western slope resources reporting

Fighting Fire with Fire in New Mexico’s Ponderosa Pines

Jul 6, 2018
Courtesy of Western State Colorado University

Prescribed burns are a useful tool against the increasing danger of wildfires in the Western United States. But there’s a risk. 

Coloradans Face Rising Municipal Bear Activity

Jun 22, 2018
Colorado Parks and Wildlife

When natural food sources fail to feed black bears, they often find new sources of food among humans. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports on how Coloradans are responding to an increase in incidents.

Katie Klingsporn/KOTO

Tucked into a corner of San Miguel County, one small community is embarking on a big endeavor toward sustainability.

Cara Pallone / KOTO

San Miguel County –which hovers around 8,000 people and is tucked into the Southwest corner of Colorado – can best be described as a “tale of two counties.” But a new farm-to-community food-share program serves as a bridge between communities.


Eric Whyte

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe operates a large farm and ranch on its lands in Southwestern Colorado. It grows crops like alfalfa and artisan corn, and raises over 600 head of cattle. The Tribe went through a long settlement process to obtain the water rights to operate the enterprise.  But just because it has the farm and the rights to the water doesn’t mean they can use as much as they want.


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