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KSJD Newscast - November 25, 2015

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KSJD News Headlines

  • Two men who allegedly grew marijuana illegally along a remote section of the Dolores River in Colorado have been indicted by a federal grand jury.

  • Montezuma County commissioners decide that the Four States Ag Expo is going to stay alcohol-free, and spar with a Forest Service official over the Dolores-Norwood Road.

Honoring Our Sense of Place

Nov 16, 2015
Alex Berger / Creative Commons

A deep relationship with land and landscapes is an important value for most of us here in the Four Corners area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Amber Clark, Conservation Director at the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about how our sense of place shapes who we are, and why conservation of land is vital to our future.

  • Fees at the Montezuma County landfill will rise 5 percent next year.
  • U.S. Forest Service has more time to turn over documents concerning a land swap on Wolf Creek Pass.

  • Montezuma County commissioners join in call for a new citizens’ group to work on a National Conservation Area along the Dolores River.
  • Maintenance and future ownership of the Dolores-Norwood Road remain a topic of dispute between the Montezuma County commissioners and the Forest Service.

  • Woman dies while in custody at the Montezuma County Detention Center.
  • Cortez Cultural Center will keep their historic building and continue annual events.
  • National Park Service seeks public input on parking issues at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

The Very Scary Time Trials

Oct 29, 2015
Montezuma Land Conservancy

The Very Scary Time Trials is a Halloween day bike race hosted by the Montezuma Land Conservancy. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jon Leibowitz, the Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about what the race will involve, and how it will benefit open space conservation and public access to outdoor recreation in and around Cortez.

  • Coalition of five American Indian tribes calls for President Obama to create a huge national monument in southeastern Utah.

  • Montezuma County Commissioners have second thoughts about refusing to participate in BLM's Master Leasing Plan process.
  • City of Cortez set to purchase Cortez Journal building for $2.9 million.

  • Fire departments in Montezuma County responded to a blaze at a senior housing five-plex in Towaoc on Saturday.
  • Two local citizens sharply criticize the Montezuma County commissioners for their recent decision not to participate in a Master Leasing Plan process initiated by the BLM.