Category Archives: June 2004

Niggardly Congress ignores ‘compassionate conservatism’

Print this articleLong 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 … Continue reading

Published in David Long, June 2004

Wildland Fire Use: Too hot to handle?

Print this articleReprinted 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 … Continue reading

Published in June 2004

Raising a stink over new sewage plant

Print this articleThe 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 … Continue reading

Published in June 2004

Debate rages over mercury pollution

Print this articleThis 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. … Continue reading

Published in June 2004