Category Archives: September 2015

Lyman seeks new trial in ATV ride: Utah commissioner who organized protest says old map exonerates him

The judge who presided over the trial of Phil Lyman and three other men on charges related to an allegedly illegal ATV ride in May 2014 near Blanding, Utah, has voluntarily recused himself from the sentencing portion of the case. … Continue reading

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Montezuma County seeks to be on equal footing with the feds

“You say to-MAY-to, “I say to-MAH-to. . .” — George & Ira Gershwin As in many other counties across the West, the Montezuma County commissioners are singing a different version of that ditty, one that goes: “You say cooperate, I … Continue reading

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Pollution solution elusive: Water clean-up is proving a herculean task

For days in early August, the Animas River ran Tang orange during the Gold King Mine disaster, but it was not the first massive discharge from mines along its upper tributaries nor the deadliest to aquatic life. Members of the … Continue reading

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Evison is getting better all the time (Prose and Cons)

Want to catch a rising star? “All About Lulu,” the witty, wise, and achingly poignant debut novel that launched Jonathan Evison onto the nation’s literary radar in 2008, remains one of my favorite discoveries of the past 10 years. Moving … Continue reading

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A legacy of distrust: Residents of the Utah Navajo Strip are worried, skeptical about water quality

For the Navajo Nation, environmental contamination is nothing new. The toxic legacy of uranium-mining lingers to this day in the form of tainted soils and waters. So the nation’s response to the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill, which discharged … Continue reading

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