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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.


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In the 1930s and 40s, the Galloping Goose moved small freight and passengers around southwest Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lew Matis, President of the Galloping Goose Historical Society, about the history of these gas-powered railroad cars, why they represented important innovation in their time, and an upcoming opportunity to ride on the historic Galloping Goose.


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.


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The Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (commonly known as NAGPRA) requires that federally funded institutions return human remains and cultural items to affiliated tribes. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr.

Yucca House and Snider's Well

Jul 16, 2015
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Yucca House was a great village of the Ancestral Puebloans and is one of the largest archaeological sites in southwest Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with archaeology expedition historian and author Fred Blackburn about a feature at the site named Snider's Well that was documented in excavations in the late 1800s, the history of the land ownership and investigations there, and what he hopes to learn from his research.

In the late 1800s, Porter and Ike Stockton caused chaos up and down the Animas Valley and across the San Juan Country in a series of crimes that changed the area forever. In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with author Michael R. Maddox, who spent six years meticulously researching and writing the story of the lives of the Stockton brothers, and how these undesirables left decedents who changed the history of the Southwest.

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.

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Railroads played a vital role in the import and export of food in and out of southwest Colorado in the early 1900s. Big Fat Farm Show host Sarah Syverson talks with Lew Mathis of the Galloping Goose Historical Society, and Chuck McAfee, whose family started farming in Montezuma County over 100 years ago, about what food distribution networks looked like in historic times, and the ways that farmers and families survived through difficult times like the Great Depression.

Cortez Journal

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.

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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.

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