Category Archives: August 2011

This historic battle over access to a desert creek

  First of a two-part series For two decades, a furor has raged over the fate of a slow-moving stream that meanders through the heart of the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park in Utah. The saga has its own … Continue reading

Published in August 2011

Hopkins’ ‘Carlomagno’ imagines the life of a Native American pirate

  Career journalists always have a book in their belly. Most dream of writing the investigative story that will change the world for the better. John Christian Hopkins, an award-winning reporter (and a Free Press columnist) who formerly wrote a … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, August 2011

Preferred plants: Agency ecologists work to find species best-suited to restoration efforts

  The Bureau of Land Management is looking for a few good plants. Fourteen plants, actually — mostly grasses that will be better suited for restoration projects than the ones they’ve used in the past. The BLM and other agencies … Continue reading

Published in August 2011

A cultural crossroads: Cortez center is a museum, a gallery, an entertainmnet hub and much more

  It’s a little bit of a lot of things. Part museum, part art gallery, part natural and cultural resources preserve, and part gift shop featuring work by local crafters, the Cortez Cultural Center draws people from all over the … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, August 2011

Republicans fight a ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon

  A federal effort to protect 1 million acres of public land around the Grand Canyon from the potential hazards of uranium-mining was a sure thing just weeks ago, but the measure has been hitting resistance lately from Republican members … Continue reading

Published in August 2011