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  • Navajo leaders and New Mexico Senator Tom Udall are seeking solutions to a funding crisis for the Gallup Detoxification Center.
  • The Montezuma County Fair Board would like to put on a concert before this year’s fair to help promote and fund it.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is gearing up for their 2016 excavation season at a group of sites north of Cortez that may hold clues about the changes that prehistoric inhabitants of the area were going through in the seventh and eighth centuries. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Caitlin Sommer, supervisory archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, about their work at the sites so far, and what they hope to learn during their investigations this year.

  • The economic recovery has been good to Colorado, but not New Mexico.
  • The percentage of Montezuma County children living in poverty is down, but remains high among Colorado counties.

  • Montezuma County Commissioners are adamantly opposed to a national monument designation along the Dolores River corridor.
  • National Fire Protection Association has awarded four $500 grants for wildfire projects in southwest Colorado.

Medicine Horses

Mar 29, 2016
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Lynne Howarth, the Executive Director of the Medicine Horse Center, about why horses are used in therapy for people of all ages, their special connection to human emotions, and the programs that the Medicine Horse Center offers.

  • Montezuma County Commissioners reiterate their opposition to a Master Leasing Plan to further regulate oil and gas development on BLM lands, draft letter stating their position.


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In this episode, the EngiNerd examines how fruit ripening works, the implications of the world banana market, and how you can make sure your avocados are ready for that impromptu guacamole dip when friends show up.

  • The Montezuma and Dolores County commissioners both are expressing concern about protective designations proposed by the Bureau of Land Management.
  • Addition of a second write-in candidate means the election for Dolores Town Board has become a competition.


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In this edition of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Montezuma County Veterans Service Officer Rick Torres and Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231 about recent successes in getting local vets their benefits, and how the Veterans Choice program continues to be problematic for vets and medical providers.

  • Cortez City Council takes first step toward formally supporting the creation of a master leasing plan for oil and gas development, and approves agreement with Empire Electric Association to begin hanging its telecommunications fiber.


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