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First Flu-Related Pediatric Death Reported In Colorado Since 2013

A child in El Paso County on Colorado’s Front Range has become the state’s first flu-related pediatric death since 2013. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that no identifying information was released about the child, but the county’s medical director said he or she had not been vaccinated against the disease.

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A Forest Service law enforcement ranger is investigating a report of a fishing line strung dangerously across a trail in the Boggy Draw area north of Dolores.

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Does the city of Cortez have a high sales-tax rate? That question has come up following a remark made by Montezuma County Commissioner James Lambert. In a recent interview with KSJD’s Austin Cope, Lambert said he’d heard that Cortez has the second-highest sales-tax rate in Colorado. It turns out that isn’t true, but earlier corrections we posted on the KSJD web site also contained some inaccuracies.

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The Native American coalition that supported the creation of Bears Ears National Monument in Southeast Utah is opposing a bill that is intended to resolve lingering controversies surrounding the protected area.

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The Assessor of San Juan County, Utah has been removed from his position due to certification issues.

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Environmental groups and the Federal Government are once again at odds over protection of a Colorado species.

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The Dolores River Boating Advocates are hosting a presentation by author Kevin Fedarko at their permit party on Friday, January 19th at 6pm.

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The race for the only open seat on the Montezuma County Commission this year is shaping up to be quite competitive.

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The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on management for the downsized Bears Ears National Monument even though the smaller monument faces legal challenges and stiff opposition.

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KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with new Montezuma County Commission Chair James Lambert about issues facing the county this upcoming year. Click below to listen. 

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner is continuing a public standoff with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the Department of Justice announced plans to allow for stricter enforcement of federal marijuana laws last week.


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