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Fire Burns Harp Moving and Storage Building in Cortez

Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that scorched the interior of the Harp Moving and Storage building on Market Street in downtown Cortez Sunday morning.

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After a lively discussion Monday, the Montezuma County commissioners decided interviews of candidates for a seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission would be done in public.

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About 60 Mancos Elementary School students and parents gathered along Grand Avenue on Friday afternoon to welcome their principal back from the hospital.

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Climate change is partly to blame for the growing number of major wildfires, but human beings are the real culprit.

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Last year, about 500 patients visited the Planned Parenthood clinic in Cortez. According to Planned Parenthood Chief Experience Officer Adrienne Mansanares, women's reproductive healthcare in rural areas like Cortez can be difficult because of the long distances women have to travel to get there. Also, she says in most cases, those services are not abortions.

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Southwest Open School, also known as SWOS, is an alternative high school in Cortez that serves mainly at-risk students. KSJD’s Austin Cope sat down with SWOS Director Charlotte Wolf and SWOS Board President Uriah Hubbard to talk more about what’s been going on at the school lately.


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Officials with the U.S. Interior Department hosted a meeting Wednesday in Washington, D.C., to discuss the future, if any, of the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona.

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The Navajo Nation is launching a campaign to persuade the Diné to “collar, license, vaccinate, and confine” their pets.

The truism that we need to double food production by 2050 to feed the world's growing population may need to be revisited.  Research by

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Farming and ranching operations are complex businesses.  Unlike factories that produce consumer goods, which can ramp up or scale down production quickly, based upon demand, farmer require months or years to change the type or quantity of crops or livestock they produce.


Advocates say Senate Bill 40 does something simple: It brings the Colorado Open Records Act into the 21st century by requiring state agencies to provide information in a digital format -- such as a database or a spreadsheet -- where feasible.

“These are the people’s records. We are the custodians, we are the stewards of these records,” said Democratic Sen. John Kefalas of Fort Collins. He’s the main sponsor of the bill.

For some, the issue is more complicated.


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