During the past ten months, KSUT has continued to broaden its scope of local and regional news and information, complementing the station's national and international news from NPR and BBC. In doing so, KSUT has hired its own reporters, and actively engaged several content partners, strengthening its available reporting in the Four Corners and Rocky Mountain West.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, marginalized communities have experienced greater inequities. 4 Corners Mutual Aid Network has been trying to fill those gaps. KSUT’s Sarah Flower has more.

 

COVID-19 only started to surge in Mesa County, Colorado, in the past few months. But the devastating economic effects of the pandemic arrived much earlier.

In spring, when people were suddenly faced with lost jobs and shortages at the grocery store, a grassroots movement was sparked to help. Colorado Public Radio’s Stina Sieg says the effort is bigger than ever.

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Even before the first Trump supporter breached the U.S. Capitol last week, American journalists were already sifting through words that have not historically been applied to American democracy — words like coup and kleptocracy.

The Tiny Desk is teaming up with globalFEST this year for a thrilling virtual music festival: Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST. The online fest includes four nights of concerts featuring 16 bands from all over the world. From Monday, Jan. 11, through Thursday, Jan. 14, we'll be streaming new performances at 8 p.m. ET on NPR Music's YouTube channel and NPR.org.

Pagosa Springs Medical Center

Rural hospitals face different challenges when it comes to fighting COVID-19 and executing the rollout of vaccines. KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Dr. Rhonda Webb, CEO of Pagosa Springs Medical Center about how they’re faring at this point in the pandemic.


Colorado Lawmakers Start New Session Wednesday, But Things Will 'Look A Lot Different'

Jan 12, 2021
Scott Franz/Capitol Coverage

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and new fears raised by last week’s deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol, this Wednesday’s kickoff will be short and subdued.

Public health officials across the country are scrambling for enough COVID-19 vaccine to accommodate the needs of their communities.  KSUT’s Sarah Flower spoke with Liane Jollon from San Juan Basin Public Health about how the vaccine rollout is progressing in Southwest Colorado.

 

 

  

  

 

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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, the electrical utility cooperative that provides power to many rural areas of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Nebraska, has relied on coal and fossil fuels to generate the bulk of its power for many years.  Now, Tri-State is beginning a rapid shift towards increasing renewable energy. Undoing years of fossil fuel influence may be challenging.

The Threat of Idled Oil and Gas Wells on Public Land

Jan 11, 2021
Ray Bloxham/Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

With changing commodity prices and speculation, oil and gas wells on public lands aren’t always producing. Some idled wells in Utah are serving to hold land from wilderness management. They may even be polluting.

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