western slope resources reporting

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.


Soil Science / Creative Commons

Farmers across a broad spectrum of the agriculture industry are embracing the “healthy soil” movement.

Research Project Aims To Understand Fate of Rosy Finch

Apr 20, 2018
Katie Klingsporn / KOTO

The Brown-capped Rosy-Finch is a small passerine bird of the Rocky Mountain West known for its dusky pink plumage. But don’t let the delicate hue fool you.


Southwest Conservation Corps

The invasive Russian olive tree can cause havoc in river ecosystems around the West. But a group of organizations outside of Durango has found a way to remove not only to remove the trees, but also to help the surrounding community in other ways.


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