Category Archives: April 2006

Rural motorists enjoy life in the fast lane

Here’s a challenge: Drive through McElmo Canyon at the speed limit. Go ahead, try it. Motor along at 40 mph down County Road G, which offers the shortest route from Cortez to Utah’s Aneth, Montezuma Creek, and Bluff. Odds are … Continue reading

Published in April 2006

Mystery explores Arapaho-Shoshone conflict

Boulder, Colo., author Margaret Coel loves wolves, because they “can see very far, and are alert to changes in their environment.” Using the wolf as metaphor in her mystery, “Eye of the Wolf,” she creates a villain that resembles a … Continue reading

Published in April 2006, Arts & Entertainment

Utah Navajos seek trust-fund accounting

I have a private joke about the founding of this San Juan country, if it can be said that it was ever “founded.” Indeed it was not devoid of human habitation when the first Mormons came here at the end … Continue reading

Published in April 2006

Travel video spurs teacher’s suspension

Two high-profile incidents in Colorado that raise questions about academic freedom have a counterpart in Cortez. Shortly before winter break, a Montezuma-Cortez High School teacher was suspended for showing a travel video in which sex reared its ugly head in … Continue reading

Published in April 2006