Border Wall Construction Part Of 'Worst Case Scenario' Imperiling Sacred Spring

Wedged between a sprawl of Saguaros and a busy highway in Mexico, Quitobaquito is a tiny oasis. Wildlife and Indigenous communities have long relied on this rare spring system for freshwater in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. The spring flows into a pond just a few paces from the U.S.-Mexico border at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona. Hia C-ed O'odham and the Tohono O'odham tribal members lived and passed through here long before the park or the border existed. Amber Lee...

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KSJD Local Newscast - August 8, 2020

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Republicans up for reelection in key Western states could be facing an uncomfortable vote soon as President Trump's controversial nominee to head the Bureau of Land Management is expected to come before the Senate for confirmation.

KSJD Local Newscast - August 7, 2020

Aug 7, 2020

Amber Share

Across southeast Utah, red and orange rock fills a sandstone landscape with rivers meeting among the canyons.

“It’s almost embarrassingly scenic,” said Karen Garthwait, an interpretive specialist at Canyonlands and Arches national parks. The latter is home to more than 2,000 natural arches. 

KSJD Local Newscast - August 6, 2020

Aug 6, 2020

The sheep and goats, pigs and cows lounging in the shade of the covered, outdoor arena had no idea about the strange times we're living through. They didn't know that just beyond their pens — more spaced-out than normal — there weren't the typical carnival rides, funnel cake stands or crowds at this year's Mesa County Fair in Grand Junction, Colo.

Even though 9-year-old Harold Stafford had been planning for the fair for months, he still seemed surprised to be there.

KSJD Local Newscast - August 5, 2020

Aug 5, 2020

The police chief in Aurora, Colo., has apologized after officers handcuffed children and reportedly drew their weapons on a Black family — an incident captured on video this week that renewed criticism the department is racially insensitive and disconnected from its community.

A woman and four girls were wrongly detained, police later acknowledged.

KSJD Local Newscast - August 4, 2020

Aug 4, 2020


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