Category Archives: May 2012

Gun power

Print this articleOn any given month, there is almost bound to be at least one mass shooting in the good old land of the Second Amendment. The latest of these – or maybe not by the time this is published … Continue reading

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A Ute tribe objects to a uranium mill’s license

Print this articleUte tribe challenges uranium-mill license renewal But regulators dismiss the tribe’s concerns, saying White Mesa is following rules Environmental safety standards at the White Mesa Uranium Mill in southeast Utah are inadequate, according to the Ute Mountain Ute … Continue reading

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Free Press nabs 13 awards

Print this articleFree Press nabs 13 awards The Four Corners Free Press captured 13 awards – five firsts, four seconds and four thirds – in the 2012 Society of Professional Journalists “Top of the Rockies” competition, which includes media in … Continue reading

Published in May 2012

Hearing continued on changes to land-use code

Print this articleThe Montezuma County commissioners at press time appeared to be moving toward adopting amendments to the land-use code that would change the name of unzoned parcels, encourage landowners to voluntarily zone their property, and establish commercial and industrial … Continue reading

Published in May 2012

Navajos protest a proposed water-rights settlement

Print this articleIn the arid Southwest, Bila gáána (non-Indians) say, “Water is gold.” Navajos say, “Water is sacred, Tó eí ’iiná ’áté, Water is life.” But water has always been scarce on the 27,000-square-mile Navajo reservation, where an estimated 40 … Continue reading

Published in May 2012

McClellan calls for progress, commerce

Print this articleAs a developer, he sees too many hurdles to new business and industry Related: For Findley, once is not enough If Montezuma County wants economic development, people need to get past the “not in my backyard” attitude and … Continue reading

Published in May 2012

For Findley, once is not enough

Print this articleThe former commissioner says if elected, he’ll focus on public lands, zoning Related: McClellan calls for progress, commerce Dewayne Findley admits that losing a primary election to Steve Chappell in 2006 was a blow. Findley, the incumbent county … Continue reading

Published in May 2012

Is Kinder Morgan a good neighbor?

Print this articleKinder Morgan plans major expansion But some neighbors in Dolores County say noise and odors are problems When Earl Wenger and Cindy Tout bought their rural home in Cahone, Colo., in 1990, there was nothing across the road … Continue reading

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