Karen Childress

Karen Childress is a long-time KSJD supporter, news junkie, and serial entrepreneur. She has lived in Montezuma County since 2005 and owns Cortez Quilt Company & Yarn Shop in downtown Cortez. Karen interviews business and community leaders for KSJD’s local news programming.

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Southwest Health System operates a summer intern program for youth interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. KSJD's Karen Childress spoke with the hospital's education director Mehgan Higman about how the program works and how community youth can get involved.

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The City of Cortez Animal Shelter takes in about 3,500 animals each year, the vast majority of which are adopted out, returned to their rightful owners, or transferred to other shelters to be adopted. KSJD’s Karen Childress spoke with Kennel Supervisor Jennifer Crouse about how this valuable community resource is managed.

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Home solar systems can reduce energy costs and help reduce fossil fuel emissions. KSJD's Karen Childress spoke with John Lyle of the Mancos-based group Solar Barn Raising about his groups's involvement helping homeowners get solar systems installed at reasonable costs.

Law enforcement professionals with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Department responded to almost 9,000 calls for service in 2016. KSJD's Karen Childress talks with Sheriff Steve Nowlin about public safety and crime prevention in our community.

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Public safety and crime prevention are topics of interest to everyone in our community. KSJD's Karen Childress talks with Roy Lane, Chief of Police for the City of Cortez.

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