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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.

Paddling With Purpose

In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Stefanie Wessel of Paddling With Purpose about her trip to the Rio Marañón in Peru, the largest tributary to the Amazon River, resistance to an effort to build a series of dams along the Rio Marañón, and a documentary film that will raise awareness about the river and its current threats.

  • Positive news on Cortez District Re-1 school budget and glowing reviews on new high school.
  • Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office DUI checkpoint set up in McElmo Canyon finds no drunk drivers.
  • BLM Tres Rios Field Office plans to begin prescribed burns about seven miles east of Dove Creek.

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Have you ever noticed that your fingers sometimes swell when you exercise? In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd explains this phenomenon, some ideas on how to counteract fat fingers, and some serious physical problems that may be going on.