KSJD Local Newscast - April 8, 2021

Apr 8, 2021

Kate Groetzinger, KUER

Some communities in the West that are solely reliant on groundwater are starting to run into problems. That’s the case in Moab, Utah. The tourist hot spot gets most of its supply from an underground aquifer. But recent studies found there’s less water than previously thought. And that’s led to a reckoning over development and the virtues of conservation. From KUER in Utah, Kate Groetzinger has the story.


KSJD Local Newscast - April 7, 2021

Apr 7, 2021

Colorado lawmakers have passed a bill requiring gun owners to call police within five days of noticing a firearm has been lost or stolen.

If they do not, they would face a $25 fine.

Bill sponsor Leslie Herod, D-Denver, says the goal of the new law is to help police locate stolen firearms before they can be used to commit other crimes.

“The consequences in this bill are minimal, but we hope it will educate and change behaviors,” she said.

Kendal Blust/KJZZ

In Sonora, Mexico, which borders much of the Southwest United States, members of the indigenous Comcaac Nation have long struggled for access to clean water. They recently walked miles to a sacred site for their people to demand the mexican government provide them with basic services. From the Fronteras Desk in the Sonoran capital of Hermosillo, KJZZ’s Kendal Blust joined the trek.