Noxious Weeds In Montezuma County

Sep 17, 2015
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Noxious weeds are a big problem for farmers, ranchers, and land owners across Montezuma County and the country. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bonnie Loving, Weed Manager for Montezuma County, about noxious weeds and programs being offered by Montezuma County to help land owners control them.

  • Colorado Water Conservation Board awards instream flow water right on the Dolores River to benefit native fish.
  • Fish surveys after mine waste spill into the Animas River show good and bad news.
  • Colorado Senator calls for funding for a water treatment plant in the Gold King Mine area.

  • Cortez police search for semi truck that caused a gas pump fire early Tuesday morning.
  • Dolores Town Board postpones meeting Monday night for lack of a quorum.
  • Nine people dead and four missing after flash flood in Hilldale on the Utah-Arizona border.

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Hordes of tiny cedar gnats can make life outdoors miserable in the Four Corners area during the summer. In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd explains why there actually aren't any cedar trees in the Southwest, and how cedar gnats feed on you while you try to enjoy your outdoor activities.

Cortez Journal

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Southwest Open School (SWOS) teacher Casey Simpson and Conor Russell, a student at SWOS, about the school garden that they have installed at the school, how they have incorporated permaculture principles into the garden, and how it enhances education for the students at SWOS.

  • A third judge steps aside in San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman's trespassing case.
  • Montezuma County commissioners express concern about sustainability of pretrial services program.
  • Speed limit reduced on a one-mile stretch of Echo Basin Road.

Montezuma County Sheriff's Office

In this episode of Conversations With Dave, host Dave Hart talks with Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin about his personal path into a career in law enforcement and the changing perspectives and attitudes towards police officers across the country and in southwest Colorado.

  • Dolores Re-4A School District has lost millions in funding as a result of a state legislative measure.
  • Dolores County School District seeking some budgetary help from voters in November.
  • Colorado Department of Transportation and State Patrol launch fall DUI crackdown.

The Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease

Sep 11, 2015
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Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder that causes memory loss and cognitive decline, mostly in older adults. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Elaine Stumpo, Regional Director of the Alzheimer's Association of Southwest Colorado, and Linda Carter, Marketing Director at C&G Health Care Management, about this life-changing disease, how it is being treated, and an upcoming local event to raise awareness of how to help those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease.

  • Cortez Re-1 School District needs school board applicants.
  • Documentary film highlights water issues in Colorado.
  • Cucumbers linked to salmonella outbreak in the Southwest states.