Category Archives: October 2010

A fight rages in Southwest Colorado over closing forest roads

A proposed travel-management plan that bans motorized big-game retrieval and closes some roads in the Boggy-Glade area of the San Juan National Forest has sparked anger and resistance in Montezuma and Dolores counties. The controversy prompted the hasty creation of … Continue reading

Published in October 2010

Salazar: 3rd District needs a moderate

  Colorado’s sprawling 3rd Congressional District spans 54,100 square miles and a diverse population that includes blue-collar Democrats in Pueblo, staunch conservatives on the Western Slope, and a large number of independents. John Salazar believes he’s the right person to … Continue reading

Published in Election, October 2010

Tipton touts free-market solutions

  If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. . . . For Cortez businessman Scott Tipton, his second run for Congress has a certain ring of familiarity. His opponent, incumbent Rep. John Salazar, is the same as in … Continue reading

Published in Election, October 2010

Whitehead: Set priorities for budget

  It’s time to prioritize with an eye to getting lean and mean, says Sen. Bruce Whitehead. Whitehead, a civil engineer and water guru, aims to continue as senator in District 6, the seat to which he was appointed in … Continue reading

Published in Election, October 2010

Roberts calls for across-the-board cuts

The Legislature needs to act immediately to deal with Colorado’s budget crisis, Rep. Ellen Roberts says. Roberts, a Durango attorney and House District 59’s representative since 2006, hopes to unseat Bruce Whitehead in Senate District 6. Colorado’s budget shortfall could … Continue reading

Published in Election, October 2010

Two tribes come together to revamp the Four Corners monument

  The good news is the Four Corners Monument has finally undergone a much-needed renovation. The bad news is that the renovation was much smaller than originally envisioned and doesn’t include running water or electricity. Still, the $1.1 million project … Continue reading

Published in October 2010

Up in the air: People and objects will be flying at the first Durango Juggle Fest

  Only five percent of the professional jugglers around the world are women. Erin Stephens of Durango is one of that rare breed. Stephens’ talents and those of a host of other performers will be on display at the first-ever … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, October 2010