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  • Bark beetles are tiny insects that burrow into the bark of pine trees to lay their eggs, often killing the tree in the process. One way to mitigate beetle outbreaks is through prescribed burns. But as KSJD’s Lucas Brady Woods reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio, drought conditions fueling their spread aren’t so easy to address.
  • A new Interior Department report is sharply critical of the Indian boarding school system used as a tool to assimilate indigenous people during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Lucas Brady Woods reports. Plus, Coloradans are on edge as climate change is fueling bigger, more destructive fires. Some forecasters say things could get worse this summer than they’ve ever been. Scott Franz reports for Capitol Coverage.
  • The BLM wants to expand protections around Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, and that means increased restrictions on oil and gas. The agency held the first public meetings about its proposals this week. Lucas Brady Woods from KSJD reports. Tomorrow, the Montrose Pavilion will host rock stars of agriculture at an all-day event bringing together leaders in regenerative farming and soil health. Kate Redmond speaks with two organizers.
  • The BLM wants to expand protections around Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, and that means increased restrictions on oil and gas. The agency held the first public meetings about its proposals this week. Lucas Brady Woods from KSJD reports. Tomorrow, the Montrose Pavilion will host rock stars of agriculture at an all-day event bringing together leaders in regenerative farming and soil health. Kate Redmond speaks with two organizers.
  • This coming Saturday marks the 80th anniversary of an executive order that led to the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans Water. We hear comments from Sen. Michael Bennet on the Senate floor this week ahead of the unanimous vote to establish the Amache National Historic Site on Colorado's Eastern Plains. Plus, Kate Redmond reports water issues were under the microscope again at Paonia’s Trustee meeting last week. And the Ute Mountain Ute tribe is transitioning to renewable energy including solar power after historically relying on fossil fuels. As KSJD’s Sofia Stuart-Rasi reports for our Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration, new hydroelectric projects are next.
  • This coming Saturday marks the 80th anniversary of an executive order that led to the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans Water. We hear comments from Sen. Michael Bennet on the Senate floor this week ahead of the unanimous vote to establish the Amache National Historic Site on Colorado's Eastern Plains. Plus, Kate Redmond reports water issues were under the microscope again at Paonia’s Trustee meeting last week. And the Ute Mountain Ute tribe is transitioning to renewable energy including solar power after historically relying on fossil fuels. As KSJD’s Sofia Stuart-Rasi reports for our Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration, new hydroelectric projects are next.
  • Montrose County School District voted last night to change the Montrose High School mascot from the Indians to the Red Hawks and Centennial Middle School’s mascot from the Braves to the Bears. The process was driven by a new state law outlawing derogatory mascots. Plus, the Ute Mountain Ute tribe is turning to solar generation to provide cheap electricity for its members and infrastructure. As KSJD’s Lucas Brady Woods reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s collaboration on fossil fuel transitions, the tribe also plans to generate solar power that can be sold for a profit.
  • Montrose County School District voted last night to change the Montrose High School mascot from the Indians to the Red Hawks and Centennial Middle School’s mascot from the Braves to the Bears. The process was driven by a new state law outlawing derogatory mascots. Plus, the Ute Mountain Ute tribe is turning to solar generation to provide cheap electricity for its members and infrastructure. As KSJD’s Lucas Brady Woods reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s collaboration on fossil fuel transitions, the tribe also plans to generate solar power that can be sold for a profit.
  • For our next story in our Rocky Mountain Community Radio reporting collaboration on affordable housing, KSJD’s Sofia Stuart-Rasi reports on how the only shelter in Montezuma County for people experiencing homelessness fits into the complicated housing crisis in southwest Colorado.
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