Eric Tanner / Dolores Water Conservancy District

As spring begins in the Four Corners, the Dolores Water Conservancy continues to monitor weather and snowpack in the San Juan Mountains to try to predict how much water will make it into McPhee Reservoir this summer. KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with DWCD General Manager Mike Preston to get an update on current forecasts and conditions. Click below to listen.

Raleigh Burleigh

Not only do local yucca plants provide an edible fruit; the fibers can be used as cord, the leaves as needles, and the roots as shampoo. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh visited the Ute Learning Garden in Grand Junction to learn more about traditional applications of local plants.

photo courtesy of Utah Dine Bikeyah

The national debate about the Bears Ears National Monument has quieted somewhat since President Trump announced plans to cut its area by 85 percent in early December. But the conflict is far from over.

US Department of Agriculture

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner of Colorado have negotiated a proposed change in wildfire funding structure for the U.S. Forest Service.

Austin Cope / KSJD

A planned expansion of the Phil’s World bicycle trail system east of Cortez is on hold until a decision is made about whether the expansion should be stayed pending an appeal.