Politics

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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
Dennis Skley / Creative Commons
  • 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
Dennis Skley / Creative Commons

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
    rival.

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.

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.

In this episode, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press talk with Montezuma County Assessor Scott Davis about the latest in Montezuma County's tax case against CO2 producer Kinder Morgan.

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.

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