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Leadership Montezuma

Jul 17, 2015

Leadership Montezuma brings together community members around topics that are pertinent to life in southwest Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Leadership Montezuma board member Lynn Soukup and alumnus Ken Brengle about recent changes at Leadership Montezuma, and how the program helps to expand participants understanding of our community's resources, organizations, and systems.

Yucca House and Snider's Well

Jul 16, 2015
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Yucca House was a great village of the Ancestral Puebloans and is one of the largest archaeological sites in southwest Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with archaeology expedition historian and author Fred Blackburn about a feature at the site named Snider's Well that was documented in excavations in the late 1800s, the history of the land ownership and investigations there, and what he hopes to learn from his research.

Folk musician Awna Teixeira stopped by the KSJD studios to talk with Choctaw Ridge host Billy and KSJD's Tom Yoder, and performed a couple songs before her show at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez on Wednesday, July 15th. Get your tickets at www.sunflowertheatre.org.

In this episode of Talking Heads, Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press and KSJD's Jeff Pope discuss the departure of construction company Skanska from Cortez, San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman's ongoing legal troubles, Cortez's ranking as the 8th worst place to live in Colorado, and an update on the "Bong-a-Thon" cannabis event planned near Stoner.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with co-host Joanie Trussel about how our current political climate is affecting our mental health, the role of the media and consumerism in our relationship to politics, and why being engaged in local politics can help us feel more empowered.

Mancos Times

Mancos is now home to a USA Pentathlon Youth National Championship gold medalist. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with 14-year-old pentathlete Teslin Stecher about the sport of pentathlon, how he trains for the various components of the sport, and his goal for competing in the Olympics.

Chuck Pyle - The "Zen Cowboy"

Jul 10, 2015
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Chuck Pyle is a western musician who has become known as the "Zen Cowboy". KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Chuck about how he got his nickname, his beginnings as a musician, the Chuck Pyle Finger Style of guitar playing, and his take on religion.

Tickets to Chuck Pyle's show at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez on Saturday, July 11th can be purchased at www.sunflowertheatre.org

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In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Bill Dvorak of Dvorak Rafting, Kayaking, and Fishing Expeditions, about the recent designation of the Browns Canyon National Monument along the Arkansas River in central Colorado, and Amber Clark, Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee for the Lower Dolores Plan Working Group, about a proposed National Conservation Area for the Dolores River Canyon.

In this episode, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the recent Montezuma County permitting issues facing the organizers of a "Bong-a-Thon" cannabis event planned at Stoner, Colorado, and the latest news surrounding the proposed Village at Wolf Creek resort development.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Grant Curry from the Permaculture Provision Project, and Ross Mazur, a Work Away Program volunteer, about how permaculture is transforming the farm at Hanniah's Rest Ranch in southwest Colorado, and the ways that biochar can benefit soils that are not optimal for food production.

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