Daniel Rayzel

Morning Edition Host & News Reporter

Daniel is a Michigan transplant to the Four Corners by way of southern Brazil. After years of flirting with trips to the Southwest, he’s finally found a way to combine his loves of public radio and exploring the region by becoming KSJD’s Morning Edition Host and Reporter.

Daniel Rayzel / KSJD

Photographers, migrating animals, and cultural histories all share a reliance and admiration for one thing: clear, dark, starry skies. But the preservation of dark skies is threatened by development, including ever-growing cities and the infrastructure needed for oil and gas production. As KSJD's Daniel Rayzel reported in mid-December, Southeast Utah is just one of the places where advocates say mitigation for light pollution is often ignored.

Austin Cope / KSJD

Three members of the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District Board signed a petition supporting a district-funded recall election for Lance McDaniel, the school board member representing District A, according to an open records request filed by KSJD News.


Scott Franz

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has unveiled a new state logo that’s more colorful and representative than the current one. 

Dolores Schools

The Dolores School District has chosen an interim superintendent.