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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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Host Jay Loschert talks with Sam Carter, a teacher at Southwest Open School in Cortez, about his experiences on the Dolores River, changes he has seen on the river in recent years, and how to get stuck in Snaggletooth Rapids. 

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Host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Stepanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT, who has published a study on the effect of the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) on the human digestive system and the implications for it's effect on chronic degenerative diseases. Originally aired on June 4th, 2013.

As drought conditions continue in the Four Corners area, fire agencies and homeowners are preparing for a bad wildfire season. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Rebecca Samulski, the Wildfire Education Specialist for the Montezuma County Fire Chiefs Association, about the current status of wildfire conditions, how climate change is factoring into wildfire planning, and what you can do to be ready in the event of a wildfire near you.

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In part two of a series on water issues, host Sarah Syverson talks with Ken Curtis of the Dolores Water Conservancy District about the history of water projects in southwest Colorado, irrigation water availability in the upcoming growing season, and how large producers are adapting to drought conditions. 

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Host Jay Loschert talks with filmmakers Greg Cairns and Stephen Witherspoon, whose new documentary film "The Current" looks at water issues through the lens of their trip down the Animas and San Juan Rivers in 2012.

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Jeff and Gail break down headlines and discuss how the Navajo Nation is approaching the Navajo Generating Station lease, and how transferrable development rights work in Montezuma County.

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Host Joanie Trussel talks with certified midwife Janneli Miller about the rise in cesarean deliveries, and how they can present health concerns for mothers and their babies. Originally aired on May 7th, 2013.

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Host Jay Loschert of Dolores River Boating Advocates talks with Dennis Schell about the history of how the Dolores River became a candidate for designation as a wild and scenic river, and Amber Kelly, Dolores River Campaign Coordinator for San Juan Citizens Alliance, provides an update on where the federal designation process is now.

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Host Jay Loschert of Dolores River Boating Advocates talks to former Dolores River ranger Rick Ryan about how he started his career and and his experience with river stewardship through the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

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Winter snowfall across the Four Corners area has people many feeling more optimistic about water supply for irrigators during the upcoming growing season. KSJD's Melissa Betrone talks with Don Magnuson of the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company about how our winter precipitation is measuring up to the demands that irrigators will have on water resources during the 2013 growing season. 

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