Colorado

  • Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation and the State Patrol are calling for more education and awareness around driving safety.

  • The U.S. Forest Service has changed a proposed rule designed to protect water for ski areas.
  • Biologists with Colorado Parks and Wildlife are pleading with citizens not to feed big-game animals despite the cold and snow.


  • Colorado property-tax expert is coming to Dolores County to investigate three factors that may justify lower assessments for farmers.
  • Voters in Montezuma and Dolores counties will be weighing in on a number of questions on election day.


  • Colorado Board of Equalization rejects Montezuma County’s effort to give a tax break to farmers.
  • Montezuma County commissioners adopt a wait-and-see attitude toward a National Conservation Area along the lower Dolores River.


  • Study shows that community costs of excessive drinking are especially high in Colorado and New Mexico.
  • Visitors will soon be paying more to camp in Colorado’s State Parks.
  • EPA says water sent to Navajo Nation farmers after Gold King Mine spill met federal and tribal standards for livestock and irrigation.


  • Montezuma County commissioners publicly state their support for the manager of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.
  • Ute Mountain Ute Tribe voices support for Colorado commission to study the use of American Indian mascots by public schools.


  • City of Cortez is planning to apply for a grant to help with remodeling the Journal newspaper building it is purchasing from Ballantine Communications.
  • Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed an executive order creating a commission to study the issue of American Indian mascots in public schools.


Bureau of Land Management / Creative Commons

In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Pete Montaño about early Spanish settlement in the Southwest through the lens of his family history, and his ties to the Spanish settlements of the 1600s in northern New Mexico, and Basque sheep herders in southwest Colorado.


The Recreational Marijuana Business

Jan 16, 2015
Coleen Whitfield / Creative Commons

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.

Getting Health Care Insurance In Colorado

Dec 8, 2014
Connect For Health Colorado

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.

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