Category Archives: November 2012

Regional results from the election

Print this articleThe diversity of the Four Corners region showed itself on Nov. 6, as politicians of all viewpoints were elected around the area and counties varied widely in their support for state and national candidates. The only common thread … Continue reading

Published in November 2012

Does recycling paper make sense?

Print this articleArea paper recyclers are still reeling from the closure of a regional paper mill that paid a premium for old newsprint and office paper, and made paper recycling economical, even profitable. In the wake of the closure – … Continue reading

Published in November 2012

County moves forward with zoning changes

Print this articleEven while voicing some personal distaste for zoning, the Montezuma County commissioners on Oct. 29 gave unanimous approval to land-use recommendations that move the county closer to having clear zoning designations on all private parcels. The package of … Continue reading

Published in November 2012

Civil Rights Commission hears discrimination concerns

Print this articleConcerns about the treatment of Native Americans in Cortez and the broader Four Corners area were aired at two hearings of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission in Montezuma County on Oct. 27. The seven-member commission, Director Steven Chavez, … Continue reading

Published in November 2012

The future of culture in Cortez

Print this articleAn identity crisis is fueling an economic crisis at the Cortez Cultural Center. In October, Director Shawn Collins announced that the iconic center is facing a budgeting shortfall due primarily to a drop in sales in the gift … Continue reading

Published in November 2012

County weighs in on federal public-lands issue

Print this articleManagement of federal public lands, always a bone of contention in the region, came up in several aspects at the Nov. 5 meeting of the Montezuma County commissioners. The commissioners are upset over BLM land acquisitions that take … Continue reading

Published in November 2012

A spotlight on Ute culture: New museum offers insights in a stunning setting

Print this articleTen years in the making, the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum highlights the life and heritage of the different Ute tribes through insightful exhibits within an architectural masterpiece. Opened to the public in 2011 at Southern Ute … Continue reading

Published in November 2012

Suckla wins commission position; school measures all pass (web only)

Print this articleFinal unofficial votes from Montezuma County:   Commissioner, District 3 Dewayne Findley   4,627   40.04% Larry Don Suckla   5,324   46.07% Greg Kemp   1,606   13.90%   Measure 3A (Mancos) Yes   1,042  60.37% No … Continue reading

Published in November 2012

Juvenile charged in Weber Fire (web only)

Print this articleDENVER – A juvenile has been charged with two counts of juvenile delinquency in relation to starting the Weber Fire, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have announced. The fire burned over 10,000 … Continue reading

Published in November 2012