Author Archives: Shannon Livick

New bridge eases troubled waters

Print this articleThe structure is aimed at reducing boater-landowner conflicts Cheers echoed Friday, July 25, over the rushing sound of the Dolores River as a small group of volunteers stretched the river’s first boater-safety fence across its waters. For nearly … Continue reading

Published in August 2014 Tagged

Users gather to hash out travel management

Print this articleSan Juan National Forest officials are working on a new plan for the Rico area Nearly five years after a plan to regulate travel in the national forest around the Rico/West Dolores management area was scrapped, Forest Service … Continue reading

Published in August 2014 Tagged

On the (closed) road again in Utah

Print this articleOn May 10, Recapture Canyon north of Blanding, Utah, saw something it hadn’t seen in a long time— a crowd. For seven years a portion of the canyon has been closed to motorized travel under a Bureau of … Continue reading

Published in June 2014

Lyman ‘gratified’ by support, shocked by size of response

Print this articleLooking back on the May 10 Recapture Canyon protest ride, which drew nearly 100 motorized users onto a trail closed to vehicles, San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman says he is humbled by the size of the response. … Continue reading

Published in June 2014

New educational approach is STEAMing up

Print this articleIn education, buzzwords and acronyms are commonplace, sometimes making school-board meetings seem as if they are spoken in a foreign language. But there is a new buzzword taking hold. Locally, it is getting parents, teachers and students excited … Continue reading

Published in May 2014

Fat is in

Print this articleFat bikes, that is! Enthusiasts say they can extend the cycling season Mountain-bike lovers have typically mourned the day snow covers their favorite trail, doomed to wait until the weather warms and the trail emerges from the ice. … Continue reading

Published in January 2014

Citizens cite concerns about sage-grouse listing

Print this articleOn a rainy Thursday night in November, about 80 people filed into the auditorium at the Monticello (Utah) High School to give testimony regarding the plight of the Gunnison sage grouse. It was the last of three public … Continue reading

Published in December 2013 Tagged

Rafter-rancher conflict makes for troubled waters

Print this articleIf river water runs through anyone’s veins, it’s those of Tom Wolfe. Wolfe, 49, of Dolores, has spent 25 years rafting rivers in four different countries, logging an impressive 100,000 river miles. [Disclosure: Wolfe’s partner, Janneli F. Miller, … Continue reading

Published in November 2013 Tagged