• Montezuma County Commissioners have second thoughts about refusing to participate in BLM's Master Leasing Plan process.
  • City of Cortez set to purchase Cortez Journal building for $2.9 million.

Chalkbeat Colorado

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Shamai Buckel, a founding member of the Kiva Montessori Charter School in Cortez, and Laurie Hall of The Farm Bistro restaurant about their collaboration to feed Kiva students fresh, local foods at lunch time, and the impact it has on children's health and well-being.

  • Fire departments in Montezuma County responded to a blaze at a senior housing five-plex in Towaoc on Saturday.
  • Two local citizens sharply criticize the Montezuma County commissioners for their recent decision not to participate in a Master Leasing Plan process initiated by the BLM.

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Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of year as the trees change their colors. In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd looks at why and when aspen trees change colors in the fall, and describes an aspen grove in southeast Utah that is the largest known organism in the world.

  • Fire-mitigation consultant calls for Montezuma County to do more to ensure that people moving into wildfire-prone areas create defensible space around their homes.
  • Forest Service ordered to release more documents related to a land swap that would give highway access for the controversial Village at Wolf Creek.

The Ride of the Ancients Century Bike Ride

Oct 2, 2015
Ride of the Ancients

The Ride of the Ancients Century Ride is a 100-mile bike ride that travels through two states, two counties, two reservations, and two national monuments. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Ride of the Ancients Director Ashley Carelock and Susan Thomas, Executive Director at the Southwest Memorial Hospital Foundation, about this unique bike ride that will travel through the beautiful landscapes of the Four Corners area, how the ride will benefit the Montelores Cancer Care Fund and the Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance, and how to get involved.

  • Water attorney urges local residents to be proactive in creating a National Conservation Area on the lower Dolores River.
  • Cortez area weather has been abnormally warm and dry.

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Dr. Donna Glowacki, an archaeologist who has studied the depopulation of the Mesa Verde area in the thirteenth century, about its implications on the social and political realities of prehistoric peoples in the Four Corners area.

  • Montezuma County commissioners have kind words for public land managers at BLM's Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.
  • Federal government will move ahead with plans to reintroduce the endangered Mexican gray wolf into New Mexico despite opposition.
  • Monticello newspaper The San Juan Record celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District

Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia is currently on a state-wide bus tour to address the issue of early childhood literacy. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lt. Governor Joe Garcia and Sheryl Shushan with the Colorado Early Childhood Leadership Commission about their visit in Cortez, what they have been hearing from the public on their road trip, and priorities for children and education in Colorado.