Category Archives: August 2014

Church Rock residents commemorate a disaster

Print this article CHURCH ROCK, N.M. – Residents of this area gathered on July 19 to remember the 35th anniversary of the disastrous Northeast Church Rock Mine uranium-tailings spill. The 1979 spill, which occurred when a tailings pond owned by the … Continue reading

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Horse advocates protest at Mesa Verde

Print this articleWildlife-management policies at Mesa Verde National Park are under scrutiny following the deaths of a half-dozen feral horses, possibly from dehydration. On July 29, protesters began demonstrating against the park’s policy of not aiding the horses. Some had … Continue reading

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New bridge eases troubled waters

Print this articleThe structure is aimed at reducing boater-landowner conflicts Cheers echoed Friday, July 25, over the rushing sound of the Dolores River as a small group of volunteers stretched the river’s first boater-safety fence across its waters. For nearly … Continue reading

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A local group works to provide Native citizens a home away from home

Print this articleThe longtime vision of a group of Nativerights advocates is about to become reality. Southwest Intertribal Voice, a not-forprofit group that has focused on advocacy and cultural education for more than 15 years, is poised to open the … Continue reading

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Users gather to hash out travel management

Print this articleSan Juan National Forest officials are working on a new plan for the Rico area Nearly five years after a plan to regulate travel in the national forest around the Rico/West Dolores management area was scrapped, Forest Service … Continue reading

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Too close for comfort?

Print this articleVenting from carbon-dioxide well raises concerns, couple says A Pleasant View couple remains shaken by a recent incident in which venting from an exploratory carbon-dioxide well caused another family to flee their home the night of June 5. … Continue reading

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Drink a cold one for conservation

Print this articleA mild September evening, live music, happy people, good food, and cold beer. If that sounds like the recipe for a good time, mark your calendar for the Montezuma Land Conservancy’s 16th annual Harvest Beer Festival and join … Continue reading

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Suit filed over TDRs

Print this articleA lawsuit has been filed challenging the July 7 decision of the Montezuma County commissioners to scrap part of the county land-use code governing the Dolores River Valley. A new nonprofit group called Protect Montezuma County Water and … Continue reading

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