The Four Corners School of Outdoor Education

Jan 15, 2016
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education

The Four Corners School of Outdoor Education seeks to create lifelong learning experiences about the Colorado Plateau for people of all ages and backgrounds. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Janet Ross, Founder and Executive Director of the school, about their new Canyon Country Discovery Center in southeast Utah and the education, adventure, and conservation programs that they offer.

  • Cortez City Council gives a preliminary go-ahead to the idea of allowing food and liquor to be served on city sidewalks.
  • Farmington, New Mexico, is planning a “sobering center” and a voluntary treatment program for the intoxicated.

In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd studies the greenhouse gas methane; its chemical composition, where it comes from, and the so-called "methane hot spot" that has been detected in the Four Corners area.

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In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Yvon Chouinard, the founder and owner of Patagonia Clothing Company, about his land conservation efforts and love for the world's wild places.

  • San Juan County, Utah, Commissioner Phil Lyman is planning to appeal his conviction and sentencing related to an illegal ATV ride in 2014.
  • The police chief of Monticello, Utah has been fired over his handling of a 911 call.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss how the Montezuma County Commission is considering changes for their legal notices and a local newspaper of record, and the results of a recent survey on public lands usage in the West.

  • Montezuma County commissioners postpone a decision about proposed land-use regulations on Monday, and choose Monty Guiles as the owner’s representative for overseeing construction of the new $7 million to $8 million county courthouse.

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Host Lyn Patrick talks with Shushana Castle, author of The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food Is Destroying Our Health and Environment—and Who Is Responsible about the food industry and human health problems that are related to the mistreatment of the animals that we eat.

  • Former Interior Secretary  Ken Salazar says armed protestors who have taken over a wildlife refuge in Oregon are "squeaky wheels" and "far out of touch".
  • Two suspects in a January 5th armed home invasion in rural Montezuma County have been arrested.

Author Pam Houston

Jan 11, 2016
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Pam Houston is an author, speaker, and teacher who has written several best-selling books like "Cowboys Are My Weakness", and "Contents May Have Shifted". KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Pam about how she finds the inspiration for her work, her love of dogs, and what to expect at her appearance at the Cortez Public Library on Wednesday, January 13th.