Category Archives: March 2013

Natural disasters plague the Navajo Nation this winter

Print this articleThe Navajo Nation has gotten a double whammy this winter, with a weather-related, reservation-wide breakdown of its water pipes followed by the collapse of a long stretch of Highway 89, south of Page, Ariz. But the twin crises … Continue reading

Published in March 2013

Reviving the local farm economy

Print this articleIn 1930, an amazing amount of food was being produced in Montezuma County – everything from dairy products to fruit to wheat and beans. Today, although the local area is perceived as being an agricultural community and roughly … Continue reading

Published in March 2013

Opportunities offered to view sage-grouse mating dance

Print this articleOpportunities are being offered this spring for birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts and/or endangered-species naysayers to view the secret mating dance of the elusive greater sage grouse and the even-rarer Gunnison sage grouse. The recent proposed listing as endangered of … Continue reading

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The county questions land sales in Canyons of the Ancients

Print this articleA routine water-court procedure on a creek in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument has triggered concerns from Montezuma County officials of an expanding federal-government presence that threatens traditional ranching. County commissioners met with BLM and monument staff … Continue reading

Published in March 2013

Celebrate spring with tea eggs

Print this articleI once owned a T-shirt that read, “Stock up on eggs for Passover and Easter.” I bought it overseas, along with some other bits of shirt-bound poetry like “On the Road With Feeling,” “Head For These Seafood Values,” … Continue reading

Published in March 2013