Category Archives: April 2012

What’s a life worth?

Poet John Donne observed that no man is an island, and that the loss of anyone diminishes us all. This is, of course, a much more generous interpretation of our short time here on Earth than was expressed recently by … Continue reading

Published in April 2012, David Long

Out of the canyon and onto the road

Chinle (Ariz.) High School’s ensemble goes on tour Jazz improv is a conversation, says Eric Swanson, guitar, band and jazz ensemble teacher at Chinle High School in Arizona. “It’s like language, sharing ideas, connecting.” This month, that musical conversation will … Continue reading

Published in April 2012

County mulls land use revisions

The Montezuma County commissioners have backed away from an earlier attempt to zone all unzoned parcels in the county. Instead, they are considering amending the land-use code to add language that would merely grant future commissioners the authority to implement … Continue reading

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Renewable energy faces uphill battle

The Colorado House is expected to approve a bill soon that will keep wind rights tied to property rights – unlike subsurface mineral rights, which can be bought and sold separately. The bill is largely uncontroversial, and it does little … Continue reading

Published in April 2012

Furse wants closer ties with law enforcement

William Furse, an area defense lawyer, is the Republican front-runner for District Attorney for the 22nd Judicial District, which includes Montezuma and Dolores counties. Because there is no Democratic challenger, the DA election will be decided during the Republican primary … Continue reading

Published in April 2012

Incumbent Wasley proud of record as DA

A career prosecutor with 12 years’ experience, District Attorney Russell Wasley is ready and eager to serve citizens of the 22nd Judicial District for another term. And despite failing to make the ballot during the county’s Republican assembly on Feb. … Continue reading

Published in April 2012

A new candidate enters the commission contest

Greg Kemp, a longtime champion of land-use planning and government transparency, will run as an unaffiliated candidate for the Montezuma County Commission seat open in District 3, the Mancos district. He will be vying with Larry Don Suckla, another unaffiliated … Continue reading

Published in April 2012

Does the GOP own Montezuma County?

It’s been 10 years since any Democrat was elected to a county office in Montezuma County. Back in 2002, two made it. Sandy Greenlee was chosen treasurer, and Joey Chavez was re-elected as sheriff. But Greenlee lost her next bid … Continue reading

Published in April 2012