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Bear's Ears Intertribal Coalition Website

It has been less than one year since the Hopi Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the Pueblo of Zuni, and the two Ute Tribes came together in support of a national monument designation in an area west of Bluff, Utah known as the Bear's Ears. The Bear's Ears Intertribal Coalition believes that a national monument, managed by a partnership between the tribes, is the best way to protect the sites that are important to their cultural heritage and traditional ways.

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The leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-Day Saints, who is on the lam after slipping out of his court-ordered GPS tracking device a month ago, is claiming religious freedom as a defense against federal charges of food-stamp fraud.

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The first case of chronic wasting disease in deer in Southwest Colorado has been reported.

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San Juan County, Utah is in the national news, given the recent finding of Voting Rights Act violations and the proposed Bears Ears National Monument.  But is the national media painting with a broad brush that doesn't reflect a deeper story? Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly talked with Bill Boyle, editor of the San Juan Record in Monticello, Utah to learn what we might be missing in the narrative that's emerging on the national stage about San Juan County, Utah.

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No recount is expected in a narrow Dolores County primary race between incumbent Commissioner Ernie Williams and challenger John Trocheck, both Democrats. Williams bested Trocheck by two votes, 88 to 86, in the June 28th balloting. County Clerk and Recorder LaRita Randolph says there were no provisional votes and she waited the full eight days to make sure none came in from overseas military personnel. A recount is required only if the difference is smaller than one-half of one percent, which is not the case here. Randolph says she has not seen such a close race in recent years.

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A fire that broke out Monday night at an oil-well site in San Juan County, New Mexico, was allowed to continue burning Tuesday after firefighters decided it would be safest to let it die on its own because it was too hot to approach. The Farmington Daily-Times reports about 36 oil-storage tanks were on fire at a five-acre WPX Energy site just off U.S. Highway 550 near Nageezi. More than 50 people had to be evacuated, but no injuries were reported.

KSJD's Tom Yoder on Interviewing

Jul 11, 2016
Austin Cope / KSJD

We hear a lot of interviews on KSJD, but Tom Yoder, KSJD's Programming and Media Director, usually is the one asking the questions instead of answering them. In this interview, he's on the other side of the microphone to share his philosophy around conducting interviews, the hardest interview he's ever done, and the reasons why he loves it so much.

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A sizable crowd is expected for Saturday’s public meeting with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in Bluff, Utah.


The Benefits of Meditation Practice

Jul 11, 2016
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Meditation is a practice that more and more evidence shows can have significant mental and physical health benefits. In this three-part series for Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Joanie Trussel, co-host of Pandora's Box, about what meditation is and is not, research into the health benefits of meditation, and some tips on how to start and maintain a regular meditation practice.

New Indian Restaurant Opens in Cortez

Jul 8, 2016

The opening night of Cortez’s new Indian restaurant on Monday caught its staff by surprise. 

Raju Singh said his restaurant, the Taste of India, was completely packed, with lots of take-out orders and a line out the door. It was so busy that he closed the restaurant for a few days before re-opening on Friday. It will be now be open for lunch and dinner every day.

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