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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.

  • Parts of Mancos lose power on Thursday night after semi truck knocks over utility pole.
  • City of Cortez decides not to adopt a noise ordinance.

Mancos Times

Mancos is now home to a USA Pentathlon Youth National Championship gold medalist. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with 14-year-old pentathlete Teslin Stecher about the sport of pentathlon, how he trains for the various components of the sport, and his goal for competing in the Olympics.

Mancos Valley Arts Council

KSJD host Sarah Syverson talks with Marilyn Kroeker with the Mancos Valley Arts Council, and Brian Killigrew from the Mancos School of the West, about the variety of arts that are being created in the Mancos Valley, and the events that will be happening during the Mancos Arts Studio Tour on June 20th.

Pine River Times

Distance running has gained in popularity in recent years, and especially participation in half marathon races. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Ben Hahn, Race Director for the Cowboy Half Marathon, about why running is a popular and fun way to stay fit and compete, how to train for distance races, and what the Cowboy Half Marathon race will offer to runners at this year's event on May 16th.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Travis Custer about his work with the Town of Mancos to avoid harmful pesticides in the management of their town park in order to maintain an organic and healthy place to play, and why our cultural expectations of unblemished green spaces may be getting in the way.

Mancos School of the West

Feb 20, 2015
Mancos School of the West

The Mancos School of the West is a community of artists and craftsmen committed to sharing the spirit and culture of the American West through classes, workshops and special events. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Brian Killigrew and Linda Rose from the school about the ideas behind the endeavor, how the school will operate, and what classes will be offered.

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State-mandated testing in schools has become a burden on smaller schools as more and more time and resources are being required for test-taking. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Adam Priestly, Secondary Principal at the Mancos School District, and Mancos high school students Faith Asnicar, Bowen Strazza-Whalen, and Taryn Gordanier, about how excessive testing is impacting their school, and their Terminate Trivial Testing social media campaign.

The Recreational Marijuana Business

Jan 16, 2015
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Recreational marijuana has been legal in Colorado for the past year, but pot shops have been slow in coming to Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Nate Fete, owner of "The Shop", the first recreational marijuana business to open in the county, about what customers can expect when they purchase weed, how to make sure marijuana is enjoyed safely, and what his business is doing to keep their product out of the hands of young people.

The Painted Turtle Studio

Dec 18, 2014
Painted Turtle Studio

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.