Category Archives: May 2009

One man’s story: A personal remembrance

Print this article  Related story How do you get street people off the streets? This is about my desire to impress upon people the importance of The Bridge Emergency Shelter. I could begin by giving statistics about homeless people in … Continue reading

Published in May 2009

How do you get street people off the streets?

Print this article  Related story One man’s story: A personal remembrance This is the second part of a two-part series. The first installment was published in March. In mid-April, a Cortez man moved into a new apartment. He furnished it … Continue reading

Published in May 2009

Lower water levels for Totten Lake

Print this article  Because the aging dam at Totten Reservoir east of Cortez does not meet state specifications, the Dolores Water Conservancy District, which manages the reservoir, will be lowering the water level for an indefinite period while officials decide … Continue reading

Published in May 2009

A life’s work: Feela’s poetry book is ‘an atlas of where I’ve been’

Print this article  To Montezuma County writer David Feela, poetry bursts with emotion — the kind that explodes from the heart and imagination. “Prose is beer. Poetry is whiskey,” he says. Feela has just brought out his first full-length book … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, May 2009

A new film remembers the life and death of a Cortez teen

Print this articleTeenager. Beyoncé fan. Beloved son. Transgendered Navajo. Murder victim. Eight years after Fred Martinez’s brutal beating death in Cortez, filmmakers are preparing to release a documentary that pays tribute to his too-short life and places his gender identity … Continue reading

Published in May 2009