The Montezuma Mixtape this month features a story from KSJD DJ Billy Moffat as he recounts his experience in the US Army as an 038 - a Tenor Sax Player - in the late 1950s, as told in KSJD's McAfee Story Vault recording studio.
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is a significant contributor to the economy in southwest Colorado and the Four Corners area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Tawnie Knight, Economic Development Specialist with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, about how the tribe is developing their assets and looking at new ways to create opportunities for economic growth.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest developments in the race for the San Juan County Commission in southeast Utah, and a recent report showing minorities are disproportionately incarcerated in the Montezuma County jail system.
Being confronted with choices that could affect their entire lives can be a transformative experience for middle school students. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Peggy Tennyson from the School Community Youth Collaborative and Mikkel Waltman, a senior at Montezuma-Cortez High School about the Teen Maze, an interactive event showcasing possible outcomes of risky behaviors for local youth.
Writing fiction and songwriting are arts that many times require sharing among other writers and musicians to break through into new creative ground. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with author John Wright and musician Marilyn Kroeker about their creative processes, and their involvement in an event on April 23rd at the Cortez Cultural Center that will showcase the challenges and triumphs of creative endeavors.
In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Matt Clark with Trout Unlimited and Nathan Fey of American Whitewater about the Lower Dolores River Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation Plan and how it addresses the complex issues that surround water use, fish habitat, and recreation in the Lower Dolores River.
Local news and politics always deserve a closer analysis that helps you see local issues from a new perspective. KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkley from the Four Corners Free Press break down local news stories across the Four Corners area. In this episode, analysis of a conspiracy theory related to efforts to save the Gunnison Sage Grouse, what is happening with the election for Montezuma County's next sheriff, and an update on the Dolores River Plan.