Environment

KSJD Interviews
10:42 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Dedication of Open Space To A Fallen Cortez Soldier

Paul Adams rides one of the new mountain bike trails at the Geer natural area.
Credit 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.

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The River Trip
9:33 am
Thu May 14, 2015

A Conversation with Outside Magazine's 2015 River Guide of the Year

OARS river guide Lars Haarr rowing a happy client down the river.
Credit OARS

In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Lars Haarr, who was recently named Outside magazine's 2015 River Guide of the Year. Lars talks about his role guiding clients down the rivers of the Southwest, shares his thoughts on his favorite places and the future of water, and his famous "Stars With Lars" river trips.

O.A.R.S. Adventure Travel website: www.oars.com

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KSJD Interviews
9:57 am
Mon April 27, 2015

National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

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With continuing drought across the Four Corners area, it is critical that we work to protect our homes, neighborhoods, and communities from the devastation of wildfire. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Rebecca Samulski, Montezuma Chapter Coordinator for FireWise of Southwest Colorado, about how you can be better prepared for wildfire, and join in events happening on National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 2nd.

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Pandora's Box
11:15 am
Tue April 21, 2015

The Methane "Hot Spot" Over The Four Corners Area

Methane gas concentration shown in red over the Four Corners area in this satellite image.
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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Mike Eisenfeld, New Mexico Energy Coordinator with the San Juan Citizens Alliance, about a methane gas concentration that appeared over the Four Corners area in NASA satellite images, and discuss the environmental and public health implications of methane, how leading scientists are researching the source of the methane, and what concerned citizens can do.

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Talking Heads
11:35 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Talking Heads - April 15th, 2015

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press sit down with Bob Bragg, agriculture educator and co-host of KSJD's Ag Markets & More program, to discuss the outlook for water for the upcoming growing season, and what it means for Montezuma County producers who rely on irrigation, and for consumers.

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The River Trip
9:42 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Water Management In McPhee Reservoir

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In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter provides some river news from around the Four Corners area, and talks with Ken Curtis, Chief of Engineering and Construction at the Dolores Water Conservancy District, about how the district manages water for irrigation and municipal uses, and how the future of water management looks as southwest Colorado faces another year of drought.

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KSJD Interviews
10:15 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Creating Wildfire-Adapted Communities

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As spring weather brings warmer temperatures and windy conditions to the Four Corners area, the danger of wildfire is increasing. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Rebecca Samulski, Montezuma Chapter Coordinator for FireWise of Southwest Colorado, about what the spring wildfire outlook is looking like, how they are helping homeowners prepare for wildfires, and why fire-adapted communities are an important aspect of being resilient in the face of an inevitable wildfire.

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KSJD Interviews
10:38 am
Fri March 13, 2015

iSeeChange Climate Observation

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Climate change is an issue that many are concerned about, but it is not always clear how to get involved in monitoring this complex, global situation. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Julia Kumari Drapkin, the executive producer and creator of iSeeChange, an environmental reporting project that combines citizen's observations with science to monitor the changes we see in our own backyards, and Cortez resident Lynn Soukup, who recently posted on iSeeChange about her apple trees budding in early February.

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The River Trip
1:33 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

The River Trip - March 12th, 2015

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In this episode of the River Trip, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with host Sam Carter from Dolores River Boating Advocates about early spring conditions on the area rivers, river news from the Netherlands and Colorado, and projects and programs that Dolores River Boating Advocates have planned.

Note: This episode aired during KSJD's Spring Membership Drive. To make a donation to KSJD, please click on the red "Donate Now" button in the upper right-hand corner of this page. Thanks!

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Pandora's Box
11:51 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Creating Healthy, Organic Parks

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Travis Custer about his work with the Town of Mancos to avoid harmful pesticides in the management of their town park in order to maintain an organic and healthy place to play, and why our cultural expectations of unblemished green spaces may be getting in the way.

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