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The Fish Bowl is a monthly interview program on KSJD that features the voices, thoughts, and opinions of youth in our communities. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with David Gonzalez-Overton, a recent graduate of Montezuma-Cortez High School, about this pivotal time in his life, what he is looking forward to, and what challenges lie ahead.

Dolores River Boating Advocates

The lower Dolores River saw the first recreational boating release in over five years last weekend, allowing many local boaters their first chance to float this scenic stretch of the river. In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with local boater Megan Tallmadge and her children about their recent experiences boating the lower Dolores River.

Cortez Graduates Finish With High Spirits

May 27, 2016
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The Panther Stadium bleachers overflowed with spectators as graduates from the Montezuma Cortez High School Class of 2016 filed into the stadium to the drumbeats of the the Red Sky Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Drummers.


Local Students Tackle The Food Waste Problem

May 19, 2016
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Food waste is a growing problem across the country and Montezuma County is no exception. In this episode of the Fish Bowl, KSJD's monthly program that features the voices, thoughts, and opinions of youth in our communities, Tom Yoder talks with Clare Vass, a sophomore at Dolores High School, about how her and her fellow students with the High School Leadership program found a solution for dealing with food waste from local restaurants.

The Importance Of Getting Kids Into The Outdoors

May 17, 2016
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More than ever, kids are spending more time indoors, many times on digital devices or playing video games. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about why this could have a negative impact on the future of our society, and how the Montezuma Land Conservancy is working to get kids outdoors to help them connect with the landscape and develop their sense of place.

Marijuana and Youth In Colorado

May 13, 2016
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Recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado has created new issues for parents to understand as they try to educate their children about the drug. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Erin Flynn and Rebecca Roppolo, substance abuse educators from the Colorado Department of Public Health, about marijuana laws in Colorado, how legal pot has affected youth here, and how to make sure that marijuana doesn't get into the hands of kids.

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The School Community Youth Collaborative supports local youth by helping them build healthy relationships and leadership skills. KSJD's Tom Yoder spoke with Ellen Shinkle and Angela Horvath from the School Community Youth Collaborative about how they work to achieve their mission, and with Cap Allen, a board member with the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde bike race, about how the race benefits their youth programs.

Teen Perspectives on Standardized Testing

Apr 21, 2016
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The Fish Bowl is KSJD's monthly conversation that features the voices, thoughts, and opinions of youth in our communities on topics that matter to them. In this episode, KSJD's Tom Yoder sat down with Faith Asnicar, a junior at Mancos High School, and Sam Bagge, a junior at Montezuma-Cortez High School, about how the number of standardized tests they are required to take has increased throughout their time as students, and the impact these tests have had on their education.

  • The economic recovery has been good to Colorado, but not New Mexico.
  • The percentage of Montezuma County children living in poverty is down, but remains high among Colorado counties.

Helping Teens Stay Safe Behind The Wheel

Mar 17, 2016
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In this episode of the Fish Bowl, KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Shellbee Romine and Faith Krebs, students at Montezuma-Cortez High School, about why teen driving is so dangerous, and what they are doing to help keep their peers safe when they are driving.

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