Category Archives: November 2014

Colorado man sentenced for illegal wildlife killings

Print this articleA hunting outfitter and guide who reportedly captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats so his clients could more easily hunt them has been sentenced to prison. Christopher W. Loncarich, 56, of Mack, Colo., was sentenced to 27 … Continue reading

Published in November 2014

Nowlin, Lambert, Percell big winners

Print this articleRepublicans swept the field in Montezuma County races Tuesday, reflecting what appears to be a national trend, although GOP candidates are usually a good bet locally during any election cycle. In the sheriff’s race Steve Nowlin easily bested … Continue reading

Published in November 2014

Ghost stories

Print this articleThere is a moment in the documentary “The Ghosts in Our Machine” in which an old dairy cow eases herself onto the straw in a barn at the New York State refuge to which she has been taken. … Continue reading

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Wild talk

Print this articleDiscussions at the National Wilderness Conference focus on broad issues What is the future of wilderness? What is the future of the human race? Is anything truly wild in the Anthropocene epoch? Big-picture questions and topics were the … Continue reading

Published in November 2014

The tide runs red

Print this articleRepublicans win big in Montezuma County and Colorado; some surprises in Utah Republicans swept the field in Montezuma County races Nov. 4, reflecting what appeared to be a national trend, although GOP candidates are usually a good bet … Continue reading

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Turmoil and turbulence

Print this articleThe Navajo presidential election produces a very blustery campaign season A requirement that Navajo Nation presidential candidates must fluently speak and understand their native language to qualify for the ballot has sparked a political firestorm on the country’s … Continue reading

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Company sues county over permit requirements

Print this articleCarbon-dioxide giant Kinder Morgan is suing Montezuma County over what it alleges are illegal and unreasonable requirements in regard to its booming development northwest of Cortez. The Texas-based company, which is currently spending hundreds of millions of dollars … Continue reading

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Strained relations

Print this articleIs Kinder Morgan a good neighbor? Locals say yes — and no First of a two-part series Part 2: Friends and foes During a break in the September meeting of the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Commission, Phil … Continue reading

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