April issue updateTo our readers and advertisers: We've decided not to publish an April issue. This will be the first time in our 16-year history that we've missed an issue. But we know that many events we would have been spotlighting have been canceled, many of our advertisers are hurting, and some outlets that carry our newspaper (the Cortez Rec Center, for example) will be closed. It just makes sense not to print a paper for this coming month. We'll continue to offer updates online. And of course you have The Journal for continuing news coverage in the local area. Let's hope that by May things will be looking better. Stay healthy, everyone!
By Gail Binkly The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the comment period for a draft environmental impact statement regarding continuing treatment of salinity in the Lower Dolores River. The San Juan Citizens Alliance, an environmental …
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Category Archives: March 2013
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
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
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
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