Robyn VincentReporter, Mountain West News Bureau
I have worked as a reporter and editor mining stories at the intersection of the New and Old West for the last decade.
Before joining KUNC as its Mountain West News Bureau reporter, I built and launched the first news department at Jackson Hole Community Radio.
I also am the former editor of Wyoming’s only alternative press: the now-defunct Planet Jackson Hole. I led that paper to win its first national award for a series I directed on the narratives of forcibly displaced people.
It traced one reporter’s tumultuous experience living and working with Syrian refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos. That work—published in the only state that lacks a refugee resettlement program—typifies my favorite kind of journalism: that which dispels notions of “the other” and elevates marginalized voices.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in print and online journalism and belong to Investigative Reporters and Editors, Ida B. Wells Society, and the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association.
When I'm not sweating deadlines, I like to get lost in the mountains, near and far, and wax philosophical with strangers.
Some Western legislators face increasing criticism for helping to incite violence in the U.S. Capitol last week. Calls from community members and leaders are growing for these lawmakers to resign.
The insurrection in the U.S. Capitol on January 6 stunned the nation and the world. Many lawmakers in the Mountain West played a role in this unprecedented moment in history – whether they have decried President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn a free and fair election or supported his baseless claims.
Giving and full of light. That's how family and friends described May Bunjes. The 71-year-old community advocate died of COVID-19 in November. Now her family is using her death as a rallying cry.
Staff say lines are normal, that people get an early start so they can head to work afterward. Still, the need is stunning. "We have literally doubled the number of individuals we're serving in this drive-up distribution between March and November," says food bank head Amy Pezzani.
On the heels of a federal judge’s ruling to fully restore DACA, advocates in the Mountain West are hearing from an outpouring of young people hoping to apply for the first time.
Evictions have cascading effects, and researchers have found they could be fatal during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new study draws the connection between a lack of stable housing and an increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths.