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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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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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Some 150 people marched Saturday in downtown Cortez to honor and recognize women’s achievements.


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The Cortez City Hall is open for business in a new location: 123 Roger Smith Avenue, across from Parque de Vida and the Cortez Recreation Center. The City will hold a public dedication of the building on Friday, March 17th at 5pm. Cortez City Manager Shane Hale talked with KSJD's Austin Cope about the City's excitement for the transition, the features of the new space, and how the transition will benefit the City's operations.

Note: The City of Cortez is an underwriter of KSJD.

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Utah’s governor and legislature are still hoping to keep the lucrative Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City.

Warm Weather In The U.S. Good for Beef Producers

Mar 10, 2017
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The recent warm weather throughout most of the U.S. is enticing cooks to venture outdoors to throw some meat on on the grill.  Beef producers have benefited from this trend, as retail and wholesale beef prices have gained ground over the past month, finally dragging live cattle prices out of the slump they've been in since the start of winter.

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