Bureau of Land Managment

The Montezuma County Commission held a breezy outdoor meeting Monday afternoon near what they hope will become a new parking lot near the popular  Sand Canyon trail system in McElmo Canyon.

Nationalparks / Creative Commons

The Montezuma County commissioners have set a public meeting for Monday, November 6th, at 1:30 p.m. near Sand Canyon to discuss plans for a parking area there. The meeting will be at the Lamb property, just east of the Sand Canyon trailhead on County Road G. The commissioners say they believe the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal for parking is inadequate and that they would like input on the possible use of the county right of way to address both the current parking problem and future demand.


Austin Cope

A standing-room-only crowd packed the Dolores Town Hall Monday night to voice concerns about the recent closure of the popular playground in Joe Rowell Park.

Austin Cope

An online survey is asking boaters who floated the Lower Dolores River over the summer to share feedback and data to help plan future releases on the river.

PublicDomainPictures / Creative Commons

KSJD's Austin Cope woke up early on Saturday morning to check out the Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Festival. But Saturday morning was rainy, and hot air balloons can’t fly in the rain. To find out why, Austin talked to balloonist and the event's "weather man," Brian Hill of Page, AZ, about how and why balloonists monitor the weather.

After that, Austin had a laughter-filled conversation with one of the balloon teams from Albuquerque to hear stories from their travels through the air and along the ground. Click below to listen.