Category Archives: June 2004

Niggardly Congress ignores ‘compassionate conservatism’

Long ago in a faraway place, I worked at a McDonald’s when burgers, fries, shakes and soft drinks were the whole menu, with hamburgers priced at 15 cents, cheeseburgers 19 cents and shakes and Cokes a quarter. There was no … Continue reading

Published in David Long, June 2004

Wildland Fire Use: Too hot to handle?

Reprinted with permission of Forest Magazine During the summer of 2003, the Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center took a call from Vallecito, a small resort community northeast of Durango and surrounded by the San Juan National Forest. Residents had spotted … Continue reading

Published in June 2004

Raising a stink over new sewage plant

The company building a new $10 million sewage treatment plant for the Cortez Sanitation District is suing the district and the engineering firm that designed the project for nearly $2 million more. The third amended complaint of the lawsuit was … Continue reading

Published in June 2004

Debate rages over mercury pollution

This summer, a Division of Wildlife biologist and a state health department researcher will go fishing at McPhee and Narraguinnep reservoirs. Their excursions won’t be recreational. Instead, they will be acquiring samples of fish to test for mercury. The data … Continue reading

Published in June 2004