The Zine en Oil and Gas Leasing Near Bluff, Utah <p>The Bureau of Land Management recently initiated a process for leasing public land near Bluff, Utah for oil and gas development. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Josh Ewing, executive director of Friends of Cedar Mesa, about where these parcels are located, and why residents are concerned.</p><p><em>Listen here:</em></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:00:31 +0000 Tom Yoder 13023 at Oil and Gas Leasing Near Bluff, Utah Using Archaeology To Tackle Today's Problems <p>Archaeology is a science that most of us consider as a way to perceive the distant past, with little application to today's problems. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Steve Wolverton, Associate Professor in Archaeology at the University of North Texas, who uses data from ancient and modern sources in an attempt to shed new light on contemporary environmental and social issues.</p><p>Listen here:</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:04:47 +0000 Tom Yoder 12964 at Using Archaeology To Tackle Today's Problems Remembering The Mancos Times In The 1960s <p>The Mancos Times is one of the oldest newspapers in Montezuma County and for many years used a rare printing press to produce its papers. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dick Patrick, who ran the Mancos Times in the 1960s and was the last person to operate the Cranston printing press, one of only three like it remaining in the country.</p><p><em>Listen here:</em></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:11:29 +0000 Tom Yoder 12841 at Remembering The Mancos Times In The 1960s Local Author Bethany Turner <p>Writing fiction using real-life celebrities as primary characters can be tricky, but fun. In this Zine interview, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local author Bethany Turner who chooses to unpack her obsession with pop culture in a series of books featuring Abigail Phelps, a fictional heroine who interacts with today's most recognizable stars.</p><p><em>Listen here:</em></p><p> The Abigail Phelps website can be found here: <a href=""></a></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:34:31 +0000 Tom Yoder 12724 at Local Author Bethany Turner A New Approach To Chaco Canyon <p>The prehistory of Chaco Canyon has largely been interpreted using archaeological evidence that has lead to explanations of Chaco Canyon as a destination for Mesoamerican traders, a hub in a centralized redistribution system, or as a destination for pilgrims within a ritualized landscape. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. John Ware, an anthropologist and archaeologist who believes that the key to explaining Chaco canyon may lie in deciphering differences and similarities among the living descendants of Chaco: the historic Pueblo peoples of Arizona and New Mexico.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Tom Yoder 12637 at A New Approach To Chaco Canyon A Fresh Look At Youth Sports <p>Being involved in youth sports can be an impressionable part of a child's life, but with an increasingly competitive environment where many times coaches and parents sacrifice fun for the desire to win games, how we teach our kids to play and enjoy sports is more important than ever. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Doug LaMunyon, a local youth baseball coach, about why having fun is so vital to competition, keeping our kids involved in sports, and helping them develop into good friends and teammates.</p><p><em>Listen here:</em></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:32:12 +0000 Tom Yoder 12479 at A Fresh Look At Youth Sports Shopping Local In Cortez <p>July is Independent Retailer Month, a time to focus on how dollars spent locally are vital to our small town economies. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Mark Drudge from Cortez Retail Enhancement Association about why dollars spent locally are so important to our communities, how independent businesses can attract more customers, and why shopping local makes good sense.</p><p><em>Listen here:</em></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:45:08 +0000 Tom Yoder 12355 at Shopping Local In Cortez How The Tractor Ruined Farming <p><span class="piece-description-lead">Food has become cheaper and more abundant in the last 150 years, largely thanks to technological advances. Irrigation, fertilizer, pesticides, and tractors have revolutionized farming and made a big promise to farmers: life will be better, easier, and your yields will be greater. In this story from producer Erik Olesund, however, is a farming family who has experienced first hand the negative impact of these technologies and how they impact our ability to grow food.</span></p><p><em><span class="piece-description-lead">Listen here:</span></em></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:12:20 +0000 Erik Olesund 12100 at How The Tractor Ruined Farming Kinder Morgan In Southwest Colorado <p>Kinder Morgan is one of southwest Colorado's largest and most influential companies, extracting carbon dioxide gas from the McElmo Dome, one of the largest supplies of the gas in the world. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kinder Morgan President for CO2 Operations Jim Wuerth about what CO2 from the area is used for, how carbon dioxide wells operate, and why Kinder Morgan pays nearly half of Montezuma County's property taxes.</p><p><em>Listen here:</em></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:47:30 +0000 Tom Yoder 11939 at Kinder Morgan In Southwest Colorado Cortez Connects With A New Website <p>The City of Cortez has built a new website to gather feedback from citizens on how the city should plan for future projects and growth. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kirsten Sackett, Director of Planning and Building for the City of Cortez, and Rocky Moss, Project Coordinator for Cortez Heart and Soul, about <a href=""></a> and how it will create a new platform to interact and create meaningful dialog with city planners and other community leaders. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:50:28 +0000 Tom Yoder 11759 at Cortez Connects With A New Website