Jeff Pope

Executive Director

Ways to Connect

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Archaeological sites in the Four Corners area are increasingly threatened by development of various kinds, but especially from oil and gas exploration and extraction. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with archaeologist Paul Reed from Archaeology Southwest about how archaeologists are trying to protect fragile cultural resources, how tribes are getting involved, and how development is changing how archaeologists do their work.

In this edition of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss politics in southeast Utah, including the latest investigation into possible criminal conduct by San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, and the thorny issue of political district redistricting in San Juan County.

In this edition of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the debate on pay raises for county officials in Colorado, management of roads on public lands, and the situation developing around feral livestock at Mesa Verde National Park.

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Young people have strong opinions and ideas about what is happening in our local communities.  On this morning's interview, we hear from two swim team members who have been deeply affected by  recent departure of the Montezuma-Cortez High School swim team coach.

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Community radio stations like KSJD fill an important role in cities and towns across the country. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Sally Kane, the CEO and President of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, about how community radio stations are serving their listeners and members, and convening conversations that are important to all of us.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest on the conviction of San Juan County Utah Commissioner Phil Lyman on trespassing charges, why the Montezuma County Commission is considering pay raises for elected county officials, and the situation around homelessness in Cortez as winter sets in.

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In this segment of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with David Johnson from local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231, and Rick Torres, Veterans Service Officer for Montezuma County, about the successes of local veteran service organizations working with the county to assist veterans in southwest Colorado.

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KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with NPR correspondent Wade Goodwyn about how he covers news stories in north Texas, the changing trends in journalism, and why local news is important to the communities that KSJD serves.

In this episode, a Master Leasing Plan concerning oil and gas development in Montezuma and La Plata Counties has been proposed by the Bureau of Land Management. KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press look at Montezuma County's varied responses to the proposal.  Also, Colorado funding for education--already near the bottom nationally in per pupil support--may be getting worse.  And, will marijuana revenue backfill funds lost to the State through the Negative Factor formula or are schools on their own?

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss politics in southeast Utah and the ongoing legal situation surrounding San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, as well as issues related to water and a proposed National Conservation Area on the Lower Dolores River.

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