Four Corners News Coverage
Stories produced for KSUT Public Radio
A TV show pilot that will be shot in Montezuma County this fall aims to put the area on the filmmaking map. It’s also an opportunity for the show’s creators to revel in the Four Corners backdrop they call home.
Up to a third of the households on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations lack access to clean running water. One organization is installing self-contained hand washing stations to help.
While little has been done at the congressional level to clean up abandoned mines in southwest Colorado, progress is being made locally with citizens groups.
Five years ago, the Gold King Mine spill ignited hope that old and abandoned mines around Silverton, Colorado would finally be cleaned up. But progress is moving slowly.
What’s the data behind coronavirus case counts in Colorado and the region? Here’s the latest numbers, as of August 1, 2020 and compared with our last measurement July 7. County numbers indicate total positive COVID cases.
With unemployment rates skyrocketing, more families are facing economic hardship. That means some can’t afford to give their children basic school supplies. One group in Montezuma County is trying to help.
An Exploration of Arizona Astronomy
A five-part audio series examining professional and amateur astronomy.
Special Series: Copper at the Crossroads
Copper mining in Arizona is a tale of both fortune and failure. A look at the past, present and future of an industry at the crossroads.
Onofre Tafoya spent 40 years moving the earth in an underground copper mine near Tucson. But it was more than hard work. It was the place where, as he says, he “became a man.”
Tracking the history of Arizona’s boom and bust towns. Bisbee and Globe survived, Helvetia and Ruby didn’t.
Stories From the Archives
It takes years to cast a large telescope mirror at theSteward Observatory Mirror Lab. But the race to build ever larger “eyes” is leading to new discoveries in astronomy.
Gordon Hirabayashi objected to the way Japanese-Americans were treated in World War II. His fight took him from the Supreme Court to a prison camp in Arizona.
Tom Russell writes songs about champion fighting cocks, Edward Abbey, the Watts riots, Nina Simone, and the day Frank Sinatra played Juarez. For him, it’s all part of a grand tradition of American storytelling.
The Battle of Picacho Pass on April 15, 1862 was the western-most engagement of the Civil War. Some say it was just a “skirmish,” but each year it’s brought back to life a dedicated group of re-enactors.
Most people see Kartchner Caverns as part of a tour guided by a volunteer docent. The experience is a little different for the man who discovered the cave.
Author Byrd Baylor still writes by candlelight in her rural desert home. It’s just enough light, she says, to see the ink on the page.