Category Archives: February 2005

Tougher laws aren’t the answer, DPA maintains

The burgeoning popularity of methamphetamine has prompted calls for tougher laws and longer sentences for offenders. But many critics question the wisdom of looking to law enforcement to squelch meth abuse. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, … Continue reading

Published in February 2005

A ticking time bomb

  Meth use explodes, but treatment options remain limited Along with the mantra, “Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll,” the ’60s counterculture offered this warning: “Speed kills.” And prophetically, the abuse of speed — which back then came largely in the form … Continue reading

Published in February 2005

A sheriff’s deputy plunges into her job

On her first day of work, Vigil rescues a couple from icy Narraguinnep The sheriff’s deputy quickly stripped off her duty belt and tied the rope around her waist. Motivated by the frantic screams of the two people struggling in … Continue reading

Published in February 2005

Lead clean-up in Rico set to begin in spring

In Rico, a history of hard-rock mining has left behind dangerous levels of lead on the properties of some residents, prompting a clean-up program expected to begin this spring. Under supervision from the EPA and the Colorado Department of Public … Continue reading

Published in February 2005

Greenlee convicted of 2nd-degree murder

The January trial and conviction of a Cortez man for second-degree murder cast a spotlight on the shadowy world of methamphetamine use in Montezuma County. Farrell Greenlee, now 35, killed 23 year-old Marcie Stewart with a shotgun blast to the … Continue reading

Published in February 2005

How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

I was lying flat on my back, staring at my chiropractor’s ceiling while he lectured me, once again, for doing something stupid. I was just beginning to heal from a wrestling match with a 200-pound garbage can the week before, … Continue reading

Published in February 2005, janelle holden