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Fire Burns Harp Moving and Storage Building in Cortez

Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that scorched the interior of the Harp Moving and Storage building on Market Street in downtown Cortez Sunday morning.

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35th Ag Expo Opens

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

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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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Two local artists came before the Cortez City Council on Tuesday to express dismay over the city’s call for artists to “loan” their works to beautify the new City Hall.


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The City of Cortez may be able to spruce up its South Broadway entrance if a proposed land exchange with the Cortez Fire Protection District goes through.


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Adventure writer and blogger Brendan Leonard describes himself as someone who likes running and trail running, but who probably likes ice cream more. He says he mostly avoids avalanches by not being a good enough skier to get on slopes steep enough to slide. But, he says, he loves the mountains, and he’s enthusiastic for things that bring humans together, especially in the outdoors.

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Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said Monday he opposes a bill before Congress that would terminate the law-enforcement functions of the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.


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County commissioners in Garfield County, Utah, have passed a resolution calling for shrinking the 1.9-million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which is partially located in their county.

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KSJD's Austin Cope speaks with Dr. Patty Erjavec, President of Pueblo Community College, and Tonya Nelson, Executive Dean of Southwest Colorado Community College. He first asks Dr. Erjavec to address rumors that the college will leave the area.

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A Navajo Nation police officer died Sunday after being shot while responding to a domestic-violence situation near the reservation town of Prewitt, New Mexico, 35 miles east of Gallup.


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