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The Zine
10:11 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Remembering The Mancos Times In The 1960s

Credit Sam Greene / Cortez Journal

The Mancos Times is one of the oldest newspapers in Montezuma County and for many years used a rare printing press to produce its papers. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dick Patrick, who ran the Mancos Times in the 1960s and was the last person to operate the Cranston printing press, one of only three like it remaining in the country.

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The Zine
9:23 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Historic Preservation and Cultural Landscapes

The Mancos Opera House and McElmo Flume present rich opportunities for historic preservation in Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Heather Bailey, Historic Preservation Grants Specialist with History Colorado and the State Historical Fund, about what is happening with these projects as well as an innovative education project called Our Shared Historical Landscapes.

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The Zine
9:56 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco: An 18th Century Renaissance Man

It can be difficult to comprehend how the American Southwest was mapped in the late 18th century, when Spain was still sending expeditions into what was then uncharted territory. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with author John Kessell about how one Spanish Renaissance man left a legacy of cartography, art, and science during his time exploring the 18th century southwest.

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The Zine
10:56 am
Fri March 7, 2014

HerStory

HerStory is a performance that celebrates women who made significant contributions to history but are many times unknown to the general public. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Terri Helm and Midge Kirk, and their portrayal of two women who changed the course of history in the early mining days of Rico, Colorado.

KSJD would like to issue the following corrections concerning information that was presented about Lizzy Knight in this interview:

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The Zine
12:17 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

The Complicated History and Prehistory of Yucca House

The walls of the Yucca House site with Mesa Verde in the background.
Credit uncovercolorado.com

Yucca House is one of the largest archeological sites in southwest Colorado, and acted as an important community center for Ancestral Puebloan people from about A.D. 1150 to 1300. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with local archaeologist and researcher Fred Blackburn about this important prehistoric site, the history of research at the site, and how the site originally know as "Aztec Springs" became "Yucca House".

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