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Montezuma County officials are growing concerned about a delay in starting foundation work for the new combined courthouse project in Cortez.

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Colorado has the fourth-highest number of reported cases of West Nile virus in the country this year, and Larimer County in northern Colorado leads the state with 28 of those.

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Boyle and Cottonwood Parks in Mancos were closed for a day each last week as a firm hired by the town government killed weeds in the parks using non-organic chemicals.

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A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service erred when it excluded Colorado from critical habitat for the threatened Canada lynx.

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The Bureau of Land Management is accepting comments until September 15th on a proposed doubling of the popular Phil’s World trail system east of Cortez.


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In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with local filmmaker Corey Robinson about his work documenting the struggles around fresh water resources across the U.S. His work is focused on personal stories of people who have been affected by water policy, and corporate control of fresh water for supplying large cities like Las Vegas and operations like pig farming in the east.

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Numbers at the Rico Elementary School have fallen significantly within the past three years, according to counts from the Dolores County School District, Re-2J. In 2014 the school had 20 students, then 17 students last year, and then seven this year. Preschool teacher Rebecca Pugh called that ten-student drop “this year’s mass exodus.”

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A coalition of environmental groups is urging the Bureau of Land Management to abandon plans to auction close to 900 acres of public lands in the Greater Chaco area in northwestern New Mexico for oil and gas drilling.

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Model railroading involves dedication to the history of railroads and the intricate details of the cars, operations, and architecture surrounding it. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with railroad enthusiast and model railroader Kevin Loof about the trains he builds and why he is a self-described "lunatic" about all things concerning railroads and their history.

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San Juan County, New Mexico, is already reeling from an extended downturn in the oil and gas industry brought on by low energy prices.