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Cost of Hunting and Fishing Licenses Could Double in Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering doubling the cost of in-state fishing and hunting licenses to help deal with what it calls “substantial budget shortfalls.”
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Tuesday is primary election day across the Navajo Nation. The Farmington Daily-Times reports voters will be choosing among candidates for chapter officials, school-board members, and other positions. 

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The Mancos Public Library will be asking voters in November for a mill-levy increase of up to 2 mills.


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There is hot water under the town of Rico, but using it for geothermal development would be expensive.


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A 35-year-old Durango man, Delton Ben, was found dead near the water dock in Cortez’s City Park around 7 Thursday evening.


Suicide Among Our Nation's Veterans

Aug 26, 2016
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Suicide among our nation’s veterans has been estimated to be about 50% higher than those who have not served in the military. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia of local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and Albert Gomez, a readjustment counseling therapist from the Veterans Center in Farmington, New Mexico, about why vets are struggling with mental health issues, and how they can find help.

 

 

KSJD Weekly Sports Roundup - August 25th, 2016

Aug 25, 2016

KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jardyn Angell, sports report for the Journal, about high school sports across the region. In this week's roundup: the M-CHS tennis team gets cut, results of the Cortez Panther Invitational golf tournament, and previews of the season openers for the M-CHS and Mancos football teams, and a look at the Dolores volleyball team.

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Two Colorado men are dead following a plane crash Wednesday in the Telluride Ski Area. The Montrose Daily-Press reports the pilot was Robert "Glider Bob" Saunders of Telluride. His passenger was not identified. The fixed-wing, motorized glider reportedly crashed for an unknown reason around 2 p.m.

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Two nonprofit citizens' groups have filed a federal lawsuit against the Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management, challenging nearly 400 oil and gas leases on 380,000 acres of public land.


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Southwest Open School in Cortez, or SWOS, started its school year at the beginning of August. SWOS is an alternative charter high school that serves 90 percent at-risk students. Its new director Charlotte Wolf is in the process of learning what they call SWOSology—a character education course required for everyone on the school campus. KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with Charlotte Wolf to talk more about her background and experience before she came to SWOS, and what perspectives her new job has brought her so far.


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Schools in the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 district started on Wednesday, and the school district administration has quite a few things on its plate as the school year starts.


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