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In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the implications of the conviction of San Juan County Utah Commissioner Phil Lyman on Federal misdemeanor charges of conspiracy and driving on public lands closed to motorized vehicles, and the latest on fracking in northwest New Mexico.

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Exploring the canyons of the Four Corners area in search of remote archaeological remains is a passion for many residents and visitors to the area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with climber and author David Roberts to discuss his new book "The Lost World Of The Old Ones", which takes readers along on some of the most difficult cliff climbs in America in search of prehistoric remains, and how these places fit into the larger context of prehistory in the Southwest.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss Montezuma County's membership in an organization dedicated to the transfer of multi-use public lands to state control, the passing of a deadline to avoid a national monument near Canyonlands National Park, and who can and should manage a marina at McPhee Reservoir.

On this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press break down the latest headlines from the region, and touch on public lands issues in southeast Utah.

Bluff Hot Air Balloon Festival

Jan 12, 2015
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Hot air balloons offer a unique way to see the Four Corners area, and add a nice accent to the scenery when they fly. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Marcia Hadenfeldt, one of the organizers of the Bluff Hot Air Balloon Festival, about what to expect at this year's event January 16th through the 18th, and how it benefits the community and local businesses.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest news about protections for endangered species in the Four Corners area, and examine the role of the Democratic Party in Montezuma County.

In this episode, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest tensions between residents of southwest Colorado and CO2 producer Kinder Morgan, and take a look at the results of the midterm elections in southeast Utah.

The Bishop Public Lands Bill In Southeast Utah

Oct 30, 2014
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Controversy over public lands access and use in southeast Utah has been a major issue for decades. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with San Juan County Public Lands Coordinator Nick Sandberg about the Bishop Public Lands Bill, how San Juan County is contributing to this new public lands initiative, and how residents of San Juan County can get involved in the process.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press compare and contrast the election choices in southeast Utah and southwest Colorado, and discuss how they show an interesting difference in how the Democratic party is represented across state lines.

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Each year, the Pecos Conference brings together archaeologists from across the Southwest to share research, challenges, and stories from the field. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Jim Allison, Associate Professor of Archaeology at Brigham Young University, about the history of the Pecos Conference, why it is important for archaeologists, and what is happening at this year's conference in Blanding, Utah.

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