Category Archives: -June 2007

‘As the River Flows’: A rafting-season chronicle

Print this article  Dolores river group seeks solutions On March 14, the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) hosted its annual public meeting on McPhee Dam and Reservoir. As the meeting was not well advertised, only two members of the public attended. … Continue reading

Published in -June 2007

Dolores river group seeks solutions

Print this article   ‘As the River Flows’: A rafting-season chronicle For the past three years, a dedicated group of community leaders has been meeting to discuss ways to manage the Dolores River that will benefit fish, wildlife and human … Continue reading

Published in -June 2007

New Mancos mayor ready to shoulder responsibility

Print this article  “Literally, one minute I was resigning as a town board trustee, the next, they were addressing me as ‘Your Honor’ – it was weird.” That is how Michele Black describes suddenly becoming mayor of Mancos, Colo. We … Continue reading

Published in -June 2007

Slavery in the southwest

Print this articleIn mid-February 1862, Confederates clashed with the Union Army on the Rio Grande near Fort Craig, New Mexico Territory, in the Battle of Valverde. The Confederates claimed victory, and took control of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. At the … Continue reading

Published in -June 2007

Impacts of fuel costs are felt across the Four Corners

Print this article  Petroleum is the lifeblood of the national economy. When fuel prices rise, everyone is affected. But the impacts hit particularly hard in places such as the Four Corners, where driving long distances is a way of life. … Continue reading

Published in -June 2007

Playing catch during the release

Print this articleThere’s pot-hunting on public lands, and then there’s pot-hunting on public lands. One kind is the looting of ancient crockery artifacts from the plethora of Anasazi ruins across the Four Corners. The other kind involved BLM lawenforcement rangers … Continue reading

Published in -June 2007