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Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

  • As Earth Day is celebrated across the globe today, we continue inching toward a tipping point where reversing the climb of greenhouse gasses in the environment may no longer be possible. Some corporations and organizations respond by using carbon offsets. But a group of locals is digging their hands in the dirt to not only act locally and think globally, but also engage in a practical response. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, Colorado lawmakers are unveiling another effort to help survivors of natural disasters like wildfires rebuild their homes, creating a new grant program and a new government office.
  • As Earth Day is celebrated across the globe today, we continue inching toward a tipping point where reversing the climb of greenhouse gasses in the environment may no longer be possible. Some corporations and organizations respond by using carbon offsets. But a group of locals is digging their hands in the dirt to not only act locally and think globally, but also engage in a practical response. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, Colorado lawmakers are unveiling another effort to help survivors of natural disasters like wildfires rebuild their homes, creating a new grant program and a new government office.
  • 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.
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