Daniel Rayzel

Renew Board Members Face Calls for Resignation, Reform

Members of Renew’s board of directors had several heated exchanges during a tense open board meeting Tuesday.

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Ann Leppanen Elected Bluff Mayor with 3-Vote Margin

Jul 10, 2018
Daniel Rayzel

San Juan County Clerk’s office has confirmed Ann Leppanen as the winner of Bluff’s mayoral election. Two weeks of waiting for a final canvass revealed a slim margin of 74 votes for Leppanen and 71 for Marcia Hadenfeldt, according to results posted on the county's website.

Daniel Rayzel

Several days of showers and thunderstorms have brought some relief to firefighting efforts at the Burro and 416 wildfires — and a risk for flash floods from erosion. 

Ken Kistler

The Bureau of Land Management Colorado’s new Southwest District manager will make stops in the Four Corners during an open house tour. 

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. 

The Complete History of America (Abridged)/Sunflower Theatre

Sometimes the best way to deal with overwhelming politics is to look back and laugh at how we got here. 

A Mining Solution to an Environmental Problem

Jul 3, 2018
Chris Marcinek

It’s been over 27 years since mining operations came to a halt at the Camp Bird Mine near Ouray. But if you go up to the mine at 10,000 feet, you’ll see a lot of activity. 

416 Fire Tops 51,000 Acres As It Enters Second Month

Jul 2, 2018
Daniel Rayzel

The 416 Fire is now at 52,778 acres after an increase of 1,710 acres Monday. As it begins its second month since it first started burning north of Durango, 363 firefighters continue efforts at 37 percent containment. 

Hand Counts, Patience for Bluff’s Mayoral Election

Jun 29, 2018
Daniel Rayzel

After a few days of mayoral candidates patiently waiting for results, San Juan County reports write-in Ann Leppanen won 74 votes and Marcia Hadenfeldt won 71. 

Building a Community for Military Families

Jun 29, 2018
Southern Arkansas University / Creative Commons

For this month's episode of Veteran's Affairs, a look at initiatives to build a support network for families of those in the military. KSJD's Daniel Rayzel and veteran Bert Valencia joined Sandi Valencia, president of the local Blue Star Mothers chapter, to talk about the importance of connecting in a community.

A group of Colorado legislators introduced a bill to Congress that increases the penalty for using drones over wildfires. 

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