News

  • Club 20 group says Colorado may need more sales tax.
  • Wolverines may be listed under the Endangered Species Act.


  • Montezuma County may not have to join a regional council in order to be eligible for funding for broadband expansion.
  • Tuesday is election day for municipalities across Colorado.

The Wildfire Season Outlook for 2016

Apr 4, 2016
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Despite a relatively wet winter the reality of wildfires is still something we all need to be prepared for as the 2016 fire season quickly approaches. In the first of KSJD's four-part series on wildfire preparedness, Tom Yoder talks with Rebecca Samulski, Montezuma Chapter Coordinator for Firewise of Southwest Colorado, about current wildfire conditions and how land owners can start planning now to ensure they are ready in the event of a wildfire near their homes and other property.

  • Montezuma County Commissioner Larry Don Suckla voiced continuing concerns Monday about protective designations proposed by the Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office.


  • Navajo leaders and New Mexico Senator Tom Udall are seeking solutions to a funding crisis for the Gallup Detoxification Center.
  • The Montezuma County Fair Board would like to put on a concert before this year’s fair to help promote and fund it.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is gearing up for their 2016 excavation season at a group of sites north of Cortez that may hold clues about the changes that prehistoric inhabitants of the area were going through in the seventh and eighth centuries. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Caitlin Sommer, supervisory archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, about their work at the sites so far, and what they hope to learn during their investigations this year.

  • The economic recovery has been good to Colorado, but not New Mexico.
  • The percentage of Montezuma County children living in poverty is down, but remains high among Colorado counties.

  • Montezuma County Commissioners are adamantly opposed to a national monument designation along the Dolores River corridor.
  • National Fire Protection Association has awarded four $500 grants for wildfire projects in southwest Colorado.

Medicine Horses

Mar 29, 2016
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Lynne Howarth, the Executive Director of the Medicine Horse Center, about why horses are used in therapy for people of all ages, their special connection to human emotions, and the programs that the Medicine Horse Center offers.

  • Montezuma County Commissioners reiterate their opposition to a Master Leasing Plan to further regulate oil and gas development on BLM lands, draft letter stating their position.


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