Category Archives: April 2007

Do ‘family affairs’ matter to the religious right?

Remember family values? You know, all those traditional straitlaced behaviors embraced and espoused by the political and religious right during the last several elections that made them uniquely fit to steer the ship of state? Things like honesty, integrity, adherence … Continue reading

Published in April 2007, David Long

Cities mull the ethics of taxing groceries

  If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat… Since the Beatles’ George Harrison penned those bitter lyrics in 1966, not much has changed. Governments still rely on taxes to … Continue reading

Published in April 2007

County works to deal with growth-related problems

The development boom in Montezuma County is creating a few headaches for county officials. On the one hand, they have to deal with developers who follow the rules but whose subdivisions prove controversial for various reasons. On the other, they … Continue reading

Published in April 2007

Local women debate need for HPV vaccine

  Is the pharmaceutical industry trying to pull one over on us, or is the new HPV vaccine the key to preventing cervical cancer in young girls? The Centers for Disease Control have approved a vaccine that protects women against … Continue reading

Published in April 2007

Podunovich finds her voice in performance poetry

  Some poets publish poetry. Some perform it. Some create poetry for family and friends. Some write it in private journals. Renee Podunovich has done all of that. At this moment, she’s into performance poetry. “I really like the idea … Continue reading

Published in April 2007, Arts & Entertainment

The growing problem of graffiti

  Each morning as Rick Becher opens his plumbing shop on South Washington Street in Cortez, he wonders what new damage has been done during the night to his building’s alley wall and garage door. Becher, owner of Rick’s Plumbing, … Continue reading

Published in April 2007