Category Archives: July 2014

Escalante Days: 38 years of summer fun

Print this articleIn 1776, the same year the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Dominguez- Escalante Expedition passed through the Four Corners region. The trek is noted on historical markers along Highway 160 between Mancos and Durango, and in Dolores. … Continue reading

Published in July 2014

Gas-venting causes worries, but no danger

Print this articleThe release of gases from a new exploratory carbon-dioxide well in the Pleasant View area prompted one family to leave home overnight in early June, but no one was endangered, according to a spokesperson for Kinder Morgan, which … Continue reading

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The legend of Tarzan (Brown, that is)

Print this articleIt was a hot, sticky late-August day in 1975 and the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, in Westerly, R.I., was overflowing with Narragansett Indians – some in regalia – mingling with local members of the community. The parlor inside, the … Continue reading

Published in July 2014

Montezuma County just says ‘no’ to pot

Print this articleThere’ll be no commercial pot farming in the unincorporated parts of Montezuma County, at least in the immediate future, the county commissioners decided unanimously on June 30. Nor will any budding entrepreneurs be selling marijuana at the retail … Continue reading

Published in July 2014

Group urges county to ‘keep public roads open’

Print this articleA group of citizens concerned about motorized access on federal lands urged the Montezuma County commissioners on June 23 to “keep public roads open for public travel.” “Please do not allow the federal agencies to delay and obfuscate,” … Continue reading

Published in July 2014

‘Cannabusiness’ b(l)ooming in trendy Telluride

Print this articleThe city of Durango and the town of Mancos are just now cautiously preparing to enter the recreational-marijuana arena. Moratoriums against such sales ended in both municipalities at the end of June, and at press time Durango had … Continue reading

Published in July 2014

County scraps TDRs

Print this articleCommission votes 2-1 to end Dolores River Valley system An integral part of the Dolores River Valley Plan, which for more than a decade has controlled growth in the environmentally sensitive area, was scrapped July 7 by the … Continue reading

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County to reimburse owners of platted TDRs

Print this articleBy Gail Binkly Having nixed the decade-old system of transferable development rights in the Dolores River Valley, Montezuma County now will reimburse those landowners who had paid to have their TDRs platted. On July 7, the commissioners voted … Continue reading

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