Category Archives: December 2010

Recall fails

Print this articleVoters gave an overwhelming stamp of approval to the Cortez City Council, turning thumbs down on a recall effort by a margin of approximately 82 percent to 17 percent. The recall was initiated because of the council’s approval … Continue reading

Published in December 2010

Wind-farm veto is overridden

Print this articleA long-stalled wind-farm project at Gray Mountain near Cameron, Ariz., is moving forward despite a veto by Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr. Navajo council delegates voted to override the veto on Nov. 23 after first failing to … Continue reading

Published in December 2010

Uranium mine to move forward near Gallup

Print this articleOpponents of a new uranium mine recently approved on the border of the Navajo Reservation near Church Rock, N.M., failed to win a review of the mine’s license by the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 15. According to … Continue reading

Published in December 2010

A twist in the controversy over travel management

Print this articleA county crusade against a plan to close some roads on national-forest lands north and west of Dolores stalled last month when several appeals demanding greater motorized access were officially denied while one appeal seeking to reduce road … Continue reading

Published in December 2010

A non-traditional holiday

Print this articleSome theatre companies slate themselves to perform the usual plays or musicals at Christmas time: “A Christmas Carol,” “The Nutcracker,” all the traditionals. But the Durango Arts Center is grinning all the way with an original musical written … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, December 2010

Montezuma County turns to the state Supreme Court

Print this articleDisappointed by a Colorado Court of Appeals ruling, Montezuma County will petition the state Supreme Court to hear its appeal in a case involving how personal property owned by oil and gas companies is taxed. A three-judge appeals … Continue reading

Published in December 2010

LouAnn Jacobson on her decade with the monument

Print this articleA decade after she became manager of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, LouAnn Jacobson is finally getting a chance to enjoy the backcountry of the enormous, rugged landscape west of Cortez. That’s because she retired Oct. 1. … Continue reading

Published in December 2010

Housing problems on the Navajo reservation

Print this articleA child peeked out from behind the serape blanket covering the door of the shack where Marlene Kerley and her three children live. Her home is located behind a small rocky escarpment that hides her from the view … Continue reading

Published in December 2010

Citizens of Cortez initiate city-council recall

Print this article  Related To recall or not By Dan Porter A committee of concerned Cortez residents has initiated a recall of five city council members which includes Betty Swank, Donna Foster, Matt Keefauver, Robert Rime and Mayor Dan Porter. … Continue reading

Published in December 2010, Election