Cortez

A New Manager at the Cortez Chamber of Commerce

Aug 14, 2015

The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce focuses on increasing and sustaining economic vitality in the Cortez area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michelle Rojas, the new manager at the Cortez Chamber of Commerce, and Kinsey Ertel of Ertel Funeral Home and Board president at the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce, about how the organization is working to foster business prosperity for community success.

Four Corners Research

In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Dave Dove, archaeologist at the Mitchell Springs Ruin Group south of Cortez, about the history and prehistory represented there, what has been learned from 23 years of investigation, and new technologies that are offering archaeologists new ways of doing research at the site.


In this episode of Talking Heads, Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press and KSJD's Jeff Pope discuss the departure of construction company Skanska from Cortez, San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman's ongoing legal troubles, Cortez's ranking as the 8th worst place to live in Colorado, and an update on the "Bong-a-Thon" cannabis event planned near Stoner.

The Cortez Burst Triathlon

Jun 18, 2015
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Each year, the Cortez Burst Triathlon offers a race for all ages that is a fun way to kick off the 4th of July holiday. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Rayna Hale, President of Friends of Recreation, and Sensa Wolcott, Race Director for the Cortez Burst Triathlon, about how the race supports good health in our community, ways to train for a triathlon, and what participants can expect at this year's Cortez Burst Triathlon.

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Sometime during the night of Sunday, May 24th, vandals uprooted the heritage fruit trees in the Montezuma School To Farm orchard at Cortez Middle School. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sarah Syverson, the Director of the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about what happened, how the community responded, and how these incidents provide a chance for restorative justice.

Veteran's Affairs - May 29th, 2015

May 29, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Darla Sanders from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and local Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 about their upcoming business directory, awards that were recently given to local supporters of veterans, changes to the Choice program being offered by the Veterans Administration, and new legislation that will affect Vietnam veterans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange.

The Science and Possibilities of Ice Cream

May 22, 2015
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Ice cream is almost universally loved by people all over the world, but most of us have no idea about the science behind creating it. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Brent McWhirter, owner and operator of Moose and More, a newly-opened ice cream parlor and dessert restaurant in downtown Cortez, about how ice cream is made, what happens at the molecular level in ice cream, and the almost limitless possibilities of ice cream flavors.

Cortez Journal

Open space is a vital aspect of community planning, and key to the quality of life for residents. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez City Manager Shane Hale, and Tim Cline, Chairman of the Cortez Planning Commision, about a new parcel of open space that the City of Cortez will be dedicating on Memorial Day in honor of a local veteran who was killed in action during the Iraq war.

Historic Buildings and the History of Cortez

May 11, 2015

The history of the buildings in Cortez and Montezuma County is a great way to understand our past. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Linda Towle, the Chairwoman of the Cortez Historic Preservation Board, and Jill Seyfarth of Cultural Resource Planning, about research that has been done on the historic buildings in Cortez, what it tells us about the history of the city, and events that are happening in Cortez for Historic Preservation Month in May.

Cleaning Up and Connecting In Cortez

Apr 20, 2015
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The City of Cortez and Heart and Soul Cortez are offering some opportunities for some spring cleaning and for getting to know your neighbors. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez City Manager Shane Hale and Rocky Moss, the Project Coordinator for Heart and Soul Cortez, about city clean-up events happening in late April, and how neighborhoods can get funding through Heart and Soul Cortez to host a block party to help build and strengthen community values.

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