Recreational marijuana has been legal in Colorado for the past year, but pot shops have been slow in coming to Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Nate Fete, owner of "The Shop", the first recreational marijuana business to open in the county, about what customers can expect when they purchase weed, how to make sure marijuana is enjoyed safely, and what his business is doing to keep their product out of the hands of young people.
The open enrollment period for getting health care insurance through Colorado's state-run marketplace ends December 15th. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kevin O'Conner from the San Juan Basin Health Department and Linda Gann of Connect For Health Colorado about where residents can shop for an insurance plan, and find out where to get help if you need assistance with your enrollment.
The candidates for Representative in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District are heading into the home stretch of their campaigns as election day gets closer. KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press talk with incumbent Republican Congressman Scott Tipton and Democratic challenger Abel Tapia to hear their views on foreign policy, the economy, and more.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press compare and contrast the election choices in southeast Utah and southwest Colorado, and discuss how they show an interesting difference in how the Democratic party is represented across state lines.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with former Mayor of Boulder and Country Commissioner of Boulder County Will Toor about his role on Colorado Governor Hickenlooper's Blue Ribbon Panel on Oil and Gas, what challenges it faces, and possible accomplishments the panel stands to achieve in regulating oil and gas operations in Colorado.
The Girl Scouts have a long tradition of helping girls build the courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Hilary Martin, Recruitment Specialist for the Girl Scouts of Colorado, about what they do to empower girls through their programs, and how girls and volunteers can get involved with the Girl Scouts in southwest Colorado.
In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Carrie Lille and Anne Oliver of the Southwest Basin Implementation Planning Team, about their work on the Colorado Water Plan, a path forward for providing Colorado with the water needed for healthy watersheds and the environment, robust recreation and tourism economies, vibrant and sustainable cities, and viable and productive agriculture.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick interviews Shane Davis about his role in the film "Dear Governor Hickenlooper" and the movement against the controversial drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, and also talks with Bruce Baizel, Energy Program Director at Earthworks, who provides an update on the politics surrounding this issue in Colorado.
With new laws in Colorado allowing the production of industrial hemp for oils, fiber, and fuel, many farmers are considering adding this controversial crop onto their lands. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lu Nettleton, a representative with the Colorado Plateau Growers Association, about the legal challenges and potential benefits of growing hemp in southwest Colorado.
Education funding in Colorado remains below the national average, and local school districts continue to struggle with state funding mandates that pull money away from education budgets. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with citizen activist Jim Law about what is happening with Amendment 23, a poorly understood law that recently caused local school districts to return money from their budgets to the state.