business en 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 Talking Heads - May 21st, 2014 <p>In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Dolores Food Market owner Taz Vass and KSJD's agricultural expert Bob Bragg about how agricultural producers in the Four Corners area articulate with the local food movement and food retailers.</p><p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:42:12 +0000 Jeff Pope 9719 at Talking Heads - May 21st, 2014 40 Years at Osprey Packs <p>Forty years ago, Osprey Packs was founded to provide innovative designs for backpacks that outdoor travelers of many types would appreciate. In this episode of the Zine, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with the founders of Osprey Packs, Mike Pfotenhauer and Diane Wren, about how Osprey Packs was started, some of the challenges that were overcome in the past 40 years, and what the future holds for them.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:36:44 +0000 Tom Yoder 6508 at 40 Years at Osprey Packs Montezuma Community Economic Development <p></p><p><span class="main"><span style="font-size: large;">The Montezuma Community Economic Development Association works to support new and expanding economic opportunities throughout Montezuma County. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Chris Burkett and Dave Hart about how the organization helps nurture a diverse, year-round economy that enhances the needs, values, and quality of life of our communities.</span></span></p><p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:05:41 +0000 Tom Yoder 3602 at Montezuma Community Economic Development