Category Archives: October 2009

Stepping Out: A local concert series launches another season

The Dove Creek school system has no music program, but thanks to the SouthWest Colorado Concert Association, and a Dove Creek bank, interested students and adults can attend classical, jazz, and pop concerts. Every year, the SWCCA brings soloists and … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, October 2009

More septic concerns in the tiny town of Bluff, Utah

No doubt the disposition of human waste has been a problem since people first started living together in groups. And while the dilemma has not been quite that protracted in Bluff, Utah, it sometimes seems so. For several decades, at … Continue reading

Published in October 2009

Montezuma County may put teeth in its dog law

A dog ordinance will have its day in November, when the Montezuma County commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposal to amend and tighten the county’s existing law. On Sept. 28, commissioners Gerald Koppenhafer and Steve Chappell (Larrie … Continue reading

Published in October 2009

Desert Rock goes back to the drawing board

Is the controversial Desert Rock power plant down for the count? Its backers say no, but environmentalists are ecstatic over the recent announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency will take a hard second look at the air-pollution permit it had … Continue reading

Published in October 2009

Starry vistas prove a boon for Natural Bridges

The national parks in the Four Corners area, known for their stark and rugged beauty by day, offer another kind of beauty at night. A number of parks in the region offer star-gazing and astronomical programs to take advantage of … Continue reading

Published in October 2009

Dark Skies: Are they worth preserving?

“If stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore. . . But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Driving … Continue reading

Published in October 2009

From fuel to food: As markets change, Dove Creek’s biodiesel plant shifts direction

  In late summer, fields of golden sunflowers, heavy heads drooping, line the border of U.S. Highway 491 in Southwest Colorado, near the town of Dove Creek. Farmers in this part of Colorado grow the sunflowers for their oily seeds, … Continue reading

Published in October 2009