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Helping Teens Stay Safe Behind The Wheel

Mar 17, 2016
State Farm / Creative Commons

In this episode of the Fish Bowl, KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Shellbee Romine and Faith Krebs, students at Montezuma-Cortez High School, about why teen driving is so dangerous, and what they are doing to help keep their peers safe when they are driving.

  • Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board meeting on Tuesday night included dissent over the normally routine matter of the consent calendar, appointment of Brian Balfour as representative for District A, and discussion of retaining good teachers in the face of a looming shortage.


Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition / Deseret News

The question of whether President Obama will create a 1.9 million acre national monument in Southeast Utah in the last days of his administration is gaining national attention, most recently with a front page article in Sunday's New York Times.  KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly take a deeper look at what a monument might mean for an-already strained local conversation around public land.

  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to list as endangered or threatened three species of animals found in the West.


What's New At The Four States Ag Expo

Mar 15, 2016
Four States Ag Expo

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Radiance Beals and Shay Allred from the Four States Ag Expo about what visitors can expect at the event this year, and also Christine Foote of the Montezuma School To Farm Project about their C.A.L.F. education program that will be featured at the Ag Expo this year.

  • City block in downtown Cortez gets new pedestrian-friendly steps, ramps, and railings, but not without controversy.


The BLM Master Leasing Plan: What Is At Stake

Mar 14, 2016
Bureau of Land Management / Creative Commons

The Bureau of Land Management is in the process of developing a Master Leasing Plan for development in southwestern Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michal Rosenoer, West Slope Field Manager with Conservation Colorado, about what is at stake in this planning process, and how you can get involved.

  • Members of the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Commission say they support the proposed Paths to Mesa Verde trail – so long as it doesn’t harm the county.


Quinn Dombrowski / Creative Commons

In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd looks at the tiniest muscles in our bodies: what they do and how they work.

  • Warm weather is shrinking area snowpack, but plenty remains for irrigation.
  • Spring weather also means weeds, a growing and perennial problem for Montezuma County.

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