• Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District gets large rebate for energy efficiency design in new high school building.
  • Cortez City Council voices skepticism over solar energy technology from Santa Fe, New Mexico company.

  • The fate of the former Montezuma-Cortez High School building remains undecided.
  • Montezuma-Cortez School District board names Lori Haukeness as the district’s interim superintendent.

In this episode, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the political and economic factors behind building a recreational trail that would link Mancos, Cortez, and Mesa Verde National Park.

  • Montezuma County voters may be asked to decide on a county sales tax in the near future.
  • Montezuma County attorney John Baxter and commission watchdog M.B. McAfee have heated exchange over notices of public hearings.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick continues the conversation with Bob Bragg of KSJD's Ag Markets & More, about the environmental impacts of large concentrated animal feedlot operations, the economic structure behind them, and how the choices that consumers make are key to changing our food systems.

  • El Niño has been good to Montezuma County, providing 169 percent of normal precipitation over the last 13 months.
  • Montezuma County appears ready to go to court to try to prove an RS 2477 claim against the Forest Service over the Dolores-Norwood road.

In this interview with authors David Feela and John Christian Hopkins, KSJD's Tom Yoder asks them why they write, and how humor plays a critical role in their writing, and in their everyday lives.

  • Colorado earned a B, Utah a C-plus, and New Mexico a D for their treatment of prairie dogs in 2015.
  • Utah legislator Ken Ivory, who sparked controversy as director of the American Lands Council, is leaving that post to lead a “Free the Lands” campaign.

Mardi Gras and Pancakes

Feb 5, 2016
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Fat Tuesday is the culmination of feasting and excess during Mardi Gras, and in some places includes a tradition of eating pancakes. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Leigh Waggoner, the Rector at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Cortez, and Judy Schuenemeyer, who is a parishioner at the church, about the history of Mardi Gras and why they hold a pancake supper as part of their festivities.

  • Dolores is about to join Cortez and Mancos in becoming home to a Family Dollar store.