Jeff Pope

Executive Director

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The Zine
9:29 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Preparing For The 2014 Wildfire Season

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Preparing for wildfires is a critical part of owning property in the Four Corners area. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Rebecca Samulski with FireWise of Southwest Colorado about what resources are available locally to help you prepare your home and family in the event of a wildfire.

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The Zine
10:56 am
Fri March 7, 2014

HerStory

HerStory is a performance that celebrates women who made significant contributions to history but are many times unknown to the general public. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Terri Helm and Midge Kirk, and their portrayal of two women who changed the course of history in the early mining days of Rico, Colorado.

KSJD would like to issue the following corrections concerning information that was presented about Lizzy Knight in this interview:

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Veteran's Affairs
11:42 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Veteran's Affairs - February 28th, 2014

KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Darla Sanders from local VFW Post 5231 and Disabled American Veterans about upcoming fundraising events these organizations are sponsoring, and her perspective on proposed budget cuts to veteran's benefits programs.

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The Zine
10:52 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Colorado Education Funding & Amendment 23

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Education funding in Colorado remains below the national average, and local school districts continue to struggle with state funding mandates that pull money away from education budgets. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with citizen activist Jim Law about what is happening with Amendment 23, a poorly understood law that recently caused local school districts to return money from their budgets to the state.

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KSJD
1:13 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

KSJD Board Meeting

  The next meeting of the KSJD Board of Directors will be Tuesday, February 25th, at 6:30pm at KSJD's studios located at 2 East Main Street in Cortez. This meeting is open to the public.

Talking Heads
9:25 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Talking Heads - February 12th, 2014

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KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkley from the Four Corners Free Press talk with District Attorney Will Furse about how his office is adjusting to new marijuana laws in Colorado.

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The Zine
11:44 am
Mon February 10, 2014

An Update on the Mancos School District

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The Mancos School District has had success recently in keeping graduation rates and academic scores above the state average. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Mancos Schools Superintendent Brian Hanson about their successes in the classroom, and challenges that the district faces as they look into the future. 

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The Zine
12:17 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

The Complicated History and Prehistory of Yucca House

The walls of the Yucca House site with Mesa Verde in the background.
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Yucca House is one of the largest archeological sites in southwest Colorado, and acted as an important community center for Ancestral Puebloan people from about A.D. 1150 to 1300. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with local archaeologist and researcher Fred Blackburn about this important prehistoric site, the history of research at the site, and how the site originally know as "Aztec Springs" became "Yucca House".

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The Zine
12:03 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Cortez Middle School Positive Youth Advocates

The Positive Youth Advocates are a group of Cortez Middle School students who work to help their community and school. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Cortez Middle School counselor Carrie Schneider-LeMay and Mali Brunk and Megan Harmon, 7th graders at Cortez Middle School, about how their involvement as Positive Youth Advocates helps them develop leadership and communication skills, and their latest project to help people with leukemia and lymphoma.

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The Zine
11:44 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Marijuana In Montezuma County

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Recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado, but law enforcement agencies are wrestling with just what is and isn't legal under new cannabis laws. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell about how his agency is handling marijuana use and possession, and why the legal situation around marijuana in Colorado remains unclear.

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