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Hantavirus is showing up in the Four Corners area again this spring, which can be dangerous for farmers and others who are cleaning out barns and out buildings. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Craig Manning from the Centers For Disease Control’s virology department about the signs and symptoms of a hantavirus infection, and ways to stay safe and prevent being infected.

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Construction of the new Montezuma County combined courthouse may begin nearly on schedule, despite cost concerns.

 

 

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A long-held dream of environmental activists gained new legitimacy in Sunday’s New York Times.

Dolores River Boating Advocates

Boaters can now mark their calendars for the first weekend in June to take a trip down the Lower Dolores River.

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  • Would Montezuma County voters consider passing a sales tax if it were allocated to a single purpose such as broadband?


Roller Derby With The Four Corners Roller Girls

May 20, 2016
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Roller derby is a contact sport involving two teams roller skating around a track in which both teams designate a "jammer" who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kate Rowan, a member of the local 4 Corners Rollergirls team, about how the sport of roller derby is played, and why she chose to get involved in roller derby.

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  • Various advocacy groups release studies and information for and against national monument designation for the Bears Ears
  • Inter-tribal coalition and San Juan County Commission at odds over monument designation 


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A bill to allow Colorado grocery stores to sell full-strength beer and wine might have little effect in rural areas. The bill, which has not been signed by Governor John Hickenlooper, would allow grocery stores statewide to phase in beer and wine sales over a 20-year period. Groceries in small towns that have two or more existing liquor stores within 3,000 feet of their front entrances could only obtain a liquor license if they buy out those stores.

Local Students Tackle The Food Waste Problem

May 19, 2016
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Food waste is a growing problem across the country and Montezuma County is no exception. In this episode of the Fish Bowl, KSJD's monthly program that features the voices, thoughts, and opinions of youth in our communities, Tom Yoder talks with Clare Vass, a sophomore at Dolores High School, about how her and her fellow students with the High School Leadership program found a solution for dealing with food waste from local restaurants.

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The Montezuma County Commissioners and their Planning and Zoning Commission continue to be out of step on how to build, maintain and pay for a proposed trail to Mesa Verde National Park.  KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press take a look at why, as well as the Dolores water Conservancy District's change of course (again) on a boating release for the lower Dolores River.

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