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San Juan County Citizens Comment on Unconstitutional Voting Districts

Almost two years after San Juan County Utah commission and school board voting districts were ruled unconstitutional, county residents gave input on proposals for new district boundaries. On Thursday at public hearings in Monticello and Bluff, U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby and Special Master Bernard Grofman listened to feedback from citizens about accuracy and fairness of the proposed districts. After rejecting San Juan County’s redistricting attempt last year, the judge appointed Grofman...

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Montezuma County Commissioner Larry Don Suckla took a step back Monday from his use of the term “fake news” to describe the board’s recent vote to defund the county’s Colorado State University Extension Office.


Colorado’s Third District Congressman, Republican Scott Tipton of Cortez, is supporting proposed legislation that would radically alter the 1906 Antiquities Act, which gives presidents the authority to create national monuments. However, a representative of one monument in Southwest Colorado is questioning the congressman’s stance.

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The future of the Rico School may be in jeopardy. To discuss details, KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with Dolores County RE-2J School District superintendent Bruce Hankins.

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The Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez will no longer sell tickets for Mesa Verde National Park’s tours.

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The future of Rico’s tiny, seven-student school is likely limited.

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After voting earlier this month to defund the Colorado State University Extension program, the Montezuma County commissioners said Wednesday they actually are not going to do so.

A religious monument will be coming down in the city of Bloomfield in northern New Mexico.

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The decades-long fight over a proposed luxury resort in the Rio Grande National Forest high on Colorado’s Wolf Creek Pass is not over.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is warning sportspeople that it is illegal to use aerial drones to aid in hunting in any way.

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The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has made the final decision to remove a racially based name from a canyon on Bureau of Land Management land near Moab, Utah.


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