KSJD Newscast - November 23, 2015

Nov 23, 2015
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KSJD Local News Headlines:

  • The Colorado Wildlife Commission may reaffirm its long-standing stance against
    the reintroduction of wolves.
  • B-B Gun Wielding Vandals shoot out windows on Main Street in Cortez

  • Mancos Marshal John Cox resigns after being arrested for DUI.
  • Huge hurdles remain for better public access to Yucca House National Monument.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Celia Chen, Ecotoxicologist in the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, about her research on mercury in the environment, how it gets into the fish in our lakes and rivers, and its potential impacts on human health.

  • Montezuma County commissioners decide that the Four States Ag Expo is going to stay alcohol-free, and spar with a Forest Service official over the Dolores-Norwood Road.

Honoring Our Sense of Place

Nov 16, 2015
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A deep relationship with land and landscapes is an important value for most of us here in the Four Corners area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Amber Clark, Conservation Director at the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about how our sense of place shapes who we are, and why conservation of land is vital to our future.

  • Long-outstanding dispute between Montezuma County and Kinder Morgan could soon be resolved.
  • Montezuma County’s Planning and Zoning board endorses proposal to protect Phil's World mountain biking area.

Tom Yoder

Community radio stations like KSJD fill an important role in cities and towns across the country. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Sally Kane, the CEO and President of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, about how community radio stations are serving their listeners and members, and convening conversations that are important to all of us.

  • Mancos Marshal put on paid administrative leave for an undetermined period of time.
  • Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Commission seeking applicants to fill three openings.

  • Executive director of the Bridge Emergency Shelter says their Justice Building facility is more needed than ever.
  • Cortez City Council considers a request to remodel and reopen a former Circle K convenience store as a liquor outlet.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest on the conviction of San Juan County Utah Commissioner Phil Lyman on trespassing charges, why the Montezuma County Commission is considering pay raises for elected county officials, and the situation around homelessness in Cortez as winter sets in.