Category Archives: December 2009

Teams’ ‘respect’ for Indians is only Skin-deep

After a couple decades during which public opinion has waxed, then waned in its superficial indignation, the U.S. Supreme Court has finally spoken: There ain’t nothin’ wrong with a little well-intentioned racism when it’s cloaked in the glamour of the … Continue reading

Published in David Long, December 2009

Piecing together the past

A dozen volunteers gathered in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in November to learn how archaeologists piece together the past, and why cultural sites must remain intact in order for their stories to be told. As part of an … Continue reading

Published in December 2009

Living near industry can have drawbacks, citizens say

In the past few years, proposals for new industrial projects in Montezuma County have stirred up a storm of protests. • In July, neighbors objected vociferously to Empire Electric’s plan to create a two-lot industrial planned unit development on 43 … Continue reading

Published in December 2009

Celebrating the holidays, Four Corners style

Webster’s dictionary defines “give” as: “to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; to care about something; to relinquish or sacrifice (to give one’s … for); make a gift or contribute.” This time of year, our thoughts normally turn to giving. … Continue reading

Published in December 2009

Facing a painted reality

Ed Singer is an artist who renders contemporary reality on the Navajo reservation with a hard experiential lens on internal politics. It’s what he sees, hears, observes and knows firsthand. “Even so,” he insists, “it’s not political art.” It is … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, December 2009