Montezuma County

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  • Fire-mitigation consultant calls for Montezuma County to do more to ensure that people moving into wildfire-prone areas create defensible space around their homes.
  • Forest Service ordered to release more documents related to a land swap that would give highway access for the controversial Village at Wolf Creek.

  • Montezuma County ranks 25th among the 25 most populous counties in Colorado in child well-being.
  • Cause of death for two beavers found along the Animas River after the Gold King Mine toxic spill remains a mystery.

Noxious Weeds In Montezuma County

Sep 17, 2015
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Noxious weeds are a big problem for farmers, ranchers, and land owners across Montezuma County and the country. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bonnie Loving, Weed Manager for Montezuma County, about noxious weeds and programs being offered by Montezuma County to help land owners control them.

  • A third judge steps aside in San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman's trespassing case.
  • Montezuma County commissioners express concern about sustainability of pretrial services program.
  • Speed limit reduced on a one-mile stretch of Echo Basin Road.

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Habitat for Humanity builds homes so that everyone can have a healthy, affordable place to call home.  KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Barbara Stagg, Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County, about their recent accomplishments in getting local families into decent housing, what is available at their ReStore business, and their upcoming event to celebrate recent achievements and future opportunities.

Mancos Times and Montezuma County

In the spring of 2015, the Montezuma County Commission voted to approve funding for the American Lands Council, a group that advocates for the transfer of Federal public lands to state control.

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In March, Montezuma County commissioners donated $1000 of taxpayer dollars to the American Lands Council, a group that advocates and lobbies for the transfer of federal lands to states. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michal Rosenoer, Southwest Field Organizer for Conservation Colorado, about the American Lands Council, who is behind their efforts, and why conservation groups, sportsmen, and veterans oppose their actions.

Leadership Montezuma

Jul 17, 2015

Leadership Montezuma brings together community members around topics that are pertinent to life in southwest Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Leadership Montezuma board member Lynn Soukup and alumnus Ken Brengle about recent changes at Leadership Montezuma, and how the program helps to expand participants understanding of our community's resources, organizations, and systems.

In this episode, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the recent Montezuma County permitting issues facing the organizers of a "Bong-a-Thon" cannabis event planned at Stoner, Colorado, and the latest news surrounding the proposed Village at Wolf Creek resort development.

Economic Development In Montezuma County

Jun 22, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's Conversations With Dave, host Dave Hart talks with Chris Burkett and Cassie Alexander from the Montezuma Community Economic Development Association about what economic development looks like in southwest Colorado, and how business owners can get help to reach more customers and grow their business.