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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Tucker Robinson, co-owner of WildEdge Brewing, about his transition from archeology to brewing, using local food and ingredients in crafting his beer, and what will be offered at the brewery scheduled to open on April 11th on North Market Street in downtown Cortez.

Understanding Property Taxes In Montezuma County

Feb 8, 2017
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Property tax notices arrived in mailboxes throughout the county last week. KSJD's Karen Childress spoke with Montezuma County Tax Assessor Scott Davis about tax rates, senior exemptions, and what qualifies for agricultural tax status.

Will Apples Fuel Local Economic Development?

Oct 5, 2016
Martha Teal

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project recently completed an Orchard Market Study with two major findings: First, Montezuma County has the highest concentration and number of old orchards--that is those planted before 1920--in the State of Colorado, and these apple trees are best used as a valuable genetic reservoir. Second, there’s an abundance of juice apples that were planted in the 1930s and 40s that are ideal for juice or cider operations. 

New Changes At The Cortez Cultural Center

Jun 6, 2016
Tom Yoder

The Cortez Cultural Center has a new director, and plans to bring more events to their newly fenced plaza area on Market Street. KSJD's Tom Yoder spoke with Becky Levy, the new Executive Director of the Cortez Cultural Center, about her path into that role, and what the Center has planned for the summer season.

Colorado Love Outdoors

Feb 19, 2016
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A new outdoor gear and clothing store has opened in downtown Cortez that hopes to offer more buying choices for those who enjoy recreational pursuits. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michelle Harrison and Jeff Mobley, co-owners of Colorado Love Outdoors, about why they chose to open the store, and how they hope to support the lifestyle and culture of outdoor recreation in the Four Corners area.