Category Archives: October 2006

Protection vs. private property rights: Building codes spark debates

Print this articleImagine you are a newcomer to Montezuma County. You buy a beautiful piece of land. You hire a local builder to construct your architectdesigned dream home. You move in. A hairline crack in the living-room floor begins to … Continue reading

Published in Election, October 2006

Welch cites experience with county, promises good service

Print this articleKaren Welch, Democratic candidate for Montezuma County treasurer, was asked to write about her qualifications for the office. I’m Karen Welch, candidate for Montezuma County treasurer. I’d like to take a few minutes to let you know why … Continue reading

Published in Election, October 2006

Sparks: Boost drug enforcement, animal control

Print this articleSheriff’s candidate Sam Sparks has encountered a few major pitfalls along the campaign trail, but he emphatically declares he’s still in the running. Despite pending charges of animal cruelty, and a recent suspension from his job as a … Continue reading

Published in Election, October 2006

Political gadfly Larson seeks commission seat

Print this articleAn outspoken political gadfly decided to go all the way last spring, throwing himself and his considerable energy into a quest for a seat on the Montezuma County commission after no other Democrat stepped forward to seek the … Continue reading

Published in Election, October 2006

Mill-levy hike would aid curriculum, teachers

Print this articleSchool Superintendent Stacy Houser agrees with the tax foes who say that throwing money at problems doesn’t solve them. What he wants to do with a proposed mill-levy increase for School District Re-1 is not to throw the … Continue reading

Published in Election, October 2006

Lovejoy touts economic development for Navajos

Print this articleLynda Lovejoy might just become the first female president of the Navajo Nation. Her candidacy — and her surprising second-place finish in the Aug. 8 primary — have certainly piqued the interest of observers. Incumbent Navajo Nation President … Continue reading

Published in Election, October 2006

Dealing in concrete subjects

Print this articleJamie Olson speaks slowly, with a trace of a Midwestern accent, on the phone from Bluff, Utah, where he makes a living fashioning what he calls wearable art — necklaces, pins, and earrings. He creates playful designs, human … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, October 2006