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  • The size of the new Montezuma County Combined Courthouse may have to be reduced to about three-fourths of its original design in order to stay within budget.

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  • Utah legislator persuades state attorney general to probe ties between Bear Ears Inter-tribal Coalition and environmental non-profits.
  • Rangers with Arches National Park are dismayed over the appearance of deeply carved graffiti in a red-rock formation known as Frame Arch.

30 Years at Southwest Open School

May 3, 2016
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For 30 years, Southwest Open School in Cortez has provided an alternative education for many students. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Steve Sloan and Uriah Hubbard, board members at the school, about their experiences at the school, why SWOS continues to be a vital option for educating students in Cortez, and what will be happened at their anniversary celebration on Friday.

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  • Local ranchers want to hire their own rangeland technician to analyze the condition of grazing allotments rather than relying on public-lands agencies’ studies.
  • Voters in the sprawling Cortez Fire District will have to go to the polls literally Tuesday if they want to have a say in choosing board members.

National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day

May 2, 2016
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National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day is coming up on Saturday, May 7th, a time when we can all learn how to increase safety for both residents and wildland firefighters in the event of a fire.

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  • Montezuma County not yet ready to reconsider its current moratorium on commercial cannabis sales.
  • Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Commission discusses the idea of asking voters to approve a countywide sales tax.

Women In The Military: Changes and Challenges

Apr 29, 2016
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Veterans in the Four Corners area face challenges that many of us are not aware of. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Sally Mead, a Readjustment Counseling Therapist with the Department of Veterans Affairs, about some of the issues that women veterans are facing, and why getting access to mental health services continues to be a problem for many vets.

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  • Cortez city planners draft new land use codes covering zoning, subdivision, and development processes and procedures.

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The School Community Youth Collaborative supports local youth by helping them build healthy relationships and leadership skills. KSJD's Tom Yoder spoke with Ellen Shinkle and Angela Horvath from the School Community Youth Collaborative about how they work to achieve their mission, and with Cap Allen, a board member with the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde bike race, about how the race benefits their youth programs.

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  • Cortez City Council unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement Tuesday with the Colorado Department of Transportation that formalizes the city’s access control plan for Highway 160.