Category Archives: March 2016

Learning, growth expected for Canyon Country Discovery Center

This will be a year of development and learning for the Canyon Country Discovery Center – the new campus of the Four Corners School of Outdoor Education in Monticello, Utah. “There are things we just don’t know — from hours … Continue reading

Published in Arts & Entertainment, March 2016

Cultural-center revamp highlights history

When Jeff Weinmeister took over the directorship of the Cortez Cultural Center in 2015, the not-for-profit was called by some on the street a sinking ship. The board was fractious and the mission and offerings – including archeological collections and … Continue reading

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Re-1, Utes work toward understanding

In an ongoing effort to strengthen relationships and communication between the Montezuma-Cortez school district and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, district principals met with members of the tribe’s education departments Feb. 19 to discuss the transition to kindergarten. In the … Continue reading

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Oooh, that smell!: A proposed livestock ordinance prompts lively debate in Mancos

It began with a rooster, two roosters to be exact, in two different neighborhoods within the small metropolis of downtown Mancos. Neighbors complained, owners refused to get rid of their birds, and the discord eventually ended up at Town Hall. … Continue reading

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Courthouse project sparks hiring discussion

Montezuma County has raised a few eyebrows with its choice of an owner’s representative to manage and oversee the construction of a $7.5 million courthouse. But the commissioners have stoutly stood by Monty Guiles of Mancos and say they are … Continue reading

Published in March 2016

San Juan County, Utah, told to redraw districts: Order could mean changes for the county commission

By Sonja Horoshko San Juan County, Utah, must redraw the boundaries for its county-commission districts, according to a ruling issued Feb. 19 in Salt Lake City by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Shelby that the county’s 2011 redistricting decisions violated … Continue reading

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Moving forward with clean-up: Silverton, San Juan County seek Superfund status in wake of spill

Six months after the release of 3 million gallons of wastewater from the Gold King Mine into a tributary of the Animas River, vested interest groups are working to determine the best plan for moving forward. “It’s been six months … Continue reading

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Dipping below the horizon: Nesbo’s latest thriller is worthwhile, but not one of his best offerings (Prose and Cons)

It’s been said that there are only two plots in all of fiction. In the first, a man goes on a journey. In the second, a stranger comes to town. “Midnight Sun,” by Norwegian crime master Jo Nesbo, is a … Continue reading

Published in March 2016, Prose and Cons