Category Archives: December 2013

A new bug is taking a bite out of local pines

Print this articleLast summer, a grazing permittee who runs cattle in the Lake Canyon area of the Dolores Ranger District noticed something disturbing: stands of ponderosa pines with red needles, high on a mesa top. The red needles are a … Continue reading

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Winter greens

Print this articleA Saturday farmers market provides fresh produce, eggs, meat and much more through the cold months It’s the Saturday before Thanksgiving, a chilly and icy morning – the kind of day when sleeping in, having a cup of … Continue reading

Published in December 2013

Citizens cite concerns about sage-grouse listing

Print this articleOn a rainy Thursday night in November, about 80 people filed into the auditorium at the Monticello (Utah) High School to give testimony regarding the plight of the Gunnison sage grouse. It was the last of three public … Continue reading

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Does your child’s school have CO detectors?

Print this articlePrivate residences are supposed to have carbon-monoxide monitors, at least in the state of Colorado, but public buildings – including schools where children spend many hours each day – are not required to have detectors for the poisonous … Continue reading

Published in December 2013

Close call in Montezuma Creek

Print this articleA dangerous carbon-monoxide leak triggers questions about safety, emergency response On Monday, Nov. 18, Montezuma Creek Elementary School students, staff and faculty began arriving for the beginning of another day. It was 28 degrees outside. Winter had arrived … Continue reading

Published in December 2013