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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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An English Farmer's View of Rural America

Mar 10, 2017
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James Rebank's recent New York Times Op-Ed essay provides a sheep farmer's view about the effects of global trade on rural America, and on his farm in the Lake District fells of North England.  Rebanks, who is also an author, passed through rural Kentucky on a tour to promote his latest book, The Shepard's View: Modern Photographs from and Ancient Landscape.

 

 

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It has been approximately 2 months since the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument in Southeastern Utah. However, the new monument remains a topic of disagreement at the state, national, and local level. KSJD News went to southeastern Utah to talk with locals on both sides.

 

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New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed the growing of industrial hemp for research and development.

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Montezuma County resident Judi Lichliter appealed to the county commissioners Monday to create more handicapped spaces at their facilities, including the courthouse, clerk and recorder’s office and senior center.

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KSJD's Austin Cope talks to his dad, Frank Cope, who just retired as Facility Manager of Mesa Verde National Park.  They discuss the things Frank has seen in national parks, how the National Park Service has played a part in his life, and his thoughts on retirement. He starts with a story of a flood at Zion National Park in the mid-1990s.

Web exclusive: Frank tells a story about witnessing the Bircher Fire at Mesa Verde in July 2000. Click below to listen.

Law enforcement professionals with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Department responded to almost 9,000 calls for service in 2016. KSJD's Karen Childress talks with Sheriff Steve Nowlin about public safety and crime prevention in our community.

A top Republican joined with Democratic leaders at the Colorado legislature Wednesday evening in an effort to find solutions to ongoing transportation woes.

To do that lawmakers are proposing House Bill 1142. It would send the question to voters, asking for a 0.62 cent sales tax increase. That money would go towards priority infrastructure projects as well as to provide funding to local governments for transit, roads, trails, and potholes.

Jane Dally

In the first 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 Vern Harrell, Chief Engineer at McPhee Dam for the Bureau of Reclamation, about what the 2017 spill may look like and the relationship he has with irrigators and boaters.

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The Salt Lake City Council is pleading with managers of the Outdoor Retailer gear show to rethink their decision to pull out of Utah when their contract ends in 2018.

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Spring always brings wind to the Four Corners, but from Sunday night through Monday morning there were some exceptional gusts.


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