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Colorado Teenagers Win Legal Battle For Oil and Gas Rules

A group of teenagers has won an appeals-court victory in a case involving how oil and gas drilling is done in Colorado.

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Former BLM Ranger Reflects on Resource Protection

Mar 21, 2017
Bureau of Land Management

Fred Blackburn was a ranger for the Bureau of Land Management in 1974, when he worked at Grand Gulch, now part of the new Bears Ears National Monument. He was at Grand Gulch until 1979. Though Blackburn eventually resigned from the agency, his tenure as a ranger gave him on-the-ground perspectives about public lands management.  He talked with KSJD's Austin Cope.

Austin Cope / KSJD

A blaze that broke out shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday destroyed an auto repair shop and a granite-countertop business sharing a building on Road 24.2 in Montezuma County.


Steve Terrell / Creative Commons

The owners of the San Juan Generating Station near Waterflow say the coal-fired power plant could be shut down at the end of 2022.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

A proposed bike and pedestrian trail from Cortez to Mancos could adversely affect wildlife, and discussions are needed about ways to reduce impacts.

Nicholaus Sandner / MCHS Drama Department

The Montezuma Cortez High School Drama department will present the last three shows of "Once Upon a Mattress," a musical adaptation of the "Princess and the Pea," this weekend.

Dolores River Spill Expected To Reach 4,000 CFS

Mar 17, 2017

Boaters, water managers, and environmental monitoring groups are looking forward to the largest managed release from the McPhee Dam since 2008.

Skeeze / Creative Commons

The Montezuma County commissioners reacted angrily Monday when they learned that Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists have expressed concerns about how a proposed bike and pedestrian trail might affect mule deer.


35th Ag Expo Opens

Mar 16, 2017
Bob Bragg

Jeff and Bob discuss a brief history of the Four States Ag Expo and hemp production in southwest Colorado.

Jeff Vanuga / NRCS

Grassland fires that started March 6th, in northeast Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, resulting in the deaths of several  people, thousands of head of livestock were killed, and property on over 1.2 million acres was destroyed.  Favorable growing conditions for grass last fall, followed by recent warm, dry weather, set the stage for the disasters, when strong winds drove flames for miles across the prairies. 

 

 

On Monday, March 13th, Montezuma County Commissioners moved to enter executive session-- clearing the meeting room of the public--without clearly explaining the reasons for doing so.  Colorado Open Meeting Laws (CRS 24-6-402) require local governing bodies' meetings to be open to the public except under specific circumstances.  KSJD’s Austin Cope and Gail Binkly discuss the issue further.

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