Category Archives: April 2015

Letting go: Author Craig Childs says we can’t save everything from the past

What should we do with pieces of the past? Do they belong to that past, to the present, or to the future? Should they be preserved or allowed to deteriorate and disappear? Best-selling author Craig Childs raised those questions March … Continue reading

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Gridlock over travel: A proposed permit system on two Canyonlands roads meets resistance

A National Park Service proposal to implement a permit system on two popular roads in Canyonlands sank like a rock when it was floated before the San Juan County, Utah, commissioners at their March 24 meeting. Kate Cannon, superintendent of … Continue reading

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A change in direction: After hiring a new director, the Cortez Cultural Center board is optimistic

The Cortez Cultural Center has undergone another shakeup, one of many in its troubled history, but its board of directors is confident that they are moving in the right direction as they address tough issues surrounding their mission, finances, and … Continue reading

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A delay for ‘The Grand Bargain’: March 27 deadline passes; work continues on Utah lands bill

March 27 came and went without the expected unveiling of a draft bill for managing eastern Utah’s treasured public lands, but the deadline for inclusion in “The Grand Bargain,” as the legislation is being called, has been extended. Utah Congressmen … Continue reading

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Should federal lands be turned over to the states? The Montezuma County Commission says yes

At the end of the day on March 16, the Montezuma County commissioners took a quick vote on a proposed expenditure. The amount of money was relatively small – $1,000 – and the topic wasn’t even listed on the agenda. … Continue reading

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Cortez woman sentenced in tax-fraud case

A Cortez woman who embezzled funds from Empire Electric has been sentenced to 12 months in federal prison. Lisa Kay Balderrama, 50, was sentenced earlier this week by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger to serve 12 months … Continue reading

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