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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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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Property tax notices arrived in mailboxes throughout the county last week. KSJD's Karen Childress spoke with Montezuma County Tax Assessor Scott Davis about tax rates, senior exemptions, and what qualifies for agricultural tax status.