Category Archives: July 2015

The sky’s the limit: Karen Kristen finds her purpose in art that reflects the great blue beyond

Print this articleSimilar to the choice Jackson Pollock made in the 1950s to take his canvas off the vertical easel and place it on the floor in order to liberate his visceral drips and splashes from his loaded brushes, Karen … Continue reading

Published in July 2015

Songhaven Farm seeks funds to egg-spand

Print this articleNestled between the mountains and the red-rock desert in Dolores County, Colo., Songhaven Farm is using 21st century funding sources to support expansion of its heritage egg operation. With the tagline “Real Food for Real People,” Michelle Martz … Continue reading

Published in July 2015

Utah lands talks produce a new idea

Print this articleThe San Juan County, Utah, commissioners are still deliberating on their input into a federal-lands designation initiative sponsored by Utah Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz – three months after it was hoped proposals would be finished. Five … Continue reading

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Lawsuit seeks to halt Wolf Creek resort

Print this articleSpanning three decades of lawsuits and fierce debate, a controversial land swap at Wolf Creek Pass in Southwest Colorado faces another obstacle as opponents fight to keep the Village at Wolf Creek at bay. A coalition of conservation … Continue reading

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CO2 proposals prompt concern: Some Pleasant View residents balk at communications tower

Print this articleThe final straw. That was how several local citizens described their reaction to a proposal by Kinder Morgan, the giant carbon-dioxide company, to build a 70-foot communications tower near their Pleasant View residences. “Everything Kinder Morgan and its … Continue reading

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Up in smoke? County denies permit for Stoner ‘Bong-a-Thon’

Print this articleThe fate of what would be the first-ever marijuana festival in Montezuma County seemed to be up in the air even after the county commission on June 29 denied a permit for the event. In discussions that day, … Continue reading

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Court puts kibosh on local Bong-a-Thon

Print this articleby David Long Somewhere, over the cannabis-enhanced rainbow, the 32nd annual Colorado Invitational Bong-a-thon will soon be filling the state’s dreamy skies with happy smoke – a two-day celebration of the drug by a thousand adoring potheads. But … Continue reading

Published in July 2015

County files for injunction against Bong-a-thon

Print this articleBy David Long It’s a major bummer for some, but a drug-free high for opponents. On Friday, July 10, Montezuma County filed a complaint in District Court seeking a temporary injunction against three men associated with what has … Continue reading

Published in July 2015

‘Darkness’ helps fill void left by Hillerman (Prose and Cons)

Print this articleTony Hillerman, the late, great author of 18 novels featuring Navajo tribal police officers Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, cited the aboriginal mysteries of Australian crime writer Arthur W. Upfield as the inspirations for his signature blend of … Continue reading

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Bong-a-Thon’s future cloudy in Montezuma County

Print this articleBy David Long After hearing that organizers of Montezuma County’s first marijuana festival seem to be moving forward without a permit, the county commissioners have directed their attorney to seek an injunction to stop them. On Monday, July … Continue reading

Published in July 2015

Scalia’s dissent is far out, man!

Print this articleWhen’s the last time you remember someone using the word “hippie”? If you say “quite a while,” that’s only because you haven’t read Justice Antonin Scalia’s hilarious dissent from the Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision declaring laws against … Continue reading

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