Category Archives: August 2004

Rummy’s Iraqi lovebird comes home to roost

“We would not be facing the problems in Iraq today if the technologically advanced countries of the world had seen the danger and strictly enforced the economic sanctions against Iraq.” — Donald Rumsfeld in 2003 condemning the “old Europe” nations … Continue reading

Published in August 2004, David Long

A woman’s best friend: San Juan forest has its first K-9 team

As a law-enforcement officer, Aleta Walker has patrolled public lands in a variety of ways. She’s worked on horseback, motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, and in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. But until she came to work for the San Juan National Forest, she … Continue reading

Published in August 2004

Rule touts business experience

Larrie Rule and Don Denison are running against each other in the county’s only primary race Aug. 10. Both are seeking to be the Republican nominee who will face Democrat Cheryl Baker in the November election to be county commissioner … Continue reading

Published in August 2004, Election

Road-construction rage in Mancos

An ongoing construction project aimed at improving the intersection of Highways 160 and 184 is creating gridlock both on the road and behind the scenes. The construction, which is about 70 percent complete, has caused detours, loss of income, inconvenience … Continue reading

Published in August 2004

Knight-Frank prepares to serve prison term

Facing prison on a federal charge falsifying a tax return, former Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Chairman Judy Knight-Frank says her experience at the hands of the federal government has been a bitter one. In an exclusive interview with the Free … Continue reading

Published in August 2004

Denison advocates closer watch on county’s money

Don Denison, candidate for county commissioner in District 2 (the Cortez district) is running against Larrie Rule in the Aug. 10 Republican primary. Below is a transcript of his interview with reporter David Grant Long, edited only to remove redundancies … Continue reading

Published in August 2004, Election

Ferreting out the truth about ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’

I’d like to write about “Fahrenheit 9/11,” but I haven’t seen it yet. I feel like I have. Several people I work with gave me first-hand accounts, and I’ve read about 20 reviews. Some reviewers were liberals bashing the film, … Continue reading

Published in August 2004, janelle holden