Category Archives: July 2005

Patriotism, the last refuge of scoundrels, thrives

Let’s see: The immoral, illegal and interminable war in Iraq drags on, killing our kids as well as Iraqi citizens while squandering our wealth. Our economy heads for the toilet as the price of gas skyrockets and consumer confidence plunges. … Continue reading

Published in David Long, July 2005

Mounting concern over power-plant pollution

Concern is mounting locally about the pollution produced by area power plants and a proposal to build a new coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Reservation. On June 18, some 100 citizens gathered at a rally in Shiprock, N.M., to … Continue reading

Published in July 2005

Jeff Solon entertains regions jazz-lovers

In a corner of the patio of The Bluffs Restaurant on Farmington’s East Main Street, Jeff Solon finishes adjusting his saxophone strap. Beside him, another musician curls his right hand around an electric guitar’s fret board. The early crowd gathered … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, July 2005

Is ‘LIZ’ crazy? A unique zoning system is challenged

When people first hear about Montezuma County’s zoning system, they have one reaction: They laugh. The idea of landowners zoning themselves is so unusual that it sounds absurd, at least on first mention. Some of the county’s residents firmly believe … Continue reading

Published in July 2005

A feminist take on the whole ‘Star Wars’ saga

Call me the Feminist Movie Critic, I guess, but ever since viewing “Revenge of the Sith,” I’ve been troubled by how easily our popular culture seems to revert to creaky stereotypes despite all the talk there has been in the … Continue reading

Published in July 2005

The economy is humming in Montezuma Creek

On a San Juan River terrace thousands of years old, where natural cobbles make a bumpy parking lot, trucks and cars are lined up around a neatly painted metal building. The site may be ancient, but the citizens of Montezuma … Continue reading

Published in July 2005