• Voters in Dolores County say yes to two ballot questions, but no to some others.
  • Montezuma County decides to take part in a master leasing plan process organized by the BLM, at least for now.

Getting Help With Parenting

Nov 4, 2015
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SafeCare is an in-home program that provides training for parenting, child safety, and child health. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Midge Kirk, director of the SafeCare program at the Montezuma County Public Health Department, about how the program supports parents in keeping their home safe for children and taking care of their child’s basic health care needs.

  • Montezuma County Commission considers beer sales at the Four Corners Ag Expo.
  • One million pound transformer arrives at the Latigo Wind Farm being constructed in southeast Utah.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Katrina Blair, author of "The Wild Wisdom of Weeds", about how weeds and the push to eradicate them needs to be seen in a different light, where the nutritional and ecological value of weeds is valued, and the use of pesticides is more seriously scrutinized by farmers who wish to grow sustainable crops.

  • Colorado property-tax expert is coming to Dolores County to investigate three factors that may justify lower assessments for farmers.
  • Voters in Montezuma and Dolores counties will be weighing in on a number of questions on election day.

The Latest Novel From Author Chuck Greaves

Nov 2, 2015
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Charles “Lucky” Luciano was a notorious gangster of the 1930s who is considered the father of organized crime in America. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local author Chuck Greaves about his new book "Tom & Lucky and George & Cokey Flo" that tells the story of Luciano and the prostitution trial that sent him to prison in 1936.

  • Montezuma County commissioners join in call for a new citizens’ group to work on a National Conservation Area along the Dolores River.
  • Maintenance and future ownership of the Dolores-Norwood Road remain a topic of dispute between the Montezuma County commissioners and the Forest Service.

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In this segment of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with David Johnson from local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231, and Rick Torres, Veterans Service Officer for Montezuma County, about the successes of local veteran service organizations working with the county to assist veterans in southwest Colorado.

  • Woman dies while in custody at the Montezuma County Detention Center.
  • Cortez Cultural Center will keep their historic building and continue annual events.
  • National Park Service seeks public input on parking issues at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

The Very Scary Time Trials

Oct 29, 2015
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The Very Scary Time Trials is a Halloween day bike race hosted by the Montezuma Land Conservancy. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jon Leibowitz, the Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about what the race will involve, and how it will benefit open space conservation and public access to outdoor recreation in and around Cortez.