Category Archives: February 2012

Forest Service, commissioners fail to reach agreement on travel (web only)

Print this articleBy Jim Mimiaga The formal appeal by the Montezuma County commissioners to halt the proposed Boggy-Glade Travel Management Plan will go forward after last-ditch negotiations with the U.S. Forest Service failed on Feb. 7. During a two-hour meeting … Continue reading

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Montezuma County takes over a problem road

Print this articleAfter years of arguments over locked gates, public access, and historic rights-ofway, Montezuma County, the Forest Service, and a private landowner have tentatively agreed on an amicable resolution to a conflict over a Mancos-area road. On Jan. 23, … Continue reading

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Are Navajos fairly represented in San Juan County, Utah?

Print this articleIn San Juan County, Utah, a slight majority of the population is Navajo. Yet there is only one Navajo on the county’s three-member board of commissioners – and, critics say, that isn’t likely ever to change, because of … Continue reading

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Getting plastic out of the Grand Canyon

Print this articleTry to buy a single-use plastic water bottle in Grand Canyon National Park this spring, and you might end up high and dry. The park has a plan in the works to ban the sale of disposable plastic … Continue reading

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An exhibit on the mysteries of the Hohokam

Print this articleA special exhibit at the Anasazi Heritage Center called “Pieces of the Puzzle: New Perspectives on the Hohokam” allows visitors to travel back in time to an ancient culture that flourished between 450 A.D. and 1450 A.D. The … Continue reading

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Boaters mull a plan to aid native fish on the Dolores

Print this articleBoaters on the Dolores River below McPhee Dam are being asked to concede some of their whitewater flows towards improving habitat for a declining native-fish population. And they seem to be in a sharing mood. Since the Dolores … Continue reading

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Instruments of pride: The MCHS band

Print this articleKeep one thing in mind if you go to a Montezuma-Cortez High School football game: Don’t go to the bathroom during halftime. If you do, you might miss the marching band, and they are not something to be … Continue reading

Published in February 2012