Category Archives: January 2013

Meetings to be held on listing for sage grouse (web only)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will conduct three informal public meetings on the service’s proposal to list the Gunnison sage grouse as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Public meetings will be held from 5 to … Continue reading

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New board fails to reappoint longtime attorney (web only)

By Gail Binkly The Montezuma County commissioners voted 2-1 Monday not to renew their contract with longtime county attorney Bob Slough but to offer him the opportunity to remain as attorney for the county’s social services office. Saying, “I think … Continue reading

Published in January 2013

Something ought to be done, by golly

It was horrific. Once again, my whole weekend was thrown into complete disarray by current events. Last winter it was the shooting in Tucson of a Congresswoman and many others at a shopping center by a crazy man early on … Continue reading

Published in David Long, January 2013

Field of dreams?

Amendment 64 may open the door to the cultivation of industrial hemp This is the second in a two-part series. The first article, in the December 2012 issue, examined the impacts of the passage of Colorado’s Amendment 64 regarding the … Continue reading

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The struggle to bring water to Navajo Mountain

About 70 families in a remote part of the Navajo Nation near the Arizona-Utah border will get a new system of wells and pipes this year that will deliver safe water to their kitchens and baths. The new system, in … Continue reading

Published in January 2013

How to preserve native languages?

Most linguists agree that there is value in preserving a native language – that culture travels in the spoken word. For many people from indigenous cultures, home resonates in the sound of an elder’s voice speaking in their native language. … Continue reading

Published in January 2013

Eyes on the Skies

John Ninnemann has spent many a full moon in some remote location or other in the red-rock canyon and desert regions of the Southwest, waiting for moonrise. He has also been found at the winter solstice perched in subzero predawn … Continue reading

Published in January 2013

The Bridge shelter survives its own fiscal cliff

Last fall, the board of directors of the Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez realized they were facing a financial crisis. A cashflow projection showed that, if trends continued, the homeless shelter would exhaust its financial resources in December, midway through … Continue reading

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