Austin Cope

Why Incorporating Bluff as a Town Will Keep it "Bluff"

Though many people may consider Bluff as a town, it is actually not formally considered a town.

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On Saturday, October 7th, RENEW and Wings Safehouse will host a male beauty pageant, complete with makeup, fancy dresses, and stylish shoes at the Cortez Elks Lodge at 6pm.

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The Bureau of Land Management is seeking to temporarily suspend or delay implementation of parts of a rule designed to reduce the waste of methane by the energy industry.

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Microbursts are a rare weather phenomenon that occur in summer or early fall. A microburst occured in Cortez in September, and knocked a tree onto a house. KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with local weather observer and meterologist Jim Andrus to learn more about these phenomena and how they occur.

Ben FrantzDale

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has approved the tribe’s $622 million budget for fiscal year 2018, but he issued 26 line-item vetoes before doing so.

Austin Cope

A proposed oil and gas lease sale near the Utah-Colorado border is raising concerns because of its proximity to Hovenweep National Monument.

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An 80-year-old bridge over the San Juan River in Shiprock, New Mexico, has exceeded its lifespan and must come down.

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Asbestos abatement will be required before demolition resumes on the retired Montezuma-Cortez High School building.

Four years ago state lawmakers – and the governor – created a law to help undocumented children follow their American dreams. They allowed them to pay the significantly cheaper in-state tuition to go to state colleges instead of higher out-of-state prices. The requirements: They must graduate from a Colorado high school that they’ve attended for three years and promise to pursue citizenship.

“This is an issue that has been a challenge in our state and our country for many years,” said Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran, one of the main sponsors of Senate Bill 33.

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If corporations can be considered people, why not rivers?

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Voters in the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 school district will have a question on their 2017 ballots asking whether to approve a mill levy override to increase funding for school teacher salaries, technology, and transportation.


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Sunflower Theatre

The Novel Ideas

Rich Americana harmonies at the Sunflower Theatre, Friday, October 20th at 7:00pm

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