Category Archives: May 2006

Anonymous accusations carry their own stigma

Cable news has been filled lately with idle speculation about whether or not members of the Duke University lacrosse team raped one of two exotic dancers who briefly performed for them at a drunken party. (Don’t they mean “erotic” dancers, … Continue reading

Published in David Long, May 2006

Coal-mine proposal meets resistance

For more than three decades the Peabody Western Coal Company has been mining coal from Black Mesa, Ariz., transporting it as slurry to a power plant 273 miles away in Laughlin, Nev. Anyone who’s traveled to the Grand Canyon via … Continue reading

Published in May 2006

The San Juan: A region’s lifeblood

Early this spring I sat up late reading a book entitled “River Flowing from the Sunrise,” by James Aton and Robert McPherson. Sometime around midnight I stepped outside and within 10 seconds I was drenched in a wet, heavy snow; … Continue reading

Published in May 2006

Diné poets share art with students

In April four Navajo (Diné) poets were invited to the Fourth Annual Celebration of Diné Authors for a week-long program at Rough Rock High School and a community event: Orlando White, Esther Belin, Velencia Tso-Yazzie, and Sherwin Bitsui. The purpose … Continue reading

Published in May 2006

59th District contest heating up: Deitch battles ‘smear’ as he tries to petition onto primary ballot

Durango attorney and environmentalist Jeff Deitch is a man determined to have his way with voters in the 59th legislative district — at least through the Democratic primary in August, when, if things go as hoped, he’ll face off against … Continue reading

Published in May 2006

Marking 100 years of the Antiquities Act

The tower rises on the cliff, elegant as any European castle, even after standing a thousand years. “There may have been more people living in the Four Corners in 1250 than there are now,” says LouAnn Jacobson, manager of Canyons … Continue reading

Published in May 2006