyoming
  • Senator John Hickenlooper announces 4 committee assignments
  • Mountain West News Bureau: Among the right-wing groups taking part in the insurrection on January 6th, Oath Keepers was founded in our region

  • Cory Gardner gave his farewell speech in the US Senate on Tuesday
  • CASA plans new facility in Delta
  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife crack 2019 poaching case on Uncompahgre Plateau
  • Body found Saturday in the Adobes area
  • Governors in the west want federal support for wildfire restoration
  • Jodi Peterson reports CU-Boulder researchers say COVID testing could help stop virus spread

  

Local Motion: Foster Care in Western Colorado

Jul 18, 2018

Colorado’s foster care system needs more than a thousand new foster families by 2019 according to the Colorado Department of Human Services.    On this episode of Local Motion, we hear about the process of becoming a foster parent, why the need is so great and how foster kids are helped through the organization CASA as they go through the court proceedings to determine guardianship.  Rebecca Lansdown of the child placement agency, Whimspire,  Carlton Mason executive director at CASA and a Grand Junction foster mom are interviewed.