Courtesy of Mancos DocFest; Photos by Amy Dodson

Cliff Redish is a political exile. He lives in a world that's colored Republican red and Democrat blue. He used to be a Democrat, but now he's unaffiliated. Perched on a barstool in a pub in Carbondale on Colorado's Western Slope, he's hesitant to even talk about it.

"We're so divided," Redish said. "It's just unbelievable. It's hard to even bring this up in a bar right now."

Courtesy of Austin Cope

Austin Cope surprised KSJD listeners Tuesday morning with an audio postcard from the other side of the globe. 

Montezuma County Fire Ban Lifted

Sep 10, 2018
Courtesy of Emily Rice/The Journal

Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office announced the countywide fire ban has ended, effective immediately. 

Plateau Fire Closure, Mesa Verde Restrictions Lifted

Sep 5, 2018
San Juan National Forest

Cooler temperatures and increased precipitation have aided in relaxing preventive measures for wildfires in southwest Colorado. 

Cortez Veteran Writes Book on Vietnam War Experience

Sep 5, 2018
Daniel Rayzel

Jim Mischke pursued one avenue to process his time serving in the Vietnam War: writing about it. 

Warming temperatures are sapping the Colorado River, the water source for more than 40 million people in the southwest. A new study finds over the last 100 years the river’s flow has decreased by more than 15 percent.

Courtesy of George 2018

George Brauchler served as the district attorney for Colorado’s 18th Judicial District since 2013. Now, he’s eyeing a job as the state’s attorney general. 

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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Paul Sweeney, the Veterans Experience Officer with the Veterans Administration, about their Patient Advocates Program, designed to help guide vets through the health care choices and administrative processes they must navigate within the VA.

Jared King

Navajo Nation’s current vice president and a former president emerged as victors in Tuesday’s primary election. 

When Club 20 holds its gubernatorial debate on Sept. 8, just one of the major candidates will be there: Republican Walker Stapleton. That's triggered a different debate: How much does it matter to Colorado's Western Slope voters that Democrat Jared Polis won't be there? One local Democratic leader says it matters a great deal.

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