Category Archives: March 2014

Disorderly-conduct trial aborted, for now . . .

Print this articleBy David Long The parties interested in Dolores’s first jury trial in more than a decade – and there appeared to be quite a few at its aborted start April 22 – are going to have to wait … Continue reading

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A botanical encyclopedia for the Four Corners

Print this articleNew tome excites aficionados of area’s diverse plant life Early last October, “The Flora of the Four Corners Region,” a four-pound compendium filled with encyclopedic plant descriptions and illustrations, was finally released by the Missouri Botanical Gardens Press. … Continue reading

Published in March 2014

Smith’s deck prompts another public hearing

Print this articleThe non-compliant deck that prompted a review of the Dolores River Valley Plan came before the Montezuma County commissioners again on Feb. 24, when they held a public hearing regarding property owned by Grant Smith at 18440 Highway … Continue reading

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Former sheriff questions use of LEA funds to lease cars

Print this articleBut Spruell says expenditure is completely appropriate Former Montezuma County Sheriff Gerald Wallace is questioning a recent decision by the county commissioners and current Sheriff Dennis Spruell to use funds from the local Law Enforcement Authority to pay … Continue reading

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Shall we dance?

Print this articleCortez studio draws folks of all types out on the floor It’s a Friday night in mid-winter in downtown Cortez and the sound of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” is wafting out the door of the Millennium … Continue reading

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Experts say it is possible to live with those bothersome dam-building rodents

Print this articleWhen it comes to the ability to manipulate their environment on a large scale, beavers are second only to humans. Some people love beavers; some hate them. Either way, no one disputes that they have a big impact … Continue reading

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Debate still raging over Dolores River Valley Plan

Print this articleCommissioners press reluctant P&Z to make changes It’s back to the drawing board for the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Commission, which is still endeavoring to come up with a version of the Dolores River Valley Plan that … Continue reading

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