Category Archives: August 2011

A cultural crossroads: Cortez center is a museum, a gallery, an entertainmnet hub and much more

Print this article  It’s a little bit of a lot of things. Part museum, part art gallery, part natural and cultural resources preserve, and part gift shop featuring work by local crafters, the Cortez Cultural Center draws people from all … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, August 2011

This historic battle over access to a desert creek

Print this article  First of a two-part series For two decades, a furor has raged over the fate of a slow-moving stream that meanders through the heart of the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park in Utah. The saga has … Continue reading

Published in August 2011

Hopkins’ ‘Carlomagno’ imagines the life of a Native American pirate

Print this article   Career journalists always have a book in their belly. Most dream of writing the investigative story that will change the world for the better. John Christian Hopkins, an award-winning reporter (and a Free Press columnist) who … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, August 2011

Preferred plants: Agency ecologists work to find species best-suited to restoration efforts

Print this article  The Bureau of Land Management is looking for a few good plants. Fourteen plants, actually — mostly grasses that will be better suited for restoration projects than the ones they’ve used in the past. The BLM and … Continue reading

Published in August 2011

Republicans fight a ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon

Print this article  A federal effort to protect 1 million acres of public land around the Grand Canyon from the potential hazards of uranium-mining was a sure thing just weeks ago, but the measure has been hitting resistance lately from … Continue reading

Published in August 2011