Category Archives: August 2006

Motorcycle rally mired in lawsuits, controversy

Enmeshed in a sticky web of lawsuits and legal questions, the Rally in the Rockies motorcycle rally is or is not scheduled to take place in Montezuma County over Labor Day weekend — depending on whom you talk to. “It … Continue reading

Published in August 2006

An exhibit celebrates the legend of Everett Ruess

More than 70 years ago, an artist disappeared in the wilds of southeast Utah. He left little behind but two burros, a dog, and a legend that lives on today. “He was a storyteller and an adventurer,” says Montezuma-Cortez High … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, August 2006

Conservation easements: Monopoly game or community trust?

In February, a conservation-easement deal was splashed over the front page of the Cortez Journal. The story mentioned $862,000 to help preserve a Montezuma County ranch. Could conservation easements be the next get-rich- quick scheme? A way to keep the … Continue reading

Published in August 2006

Beauty vs. Blight

In Euclid, Ohio, it is illegal to cover the windows of your home with anything other than curtains, shades, or mini-blinds. No taped-up newspapers, no blankets, nothing unsightly. Violate the ordinance and you could go to jail for six months … Continue reading

Published in August 2006

Antiquities Act marks a century of preservation – and looting

It’s immoral. What? I asked. To dig up the remains of indigenous people who inhabited the continent for centuries; to categorize, classify, and display their remains all in the name of scientific research. My mother and grandmother said to leave … Continue reading

Published in August 2006