• The new Montezuma-Cortez High School building has been awarded LEED Gold certification.
  • The Montezuma County Commission once again rejects the sale of alcohol to the public at the Four States Ag Expo.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Kate Greenberg, Western Water Program Coordinator for the National Young Farmers Coalition, and Mike Nolan, Vice President of the local chapter of the Coalition, about how their organization supports young farmers, how they approach working on policy, and what is happening at the upcoming Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum.

  • Montezuma County commissioners postpone a decision on whether the Cortez Journal will be its newspaper of record.
  • Montezuma County commission may expand its use of executive sessions.

  • Montezuma County moves into 2016 on a budget of more than $38 million.

  • The U.S. Forest Service has changed a proposed rule designed to protect water for ski areas.
  • Biologists with Colorado Parks and Wildlife are pleading with citizens not to feed big-game animals despite the cold and snow.

  • Montezuma County is moving swiftly to adopt regulations designed to control “areas of state interest” within its boundaries.

  • Residents of area towns who want to have a say in how their community is governed will have their chance this spring during municipal elections.
  • A federal judge has ruled that the Navajo Nation can proceed with a lawsuit against Urban Outfitters, Inc., for selling items labeled with Native American names.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Gretchen Groenke with Mancos FoodShare about food insecurity and how education about food systems and food production for our children is a key part of the solution.

  • The Montezuma County commission would like high-speed internet to be a reality throughout the county.
  • The Montezuma County Hospital District has received a $2 million grant from the state Department of Local Affairs.

  • The remains of a man who allegedly shot a Utah park ranger in 2010 are believed to have been found near Moab.