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KSJD Weekly Sports Roundup - August 25th, 2016

Aug 25, 2016

KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jardyn Angell, sports report for the Journal, about high school sports across the region. In this week's roundup: the M-CHS tennis team gets cut, results of the Cortez Panther Invitational golf tournament, and previews of the season openers for the M-CHS and Mancos football teams, and a look at the Dolores volleyball team.

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Two Colorado men are dead following a plane crash Wednesday in the Telluride Ski Area. The Montrose Daily-Press reports the pilot was Robert "Glider Bob" Saunders of Telluride. His passenger was not identified. The fixed-wing, motorized glider reportedly crashed for an unknown reason around 2 p.m.

WildEarth Guardians

Two nonprofit citizens' groups have filed a federal lawsuit against the Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management, challenging nearly 400 oil and gas leases on 380,000 acres of public land.


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Southwest Open School in Cortez, or SWOS, started its school year at the beginning of August. SWOS is an alternative charter high school that serves 90 percent at-risk students. Its new director Charlotte Wolf is in the process of learning what they call SWOSology—a character education course required for everyone on the school campus. KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with Charlotte Wolf to talk more about her background and experience before she came to SWOS, and what perspectives her new job has brought her so far.


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The Cortez City Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to moving forward with a revamp of several blocks of Main Street downtown to make them safer and more pedestrian-friendly.


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Five citizen-initiated proposals have made it onto Colorado’s November ballot so far.


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After a groundbreaking ceremony last Friday, dirt work on the Montezuma County combined courthouse project is expected to begin early in September once the mass-grading permit is approved by the city of Cortez.


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The president of the Navajo Nation has vetoed a bill that would have put a question on the November ballot asking whether the tribe’s 110 chapters should be consolidated into 24 regional governments over a four-year period.


NASA-JPL Caltech

When scientists first discovered a methane hot spot over the Four Corners, it was so large they assumed that their satellite detection technology had malfunctioned.

 

The Mancos Creative District

Aug 22, 2016

The town of Mancos was recently designated as one of six newly certified creative districts in Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Joy Horvath Imel, the administrator of the Mancos Creative District, about how the project hopes to create a vibrant and sustainable economic hub that will benefit the artists, businesses, and citizens of the Mancos Valley.

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