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Cortez City Council May Reconsider Neutrality on Canyons of the Ancients

The Cortez City Council may formally endorse keeping Canyons of the Ancients National Monument despite previously saying it would stay neutral.

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The City Council for Cortez, the municipality closest to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, has opted not to weigh in on the monument’s status.

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Environmentalists are cheering the U.S. Senate’s decision Wednesday not to rescind an Obama-administration rule requiring less waste of the potent greenhouse gas methane.

Photo courtesy of Brent McWhirter

Cortez Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde and Assistant Fire Chief Shawn Bittle talked with KSJD's Austin Cope on Morning Edition about the Western Excelsior Plant Fire that started in Mancos on Monday afternoon. 

Scott Spear

In final segment of a three-part series on River Radio about the 2017 spill on the Dolores River out of McPhee Dam and the relationships between various Dolores River stakeholders, host Sam Carter talks with local boater Scott Spear about his thoughts on the boating community centered on the Dolores River, his experiences floating the lower Dolores River this year, and why communication is the key to building strong relationships around water management.

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An overheating fan motor likely caused the fire that destroyed the Western Excelsior plant in Mancos on Monday.


Austin Cope / KSJD News

Though Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met for one hour with tribal leaders on the Bears Ears Commission during his visit to Utah, some tribal members felt excluded from discussions about the Bears Ears National Monument.


Austin Cope / KSJD News

The Montezuma County commissioners approved a controversial high-impact permit Monday for a multi-purpose industrial area just north of Cortez.

Austin Cope / KSJD News

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke finished a two-day tour of the Bears Ears National Monument Tuesday.


2017 Audio Tribute To KSJD's On-Air Volunteers

May 9, 2017

THIS is the sound of KSJD! Once again, Bonnie Bryant (aka DJ Nova of Trance Fusion) produced an audio tribute to her fellow KSJD on-air volunteers who power KSJD everyday! This audio tribute was a part of the 2017 KSJD On-Air Volunteer Red Carpet Celebration on May 5th.

Brent McWhirter

The fire that started yesterday afternoon at the Western Excelsior Plant in Mancos, Colorado is under control, according to Mancos Fire Chief Tony Aspromonte.  As of Tuesday morning, there is still light smoke and a few hot spots from burning excelsior and coconut husks.


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