Category Archives: April 2013

Woman dies in park

A 47-year-old woman was found dead Sunday, April 6, in Cortez’s Centennial Park, according to Police Chief Roy Lane. Ann Margaret Wing of Towaoc was found Sunday at about 7 a.m., not far from the duck pond. “She was in … Continue reading

Published in April 2013

County administrator resigns

By Gail Binkly and David Grant Long County Administrator Ashton Harrison resigned on Monday, April 8 – the same day that the Montezuma County commissioners had an unusual meeting with District Attorney Will Furse, possibly in violation of state sunshine … Continue reading

Published in April 2013

Why make art? For locals, the reasons are many

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” — Gloria Steinem On Saturday, March 23, the Sideshow Emporium & Gallery in Dolores hosted an opening “Rural-Gothic: Music, Art & … Continue reading

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A new book on the history of Trail Canyon

Bud Poe has a promise for anyone who buys the book he co-authored, “Trail Canyon: 6 Miles Long, 10,000 Years Deep”: “If I ever write another, you can get your money back.” This isn’t to say that he didn’t enjoy … Continue reading

Published in April 2013

Reducing cat colonies

A total of 1,790 felines, many abandoned by their owners, have been given a new lease on life by the Feral Cat Project of For Pets’ Sake Humane Society over the past four years. The project’s work of trapping, neutering … Continue reading

Published in April 2013

Waste not, want not: How the landfill handles trash challenges

The sun glitters off a plethora of glass shards in the blackened soil on the steep north slope of McElmo Creek just outside Cortez. Rain and wind uncover rusted tin cans and other durable debris scattered throughout this modern-day midden, … Continue reading

Published in April 2013

Questions about cleaning up contaminated sites

Commissioners debate the ethics of using grants to improve private tracts A discussion about cleaning up possibly contaminated properties in Montezuma County has prompted concern among the county commissioners over any use of grant funds to benefit private landowners. At … Continue reading

Published in April 2013

What lies ahead for the San Juans?

The future of Colorado’s forests, farms and open spaces will be determined in part by the usual culprits associated with climate change – the pine-beetle plague and wildfire. But the future is also being influenced by strange bedfellows like bindweed … Continue reading

Published in April 2013

Seeking to stave off an endangered listing for the sage grouse

Still hoping to stave off an endangered-species listing for the Gunnison sage grouse, the Montezuma and Dolores County commissioners have signed a memorandum of understanding with eight other counties saying they will work together to improve the bird’s viability. “The … Continue reading

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