In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest conversations surrounding public lands management in Montezuma County, and the movement to transfer management of Federal public lands to the state.
Hemp is considered one of the best plants in the world for producing fiber and oil that have many industrial uses. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sharon Stewart, founder of Hemp Talks Western Slope, and Scott Perez, owner of Perez Agriculture Company and an industrial hemp farmer, about the potential for growing industrial hemp in southwest Colorado, and how it could transform agriculture and the local economy.
The rights of victims of crime are important to ensure that they have certain information, protections, and a limited role in the criminal justice process. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Leslie, the Victim Compensation Administrator at the 22nd Judicial District, and Gene Peck from Southwest Intertribal Voice, about what rights victims of crimes have, how they exercise those rights, and why it is important for communities to understand victims' rights and commemorate them.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press sit down with Bob Bragg, agriculture educator and co-host of KSJD's Ag Markets & More program, to discuss the outlook for water for the upcoming growing season, and what it means for Montezuma County producers who rely on irrigation, and for consumers.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss Montezuma County's membership in an organization dedicated to the transfer of multi-use public lands to state control, the passing of a deadline to avoid a national monument near Canyonlands National Park, and who can and should manage a marina at McPhee Reservoir.
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.