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THIS is the sound of KSJD! The audio segment below features the voices of every on-air volunteer at KSJD, and was created by Bonnie Bryant (aka DJ Nova of Trance Fusion) as her tribute to her fellow volunteers that power KSJD everyday. Enjoy!

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  • Teacher salaries and retention remain a concern for the Montezuma-Cortez School District, but the picture looks better for the coming year.
  • Montezuma-Cortez School Board agreed to put $22,000 for the Montezuma School to Farm Project into next year’s proposed budget.

Montezuma School To Farm Project

The Montezuma School to Farm Project continues to help local kids learn about food, food systems, and the importance of a healthy diet. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Christine Foote, Program Coordinator for the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about the latest initiatives they are bringing to area schools, and what to expect at their annual Spring Hoedown event on Saturday night.

  • The Montezuma-Cortez School District has a new superintendent, but she isn't really new.
  • Montezuma County Commissioners are upset that an eagle's nest is complicating a proposed trail expansion at Phil's World.


Teen Perspectives on Standardized Testing

Apr 21, 2016
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The Fish Bowl is KSJD's monthly conversation that features the voices, thoughts, and opinions of youth in our communities on topics that matter to them. In this episode, KSJD's Tom Yoder sat down with Faith Asnicar, a junior at Mancos High School, and Sam Bagge, a junior at Montezuma-Cortez High School, about how the number of standardized tests they are required to take has increased throughout their time as students, and the impact these tests have had on their education.

  • Task force on fate of the former Montezuma-Cortez High School building says to "tear it down".
  • Coalition of environmental groups file suit over the 2015 renewal of a permit for the Navajo Mine in New Mexico.


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The Navajo Nation has sued San Juan County in Utah twice, and won once, over voting rights.  Now San Juan County has filed a counter claim detailing measures in place to assist voters and alleging corruption among the original plaintiffs.  KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press take a look at this unfolding issue.

  • Discussion between the Montezuma County commissioners and the Southwest Colorado Council of Governments over broadband grants includes sharp exchanges but no resolution.


Planning Ahead for Healthcare Decisions

Apr 19, 2016
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National Healthcare Decisions Day is a time for all of us to consider the importance of planning our healthcare decisions in advance. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michelle Cameron, Marketing Director at Hospice of Montezuma, about why it is critical for us to document our wishes about future healthcare decisions so that our families and loved ones don't have to make them for us.

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