Political news

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The Navajo Nation has sued San Juan County in Utah twice, and won once, over voting rights.  Now San Juan County has filed a counter claim detailing measures in place to assist voters and alleging corruption among the original plaintiffs.  KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press take a look at this unfolding issue.

Colorado Caucus 2016

Feb 29, 2016

The 2016 Colorado caucuses are on Super Tuesday, March 1st, when the state Democratic and Republican parties will be making choices about who their candidates will be for the general election in November. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Alan Klein of the Montezuma County Democrats, and District Attorney Will Furse, who is on the central committee for the Montezuma County Republicans, about how caucuses work, why its important to participate, and when and where to do so on March 1st.

In this episode, hosts Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly continue their discussion of the proposed recreational trail that would link Cortez, Mancos, and Mesa Verde National Park, and how the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Commission is weighing in on the proposal.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss how the Montezuma County Commission is considering changes for their legal notices and a local newspaper of record, and the results of a recent survey on public lands usage in the West.

KSJD Newscast - November 20, 2015

Nov 20, 2015
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  • A citizens’ committee that will advise the BLM’s Southwest Resource Advisory Council about the wisdom of creating an energy-development plan had its first meeting Thursday at the Dolores Public Lands Office.
  • A conservation and advocacy organization says a new national monument near the Grand Canyon would offer $51 million in economic benefits annually.

KSJD Newscast - November 19th, 2015

Nov 19, 2015
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KSJD Local News Headlines:

  • A 64-year-old Norwood woman was seriously injured Tuesday in a snowmobile
    accident near Telluride.
  • Former Mancos Marshal John Cox allegedly asked his deputies to run license-plate queries
    on all white dually trucks in town in order to find out the identity of a romantic

Talking Heads

Nov 18, 2015
Sam Green, Cortez Journal

Montezuma County is finally offered a Forest Service Road, but says no thanks, not yet, first we need to sue you:  A look at how the County and Feds end up talking in circles around maintenance, service, access

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss politics in southeast Utah and the ongoing legal situation surrounding San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, as well as issues related to water and a proposed National Conservation Area on the Lower Dolores River.

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.

In this episode of Talking Heads, Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press and KSJD's Jeff Pope discuss the departure of construction company Skanska from Cortez, San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman's ongoing legal troubles, Cortez's ranking as the 8th worst place to live in Colorado, and an update on the "Bong-a-Thon" cannabis event planned near Stoner.