• Voters in the town of Mancos are set to choose a new mayor and decide a ballot question in April.
  • Environmental groups are praising a newly proposed Interior Department rule aimed at reducing venting, flaring, and leaks of natural gas.

  • A proposed trail for cyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians leading from Cortez to Mancos has been named one of the highest priority trail projects in Colorado.

  • Residents of area towns who want to have a say in how their community is governed will have their chance this spring during municipal elections.
  • A federal judge has ruled that the Navajo Nation can proceed with a lawsuit against Urban Outfitters, Inc., for selling items labeled with Native American names.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with DeWayne Jackson, Master Brewer at the Mancos Brewing Company, about the history of beer making, how he approaches his craft, and why local ingredients are important to his business.

KSJD Newscast - November 19th, 2015

Nov 19, 2015
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KSJD Local News Headlines:

  • A 64-year-old Norwood woman was seriously injured Tuesday in a snowmobile
    accident near Telluride.
  • Former Mancos Marshal John Cox allegedly asked his deputies to run license-plate queries
    on all white dually trucks in town in order to find out the identity of a romantic

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  • Charges filed against former Mancos Marshall
  • Housing rental prices too high in Southwest Colorado

  • Mancos Marshal John Cox resigns after being arrested for DUI.
  • Huge hurdles remain for better public access to Yucca House National Monument.

  • Mancos Marshal put on paid administrative leave for an undetermined period of time.
  • Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Commission seeking applicants to fill three openings.

  • 22nd Judicial District seeks a $56,000 budget increase to hire an additional attorney.
  • Crow Canyon Archaeological Center to reorganize, lays off six staff members.
  • Jackson Lake State Park will close to boating on November 1st.

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The Mancos Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival brings beautiful sights to the valley, along with many other activities and events. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Marilyn Kroeker, one of the organizers of the Festival, about what is happening there this year, how balloon flights use winds for their flights, and how to arrange to take a hot air balloon ride to experience this unique way of seeing the Mancos Valley.