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"They did it. KSUT Public Radio and its supporters raised $1.5 million to match a $1 million challenge grant from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe to build a modern media center that will allow the station to expand local news and public affairs programming about and for the Four Corners."

Watch Local News Network Durango's feature on KSUT here

Durango Herald

Here's Hollis Walker, opinion editor of the Durango Herald, with the seventh commentary in the series FOCUS 2021, Common Grounds, "Our View - Let's practice civil discourse."


Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Durango Herald and Pine River Valley reporter Shannon Mullane visited with Tami Graham, KSUT executive director at the new Eddie Box Jr. Media Center on Wednesday. Her story, "KSUT expands programming after move into larger building" can be read online here

Shared with permission from The Durango Herald.

Durango Herald

Here's Hollis Walker, opinion editor of the Durango Herald, with the sixth commentary in the series FOCUS 2021, Beyond Our Means, "Our View - Motel conversions could help ease housing shortage":

 


Durango Herald

KSUT and the Durango Herald are partnering on a series of four focus areas with topics impacting Durango and the region.  FOCUS 2021 commentaries will air on KSUT on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30 and will be posted at KSUT.org, and shared on KSUT and the Durango Herald's Facebook pages. 

Here's Hollis Walker, opinion editor of the Durango Herald, with the fifth commentary in the series FOCUS 2021, Healing The Rift, "Our View - Let's abandon our silos for connection":

 


KSUT and the Durango Herald are partnering on a series of four focus areas with topics impacting Durango and the region.  FOCUS 2021 commentaries will air on KSUT on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30 and will be posted at KSUT.org, and shared on KSUT and the Durango Herald's Facebook pages. 

Here's Hollis Walker, opinion editor of the Durango Herald, with the fourth commentary in the series FOCUS 2021, Doing Business Better, "Our View - MidTown Renewal Area holds promise for redevelopment, housing".


KSUT and the Durango Herald are partnering on a series of four focus areas with topics impacting Durango and the region.  FOCUS 2021 commentaries will air on KSUT on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30 and will be posted at KSUT.org, and shared on KSUT and the Durango Herald's Facebook pages. 

Here's Hollis Walker, opinion editor of the Durango Herald, with the third commentary in the series FOCUS 2021, Common Grounds, "Our View - Biden's pause on federal land leases is prudent". 

 


David Brooks will be the Community Foundation's guest for their Making a Difference Speaker Series, via Zoom on February 15, 4:30 – 5:30 PM.

Brooks is a New York Times columnist, political analyst and commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered.

He spoke to KSUT's Tami Graham this week about how the past year has affected his perspective on recent political and social turmoil and the importance of community.

Their interview will be broadcast Tuesday, February 9, at 2:30 PM on KSUT and is also posted here:


KSUT and the Durango Herald are partnering on a series of four focus areas with topics impacting Durango and the region.  FOCUS 2021 commentaries will air on KSUT on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30 and will be posted at KSUT.org, and shared on KSUT and the Durango Herald's Facebook pages. 

Here's Hollis Walker, opinion editor of the Durango Herald, with the second commentary in the series FOCUS 2021: Beyond our Means, "Our View: City, county must collaborate on sheltering homeless people."


Durango Herald

KSUT and the Durango Herald are partnering on a series of four focus areas with topics impacting Durango and the region.  FOCUS 2021 commentaries will air on KSUT on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30 and will be posted at KSUT.org, and shared on KSUT and the Durango Herald's Facebook pages. 

Here's Hollis Walker, opinion editor of the Durango Herald, with the first commentary in the series, Healing the Rift:

  

Durango Herald

Hollis Walker, opinion editor of the Durango Herald, talks about FOCUS 2021, a new collaborative project with KSUT.  In this first episode of FOCUS 2021, Hollis outlines the four major issues the project will look at this year.


Thanks to a great partnership with Solar Barn Raising, KSUT has installed two ground-mounted solar arrays adjacent to its new home in Ignacio. After several years of planning, designing and overcoming obstacles, including the pandemic, a fantastic crew of staff and volunteers completed the installation on Tuesday, November 24th.

KSUT among 25 newsrooms to receive matching grant from Colorado Media Project

Oct 26, 2020
courtesy Colorado Media Project

KSUT is honored to be among 25 newsrooms receiving a matching grant from the Colorado Media Project as part of the 2020 #newsCOneeds campaign.

Music festivals worldwide have been canceled due to the coronavirus. Sadly, that includes our own Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass, scheduled for this weekend. But here's the good news - this Friday evening we're thrilled to present two virtual live performances by these amazing artists: Lucinda Williams with guitarist Stuart Mathis at 7 PM MDT; followed by Tim O'Brien with Jan Fabricius at 8 PM. Please note these times are MDT/mountain daylight time. We know we'll have folks watching or tuning in from around the country, so adjust accordingly. 

New COVID-19 Testing Options for Southwest Colorado

Apr 27, 2020

Testing shortages for COVID-19 has been an issue nationwide. Today, Southwest Colorado's testing options have expanded considerably. KSUT’s Sarah Flower reports: 

 


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The pandemic has been particularly hard on small businesses. But some are relying on their regular customers and government loans to weather the storm. 

KSUT's Mark Duggan talks to two business owners in the Four Corners about the challenges of keeping the doors open:

 


The coronavirus pandemic has created a lot of bad news. But what about the good news? The stories of people helping people. Of hope and generosity. 

courtesy Durango Business Improvement District

Share the Love Durango is an online store that was created to support small businesses in Durango during the COVID-19 crisis.  Tami Graham spoke with Tim Walsworth, Executive Director of Durango’s Business Improvement District, to learn more about this effort.   

 


KSUT's Sarah Flower gets a closer look at COVID-19 with Dr. Jennifer Rupp from Four Corners Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine, and Mercy Regional Medical Center. 

 


Photo courtesy of Andrew Baxley/Osprey

A number of businesses in the Four Corners have stepped up to make face masks and other supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. KSUT's Mark Duggan profiles their efforts.


Area businesses will have the opportunity to apply for small business loans (SBA) for paycheck protection due to the coronavirus, starting April 3rd. KSUT’s Sarah Flower visits with business leaders from Durango and Farmington for their opinions:


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Health officials in Montezuma County are preparing for an increase in confirmed cases of the COVID-19 infection. That includes ramping up testing, making room for more patients, and rallying the community to help. KSUT's Mark Duggan spoke with county health director Bobbi Lock to get the latest:


Durango resident Sarah Sumner tested positive for COVID-19 just a few weeks ago. She went viral on social media when she told her story. Sumner shared her journey with KSUT's Sarah Flower:


As positive test results for COVID-19 are flaring up in almost every region of the Four Corners, so is community concern for accessibility to testing.

KSUT’s Sarah Flower speaks with San Juan Basin Public Health's Liane Jollon: 

 

Sarah Flower interviews Governor Polis on COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020
State of Colorado

Colorado’s Governor Jared Polis speaks with KSUT’s Sarah Flower on COVID-19 and how the state is taking charge of this virus:


KSUT will broadcast the "NPR Special Report: COVID-19, What You Need To Know" this Sunday, 3/15 at 11 AM.

The new coronavirus has had major global impact, infecting over 130,000 people, and killing roughly 5000. In this special report from NPR News about Covid-19, they give you the information you need on this pandemic - from what the virus is and how to prepare for an outbreak in your community.

KSUT Presents is excited to announce its 2020 Spring Concert series, featuring progressive string band Old Salt Union; emerging singer-songwriter Sierra Ferrell; and renowned folk singer Eliza Gilkyson.  

KSUT's Executive Director Tami Graham and Underwriting Manager Jessica Kirwan will serve as guest bartenders at the Red Snapper from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4. Local artist Kirk James will provide live music.

Another week closer to completion and some updated photos to share! The entry is looking sharp, and check out the new in-studio performance space below.

Carpeting, tile, furniture and appliances have been installed. The broadcast equipment and technology are next, and though time-consuming, a state-of-the-art facility will be the reward.

We hope to "go live" in the new studios by late spring.

Wyatt McSpadden

We're excited to announce that single day tickets and full lineups are now available for Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass and the Four Corners Folk Festival, still at early bird pricing.

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