Category Archives: September 2013

Sign of the drought: A conflict over lawn-watering

Print this articleFrustrations over the prolonged drought have manifested themselves in sundry ways, sparking an increase in thefts of irrigation water, as well as conflicts of a more personal nature. In one unusual case, an argument over watering a lawn … Continue reading

Published in September 2013

Passions run high over river-valley regulations

Print this articleWhen it comes to how development should, or shouldn’t, be managed in the Dolores River Valley, one thing is certain: People have strong opinions. Even members of the citizens’ working group that recommended the rules currently guiding growth … Continue reading

Published in September 2013

Cortez? A night life? Yes, it’s actually happening

Print this articleWhen Stonefish Sushi & More opened its doors in downtown Cortez more than three years ago, owner Brandon Shubert began booking musical gigs on the stage reserved for sushi dining during regular hours. His plan was to present … Continue reading

Published in September 2013

Hearing on river-valley rules draws 100

Print this articleRegulations guiding development in the Dolores River Valley were lambasted as examples of government overreach, and praised as needed to protect water quality, at a public hearing Aug. 20 in the town of Dolores. The hearing, which drew … Continue reading

Published in September 2013