In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from VFW Post 5231 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 about how vets who are passing through Cortez can get help at the local Vets Center, why it is important for women vets to be able to meet with each other, and current events and activities that local veterans organizations have going on.
Quilting and other sewing hobbies have become increasingly popular in recent years as a craft and as a way to socialize and share creative ideas. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sheryl Merritt, a quilt maker from the Dolores Mountain Quilt Guild, and Karen Childress, owner of the Cortez Quilt Company, about the history of quilting, how the craft has changed through the years, and opportunities that are available to get started with sewing hobbies.
The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez provides overnight shelter and other critical resources to those who need them in Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Laurie Knutson, the Director of the Bridge Shelter, and MB McAfee, the chair of the their board of directors, about how the Bridge is helping homeless people, and what to expect at their upcoming fundraiser "Soups of the World".
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss local news and politics, including a discussion of a recent coyote hunt that lost sponsorship from a Cortez business after the public voiced opposition.
Fiber optics are an important part of ensuring that the digital bandwidth is available for online resources that are critical to modern life. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez City Manager Shane Hale and Rick Smith, General Services Director for the city of Cortez, about how the city is investing in fiber optic infrastructure, and how it will impact the local economy and residents.
Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez is embarking on construction of a new inpatient wing and renovation of existing facilities. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sue McWilliams, Montezuma County Hospital District and Southwest Health System Capital Campaign Coordinator, about how these additions will improve the ability of hospital physicians and staff to utilize new technology and streamline access to patient care.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the potential avenues for economic development in Cortez and Montezuma County: what appears promising, and what could hinder progress.
The Cortez Cultural Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide an interactive forum for the community's artistic, cultural, and environmental interests. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Donna Stewart, Executive Director at the Cortez Cultural Center, and Lee Bergman, Board President for the Cortez Cultural Center, about what their organization is doing to fulfill their mission in the community.
In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow sits down with long-time Cortez resident Dottie Wayt to talk with her about the history of community radio in Montezuma County, how it helped connect people during emergencies in the 1950s and 60s, and why community radio is still a vital part of the media landscape today.
The City of Cortez has built a new website to gather feedback from citizens on how the city should plan for future projects and growth. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kirsten Sackett, Director of Planning and Building for the City of Cortez, and Rocky Moss, Project Coordinator for Cortez Heart and Soul, about cortezconnects.com and how it will create a new platform to interact and create meaningful dialog with city planners and other community leaders.