Category Archives: March 2011

Sheriff distances himself from radio show (web only)

Print this articleMontezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell is dissociating himself from the avowed principles of a nationally syndicated radio show on which he recently spoke. On Feb. 5, Spruell was a guest on “The Political Cesspool,” a program based in … Continue reading

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Montezuma’s Table offers fine dining for a good cause

Print this articleA dining table in the back room of Pepperhead restaurant is layered with handwritten notes on a yellow legal pad, Post-Its from a local printer and a single sheet of bond paper creased where it was folded to … Continue reading

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Local writer uses sci-fi to delve into relationships

Print this articleThe Four Corners has among its populace an emerging science-fiction writer. Hans Christian Hollenbeck’s self-published novel “Highpoint” was released two months ago, and has sold nearly 1,000 copies. “I first got the idea for this story eight years … Continue reading

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The high cost of fertilizer hits area farmers hard

Print this articleMontezuma County’s farmers are encountering a bit of sticker shock this year, as they stock up on the fertilizer they’ll need for their crops. Phosphorus is more expensive than usual right now, mostly due to global economic realities … Continue reading

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Field of lost dreams: What happened to Dove Creek’s sunflower plant?

Print this articleAfter two short years in operation, Dove Creek’s biodiesel plant has run out of fuel. The plant closed its doors in October 2010, citing financial hardship and a flailing economy as the main culprits. “Basically, the biodiesel market … Continue reading

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Citizen unrest: Locals push the county to get tough with forest officials

Print this articleIt’s beginning to seem like the meeting of the irresistible force and the immovable object. Urged on by some local citizens who believe counties need to assert more authority over federal public lands, the Montezuma and Dolores County … Continue reading

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Boggy, Rico travel plans remain in limbo

Print this articleThe Boggy Draw-Glade travel-management plan, which was overturned on appeal last year, has yet to be formally adopted and implemented. “We haven’t re-signed the decision at all,” Steve Beverlin, manager of the Dolores Public Lands Office, told the Free Press. The … Continue reading

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