Canyon Chronicles

First Thursday of each month between 8:30-9:00am

Canyon Chronicles serves all those who love this land; it’s always-new beauty, its long and rich history, and our community’s very unique blend of cultures. All of us here now came before. Some of us just a few days ago. But many of our community trace their history in this land back generations. Some of us, back hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years.

We hope in these programs to focus on matters of importance, and we encourage your thoughts and insights about this current broadcast and the direction or subjects future programs may adopt.  All your ideas are welcome. At the end of our program we will provide information where you may send you suggestions and thoughts.

Canyon Chronicles is hosted by Mike Woodrow and produced in conjunction with the Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance -- A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the enjoyment, utilization and safeguarding of Public Lands -- providing volunteer and funding opportunities for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Anasazi Cultural Center.
 

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Pete Montaño about early Spanish settlement in the Southwest through the lens of his family history, and his ties to the Spanish settlements of the 1600s in northern New Mexico, and Basque sheep herders in southwest Colorado.


Four Corners Research

In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Dave Dove, archaeologist at the Mitchell Springs Ruin Group south of Cortez, about the history and prehistory represented there, what has been learned from 23 years of investigation, and new technologies that are offering archaeologists new ways of doing research at the site.


In the late 1800s, Porter and Ike Stockton caused chaos up and down the Animas Valley and across the San Juan Country in a series of crimes that changed the area forever. In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with author Michael R. Maddox, who spent six years meticulously researching and writing the story of the lives of the Stockton brothers, and how these undesirables left decedents who changed the history of the Southwest.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Crow Canyon Archaeological center supervisory archaeologist Caitlin Sommer about their upcoming excavations at Indian Camp Ranch, what has been learned about the sites in this area so far, and how the shift to agriculture seen at these Puebloan archaeological sites can be seen as a common history for all of humankind.

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Jonathan Gottschall, author and fellow at Washington & Jefferson College, about how we are all hardwired to learn and experience through the sharing of stories, the complimentary relationship between stories and science, and how the stories we tell change us in fundamental ways.

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