Category Archives: October 2014

‘Postmark Mesa Verde’

Print this articleTwo local artists will blend past and future in art and words during their park residency “It’s exciting to be returning to the poetry of ancient memory.” This is what Sonja Horoshko (a Free Press contributor) said excites … Continue reading

Published in October 2014

Steele aims for the sheriff’s position

Print this articleThe unaffiliated write-in candidate envisions a cadet program and a citizens’ review panel Mike Steele and his wife, Laurie, came to Southwest Colorado five years ago to retire. But a funny thing happened on their way to a … Continue reading

Published in October 2014

Board mulls ‘southern liaison’ post

Print this articleFive-time San Juan County Commisisoner Mark Maryboy’s work for the county may not be over. During a county-commission work session Sept. 15, Commissioner Lyman proposed that a position be created for Maryboy, a county commissioner from 1986 to … Continue reading

Published in October 2014

A plethora of choices in San Juan County

Print this articleVoters must make decisions in five county races as well as two school districts Voters in San Juan County, Utah, have some hotly contested races to decide in the Nov. 4 general election, including a fourway race for … Continue reading

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Utrup hopes to be ‘best ever’

Print this articleBill Utrup is stoutly convinced he has the essential qualities to make him the “best commissioner Montezuma County has ever had.” “I am a young, energetic 65-year-old [who is] proactive and pro-business,” Utrup said, describing those qualities he … Continue reading

Published in October 2014

A staunch conservative

Print this articleCommission hopeful Lambert worries about ‘federal overreach,’ road closures “Conservative fiscally and socially” reads the slogan on a campaign brochure for Pleasant View farmer James Lambert, Republican candidate for Montezuma County commissioner in District 1. “For God, family, … Continue reading

Published in October 2014

Utah climbers’ village runs into obstacles, seeks new site

Print this articleA proposal to build a collection of huts or cabins for rock-climbers in the Indian Creek Recreation Area near Canyonlands National Park is being revamped after initial plans ran into opposition. “We’re kind of back to the drawing … Continue reading

Published in October 2014

County fires landfill manager

Print this articleBy Gail Binkly and David Long Saying they want to move in another direction, the Montezuma County commissioners fired their long-time landfill manager, Deb Barton, on Monday. The decision came following a discussion with Barton over issues such … Continue reading

Published in October 2014

Kinder Morgan sues county over requirement

Print this articleBy David Long Carbon-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 billions of … Continue reading

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