Category Archives: -August 2007

Desperate GOP woos outed commie

I recently got a letter from the Republican National Committee asking for money. (Me, an outed commie, being solicited by the GOP! What’s next? An appeal from Jerry Falwell? Oh, wait, I forgot . . . ) Anyway, to say … Continue reading

Published in -August 2007, David Long

More controversy over Canyons of the Ancients

On the eve of the appearance of the long-awaited management plan for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Montezuma County commissioners are voicing concern about the future of grazing on the monument – and, in a broad sense, on all … Continue reading

Published in -August 2007

Fatally flawed: ‘Sicko’ shows the holes in our health-care system

Back in the 1990s, I heard one of Rush Limbaugh’s radio shows in which he took a call from a woman concerned about health care. She said her friend had full health coverage because she was married to a man … Continue reading

Published in -August 2007, Arts & Entertainment

Desert Rock hearings draw hundreds

If Bureau of Indian Affairs officials truly expected only technical comments from the public regarding the draft environmental impact statement for the Desert Rock power plant, they must have been disappointed. What they got was a little bit of technicality … Continue reading

Published in -August 2007

Cortez, county may be headed to court

Relations between Montezuma County and the city of Cortez — which have been strained for years — may be headed for an all-time low. The city is planning to sue the county over $48,000 city officials believe they are owed; … Continue reading

Published in -August 2007

Commissioners urge clean-up of old power plants

The Montezuma County commissioners have mixed feelings about the proposed Desert Rock power plant. While the La Plata County commissioners, Durango City Council, and Cortez City Council have passed resolutions opposing the 1,500-megawatt plant planned in New Mexico, Montezuma County’s … Continue reading

Published in -August 2007