Category Archives: March 2004

Testing the yellow waters

While many right-thinking folks are focusing all their energies on getting rid of the scurrilous Patriot Act, our civil liberties are being seriously eroded on yet another front with hardly a whimper of protest. In one of several offensive propositions … Continue reading

Published in David Long, March 2004

Scientists urge restraint in thinning piñons

A group of scientists and researchers is challenging the conventional notion that dead piñon trees need to be aggressively cleared to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. However, some fire experts disagree and worry that the researchers’ advice may discourage … Continue reading

Published in March 2004

Former deputy marshal defends his performance in Mancos

In response to recent articles regarding the Mancos Marshal’s Office, ex-deputy Wesley Short has asked to tell his side of the story — the story of his employment with and dismissal from the marshal’s office. Short contacted the Free Press … Continue reading

Published in March 2004

Fog over the Four Corners: Part II

(Second in a two-part series) Click here to read Part I The quality of air throughout the Four Corners has slipped in recent years, partly because of rampant energy development in northwestern New Mexico. Now, the federal government’s plan to … Continue reading

Published in March 2004

Defense attorney files complaint against Olt

Prosecutors, who are enforcers of the law, have higher ethical duties than other lawyers because they are ministers of justice, not just advocates. . . . they must be forever vigilant that their conduct as attorneys not only meets the … Continue reading

Published in March 2004

C’etait une bon fete

For one night, Mancos’ Grand Ave was transformed into New Orleans’ famous Bourbon Street. On Feb. 21, the town hosted its first annual Mardi Gras Ball, a benefit for the Community Center and Mancos Opera House. Despite stormy weather and … Continue reading

Published in March 2004