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RMNPHC

People have been living in and around Rocky Mountain National Park for over 11,000 years. About 100 years ago, historian and storyteller Dave Lively’s family set up a homestead near the Grand Lake entrance on the west side of the park. To talk about that homestead and further history of the park, Mr. Lively will make a visit to the Cortez Public Library this Friday, July 21st at 10 am to give a presentation called “Rocky’s West Side Stories.” He joined to KSJD’s Gail Binkly to share more of his own stories as well as some stories from the park. Click below to listen:

HerStory: Celebrating Women's Month

Mar 31, 2017
Julie Jordan Scott / Creative Commons

March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of women in history and how they shaped the society we live in today. During the month of March, Terri Helm and Midge Kirk highlight the vital role played by women in history in these audio postcards.

Penn State Model Railroad Club 001 / Creative Commons

Model railroading involves dedication to the history of railroads and the intricate details of the cars, operations, and architecture surrounding it. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with railroad enthusiast and model railroader Kevin Loof about the trains he builds and why he is a self-described "lunatic" about all things concerning railroads and their history.

City of Cortez

The Cortez City Council agreed Tuesday to nominate the old City Hall at 210 East Main Street for listing on the City Register of Historic Structures.

The History of the McElmo Creek Flume

May 9, 2016
Colorado Preservation, Inc.

The McElmo Creek Flume is a unique piece of irrigation infrastructure that illustrates how water delivery systems were critical in the early days of Cortez history. KSJD's Tom Yoder sat down with Linda Towle, chairwoman of the Cortez Historic Preservation Board, to talk about efforts being made to restore the McElmo Creek Flume and protect it as a historical resource.

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