environment

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick continues the conversation with Bob Bragg of KSJD's Ag Markets & More, about the environmental impacts of large concentrated animal feedlot operations, the economic structure behind them, and how the choices that consumers make are key to changing our food systems.

  • Cortez School District Superintendent Alex Carter’s last day will be February 29th.
  • For a fourth consecutive year, spruce beetles have caused widespread tree mortality in Colorado.


San Juan Citizens Alliance

Newly released documents over the Forest Service's handling of the Village at Wolf Creek have heated up the debate over this controversial resort project. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dan Olsen, Executive Director of the San Juan Citizens Alliance, about what they have learned through a Freedom of Information Act request for emails and other documents related to the Village at Wolf Creek and what it could mean for the future of the project.


  • Voters in the town of Mancos are set to choose a new mayor and decide a ballot question in April.
  • Environmental groups are praising a newly proposed Interior Department rule aimed at reducing venting, flaring, and leaks of natural gas.


USDA / Creative Commons

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Bob Bragg of Ag Markets & More and co-host Lyn Patrick about Concentrated Animal Feedlot Operations; the current problems with these operations and what is being done to address them.

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Peter Butler of the Animas River Stakeholders Group about what has been learned about the effects of the Gold King Mine waste spill into the Animas River in early August, how it has brought more attention to river contamination from mining, and where we go from here.

  • A 15-year effort to build a campus for the Four Corners School for Outdoor Education is coming to fruition in Monticello, Utah.
  • Coalition of New Mexico environmentalists collects 25,000 comments in support of proposed methane gas emission regulations.


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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Celia Chen, Ecotoxicologist in the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, about her research on mercury in the environment, how it gets into the fish in our lakes and rivers, and its potential impacts on human health.

The Very Scary Time Trials

Oct 29, 2015
Montezuma Land Conservancy

The Very Scary Time Trials is a Halloween day bike race hosted by the Montezuma Land Conservancy. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jon Leibowitz, the Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about what the race will involve, and how it will benefit open space conservation and public access to outdoor recreation in and around Cortez.

A Walk Across America

Oct 23, 2015
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Walking across America can provide a perspective that changes how you see the country, its people, and our place in it. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Felipe Gonzalez, who is on his own journey walking across America, why he is taking on this ambitious task, and how it is changing him.


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