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.

  • 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.