Category Archives: April 2017

Anne Hillerman sings in ‘Song of the Lion’ (Prose and Cons)

By rights, it shouldn’t work. But it does. Beloved mystery author Tony Hillerman’s bestselling series, which featured Navajo Nation cops Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, ended with Hillerman’s death in 2008. Or so his devoted readers thought. There were plenty … Continue reading

Published in April 2017, Prose and Cons

The coal conundrum: The Navajo Nation weighs the cost of saving power-plant, mining jobs

Owners of the Navajo Generating Station announced in February that they intend to shutter the coal-fired energy plant in Page, Ariz., by December 2019, when their lease agreement with the Navajo Nation expires. The decision is purely economic, they explained. … Continue reading

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The big picture: Graham documents people and places through wet-plate photography

As an archaeologist, Carole Graham is used to keeping an eye on the past. These days, her expert eye is looking at the world through a different kind of lens. The Cortez resident is pursuing the 19th-century art of large-format … Continue reading

Published in April 2017

Muddy water: A former county commissioner questions actions taken in regards to an out-of-county ditch

A former Montezuma County commissioner is accusing the current board chairman, Larry Don Suckla, of inappropriate behavior and a conflict of interest in a dispute involving a water right on an irrigation ditch near Groundhog Reservoir. On March 20, Gerald … Continue reading

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Here it comes! Dolores River to see a big, long rafting spill

The start of this year’s rafting season on the lower Dolores River was for only the hardy. When managers began ramping up releases of frigid waters from the bottom of McPhee Dam on March 29, snow still lay along much … Continue reading

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