Category Archives: June 2009

The threat of loose dogs

Print this articleFollowing an attack by two pit bulls on a Montezuma County woman in May, the county commissioners are planning to consider adopting some type of dog-control ordinance later this summer. What form the ordinance might take has yet … Continue reading

Published in June 2009

A stray-cat solution: Trap, neuter, release

Print this articleTurned loose to fend for themselves, domestic cats can breed like rabbits. Some don’t survive long on their own, but others learn to scrounge scraps and catch mice and birds. And if they aren’t spayed or neutered, they … Continue reading

Published in June 2009

Montezuma County says no to a proposed waste site

Print this articleThe June 1 public hearing on a proposed solid-waste facility in Montezuma County featured threats to have people removed from the room, a threat to recall the county commissioners, demands for a planning commissioner to resign, and nearly … Continue reading

Published in June 2009

Fashion show: An exhibit displays New Mexicans’ historic styles

Print this article  What’s coming out of the closet? The Land of Enchantment’s best attire, for the exhibit “Fashioning New Mexico.” Why? To celebrate the brand-new New Mexico History Museum, which opened Memorial Day weekend in Santa Fe. And to … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, June 2009

A case for pinon management

Print this articleThere is vigorous discussion today amongst different camps of forest managers and scientists concerned about fire control and fire use. A new component in the debate is the idea that forest fires put out an immense amount of … Continue reading

Published in June 2009

A bug, a bush and a bird: The tamarisk controversy

Print this article  In 2001, a foreign species of beetle with a voracious appetite for the invasive tamarisk plant was released as part of the largest bio-control experiment in U.S. history. And although eight years later the plan is succeeding … Continue reading

Published in June 2009