Drought Contingency Plan Concerns

Jul 13, 2017

In southwest Colorado, we are always on the verge of a drought.  To help mitigate the effects of dry periods in the future, the the Dolores Project Drought Contingency Plan has been developed, and will be discussed at a public meeting on July 17, at 7 p.m. at the Dolores Water Conservancy District offices, in Cortez. 

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The economic impacts of the fire that gutted the Western Excelsior Plant in Mancos in May are only just beginning to be felt.

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Summer is gnat season in many parts of the country, including in the Four Corners. KSJD’s Austin Cope sat down with Sierra Coon, Chief of Interpretation at Hovenweep National Monument, to learn about  where gnats live, how they are different than other insects, and how to repel them.

Hatch Chilies Grown In Mexico?

Jul 12, 2017

An article about Hatch chilies being grown in Mexico, rather than in the Hatch, New Mexico area, led Jeff and Bob into a discussion about the impact that more strict immigration regulations may have on agricultural production in the U.S.  Who will milk the cows and harvest the vegetables and fruit if we don't develop a system for allowing people from other countries to legally come in to do the work that our own citizens don't want to do?

The state of Colorado will adhere to the Paris climate treaty, despite President Trump’s rejection of that 2015 global accord. On Tuesday, Governor John Hickenlooper issued an executive order committing the state to slashing greenhouse-gas emissions by at least 26 percent by 2025, the standard called for in the historic Paris agreement. Hickenlooper also said Colorado will join a nationwide climate alliance working for cleaner energy. The alliance includes New York, California and some 10 other states, as well as numerous municipalities and businesses.