Category Archives: May 2015

Permaculture in practice: A Cortez-area ranch is hosting a workshop on sustainable agriculture

A visit to Hannaniah’s Rest Ranch west of Cortez takes visitors on a gravel road to the head of Trail Canyon at the last electrical pole in the line. Remote, rural, and waterless, the ranch is the site of a … Continue reading

Published in May 2015

Down to the wire: San Juan County is still in discussions over public-lands recommendations

A request for proposals regarding public-lands management from eastern Utah counties, to be included in Utah Rep. Rob Bishop’s Utah Public Lands Initiative, has stalled in San Juan County. Two meetings held with stakeholders in April yielded little movement from … Continue reading

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Methane mystery: Researchers converge on the Four Corners to study a ‘hot spot’ of the gas

Scientists from several agencies, including NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, are taking a closer look at the Four Corners after a European satellite detected the largest concentration of methane in the United States hovering in the region. … Continue reading

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Winds of change: The Navajo Nation’s new president pledges to listen to chapters

The new president of the Navajo Nation is promising to change the way people are hired for administrative and official positions and to give local citizens more input into development in their areas. Russell Begaye, a former council delegate from … Continue reading

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Phil Lyman speaks out about his conviction: Provocateurs usurped event

Convicted by a jury of two misdemeanors related to a protest ATV ride last year, San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman says the ride got so out of hand that he does not believe it accomplished what he had originally … Continue reading

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Two Utah men found guilty in protest ride

SALT LAKE CITY – San Juan County, Utah, Commissioner Phil Lyman and a local blogger, Monte Wells, were found guilty May 1 of two federal charges in connection with an ATV protest ride a year ago near Blanding. Two other … Continue reading

Published in May 2015

Free Press wins 9 awards, 6 firsts

The Four Corners Free Press received nine awards, six of them first-place, in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies regional competition for work done in 2014. The awards were announced May 15 in Denver. The winners were … Continue reading

Published in May 2015

Fluidity at The Farm

Local photographer Barbara Grist is presenting an exhibition through May 31 at The Farm Bistro, 34 W. Main St., Cortez. This exhibition by showcases photographs from her “Fluidity” series, presenting photographic interpretations of water and light in two series on … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, May 2015