• Area school administrators dismayed about Colorado Supreme Court ruling on "negative factor" school funding.
  • Citizens propose new rules for outdoor events to Montezuma County Commissioners.

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Prehistoric rock art in Australia and the American West have striking similarities in their production and subject matter.  KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with independent rock art researcher David Lee about rock art in a global context, what it can teach us about the similarities and the differences of people surviving under similar circumstances, and the impact of rock art documentation on land management and conservation.

  • Semi truck driver who ran into a gas pump and sparked a fire in Cortez has been found.
  • Montezuma County commissioners set to meet with Bureau of Land Management on Monday to discuss the Master Leasing Plan.
  • Homeless man amasses 8,500 pounds of debris in an illegal camp in the Uncompahgre National Forest.
  • DOJ and the DOI announce $940 million settlement with American Indian tribes.

  • Cannabis customers and growers enjoy tax holiday.
  • Public forums planned to discuss proposed sales tax for an expansion of Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez.
  • Colorado legislators support “Good Samaritan” legislation to encourage mine clean-up.

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.