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Bureau of Land Management

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is no longer under review for possible downsizing or rescinding. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Friday that he will recommend to President Trump that the 164,000-acre monument west of Cortez remain the same.

Austin Cope / KSJD

Citizens in Bluff, Utah, are set to decide in November whether to incorporate as a town. More than half of the community’s 265 residents signed a petition earlier this year supporting the idea of exploring incorporation. Per state law, that petition was submitted to the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, which then launched a financial feasibility study. The recently completed study by Bonneville Research concludes that incorporation is feasible, and projects that over the first five years, revenues and expenditures would be at “break-even” levels if current services stay about the same.

courtesy of Roberta Diswood / Just Move It

"Just Move It" is a community-centered fitness and exercise promotion program that holds events throughout the Navajo Nation, in surrounding communities, and in Indigenous communities throughout the United States. Just Move It coordinator Roberta Diswood joined KSJD's Austin Cope on Morning Edition to talk more about the movement, the program's history, and what to expect at the upcoming events in Cortez on Friday, July 21st at 6pm at Parque de Vida, in Towaoc on Monday, July 24th at 6pm at the Towaoc Wellness Center,  and in Shiprock on Thursday, August 3rd at 5:30pm.

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A new grassroots trails group is forming in Mancos, and has planned an organizational meeting on Thursday, July 20th at 6pm at the Mancos Public Library. To learn more about the group and what it hopes to achieve, KSJD's Austin Cope talked with Peter Brin D'Amour, one of the group's members. Click below to listen.

 

Full Disclosure: Peter Brin D'Amour is also a volunteer DJ at KSJD.

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Two committees of the New Mexico state legislature are meeting in Farmington this week to learn more about the impacts of closing the San Juan Generating Station near Waterflow. The Daily-Times reports the committees were to meet Wednesday and Thursday at San Juan College at the request of legislators from San Juan County. Plans are for the power plant to shut down its coal-fired operations in 2022 and possibly replace them with other types of energy, such as solar and wind.

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