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As Safety Tests of Cortez Justice Building Begin, Future of the Bridge Shelter Remains Uncertain

Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment will pay for a hazardous-materials assessment of the Justice Building in Cortez’s Centennial Park.

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Colorado is roughly a third of the way through the four-month long legislative session. John Frank, a reporter for The Denver Post, and Peter Marcus with ColoradoPolitics.com sat down with statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland to take stock of the big issues this session.

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The lucrative Outdoor Retailer show is looking to leave Salt Lake City after organizers failed to reach agreement with Utah Governor Gary Herbert on public-lands issues.


In the last decade, Democrats have attempted to repeal Colorado's death penalty four times. Their latest attempt on Feb. 15 was amid contentious debate. Senate Minority Leader Lucia Guzman (D-Denver)  was behind the effort. She knew the odds were against her, but even before the hearing, she said she wanted to raise awareness to the moral and social issues surrounding the death penalty.

“There are a lot of people willing and wanting to learn more and more about the problems with it, the challenges of it, and we need to keep that message going,” she said. “I don’t think we’ll lose the battle, because the battle is long-term.”

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Earlier this week the eyes of the nation were on the Oroville Dam in north-central California. Quickly rising waters and erosion on the dam’s main spillway forced dam officials to use the dam’s emergency spillway for the first time in the dam’s history. The flood of water prompted an evacuation of over 180,000 people from the valley below.

 

Dolores River Boating Advocates

Even though it's only February, 2017 will likely be an exciting time for local boaters--water managers for the McPhee dam have already decided to release water on the Lower Dolores River this summer. Dolores Water Conservancy District Chief Engineer Ken Curtis says they announced their decision to have a “spill” last Friday at a meeting for river conservationists and boaters. Curtis sat down with KSJD's Austin Cope to talk more about what to expect.

Cortez Fire Protection District

The Cortez City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday to the Cortez Fire Protection District for a new fire and rescue station on Washington Street.


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A local resident urged the City of Cortez on Tuesday to do better about keeping handicapped parking spaces open following snowstorms.


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Al Heaton was recently awarded the title of Stockman of the Year by the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association. He joined KSJD's Austin Cope in the studios to talk about ranching, lands management, and the state of the cattle industry today.

Bob Bragg

In this edition of Ag Markets & More, Jeff and Bob discuss the fallacy of commodity traders making predictions that grain prices will make a miraculousness recovery, based solely upon the possibility a weather event that will lay waste to this year's crops.

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Navajo Nation leaders are voicing concern about the likely closure of the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona.


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KSJD's Winter Drive Early Bird Prize Drawing

A get-away for two to The Springs Resort in Pagosa Springs!

Sunflower Theatre

The Leitner Trio

An Evening of Chamber Music at the Sunflower Theatre Saturday, February 25th at 7:00pm