News

  • City of Cortez awarded $2 million for its renovation of the former Cortez Journal building to become the new city hall.
  • Cortez City Council votes unanimously to send a letter to the Bureau of Land Management supporting a master leasing plan.


  • A case involving the 2013 death of a 38-year-old Arizona man in the Montezuma County Detention Center appears to be moving toward a settlement.

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Living in Antarctica poses many challenges when it comes to feeding the people who live and work there. Big Fat Farm Show host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Liz Widen and Rebekah Osgood, who have spent several seasons in Antarctica, about why they choose to live there, and the role that food plays in keeping morale up through the long dark days of winter near the South Pole.

  • Colorado's 3rd Congressional District Representative Scott Tipton will face challengers in both the Republican primary and the November general election.
  • Citizens urge the Montezuma County Commissioners to support a Master Leasing Plan, but opposition remains.


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When the Weber Fire broke out in June of 2012, some property owners in the path of the wildfire were in the unique position of waiting to see how their wildfire mitigation efforts from years before would work. In the second of KSJD's four-part series on wildfire preparedness, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Philip Walters and Jeff Schaffer about their personal stories from the Weber Fire, and how they ultimately ended up with national awards for their wildfire mitigation efforts.

  • The Four Corners states could use more precipitation according to a report from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

  • The Montezuma County commissioners have not decided whether to renew their membership in the American Lands Council, a group that lobbies for the transfer of federal public lands to the states.


Singer Songwriter Amber Cross

Apr 7, 2016
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Amber Cross is a singer and songwriter who writes from her own life’s struggles and experiences, delivering her stories with unforgettable power and emotion. She will be performing her rootsy bluegrass, country, and honky tonk songs at the Sunflower Theatre on Saturday, April 9th at 7:30pm. KSJD's Don Raney (aka Doc) spoke with her about her music and what the audience can expect at her show.

  • Election results from Mancos and Dolores.
  • Leaders in San Juan County, Utah, are expressing concern about a plan by the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission for redrawing county-commission districts.


Negative body image is a widespread problem that can have devastating effects on physical and mental health. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Pandora's Box host Joanie Trussel about how the media is mainly to blame for this problem, and what to do to regain a positive sense of our bodies.

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