Creating places in our communities where kids and adults can go to explore their creativity is vital to encouraging expression through art. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sarah Allen and Jaime Becktel from The Painted Turtle Studio in Mancos about how it supports and nurtures art and education there.
Libraries are not just places to find information and check out books. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lee Hallberg, Director of the Mancos Public Library, about how the library is working to embrace new technologies, educate and inform, and build community face-to-face.
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.
The Montezuma School to Farm Project is all about growing the taproots of our communities, and the connections between kids, farms, and local food. Together with Mancos Valley Resources and the Mount Lookout Grange, the project is building a vibrant, connected community in the Mancos Valley that is centered on our agricultural heritage.
The Mancos School District has had success recently in keeping graduation rates and academic scores above the state average. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Mancos Schools Superintendent Brian Hanson about their successes in the classroom, and challenges that the district faces as they look into the future.