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As the COVID-19 vaccine starts to be given across the country, here in the Four Corners area we are also starting to see more and more folks receive their first doses of the vaccine. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Marc Meyer, Director of Pharmacy and Infection Prevention at Southwest Health System, about the vaccine, some of the challenges he is facing with getting the vaccine to the public, and what getting the vaccine looks like.

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With changing commodity prices and speculation, oil and gas wells on public lands aren’t always pumping. KZMU's Justin Higginbottom investigates the lost zones in Utah, where wells are holding land from wilderness management, if not polluting.

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New rules around oil and gas development in Colorado go into effect this January. This comes after months of debate at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the state’s regulatory agency, which was tasked with overhauling rules after legislation was passed in 2019. One central part of SB 181 was giving local communities more authority to regulate the industry. But, as Maeve Conran from KGNU in Boulder reports, two Front Range counties have radically different ideas of what local control means.

Gail Binkly

(Note: This article contains obscene language.)

An incident Saturday, Jan. 2, in downtown Cortez has highlighted the ongoing tensions between protesters supporting differing causes.

About 20 members of a group calling themselves the patriots confronted five people in a “justice and peace flash mob” on the sidewalk along Main Street. The five were holding signs with messages such as Black Lives Matter and This Is Stolen Land. 

States in the Colorado River Basin are poised to begin negotiating policies to govern the critical Western water source.

Officials from all seven states in the watershed sent a letter this week to Interior Department secretary David Bernhardt, letting the federal government know they’re ready to start hammering out details of operating guidelines for the biggest reservoirs in the country.