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The Four Corners School of Outdoor Education

Jan 15, 2016
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education

The Four Corners School of Outdoor Education seeks to create lifelong learning experiences about the Colorado Plateau for people of all ages and backgrounds. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Janet Ross, Founder and Executive Director of the school, about their new Canyon Country Discovery Center in southeast Utah and the education, adventure, and conservation programs that they offer.

"Winter Tales" at the Dolores Public Library

Dec 18, 2015
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The Dolores Public Library is kicking off a series of talks this winter featuring local speakers sharing stories of travel and adventure, or who will share a particular talent. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Belinda Platts, President of the Dolores Public Library board about their "Winter Tales" series, and Brett LeCompte, the first presenter in the series who will talk about his adventures in the vast wilderness of the Four Corners area.

12 Hours of Mesa Verde Cycling Race

May 1, 2014
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The 12 Hours of Mesa Verde is a premier cycling event that takes place at Phil's World, the world-renown mountain biking trails east of Cortez. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dani Gregory, the race director for the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde, about this endurance relay race and how it is dedicated to improving the lives of youth in Southwest Colorado.

40 Years at Osprey Packs

Mar 20, 2014
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Forty years ago, Osprey Packs was founded to provide innovative designs for backpacks that outdoor travelers of many types would appreciate. In this episode of the Zine, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with the founders of Osprey Packs, Mike Pfotenhauer and Diane Wren, about how Osprey Packs was started, some of the challenges that were overcome in the past 40 years, and what the future holds for them.

Alpacka Pack Rafts

Feb 6, 2014
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Packrafts are rugged, hand-built wilderness boats used for fishing a remote alpine lake, descending whitewater, or just exploring waterways of any size. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sheri Tingy, the President and Head Designer at Alpacka Rafts in Mancos, Colorado, about how their boats are providing boaters access to more remote rivers, lakes, and waterways around the world.