Category Archives: February 2006

Mancos seeks solutions to crime wave

If you want to do something illegal, do it in Mancos. There’s no law enforcement here. That’s been the word on the street this winter, prompted by some staffing glitches in the Mancos Marshal’s Office. But Deputy Marshal Sam Sparks … Continue reading

Published in February 2006

Gambling with the future: How far should a town go for financial gain?

She sits looking right at you — full frontal nudity. The only thing she’s wearing is a tiny pendant around her neck. Her hands are flat on the white floor, fingertips pointed away from her thighs. Her legs are artfully … Continue reading

Published in February 2006

“Visions” shows Diné in their native lands

“Visions of the People in Their Native Land,” the 40-piece photography exhibit currently at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Ariz., is the show that almost wasn’t. “(It) came about in an odd fashion,” says David H. Davis, who … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, February 2006

Protection or over-regulation? Talk of ‘wild and scenic’ status worries water-users

Should the lower Dolores River be considered “wild and scenic”? How about Hermosa Creek near Purgatory, or the Piedra River east of Durango. These are questions that will soon be mulled during public discussion of proposals for a new management … Continue reading

Published in February 2006

A rare bird is growing even rarer

New research showing the harmful effects of oil and gas development on sage grouse may have implications for shrinking populations of the birds in Southwest Colorado. A recently released study by a doctoral student at the University of Wyoming finds … Continue reading

Published in February 2006

Locals debate idea of paving Norwood Road

NORWOOD — Montezuma County commissioners are lobbying the federal government to pave their way north towards this tiny mountain town using Forest Road 526, more commonly known as the Dolores-Norwood road. But in late January, the recently publicized plan sparked … Continue reading

Published in February 2006