Category Archives: May 2010

Marching backward into the future

No one looked particularly enslaved — yet a return to the “freedoms” of the past was the theme of a Tea Party rally in Cortez on April 15, the most painful day of all for those who believe they pay … Continue reading

Published in David Long, May 2010

The BLM rejects protests to Canyons of the Ancients’ plan

Nearly 10 years after the creation of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, a management plan for the 166,000-acre area appears headed toward implementation. The office of BLM Director Bob Abbey denied or dismissed all 14 protests that had been … Continue reading

Published in May 2010

Commissioners mull options for zoning

The Montezuma County commissioners are pondering whether to revise the landuse code to deal with the perennial problem of unzoned properties. On April 19, they heard from the county planning commission and planning department about options for dealing with zoning … Continue reading

Published in May 2010

Debating the cost of coal on Black Mesa

“How many college students will $250,000 fund?” Answers from the audience at the Hardrock, Ariz., Senior Citizens meeting hall began with, “Five!” Then someone offered, “Three,” and finally someone in the back called out, “How about just one in today’s … Continue reading

Published in May 2010

Noble breeds: Mancos sculptor captures animals’ essence

One day, sculptor Patsy Davis’ wire-hair pointer paced the house, begging to go out. Davis ignored her — until a squeak caught her attention. Picturing mischief, she dashed to see what the dog was doing. The dog wasn’t doing anything. … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, May 2010

Study: Mining near Grand Canyon could threaten water

A new study by the U.S. Geologic Survey indicates that the Grand Canyon watershed is susceptible to additional radioactive contamination from future uranium-mining. The 350-page report was completed as part of a proposal by the Obama Administration to ban new … Continue reading

Published in May 2010