The Zine

Weekdays from 8:30-9:00am

Join KSJD each weekday at 8:30am for news, views, and musical commentary on local and national events,the environment, arts, culture, local politics, and more. This program has alternating hosts depending on the day of the week, and includes content from these programs:

Upcoming Zine Programs


  • Monday, April 21st

The Dillard Site is a Basketmaker III archaeological site in Montezuma County that was occupied beginning in the 7th century A.D. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 to learn about excavations on the site that have been conducted by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, and what their research tells us about the site's prehistoric inhabitants.

  • Tuesday, April 22nd

Pandora's Box is KSJD's bi-monthly program that looks at the other side of the story on the environment and your health. Tune in to the Tuesday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear the latest about plans for oil and gas development and hydraulic fracturing in southwest Colorado, and how it could affect the health of residents.

  • Wednesday, April 23rd

Congressman Scott Tipton was raised in Cortez, Colorado and is currently serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Join us for the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about Congressman Tipton's views on agriculture, both here in the Four Corners area and across the country.

  • Thursday, April 24th

The Diné Policy Institute was established as a research institute to mesh Western research practices with traditional Navajo values. Tune in to the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 to learn about their latest initiative that is focused on food sovereignty for the Dine people.

  • Friday, April 25th

Veterans in the Four Corners face challenges that are sometimes unknown or misunderstood by the civilian public. Join us for the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 for KSJD's monthly look at veteran's affairs, their challenges and successes.



The Zine
10:58 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Alpacka Pack Rafts

Credit Gabriel Amadeus / Creative Commons

Packrafts are rugged, hand-built wilderness boats used for fishing a remote alpine lake, descending whitewater, or just exploring waterways of any size. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sheri Tingy, the President and Head Designer at Alpacka Rafts in Mancos, Colorado, about how their boats are providing boaters access to more remote rivers, lakes, and waterways around the world.

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The Zine
2:39 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

An Update on the Dolores School District

The Dolores School District continues to see success in their classrooms while construction of new facilities at the schools promises to create an even better learning environment for their students. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dolores Schools Superintendent Scott Cooper about the latest initiatives the district is focusing on, school funding, and an update on their school building construction project.

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The Zine
12:03 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Cortez Middle School Positive Youth Advocates

The Positive Youth Advocates are a group of Cortez Middle School students who work to help their community and school. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Cortez Middle School counselor Carrie Schneider-LeMay and Mali Brunk and Megan Harmon, 7th graders at Cortez Middle School, about how their involvement as Positive Youth Advocates helps them develop leadership and communication skills, and their latest project to help people with leukemia and lymphoma.

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The Zine
10:25 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Prehistoric Pottery at Hovenweep National Monument

Credit David Bailey / Creative Commons

The archaeological remains at Hovenweep National Monument near the Colorado/Utah Border offer many mysteries that archaeologists are working on to find out more about these enigmatic prehistoric tower sites. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with archaeologist Jonathan Till about the latest research completed on pottery from Hovenweep, and what it tells us about its 13th century inhabitants.

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The Zine
11:56 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 Schools

The Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District has formulated an improvement plan to address performance problems recently highlighted by the Colorado accreditation scores. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with RE-1 Superintendent Alex Carter about the plan for improvement in the district, and what it means for students, parents, and the community.

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The Zine
11:44 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Marijuana In Montezuma County

Credit Scott Beale / Creative Commons

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado, but law enforcement agencies are wrestling with just what is and isn't legal under new cannabis laws. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell about how his agency is handling marijuana use and possession, and why the legal situation around marijuana in Colorado remains unclear.

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The Zine
9:16 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Southwest Colorado Community College

Credit Creative Commons

Southwest Colorado Community College helps prepare students for entry into the work force, career advancement, or career change through certificate and associate degree programs. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jennifer Stark, an Academic Advisor at SCCC, about why students are choosing the school for career advancement, and new benefits that the school is offering students.

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The Zine
11:39 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Historic Preservation In Colorado

Montezuma Valley Bank, ca. 1910
Credit KSJD

The History Colorado State Historical Fund seeks to foster heritage preservation by providing funding for projects with direct public benefit. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Heather Bailey and Kristi Roberts from History Colorado about opportunities for achieving a preservation project that is important to you, and the community.

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1:50 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Cooperative Work Spaces

Donna Stewart

Cooperative working spaces can be important alternatives to a private office space, and offer advantages over working in a traditional office environment. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Donna Stewart about her new cooperative work space in downtown Cortez.

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Social Issues
10:46 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

Credit CASA

CASA of the Four Corners helps to represent children who are abused or neglected, or at risk for abuse and neglect. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with CASA case manager Barbara Casey about what these court appointed special advocates do for vulnerable children, and how you can get involved.

More information about CASA of the Four Corners is at

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