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, July 21st - 25th

  • Monday, July 21st

The Mancos Times is one of the oldest newspapers in Montezuma County and for many years used a rare printing press to produce its papers. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear from the man who ran the Mancos Times in the 1960s and was the last person to operate the Cranston printing press, one of only three like it remaining in the country.

  • Tuesday, July 22nd

Farming, ranching, and access to fresh, local food are vital aspects of life in the Four Corners area. Tune in to the Tuesday morning Zine at 8:30 for another episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, and a discussion about the history of milk and why modern milk production may not be the best for our health.

  • Wednesday, July 23rd

Archaeology is a science that most of us consider as a way to perceive the distant past, with very little application to today's problems. Join us for the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 for an interview with an archaeologist who uses data from ancient animal remains and modern plastic litter distribution in an attempt to shed new light on contemporary environmental and social issues.

  • Thursday, July 24th

The Bureau of Land Management recently initiated a process for leasing public land near Bluff, Utah for oil and gas development. Tune in to the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 to learn more about where these parcels are located, and why residents are concerned.

  • Friday, July 25th

Veterans in the Four Corners area sometimes face issues that many of us don't understand or relate to. Join us for the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 for KSJD's monthly discussion of veteran's affairs, the challenges faced by our servicemen and women, and local resources that are available to help them.

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The Zine
12:17 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

The Complicated History and Prehistory of Yucca House

The walls of the Yucca House site with Mesa Verde in the background.
Credit uncovercolorado.com

Yucca House is one of the largest archeological sites in southwest Colorado, and acted as an important community center for Ancestral Puebloan people from about A.D. 1150 to 1300. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with local archaeologist and researcher Fred Blackburn about this important prehistoric site, the history of research at the site, and how the site originally know as "Aztec Springs" became "Yucca House".

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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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Business
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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