The River Trip

Airing the second Thursday of each month from 8:30-9:00am on The Zine

A monthly discussion of Dolores River issues and a celebration of those who love to float it's whitewater.

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The River Trip
10:32 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Katie Lee's Lifetime Love Affair With Rivers

Katie Lee bathing in a water hole in Glen Canyon in the 1950s
Credit Tad Nichols / Tad Nichols Collection - Northern Arizona University

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Katie Lee, one of the West's most out-spoken critics of Glen Canyon Dam, about her earliest experiences boating on the Colorado River, why she feel in love with Glen Canyon before the dam, and how she continues to inspire a generation of river activists.

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The River Trip
9:50 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Dolores River Boating Advocates

Credit Dolores River Boating Advocates

In this episode of the River Trip, KSJD's Tom Yoder turns the tables on regular host Lee-Ann Hill to talk about her work as the Program Coordinator for Dolores River Boating Advocates, along with Sam Carter, who was recently elected Board President of Dolores River Boating Advocates. They discuss recent projects completed by the organization on the Dolores River, their vision for a new boating put-in on the upper Dolores River, and how they balance advocating for whitewater recreation with larger water issues in the southwest.

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The River Trip
11:54 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Southwest Conservation Corps Fights Tamarisk

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Mike White, River Restoration Director at the Southwest Conservation Corps, about his personal connection to the Dolores River and how the Southwest Conservation Corps is working with other organizations and public lands managers to remove the invasive plant species tamarisk from the Dolores River corridor.

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The River Trip
2:11 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

The Colorado Water Plan

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Carrie Lille and Anne Oliver of the Southwest Basin Implementation Planning Team, about their work on the Colorado Water Plan, a path forward for providing Colorado with the water needed for healthy watersheds and the environment, robust recreation and tourism economies, vibrant and sustainable cities, and viable and productive agriculture.

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The River Trip
9:52 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Changes To The Dolores River Valley Plan

Credit Dolores River Boating Advocates

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with former Montezuma County Commissioner Dewayne Findley and Tim Hunter from the Montezuma County Planning Commission about the Dolores River Valley Plan, and the Montezuma County Commissioners' recent decision to remove Chapter 8, including the Transferable Development Rights option, from the County Land Use Code.

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The River Trip
10:52 am
Thu June 12, 2014

The River Trip - June 12th, 2014

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On this expedition of the River Trip, KSJD's monthly program dedicated to river issues and a celebration of those who love to float whitewater, Tom Yoder from KSJD talks with Andy Hutchinson and Josh Munson, board members from Dolores River Boating Advocates, about their spring boating experiences on the upper Dolores, San Miguel, and Colorado Rivers, and how they are working to keep recreational experiences part of the discussion around water rights in the southwest.

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The River Trip
1:02 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

The River Trip - April 10th, 2014

Credit Dolores River Boating Advocates

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Matt Clark with Trout Unlimited and Nathan Fey of American Whitewater about the Lower Dolores River Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation Plan and how it addresses the complex issues that surround water use, fish habitat, and recreation in the Lower Dolores River.

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The River Trip
9:43 am
Thu March 13, 2014

The River Trip - March 13th, 2014

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with aural historian and author Jack Loeffler about his book " Thinking Like a Watershed", how he is inspired by John Wesley Powell's view on watershed basins, and why we should all consider our place within our own watershed.

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The River Trip
9:41 am
Thu February 13, 2014

The River Trip - February 13th, 2014

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In this special Valentine's Day episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with environmental educator Jane Dally about her close-up and personal experience in Alaska watching migrating caribou, and Daniel Oppenheimer from the Tamarisk Coalition discusses how helping eradicate invasive species of plants along rivers can foster a deeper appreciation of a waterway's biology, history, and recreational opportunities.

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The River Trip
9:27 am
Thu January 9, 2014

The River Trip - January 9th, 2014

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Host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Wade Hanson and Julia Anderson, board members with the Dolores River Boating Advocates, about how the organization works to enhance the environmental and recreational aspects of the Dolores River.

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