Category Archives: August 2016

The power of pictures: A Mancos exhibit showcases the historic and history-making work of William Henry Jackson

The power of a photograph to change the course of history was more apparent 150 years ago, when the explorer William Henry Jackson took a picture of land near Yellowstone River that led to the declaration of the region as … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, August 2016

The quiet renaissance of Dove Creek: With new construction and commerce, the town is awakening

You wouldn’t know it by driving through town other than to catch a glimpse of a sign announcing the site of a new senior center or the availability of smoked meats at the Sinclair station, but Dove Creek, Colo., is … Continue reading

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Differing views of a landscape: The Bears Ears battleground attracts a record crowd at a meeting in Bluff

A July 16 listening session in Bluff, Utah, with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell brought together two factions with diametrically opposed views on public lands management. One group supports the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, introduced by U.S. representatives Rob Bishop … Continue reading

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Plan for high-speed Internet in county runs into a delay

It’s not quite as simple as E=MC2. (Economic prosperity equals Montezuma County 2.0.) Time, that ever-elusive fourth dimension, simply ran out. A broadband system delivering internet services at the speed of light to all residents won’t be coming to Montezuma … Continue reading

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PLI legislation is introduced at last: Supporters say it’s the right solution; critics, that it’s too little, too late

Just prior to Interior Secretary Sally’s Jewell’s July 16 listening session in Bluff, Utah, about a possible Bears Ears National Monument, U.S. representatives Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz, both Utah Republicans, introduced the long-awaited final Public Lands Initiative bill. Among … Continue reading

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O’Nan’s latest is slender but powerful Prose and Cons

If the fine American fiction writer Stewart O’Nan is any indication, authors who adhere too strictly to writing only what interests them—and, they presumably hope, their readers—may well do so at their professional peril. O’Nan counts among his most ardent … Continue reading

Published in August 2016, Prose and Cons