Category Archives: February 2016

Under pressure: Emails released by the Forest Service in response to a FOIA action show how Village at Wolf Creek developers prodded the agency

Thousands of documents obtained from the U.S. Forest Service by a coalition of environmental groups opposed to building a luxury resort near the summit of Wolf Creek Pass are adding yet another controversial chapter to a complex legal battle that … Continue reading

Published in February 2016 Tagged

A path to prosperity? Locals hope a Cortez-Mancos trail will boost recreation

Hop on your bike, saddle up your horse, or step into your hiking shoes and journey along a recreational trail from Cortez all the way to Mesa Verde and even on to Mancos. That’s a vision that many local leaders … Continue reading

Published in February 2016

Crunch time for a public-lands bill: Will Utah’s ‘Grand Bargain’ succeed, or be quashed by opponents?

Can clashing interests in eastern Utah agree to a compromise for public-lands management? The coming months should see an answer to that question. After nearly six years of meetings, discussions, and give-and-take, Utah Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz have … Continue reading

Published in February 2016 Tagged

Killing it: Fans of mysteries and canines will enjoy this Colorado-based crime tale (Prose and Cons)

Four Corners-area mystery lovers who love dogs — or dog lovers who also love mysteries set close to home — have reason to cheer. With “Killing Trail,” Margaret Mizushima has launched a fine, southern Colorado-based mystery series featuring kind-hearted small-town … Continue reading

Published in February 2016, Prose and Cons