Recreational marijuana has been legal in Colorado for the past year, but pot shops have been slow in coming to Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Nate Fete, owner of "The Shop", the first recreational marijuana business to open in the county, about what customers can expect when they purchase weed, how to make sure marijuana is enjoyed safely, and what his business is doing to keep their product out of the hands of young people.
Creating places in our communities where kids and adults can go to explore their creativity is vital to encouraging expression through art. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sarah Allen and Jaime Becktel from The Painted Turtle Studio in Mancos about how it supports and nurtures art and education there.
Girls on the Run is a youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade that is based on running and interaction between participants. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jen Adams and Casie LaMunyon from Girls On The Run in Montezuma County about how the program teaches young girls confidence while also establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
The effect of domestic violence on the children who experience it can be devastating and long-lasting. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lisa Henry, a licensed professional counselor, about how domestic abuse starts and becomes cyclical, how it impacts children in homes where abuse occurs, and about a local program pffered by Renew and the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center that is working to curb domestic violence and the trauma it causes.
A recent report from the state of Colorado shows the impact that poverty is having on children in Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Vangi McCoy, Coordinator at the Montelores Early Childhood Council, about how growing up poor can adversely affect the education, health, and futures of our kids.
The Girl Scouts have a long tradition of helping girls build the courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Hilary Martin, Recruitment Specialist for the Girl Scouts of Colorado, about what they do to empower girls through their programs, and how girls and volunteers can get involved with the Girl Scouts in southwest Colorado.
The Rico School serves a small group of elementary school students who learn in mixed-age classrooms. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with teacher Eileen Cahalane and several students from the Rico School about the joys of getting an education in a small mountain town.
Being involved in youth sports can be an impressionable part of a child's life, but with an increasingly competitive environment where many times coaches and parents sacrifice fun for the desire to win games, how we teach our kids to play and enjoy sports is more important than ever. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Doug LaMunyon, a local youth baseball coach, about why having fun is so vital to competition, keeping our kids involved in sports, and helping them develop into good friends and teammates.
The 12 Hours of Mesa Verde is a premier cycling event that takes place at Phil's World, the world-renown mountain biking trails east of Cortez. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dani Gregory, the race director for the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde, about this endurance relay race and how it is dedicated to improving the lives of youth in Southwest Colorado.