Category Archives: September 2004

Kerry should have been a coward

Am I detecting a trend here? Bill Clinton, America’s most famous draft-dodger, philanderer and non-inhaling pot-smoker, was elected president in 1992 over George Bush the Elder, a decorated World War II hero who had survived being shot down in a … Continue reading

Published in David Long, September 2004

Echo Basin controversy coming to a head

Despite a plethora of positive press about its planned artificial-turf golf course, the 600-acre Echo Basin Ranch near Mancos remains a source of apparently unending controversy. Loved as a concert venue, hated by some of its neighbors, the ranch and … Continue reading

Published in September 2004

Dwindling budget hurts higher ed, services

Caught in the jaws of a vise …. Like the shadowy figure in the opening of that ancient TV show, Colorado residents are getting seriously squeezed by a dilemma of their own making — a worsening state budget crunch brought … Continue reading

Published in September 2004

Anglers worried about A-LP’s effects on fishery

The giant sucking sound that will soon be the Animas-La Plata water diversion project south of Durango is expected to impair downstream fish habitat and could threaten one of the state’s most excellent trout-fishing sites. Just downstream of where massive … Continue reading

Published in September 2004

Against all odds

Cutrone’s recovery defies expectations Chris Cutrone had no sense of foreboding as he walked toward the beige sedan on a spring afternoon in 2003. For the Colorado State Patrol technician, a canine specialist who had his drug-sniffing dog in his … Continue reading

Published in September 2004