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The Complicated Question of Ranking the Cortez Sales Tax Rate

Does the city of Cortez have a high sales-tax rate? That question has come up following a remark made by Montezuma County Commissioner James Lambert. In a recent interview with KSJD’s Austin Cope , Lambert said he’d heard that Cortez has the second-highest sales-tax rate in Colorado. It turns out that isn’t true, but earlier corrections we posted on the KSJD web site also contained some inaccuracies.

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The role of landscape in how we tell stories plays a vital role in the Four Corners area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local author Erica Olsen about how the perceptions of truth in history and the meanings we create through stories shape our understanding of place and identity here where four states meet. 

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Host Sarah Syverson discusses the public health issues and potential agricultural and groundwater impacts surrounding the Red Arrow Mine waste debacle near Mancos, Colorado with Lyn Patrick, naturopathic doctor and co-host of KSJD's environmental health program Pandora's Box.

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KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Arizona State University anthropology professor Dr. Michelle Hegmon about her research on prehistoric Mimbres pottery from southwestern New Mexico, and how we might understand their culture through the iconic art that is found on Mimbres bowls.

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Co-host Lyn Patrick talks with KSJD's Tom Yoder about how recent floods in Colorado have created public health concerns from impacts to oil and gas drilling sites and radioactive waste at Rocky Flats. Updates on geothermal activity in Hawaii and the Fukushima nuclear disater in Japan are also discussed. Originally aired on September 24th, 2013.

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Three artists will join scientists in Southwest Colorado wilderness areas as part of the Aldo & Leonardo Artist-In-Residence program in September. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Leslie Sobel, a painter, about her art and the influences of science and landscape in her abstract landscapes.

Host Sarah Syverson discusses school meal programs with Janet Fogel, the Mancos Schools Food Service Director, and Sandi VanHouten, the Food Service Director for Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 Schools, and the challenges of serving more locally produced foods in school cafeterias.

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Host Lyn Patrick and KSJD's Tom Yoder discuss foods that are part of the American diet that contain ingredients that are banned in other countries, and how to avoid them in your own diet. Originally aired on September 10th, 2103. 

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Host Sarah Syverson talks with Dan Hobbs of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union about how they provide technical and financial services to new, emerging, and existing farm cooperatives and businesses.

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Host Sarah Syverson talks with JoDee Powers from LiveWell Montezuma about a recent food survey that reveals how consumers and food producers feel about the local food system, its economic implications, and more.

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Host Joanie Trussel talks with Ninu-Alexandri Quirk, MD, about how to determine which eggs are truly organic, and discusses new threats to the organic chicken and egg industry from the USDA. Originally aired on August 13th, 2013. 

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