Being involved in youth sports can be an impressionable part of a child's life, but with an increasingly competitive environment where many times coaches and parents sacrifice fun for the desire to win games, how we teach our kids to play and enjoy sports is more important than ever. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Doug LaMunyon, a local youth baseball coach, about why having fun is so vital to competition, keeping our kids involved in sports, and helping them develop into good friends and teammates.
July is Independent Retailer Month, a time to focus on how dollars spent locally are vital to our small town economies. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Mark Drudge from Cortez Retail Enhancement Association about why dollars spent locally are so important to our communities, how independent businesses can attract more customers, and why shopping local makes good sense.
In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with former Montezuma County Commissioner Dewayne Findley and Tim Hunter from the Montezuma County Planning Commission about the Dolores River Valley Plan, and the Montezuma County Commissioners' recent decision to remove Chapter 8, including the Transferable Development Rights option, from the County Land Use Code.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest moves by the Montezuma County Commission on the Dolores River Valley Plan, and talk with Tim Lanier and Jack Schuenemeyer from the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School Board about priorities and budget considerations for the coming school year.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Gretchen Groenke, a community health organizer in Montezuma County, about a new evening farmer's market that will be offered once a month in Cortez, and a new film called "Open Sesame" about why saving native seeds is vital to human food systems.
Food has become cheaper and more abundant in the last 150 years, largely thanks to technological advances. Irrigation, fertilizer, pesticides, and tractors have revolutionized farming and made a big promise to farmers: life will be better, easier, and your yields will be greater. In this story from producer Erik Olesund, however, is a farming family who has experienced first hand the negative impact of these technologies and how they impact our ability to grow food.
This story aired on KSJD's Zine on Monday, July 7th, 2014
Kinder Morgan is one of southwest Colorado's largest and most influential companies, extracting carbon dioxide gas from the McElmo Dome, one of the largest supplies of the gas in the world. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kinder Morgan President for CO2 Operations Jim Wuerth about what CO2 from the area is used for, how carbon dioxide wells operate, and why Kinder Morgan pays nearly half of Montezuma County's property taxes.