Category Archives: November 2006

Ag producers decry proposed ID system

  Unnecessary, intrusive and expensive — those are some of the nicer things Four Corner agricultural producers, especially cattlemen, are saying about the USDA’s new plan for a National Animal Identification System (NAIS). ”It’ll break us. It’s senseless,” said Montezuma … Continue reading

Published in November 2006

Revisiting an American insurgency: ‘Dances with Wolves’ author delves into reality of white/Indian battles

“Dances with Wolves” author Michael Blake has done many things since he left home at age 17, rented a garage apartment, and started his own life. He’s been a grocery clerk, poured concrete, served in the United States Air Force … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, November 2006

New tests show mercury in reservoirs still a concern

Don’t eat too much of certain types of fish pulled from the waters of McPhee and Narraguinnep reservoirs. That advisory, issued 13 years ago, will continue indefinitely into the future, based on the most recent tests of fish in those … Continue reading

Published in November 2006

‘The Grand Problem’ absorbs Oaxaca, Mexico

Editor’s note: Phil Hall is traveling in Mexico and sent this report about political unrest in the southern state of Oaxaca. A few days after he sent it, a freelance journalist for and two other people were killed in … Continue reading

Published in November 2006

A counterpoint to my opponent’s assertions

The Nov. 7 General Election is quickly approaching and I want to take this opportunity to address comments made by my opponent, Sam Sparks, in his Oct. 7 candidate column in the Cortez Journal. My opponent stated his campaign planks: … Continue reading

Published in Election, November 2006

$2 million settlement ends stalemate: Squabbles over Cortez’s new sewage plant prove costly

Years late and many dollars short, a new sewage system serving the greater Cortez area finally came on-line last fall, but costly legal wrangling continued for another year, finally creaking to a halt in August with an out-of-court settlement nestled … Continue reading

Published in November 2006

A hazy future for the Four Corners? Concerns about a new power plant are igniting a furor over regional air quality

Anthony Lee, a middle-aged man, stood nervously before a microphone in the cavernous interior of the Shiprock, N.M., High School auditorium on Oct. 4. On the stage sat officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, hearing public comments about the … Continue reading

Published in November 2006