Phil's World

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The School Community Youth Collaborative supports local youth by helping them build healthy relationships and leadership skills. KSJD's Tom Yoder spoke with Ellen Shinkle and Angela Horvath from the School Community Youth Collaborative about how they work to achieve their mission, and with Cap Allen, a board member with the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde bike race, about how the race benefits their youth programs.

  • The Montezuma-Cortez School District has a new superintendent, but she isn't really new.
  • Montezuma County Commissioners are upset that an eagle's nest is complicating a proposed trail expansion at Phil's World.


  • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument officials are working to improve parking at the Sand Canyon trailhead.
  • Montezuma County commissioners urge Bureau of Land Management officials to amend their existing resource management plan to protect the Phil’s World bike trails.


The BLM Master Leasing Plan: What Is At Stake

Mar 14, 2016
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The Bureau of Land Management is in the process of developing a Master Leasing Plan for development in southwestern Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michal Rosenoer, West Slope Field Manager with Conservation Colorado, about what is at stake in this planning process, and how you can get involved.

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The Bureau of Land Management is in the process of creating a Master Leasing Plan to help manage development of BLM lands in southwest Colorado. Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly talk with Shannon Borders, public affairs specialist for the BLM, about what the MLP is about, how the process works, and how the public can weigh in on the plan.

  • The adoption of a resolution designed to protect the Phil's World bicycle system from oil and gas development will wait a little longer.

  • A proposed trail for cyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians leading from Cortez to Mancos has been named one of the highest priority trail projects in Colorado.


  • Montezuma County commissioners postpone a decision about proposed land-use regulations on Monday, and choose Monty Guiles as the owner’s representative for overseeing construction of the new $7 million to $8 million county courthouse.


  • Montezuma County has posted its long-awaited draft proposal of regulations designed to protect the Phil’s World Bike Trail east of Cortez.


  • Montezuma County is moving swiftly to adopt regulations designed to control “areas of state interest” within its boundaries.


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