On this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the Montezuma County Commission's pre-emptive strike against a National Conservation Area designation on the lower Dolores River, Kinder Morgan's appeals court win, and a look at the immunization rates for measles, mumps, and rubella around the Four Corners area.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Joel Lee, District Conservationist the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montezuma County, about the designation of 2015 as the International Year of Soils, the importance of good soil management for farmers, and what it means for those of us who may not be farming.
Chewing tobacco is known to be strongly associated with a number of major health problems, including oral cancers, high blood pressure, and gum disease. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Meggie Curtis, Youth Programming Coordinator with the School Community Youth Collaborative, and Midge Kirk, Health Educator and Tobacco Specialist with the Montezuma County Public Health Department, about how local youth are highlighting the problems associated with chew, the upcoming "Through With Chew" week, and how people who use smokeless tobacco can get help to quit.
Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez is embarking on construction of a new inpatient wing and renovation of existing facilities. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sue McWilliams, Montezuma County Hospital District and Southwest Health System Capital Campaign Coordinator, about how these additions will improve the ability of hospital physicians and staff to utilize new technology and streamline access to patient care.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the potential avenues for economic development in Cortez and Montezuma County: what appears promising, and what could hinder progress.
In this episode of KSJD's monthly program dedicated to veterans issues, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231 and Montezuma County Veterans Service Officer Rick Torres about what resources are available to veterans through the county office, and why access to these services is important for servicemen and women and their families.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press look back at the big news stories that made headlines in the region during 2014, and speculate on who and what will be in the news during the year ahead.
During this season of holiday shopping, it is important to consider spending your dollars locally instead of online or at big box stores. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Rocky Moss, Manager of the Dolores Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center, about why it matters to support local businesses, and the impact that it has on our communities.
In this episode of The Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Kellie Pettyjohn about her farm, The Wily Carrot, how production went for her in 2014, and her involvement in the Southwest Farm Fresh Distribution Cooperative.