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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.

Preserving Historic Buildings In Cortez

May 6, 2016
Tom Yoder

Historic preservation is a vital component of understanding the history of Cortez and how it came to be the city it is today. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Jill Seyfarth, a historical and archaeological consultant with Cultural Resource Planning in Durango, about her recent historic preservation work at several downtown Cortez buildings, including the historic buildings where the KSJD studios and Sunflower Theatre are located.

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The history of the Rio Grande Southern railroad is full of stories that can provide interesting perspectives on how we travel and transport goods in our modern world. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lew Matis of the Galloping Goose Historical Society about how this southwestern Colorado railroad was operated during the winter months, when blizzards and snow slides presented challenges to railroad transportation in the early 1900s.

Jeff Adams

In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Jeff Adams of Interior West Consulting about his work as an archaeologist along the Salmon River in Idaho, the prehistoric and historic sites that are located there, and how the Salmon River corridor was used over thousands of years of human history.

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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.


Vilseskogen

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
uncovercolorado.com

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.

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