Category Archives: May 2011

Phantom candidates don’t deserve to win

To the good citizens of Cortez: If you truly know what’s good for you, you’ll turn out in droves to vote against recalling the five members of the city council that a few disgruntled malcontents and developers are trying to … Continue reading

Published in David Long, May 2011

What kind of rafting season can boaters expect?

A short whitewater rafting release is “probable” for the lower Dolores River canyon this month, according to water officials. Beginning May 20, the Dolores Water Conservancy District expects to release 800 cfs from McPhee Dam into the lower canyon for … Continue reading

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New Mexican finds art in everyday moments

The crisp odor of oil paint and solvent greets anybody visiting the studio of Farmington, N.M., artist Gerald Farm, just next to the home he and his wife, Shari, built in 1973. They separated the buildings because, Farm says with … Continue reading

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How building a street led to a historic recall election

Voters in Cortez will go to the polls May 3 to decide whether to oust five of seven members of the city council in response to claims that the council squandered public money and needlessly aided a private subdivision. The … Continue reading

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Free Press wins awards in four-state competition

The Four Corners Free Press received six awards in the 2011 Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies contest. The Free Press competes with other newspapers under 10,000 in circulation in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico. The competition was for work done … Continue reading

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Concern over the spread of tamarisk beetles

It’s not so hard to see why people in the late 1800s liked tamarisk trees. Their long, wispy branches boast showy pink or white flowers for much of the year. They can quickly grow to heights approaching 20 feet, and … Continue reading

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