Utes

Jack Hiller, photographer for John Wesley Powell

For Land's Sake host Bill Kight explores the history of our area's original stewards, the Ute Indians. He talks about broken treaties, white 'assimilation' efforts and forced relocations. Bill Kight also discusses the need for reconciliation, and what we as individuals should do about injustice when we're made aware of it.

Earlier this year, Arizona -- one of seven southwestern states that rely on the Colorado River -- was in the midst of a heated discussion about water.

“It’s time to protect Lake Mead and Arizona,” the state’s Republican governor, Doug Ducey, said in his state of the state address in January 2019. He spoke to lawmakers in the midst of uncomfortable, emotional discussions at the statehouse in Phoenix about who gets access to water in the arid West, and who doesn’t. 

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KDNK’s Megan Tackett and Raleigh Burleigh speak to local herbalist Sheridan Semple. Sheridan is offering a series of classes about our native plants and their medicinal uses in the Roaring Fork Valley. The first class is at True Nature on at May 11 at 2:30 with focus on evergreens.

AH Marsh photo


The Ute Council Tree, just outside Delta, Colorado, is a 215-year old cottonwood…or was a 215-year old cottonwood. It was cut down Friday. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.