Category Archives: July 2006

Republican treasurer’s candidates give views

Dyess, chief deputy public trustee, uses common-sense approach My name is Sherry Dyess. I am a candidate for Montezuma County treasurer. I am originally from Monticello, Utah, where my parents, Madge and Roy Miller, homesteaded a farm. I have lived … Continue reading

Published in Election, July 2006

Wallace says deputies solving more cases

Conner promises to boost morale in sheriff’s office Montezuma County Sheriff Gerald Wallace believes he knows why the county commission chose him 2-1 to succeed former Sheriff Joey Chavez a year and a half ago — even though Chavez, who … Continue reading

Published in Election, July 2006

Poverty drives immigrants: Mexicans seek survival not just a better life

This is the second article in a two-part series. Victor and Magdelena “Maggie” Nuñez are an American success story. They own two restaurants in Montezuma County, one in Cortez and one in Dolores. They serve Mexican and American food. They … Continue reading

Published in July 2006

Magic of Santa Fe Opera resumes

The sun sets behind the peaks of 13,000-foot mountains. The sky turns pink. After the hot July day, cool air refreshes the drivers on U.S. 84/285. Headlights glowing, they hit the exit ramp, duck under the highway, and make a … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, July 2006

Growth boom prompts heated debates

Times are changing. Ten years ago, if Montezuma County had been having a public hearing on anything to do with a land-use code, the room would have been filled with private-property-rights advocates vocally opposed to more regulations. But when such … Continue reading

Published in July 2006

2006 biker-rally bid buys more time

Arm-wrestling, “pineapple-pit female wrestling” and “biker bull-busting” are among the events slated for a motorcycle rally proposed in Montezuma County this Labor Day weekend. But the legal and political contests taking place before the rally have been as intense as … Continue reading

Published in July 2006