Category Archives: December 2008

Waiting for that special moment

Print this articleA while back I met up with an old friend at a wedding in Michigan. We hadn’t seen each other in years, and decided to take some extra time and stroll through town to catch up on each … Continue reading

Published in December 2008, janelle holden

Vanishing symbol of the West: A new book shows the mustang’s plight

Print this article Carol Walker started photographing Wyoming’s wild horses five years ago after an encounter with a gray stallion on a cold April morning. But the veteran wildlife photographer had no idea where the adventure would take her. “Little … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, December 2008

Developer touts proposed village’s green features

Print this article  Related story ‘Tottenville’ heads to the planning commission Environmentally responsible, pedestrian- friendly, and economically sustainable. That was the picture developer Dean Matthews painted of his proposed 792- lot “Tottenville” subdivision at an informational meeting Nov. 12 before … Continue reading

Published in December 2008

‘Tottenville’ heads to the planning commission

Print this article  Related story Developer touts proposed village’s green features The biggest subdivision ever proposed in Montezuma County appears to be headed for a hearing before the planning commission despite a letter from the planning director stating that the … Continue reading

Published in December 2008

A struggle over wind power in the Navajo Nation

Print this articleThe winds that swirl around Gray Mountain in northern Arizona have generated a cyclone of controversy, a power struggle over who will reap the benefits of their energy-producing potential: the Navajo Nation’s central government, or the tiny community … Continue reading

Published in December 2008

Saving dogs and cats in Towaoc

Print this articleIt’s a frosty November morning in Towaoc, and a handful of people are hard at work. Dr. Susan Grabbe’s mobile veterinary clinic, housed in a van, is parked outside a small former office building that serves as the … Continue reading

Published in December 2008

Montezuma County takes the lead in scrutinizing oil and gas taxes

Print this article An independent audit of the oil and gas industry in Montezuma County has led to a significant property-tax windfall, and the trend is catching on in other Western Slope counties. As a result of increased property valuations … Continue reading

Published in December 2008

Commissioners face continual land-use questions

Print this articleSince the November election, when incumbent commissioners Gerald Koppenhafer and Larrie Rule were reelected easily, the county commission has taken pretty much the same stance on land-use decisions that it had before. The board has proven sympathetic to … Continue reading

Published in December 2008