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A group that advises the Bureau of Land Management may make a recommendation this week regarding a master leasing plan in Montezuma County.

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KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with the superintendent of the Dolores School District, Scott Cooper, to talk about this year's earlier school start, new secondary school schedule, and need for more teachers.

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For the first time in several years, there is space for enrollment in kindergarten and high school in Dolores School District Re-4A.

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Fifty-five percent of Utah voters favor making the Bears Ears area in San Juan County a national monument.

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The Four Corners Power Plant on the Navajo Nation in northern New Mexico was evacuated Thursday because of a chemical fire.

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Coloradoans are now allowed to collect rainwater, thanks to a new law. But the district manager for Colorado Mosquito Control in Montezuma County, Jason Carruth, warns rain barrels can become mosquito breeding grounds and sources of disease.

New Mural Appears in Downtown Cortez

Aug 11, 2016
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On Sunday, the side of the wall on the Sears building on Market Street in downtown Cortez was blank. On Monday, it was blue and tan, and on Tuesday, the blue was starting to match the color of the sky. Clouds drifted in on Wednesday, and a landscape appeared on Thursday. This is the process of a new mural coming to life in downtown Cortez.

Controlling Mosquitoes in Montezuma County

Aug 10, 2016
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How many places can water collect in your backyard? Puddles and ponds, old tires, flower pots, or your new rain barrel. Standing water is where mosquitoes lay their eggs, which turn into larvae and then into adults. Those adult mosquitoes can carry infectious diseases-- or at least really annoy you.

The Montezuma Mosquito Control District contracts with a company to keep mosquito populations down. KSJD's Gail Binkly and Austin Cope sat down with Jason Carruth, the district manager of Colorado Mosquito Control, to talk to him about how they control mosquitoes, what diseases are a threat in our area, and what people can do to control mosquitoes on their own property.

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The Navajo Nation has declared a state of emergency in the Shiprock area, where some 27 people in 10 families reportedly had to flee their homes Friday because of flooding.

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July was drier and hotter than normal in the Cortez area, but August’s prospects appear better.