San Juan Public Health COVID updates

San Juan Public Health COVID updates

August 16, 2022 (Photo by Cory TurnerSan Juan Basin Public Health COVID update Colorado has released new COVID guidance on returning to school for fall. KSUT’s Sarah Flower joins Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health Department about these...
Tribal Nations to receive funding for high-speed internet

Tribal Nations to receive funding for high-speed internet

August 15, 2022Workers install transmission equipment on Hermano Peak above Ute Mountain Ute tribal lands in 2014. (Four Corners | Mark Duggan) Your browser does not support the audio element.Tribal Nations to receive funding for high-speed internet Tribal nations...
Diné playwright Blossom Johnson brings her work to Durango PlayFest

Diné playwright Blossom Johnson brings her work to Durango PlayFest

August 8, 2022Diné playwright Blossom Johnson. (Photo credit: Blossom Johnson))Diné playwright Blossom Johnson brings her work to Durango PlayFestFour Corners Public Radio | By Tami Grahamwith Blossom JohnsonIn award-winning Diné playwright Blossom Johnson’s play,...
Experts explain the monkeypox virus and global health emergency

Experts explain the monkeypox virus and global health emergency

August 4, 2022 (Photo by Cory Turner)Experts explain the monkeypox virus and global health emergencyAnother virus is making headlines across the globe. The World Health organization has declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. KSUT’s...
Ecological land management and preventing fires with goats

Ecological land management and preventing fires with goats

August 3, 2022Adrian Lacasse with Durangoats runs with the goats to the La Plata County Detention Center. (Photo by Sarah Flower | KSUT)Ecological land management and preventing fires with goats La Plata county is working with local goat farmers to help mitigate...
Hiring: Native Lens Digital Media Producer

Hiring: Native Lens Digital Media Producer

July 28 2022Native Lens Digital Media Producer JOB DESCRIPTIONNative Lens is looking for a dynamic Digital Media Producer and Host to join our team! Native Lens is a collaborative documentary docuseries presented by KSUT Tribal Radio and Rocky Mountain PBS. The series...
Monsoon season in southwest Colorado starts Wednesday

Monsoon season in southwest Colorado starts Wednesday

June 27, 2022The Valley of the Gods, pictured here, will once again be part of Bears Ears National Monument. (Jonathan P. Thompson | The Land Desk)Monsoon season in southwest Colorado starts WednesdayMonsoon season is right on par with typical weather patterns. As...
Ute Games kicks off this week in Towaoc after pandemic hiatus

Ute Games kicks off this week in Towaoc after pandemic hiatus

July 26, 2022Ute Games kick off this week in Towaoc after pandemic hiatusThe Ute Mountain Ute tribe is hosting the 2022 Ute Games this week in Southwest Colorado. The annual youth athletic competition is returning after a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19...
Finding talent at the Native American Basketball Invitational

Finding talent at the Native American Basketball Invitational

July 23, 2022Players from the team "Rookies" huddle during pool play at the Native American Basketball Invitational in Phoenix, Monday, July 18, 2022. (Dalton Walker, ICT)Finding talent at the Native American Basketball InvitationalThe popular basketball tournament...
What Power Should States Have On Native American Land?

What Power Should States Have On Native American Land?

July 20, 2022The Supreme Court upended centuries of Indian law in its June ruling in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta. Al Drago | Getty Images 30-minute Listen Your browser does not support the audio element. What Power Should States Have On Native American Land? Joining the...
Fire at Hoover Dam quickly extinguished Tuesday morning

Fire at Hoover Dam quickly extinguished Tuesday morning

July 19, 2022Fire at Hoover Dam quickly extinguished Tuesday morningAlex Hager | KUNCNews BriefA fire at the Hoover Dam’s Arizona powerhouse was quickly extinguished on Tuesday morning. A transformer at the dam’s hydropower plant caught fire around 10 a.m. Pacific...
Plague detected in a prairie dog in La Plata County area

Plague detected in a prairie dog in La Plata County area

July 19, 2022Prairie dog on the ground. Adobe Stock | Thorpe Griner Your browser does not support the audio element. Plague detected in prairie dog in La Plata County area The plague was found in a prairie dog in the Hesperus/Breen area of La Plata County. The first...
Normalizing COVID-19 during the summer surge

Normalizing COVID-19 during the summer surge

July 19, 2022 Photo by Cory Turner Normalizing COVID-19 during the summer surgeOver half of Coloradans that currently have COVID-19 are likely infected with the subvariant that is taking over this country in this new summer wave of the pandemic. KSUT’s Sarah Flower...
San Juan Basin Public Health COVID-19 update

San Juan Basin Public Health COVID-19 update

July 12, 2022 Photo by Cory TurnerSan Juan Basin Public Health COVID-19 updateThe BA.5 variant of omicron is now the country's most dominant strain of COVID-19. KSUT's Sarah Flower talks with Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health department,...
Supreme Court hands defeat to Native American Tribes in Oklahoma

Supreme Court hands defeat to Native American Tribes in Oklahoma

June 30, 2022Al Drago | Getty Images Your browser does not support the audio element. Supreme Court hands defeat to Native American Tribes in Oklahoma By Nina TotenbergThree years ago, Native Americans in Oklahoma rejoiced when the Supreme Court ruled that the eastern...
Arizona offers free college tuition to the state’s Native students

Arizona offers free college tuition to the state’s Native students

June 28, 2022Students walk between buildings in September 2014 at the Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation.John Locher | APArizona offers free college tuition to the state's Native students By SEQUOIA CARRILLOThe University of...
5 cases of monkeypox in Colorado, what we know about the virus

5 cases of monkeypox in Colorado, what we know about the virus

June 23, 20225 cases of monkeypox in Colorado, what we know about the virus The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is cautioning Coloradoans about the current status of Monkeypox in the state. By Sarah Flowerwith Liane Jollon, executive director, San...
Food brings people together for Juneteenth celebration in Durango

Food brings people together for Juneteenth celebration in Durango

June 21, 2022Tareka Payne speaking a Juneteennth at Fort Lewis College on Monday, June 20. KSUT Tribal Radio | Sarah FlowerFood brings people together for Juneteenth celebrations in DurangoDurangoans and Fort Lewis College participate in Juneteenth celebrations with...
Walking 2,402 miles for Missing and Murdered Relatives and families

Walking 2,402 miles for Missing and Murdered Relatives and families

June 18, 2022Seraphine Warren wearing a button of her missing aunt Ella Mae Begay on her hat walking along Highway 12 on Wednesday, June 16, near Lukachukai, Ariz.KSUT Tribal Radio | Crystal AshikeWalking 2,402 miles for Missing and Murdered Relatives and families By...
Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project major portion completed

Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project major portion completed

June 17, 2022A part of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project completed near Newcomb, N.M. Photo captured on Friday, June 17.Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project major portion completedA major component of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project is completed and will...
Emergency Preparedness, Part 1

Emergency Preparedness, Part 1

June 14, 2022Photo captured Tuesday, June 7, in Ignacio, Colo. The Southern Ute Drum | Jeremy Wade ShockleyEmergency Preparedness, Part 1Wildfires across southwest Colorado have led officials to bulk up their emergency preparedness communication in La Plata County....
Secretary Haaland launches Indian Youth Service Corps

Secretary Haaland launches Indian Youth Service Corps

June 7, 2022Interior Secretary Haaland launches Indian Youth Services CorpsBosie State Public Radio| By Madelyn BeckKSUT Tribal Radio | Crystal AshikeBrittany Chavarria’s relationship with the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico started when she was...
2022 Primary Ballots are out

2022 Primary Ballots are out

Published June 8, 20222022 Primary Ballots are out By Sarah Flower La Plata County ballot drop box sits by the La Plata County Assessor, Clerk and Recorder, Treasurer's building in Durango, Colo., captured Noverember 21, 2021. KSUT Tribal Radio | Crystal Ashike...
Bear Dance Fire grows to 89 acres

Bear Dance Fire grows to 89 acres

Published June 4 ,2022Bear Dance Fire grows to 89 acresBy Crystal Ashike Scar burn from the Bear Dance Fire, photo caputred on Saturday, June 4, 2022 in Ignacio, Colorado. KSUT Tribal Radio | Crystal Ashike Ignacio, Colo. — A fire currently under investigation started...
Durango Healing Fields salutes military personnel for Memorial Day

Durango Healing Fields salutes military personnel for Memorial Day

Published May 30, 2022Durango Healing Fields salutes military personnel for Memorial DayBy Crystal Ashike Hundereds of flags blow in the wind for the Duranog Healing Fields on Memorial Day at Santa Rita Park in Durango, Colo. captured on Sunday, May 30, 2022. KSUT...
New bill aims to boost tribal access to clean water

New bill aims to boost tribal access to clean water

Published May 18, 2022New bill aims to boost tribal access to clean waterKUNC | By Alex HagerMany tribal homes, like this one in To’Hajiilee, NM, do not have reliable access to clean water, and instead have to truck it in from far away. A new bill aims to provide more...
San Juan Basin Public Health COVID-19 update

Covid-19 Cases Increase Raising Concerns Across the State

May 17, 2022Covid-19 Cases Increase Raising Concerns Across the StateKSUT Tribal Radio| By Sarah FlowerKSUT Tribal Radio | Crystal AshikeCases of COVID-19 are climbing throughout Colorado, causing some counties to increase their levels of concern. The state reports...
High Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning throughout the region

High Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning throughout the region

Published May 10, 2022High Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning throughout the regionKSUT Tribal Radio By Sarah Flower Weather officials are cautioning residents throughout the region that critical fire weather conditions are in the forecast this week. KSUT’s Sarah...
Covid News: Mask mandates on public transportation

Covid News: Mask mandates on public transportation

April 26, 2022Covid News: Mask mandates on public transportationSan Juan Basin Public HealthKSUT | By Sarah FlowerListen to AudioMother and daughter riding public transport during pandemic wearing facemask Odua Images Mask mandates on public transportation have...
Covid News: New Covid-19 variants

Covid News: New Covid-19 variants

April 25, 2022Covid News: New variantsSan Juan Basin Public HealthKSUT | By Sarah FlowerListen to AudioImage of Flu COVID-19 virus cell under the microscope on the blood.Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak influenza background. By Przemyslaw Iciak New variants of COVID-19...
Out of the dark, Westside Mobile Park celebrates ownership

Out of the dark, Westside Mobile Park celebrates ownership

April 23, 2022Out of the dark, Westside Mobile Park celebrates ownership KSUT Tribal Radio | Video Podcast Your browser does not support the video tag. One mobile home park experienced what they call “a miracle” regarding affordable housing. Listen to the audio for...
Covid-19 News: Increase Cases and Triple Viral loads in Durango Wastewater Surveillance

Local Covid News: Detecting Covid in wastewater

March 8, 2022Covid-19 News: Detection of Covid in wasterwaterSan Juan Basin Public HealthKSUT | By Sarah FlowerListen to AudioSitting adjacent to Santa Rita Park is the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility located in Durango, Colorado, photo taken on Wednesday, April...
Interior Department gives tribes more autonomy over water rules

Interior Department gives tribes more autonomy over water rules

Published April 12, 2022Tribal stakeholders advocate for federal funds to address opioid crisis KUNM By Emma Gibson Fentanyl pills. United States Drug Enforcement Administration | National Institute on Drug AbuseFederal lawmakers on Tuesday heard from tribal and...
Hózhóní Days Powwow returns after two years due to Covid

Hózhóní Days Powwow returns after two years due to Covid

Published April 6, 2022Hózhóní Days Powwow returns after two years due to CovidKSUT Tribal RadioBy Sarah Flower (KSUT Tribal Radio |Sarah Flower)For the first time in two years, Fort Lewis College and the Native American Center host their first powwow since the...
San Juan Basin Public Health COVID-19 update

World Health Organization identifies new Covid variant

Published April 5, 2022World Health Organizaton identifies new Covid variantKSUT Tribal RadioBy Sarah Flower A Covid Check Colorado banners hangs on La Plata County Fairgrounds fence near San Juan Basin Public Health vaccincation site in Durango, Colorado, photo taken...
Navajo Nation bill would repeal its same-sex marriage ban

Navajo Nation bill would repeal its same-sex marriage ban

Published April 4, 2022Navajo Nation bill would repeal its same-sex marriage ban KUNMBy Emma Gibson (Creative Exchange via Unsplash |Creative Commons)The country’s largest tribal nation, the Navajo Nation, is considering legislation to repeal its ban on same-sex...
White House report details barriers for Indigenous voters

White House report details barriers for Indigenous voters

Published March 31, 2022White House report details barriers for Indigenous votersKNUMBy Emma Gibson (Felicia Montoya, Markus Wall and Kema) News BriefLast Thursday, the Biden administration released a report detailing what Indigenous voters face and solutions federal,...
Local Covid News: San Juan Basin Public Health

Local Covid News: San Juan Basin Public Health

March 30, 2022Covid-19 Local NewsSan Juan Basin Public HealthKSUT | By Sarah FlowerListen to Audio controls src="http://tribalradio.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/03.29.22-San-Juan-Basin-Update-KSUT.wav"(Plant Earth infected by coronavirus by Robert Milert / Adobe...
Local Covid News: San Juan Basin Public Health

Local Covid-19 News

March 15, 2022Covid-19 the latest updatesSan Juan Basin Public HealthKSUT | By Sarah FlowerListen to AudioShutter StockColorado sees some of the lowest Covid-19 numbers since the pandemic's beginning. While public health officials welcome the news, many treat this...
Durango Independent Film Festival spotlights Indigenous stories

Durango Independent Film Festival spotlights Indigenous stories

Published March 9, 2022Durango Independent Film Festival spotlights Indigenous storiesKSUT Tribal RadioBy Crystal Ashike Hazel James Tohe (left), Michael Ramsey, Mario Atencio, Daniel Tso, and May Salganek (right), gathered in front of the Gaslight Theater in Durango,...
Coronavirus News: the latest updates

Coronavirus News: the latest updates

March 8, 2022Covid-19 News: the latest updatesSan Juan Basin Public HealthKSUT | By Sarah FlowerListen to AudioKSUT Tribal Radio | Crystal AshikeFor the first time in almost two years, there is no recommendation for masking in La Plata and Archuleta county. KSUT’s...
Covid-19 the latest updates

Covid-19 the latest updates

March 1, 2022Covid-19 the latest updatesSan Juan Basin Public HealthKSUT | By Sarah FlowerListen to AudioA medical assistant and COVID tester waits at the drive-up testing site at La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango, Colo., on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. /Crystal...
San Juan Basin Public Health COVID Update

San Juan Basin Public Health COVID Update

Published February 22, 2022San Juan Basin Public Health COVID updateKSUT Tribal Radio NewsBy Sarah Flower Listen to Audio controls src="http://tribalradio.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/02.22.22-San-Juan-Basin-Update-Tribal-Radio.wav"A healthcare worker holds a...
Passenger traffic doubles at Durango airport

Passenger traffic doubles at Durango airport

Published February 22, 2022Passenger traffic doubles at Durango airportKSUT Tribal Radio NewsBy Sarah Flower Listen to Audio controls src="http://tribalradio.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/02.18.22-Airport-Traffic-Doubles-in-2021.wav"A United Airlines plane landed at...
Covid News: San Juan Basin Public Health updates

Covid News: San Juan Basin Public Health updates

Published February 15, 2022Covid News: San Juan Basin Public Health updatesKSUT Tribal Radio NewsBy Sarah Flower Listen to Audio controls src="http://tribalradio.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/02.15.22-San-Juan-Baisn-Update-Tribal-Radio.wav"/Tribal RadioCOVID-19 cases...
Lawmakers question Interior’s contract to review tribal jail deaths

Lawmakers question Interior’s contract to review tribal jail deaths

Published February 14, 2022Lawmakers question Interior's contract to review tribal jail deaths By Nate Hegyi, Cheryl W. ThompsonFederal lawmakers are pushing for a "do-over" of a contract, awarded by the Interior Department, to a former administrator to review deaths...
Coronavirus News: the latest updates

San Juan Basin Public Health Update: Covid News

February 8, 2022San Juan Basin Public Health UpdateCovid NewsKSUT | By Sarah FlowerListen to AudioA health care worker holds a Coronavirus saliva test tube at the San Juan Basin Public Health testing site in Durango, Colorado. /Crystal Ashike After nearly a month of...
Broadband subsidy slow in reaching much of the rural West

Broadband subsidy slow in reaching much of the rural West

Broadband subsidy slow in reaching much of the rural West Boise State Public Radio News Published January 18, 2022 | By Nate Hegyi Yven Dienst /Adobe StockNews BriefA recent report shows most low-income households in the Mountain West aren’t taking advantage of an...
KSUT welcomes new board member, Mikki Naranjo

KSUT welcomes new board member, Mikki Naranjo

KSUT welcomes new board member, Mikki Naranjo Four Corners Public Radio | By KSUT StaffPublished January 15, 2022 Mikki Naranjo has joined the KSUT Board of Directors./courtesy of Mikki NaranjoMikki Naranjo is the newest member of the KSUT Board of Directors, filling...