Category Archives: February 2011

Maybe it wasn’t such an inexplicable act

“a politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.” – e.e. cummings The mass murder spree in Arizona a few weeks ago sure got people talking, especially our elected leaders. Glib politicians all extended sympathy to the families … Continue reading

Published in David Long, February 2011

The end of a chapter in the Recapture Trail saga

One chapter of Utah’s long and tortuous Recapture Canyon saga closed in mid- January, with two guilty pleas to destruction of federal property. However, the debate about the off-road vehicle trail that Kenneth Brown and Dustin Felstead created on Bureau … Continue reading

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Grassroot reporters spring up on the rez

Ed Becenti’s e-mail list is rez rich and choice. It contains most of the names of key activists in the Navajo rez and their organizations. When Becenti attends a Navajo council meeting in Window Rock, Ariz., he writes his own … Continue reading

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Managing conflicts in the Grand Canyon

The search is on for a permanent superintendent at Grand Canyon National Park following the retirement last month of Steve Martin, who took over in February 2007. Martin’s career began and ended at Grand Canyon, with positions there bookending a … Continue reading

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Changes may be in the wind for regional power plants

For years, residents of the Four Corners have watched with various degrees of dismay or resignation as a smudgy haze has blurred the once-crisp vistas of the scenic region. “When I drive out from Bluff, the smog just hangs in … Continue reading

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