The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is a significant contributor to the economy in southwest Colorado and the Four Corners area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Tawnie Knight, Economic Development Specialist with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, about how the tribe is developing their assets and looking at new ways to create opportunities for economic growth.
Forty years ago, Osprey Packs was founded to provide innovative designs for backpacks that outdoor travelers of many types would appreciate. In this episode of the Zine, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with the founders of Osprey Packs, Mike Pfotenhauer and Diane Wren, about how Osprey Packs was started, some of the challenges that were overcome in the past 40 years, and what the future holds for them.
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.
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.
The Montezuma Community Economic Development Association works to support new and expanding economic opportunities throughout Montezuma County. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Chris Burkett and Dave Hart about how the organization helps nurture a diverse, year-round economy that enhances the needs, values, and quality of life of our communities.