Category Archives: May 2013

Excited by individuality

Print this articleGoodnight shares her artistic vision through workshops and a new paint-out On a blustery afternoon in early spring, Veryl Goodnight is in her studio painting sled dogs. There are six of them, each dog a different individual, which … Continue reading

Published in May 2013

Montezuma County’s new commission is shaking things up

Print this articleOn April 29, Mark Rogers, a developer and restaurant owner, came before the Montezuma County commissioners to ask what rights he has to develop a five-acre parcel in the Dolores River Valley under the system of Transferable Development … Continue reading

Published in May 2013

Uses by right

Print this articleChanges to land-use code would increase flexibility in industrial and commercial zones Montezuma County residents with land zoned for commercial or industrial uses will be able to take a number of actions – from manufacturing insecticides to repairing … Continue reading

Published in May 2013

Hard times for cattle ranchers, hay farmers

Print this articleBefore summer even arrives, the specter of drought is casting its desiccated shadow over the farms and fields of Southwest Colorado, imperiling hay crops and forcing ranchers to thin their herds. The year kicked off with a winter … Continue reading

Published in May 2013

Sacred art for sale: The impact of a Paris auction

Print this articleThe scheduled sale of 70 ceremonial Native American masks became the focus of world attention last month as the Hopi Tribe in the southwestern United States tried to delay the auction of masks they believed might have been … Continue reading

Published in May 2013

Working to improve access to the monument

Print this articleAlthough visitors can easily find striking sandstone formations punctuated with Ancestral Puebloan sites when they visit Sand Canyon south of Cortez, finding adequate parking is often another matter. During the spring and fall, vehicles crowd onto an uneven … Continue reading

Published in May 2013

Chickens are coming home to roost in local towns

Print this articleRecently, the Mancos Town Board decided not to regulate chickens within town limits. Hens and roosters are not subject to any regulation – which is just fine with 41 percent of 103 residents who answered a town survey … Continue reading

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Debating a lease renewal for the Navajo Generating Station

Print this articleThe Navajo Nation Council has approved a controversial renewal to the tribe’s lease with the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Ariz. – but with 15 caveats that could break the deal. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly gave the … Continue reading

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