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Dolores River Spill Begins Wednesday

A much-anticipated recreational boating spill on the lower Dolores River is starting earlier than usual, thanks to a warm spring.

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San Juan County, Utah, had the highest rate of growth by percentage of any county in the nation in the period from July 2015 to July 2016.


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Montezuma County Commissioner Larry Don Suckla raised the idea of privatizing management of Narraguinnep Reservoir Monday during a discussion with Matt Thorpe of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.


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One of the Montezuma County commissioners has called Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s concerns that the proposed Paths to Mesa Verde could impact mule deer populations “ridiculous.” But how ridiculous are those claims? Colorado Parks and Wildlife was not able to comment at this time, but KSJD reached out to another expert.

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Three members of Colorado’s congressional delegation are seeking to ease the financial burden on states for providing tuition-free higher education to Native Americans.


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Home solar systems can reduce energy costs and help reduce fossil fuel emissions. KSJD's Karen Childress spoke with John Lyle of the Mancos-based group Solar Barn Raising about his groups's involvement helping homeowners get solar systems installed at reasonable costs.

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Those hoping to spend time on motorboats or jet skis this summer on local reservoirs will have to skip Narraguinnep and Totten reservoirs and plan to get their boats inspected for invasive mussels at McPhee.

A 32-year-old New Mexico man charged with murdering a Navajo Nation police officer made his initial appearance in federal court Tuesday.


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A man has confessed to a decades-old murder in Cortez’s City Park.


Healthy Soils Tie Up CO2

Mar 21, 2017
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We often only consider soil health when we talk about growing food, but some scientists believe that healthy soils are also required to tie up CO2, which has been implicated in our warming climate.  The article, "Soil and Human Security in the 21st Century," in the May 2015 issue of Science Magazine, makes the case that soil is one of Earth's most valuable commodities, and that we must develop strategies to protect this resource. 

Former BLM Ranger Reflects on Resource Protection

Mar 21, 2017
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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.

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