Committee Considers Plans For Bears Ears, But Opponents Hope They Will Be Invalidated Soon

An advisory committee made up of San Juan County residents met Friday for the third time to discuss the management of Bears Ears National Monument. But the plans they're making could be thrown out if Democrat Joe Biden wins the election or a federal judge rules against the Trump Administration's 2017 reduction of Bears Ears. The 15-member committee first met in June 2019 after a controversial nomination process in which monument supporters claim their nominees were passed over in favor of...

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KSJD Local Newscast - October 19, 2020

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Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and former Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper spent more than three hours together in recent weeks trading attacks and making their pitches to voters. If you didn’t watch all three of their debates, here are some of the main takeaways to catch up on.

Lagging in the polls, Gardner is trying to make the race about character.

M-CHS Drama Radio

21 hours ago
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The Montezuma-Cortez High School drama department presents M-CHS Drama Radio on KSJD on Sundays at 3:00pm in October, featuring voices, sounds effects, and music that are all created by M-CHS students. Tune in to hear 30-minute adaptations of the vintage radio shows "Gunsmoke", "The Shadow", "Buck Rogers", and "War of the Worlds". Recordings of the radio dramas will also be available here on Mondays after they have debuted on Sunday afternoons.

KSJD Local Newscast - October 16, 2020

Oct 16, 2020


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A Cortez couple has filed a civil complaint against Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy Donnie Mack Brown, seeking relief from damages stemming from a horse accident during the 2018 Escalante Days in Dolores. 

KSJD Local Newscast - October 15, 2020

Oct 15, 2020


Voters in Colorado’s sprawling 3rd Congressional District have the choice of two very different candidates to represent them in Congress. The race is a clash between a young, political newcomer aligned with President Trump and a veteran state lawmaker who believes in pragmatism over polarization.

At 70, former state lawmaker Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, is more than twice as old as Lauren Boebert, 33.

The U.S. Postal Service has settled a lawsuit in Montana that called on it to reverse service cutbacks in advance of next month's election. The suit was brought by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, who is running for the U.S. Senate.

In a statement, Bullock said the settlement "will ensure stability through and beyond the election by immediately restoring the mail services folks rely on."

The Postal Service said it agreed to the settlement because "it has always been our goal to ensure that anyone who chooses to utilize the mail to vote can do so successfully."

KSJD Local Newscast - October 14, 2020

Oct 14, 2020


In their final U.S. Senate debate, Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and former Gov. John Hickenlooper clashed again over ethics, health care and the nation’s response to the coronavirus. But the candidates did not cover too much new ground in Fort Collins.

In one of their more heated exchanges, Gardner and Hickenlooper presented voters with very different views on environmental policy. Hickenlooper said he supports the country’s push to replace coal jobs with new ones promoting renewable energy.

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