Category Archives: October 2018

Time to press ‘pause’ on pot?: The Cortez City Council is hearing calls for a moratorium on new retail marijuana outlets

Print this articleDoes Cortez have too many retail marijuana outlets? Should it allow any more in the future? Is the presence of legalized marijuana causing an increase in crime and homelessness? The Cortez City Council pondered those questions during a … Continue reading

Published in October 2018 Tagged

Allegations of elder abuse: The director of a Cortez nonprofit dedicated to helping the disabled is facing charges of theft, criminal exploitation of an at-risk person

Print this articleA Cortez woman who represents herself as a “one-stop” advocate for people with disabilities has been charged with theft and criminal exploitation of an at-risk person after she allegedly persuaded an elderly widow in Dolores County to donate … Continue reading

Published in October 2018

A perennial problem: When dealing with weeds, homeowners and managers must decide what’s worse — the plants or the chemicals

Print this articleEditor’s note: This is the third and final article in a series about weed control and management. The other articles were published in the April and June issues of the Four Corners Free Press. “Every human being is … Continue reading

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Visiting with respect: As publicity draws more people to Bears Ears, a nonprofit opens an educational center

Print this articleBluff, Utah — Nearly two years after its creation, Bears Ears National Monument remains mired in controversy. Originally 1.35 million acres in size, it was reduced by 85 percent by President Trump in December 2017. That action is … Continue reading

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Atmospheric mystery features fallible detective

Print this articleThere’s everything to like about Gemma Monroe, the young, conflicted police-detective protagonist of Denver author Emily Littlejohn’s headed-for-the- stars mystery series published by Minotaur Books, the mystery imprint of St. Martin’s Press. In Lost Lake, the third in … Continue reading

Published in October 2018, Prose and Cons