Category Archives: May 2018

Farm animals, horses find refuge at Denkai

Print this article“We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.” — Anna Sewell It started with a miniature horse. “She … Continue reading

Published in May 2018

The cost of war: Legal battles are draining the coffers of San Juan County, Utah. Does bankruptcy loom?

Print this articleAfter six years of voting-rights litigation with the Navajo Nation, Utah’s San Juan County could be pushed to the brink of bankruptcy in the near future. According to the state auditor’s office, at the beginning of 2016 the … Continue reading

Published in May 2018

Free Press takes 9 awards in regional contest

Print this articleThe Four Corners Free Press won nine awards in the four-state Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies competition for work done in 2017. Winners were announced at a ceremony on Denver on April 20. The Free … Continue reading

Published in May 2018

When rivers run orange: A new book recounts the saga of environmental conquest in the West

Print this articleWhat if ? The audience at the San Juan Citizens Alliance’s Green Business Roundtable Luncheon in Durango on April 11 was left with that question following a presentation by Jonathan P. Thompson. Thompson, a fifth-generation Colorado native and … Continue reading

Published in May 2018

Don’t fence me in: Wild animals face increasing habitat fragmentation, but some land managers are trying to help

Print this articleGood fences make good neighbors. — Robert Frost One of the things most people relish about living in the Four Corners region is being surrounded by wildlife habitat. We might come face to face with a deer (in … Continue reading

Published in May 2018

Rogers, Ray, Nelson win fire-district election

Print this articleLes Rogers, Bradly Ray and Jan Nelson won seats on the Cortez Fire Protection District board of directors in the May 8 election, topping a field of six candidates. Just 171 people cast ballots. Below are the vote … Continue reading

Published in May 2018

Phil Lyman on the costs of his county’s legal battles

Print this articleNote: The following is a transcript of a recorded interview between the author and San Juan County, Utah, Commissioner Phil Lyman. The interview took place on April 20, 2018, and was done as research for an article appearing … Continue reading

Published in May 2018