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In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with local filmmaker Corey Robinson about his work documenting the struggles around fresh water resources across the U.S. His work is focused on personal stories of people who have been affected by water policy, and corporate control of fresh water for supplying large cities like Las Vegas and operations like pig farming in the east.

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Numbers at the Rico Elementary School have fallen significantly within the past three years, according to counts from the Dolores County School District, Re-2J. In 2014 the school had 20 students, then 17 students last year, and then seven this year. Preschool teacher Rebecca Pugh called that ten-student drop “this year’s mass exodus.”

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A coalition of environmental groups is urging the Bureau of Land Management to abandon plans to auction close to 900 acres of public lands in the Greater Chaco area in northwestern New Mexico for oil and gas drilling.


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Model railroading involves dedication to the history of railroads and the intricate details of the cars, operations, and architecture surrounding it. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with railroad enthusiast and model railroader Kevin Loof about the trains he builds and why he is a self-described "lunatic" about all things concerning railroads and their history.

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San Juan County, New Mexico, is already reeling from an extended downturn in the oil and gas industry brought on by low energy prices.

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More than 200 solar LED lights have been installed along U.S. Highway 160 near the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation.

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What will become of the Justice Building, located at the north end of Cortez’s Centennial Park, once Montezuma County’s new courthouse is completed?


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In this episode of KSJD's Weekly Sports Roundup, Jeff Pope and Jardyn Angell look at volleyball, football, and cross country highlights and what to expect in upcoming match-ups.

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An 18-year-old student in Dolores died of a presumptive heroin overdose in mid-August, as reported by The Journal last week. Though toxicology reports are still ongoing for this case, Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin told KSJD that this was one of five heroin-related deaths in Montezuma County this year, and that the problem is not getting any better.

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In this episode of Of Life & Land, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Ryan Brown, whose family has been in the Mancos Valley for over one hundred years, about his family history and why conservation of their ranch property was an important step in honoring and preserving that history.

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