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Austin Cope

Colorado’s 3rd District Congressman Scott Tipton (R-Cortez) took a field trip on Friday to Sage Hen and House Creek recreation areas, two of McPhee Reservoir’s boating access points, which have now been closed due to concerns about invasive mussel infestations. Montezuma County Commissioner Keenan Ertel, San Juan National Forest District Ranger Derek Padilla, and Montezuma County Natural Resource and Public Lands Coordinator James Dietrich joined the congressman to discuss access. 

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Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company (MVIC), held an information session for farmers, ranchers, and irrigators on Wednesday evening at the Sunflower Theatre. It was intended to address concerns about water in Montezuma County. KSJD's Bob Bragg was there, and he spoke with KSJD's Austin Cope to delve into the complex world of water issues in the Montezuma Valley.

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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center near Cortez has weighed in against proposed changes to national monuments, including Bears Ears in Southeast Utah.

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A draft memo from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to President Trump on national monuments is drawing scrutiny from political leaders after it surfaced Monday.

Gail Binkly

The playground at Joe Rowell Park in Dolores has been an emotional topic of discussion after the Dolores Town Board voted to close the structure on September 11th, citing safety reasons.

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