Category Archives: January 2010

The goshawk: The spotted owl of Arizona’s forests?

Goshawks are soul-stirring creatures, prized by falconers and bird-watchers alike for their fierce and formidable hunting skills. They’re also perched near the top of the food chain, which makes them a key species to watch when gauging forest health. As … Continue reading

Published in January 2010

Horses and women who ride

Women have always had a special affinity for horses, and a unique mother- daughter show at the Edge of Cedars State Park Museum in Blanding, Utah, celebrates that bond. “Desert Horses (Painted by the Women Who Ride Them)” features 35 … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, January 2010

Is the monument’s plan too restrictive? The debate continues

Is the new management plan for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument skewed toward preservation to the detriment of energy exploration? The Montezuma County commissioners believe so, and they have led a charge to protest the plan in a lastditch … Continue reading

Published in January 2010

A waste-pond proposal in Dolores County

Having lost at the district-court level in their lawsuit against Montezuma County, brothers Casey and Kelly McClellan are moving ahead with a proposal to create a waste-treatment facility in Dolores County similar to the one that was rejected locally. On … Continue reading

Published in January 2010

Court upholds decision in Four Corners Recycling case

Montezuma County has won a district-court ruling in its favor in a lawsuit involving a hotly disputed waste facility near Hovenweep National Monument. District Judge Sharon Hansen issued a ruling Dec. 23 stating that the county was justified in denying … Continue reading

Published in January 2010