High Country News Reporter Discusses Second-home Owners’ Attempt to Influence Election in Gunnison County, Colorado

KVNF's Gavin Dahl interviews Nick Bowlin of High Country News about his article, "When COVID hit, a Colorado county kicked out second-home owners. They hit back."
Similar to Jackson, Crested Butte is a hotbed for ultra-rich second-home owners. (Kristi Blokhin/Shutterstock)

Gavin Dahl from KVNF in Paonia, Colorado, recently interviewed Nick Bowlin from High Country News about his article, “When COVID hit, a Colorado county kicked out second-home owners. They hit back,” during the station’s “Local Motion” program. Their conversation concerns a setting, economy, and ecosystem of political influence reminiscent of Jackson Hole. Bowlin reported on a group of nonresident homeowners who attempted to influence a local election last year after Gunnison County lawmakers banned them from staying in their homes following the onset of the pandemic.

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About Gavin Dahl

Gavin Dahl is a writer and producer with a passion for community media. His resume includes work for stations like KDNK Carbondale, national programs like Alternative Radio with David Barsamian, and nonprofits like Open Media Foundation in Denver. He graduated from The Evergreen State College in 2008 with a BA in media production and community organizing.

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