Aaron Burden / Creative Commons

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer writes short poems-- and when we say short, we mean really short. She is based in Placerville, CO, and will visit Cortez to perform some of her works on Friday, January 20th at 10am at the Cortez Public Library. She will be accompanied by cellist Kyra Kopestonsky. She talked with KSJD’s Austin Cope about what goes into her work, and how poetry can apply to the world at large.

Anne Hillerman, daughter of best-selling mystery writer Tony Hillerman, continues her father's popular book series with her books based on the adventures of characters Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee, and Bernadette Manuelito as they solve mysteries set in the American Southwest. KSJD's Gail Binkly spoke with Hillerman about her transition from journalist to fiction writer, and how she creates new stories based on her father's books.

Austin Cope / KSJD

In the center of the town of Bluff on Wednesday morning, two sculptures of great blue herons stood over 30 feet tall in a huge nest, made almost entirely from willow branches and sage.  They took over 50 people 71 days to build. That night, the sculptures were set aflame. They took only about 20 minutes to burn to the ground.

The Voices Of The Mancos Valley Chorus

Dec 2, 2016

The Mancos Valley Chorus brings together the singing voices of local community members each spring and fall to present concerts that delight audiences. KSJD's Tom Yoder (who is also a member of the Mancos Valley Chorus) heard from some of the chorus members about their history with the chorus and why they choose to sing with the group each year, and produced this profile:

Jason Hollinger

SouthWest Colorado Concerts has received a $4,000 grant from the Colorado Creative Industries Division of the Office of Economic Development.