Category Archives: January 2017

Ten questions for Anne Hillerman: The best-selling author and daughter of Tony Hillerman discusses his legacy and more

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. author Anne Hillerman will be speaking at the Cortez Public Library (202 N. Park St.) to kick off its 2017 Amazing Authors Tour. Daughter of the late, legendary New Mexico novelist Tony Hillerman, … Continue reading

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Toxic transportation?: Proposed routes for hauling uranium from mines near the Grand Canyon are sparking tribal opposition

Native American tribes in the Four Corners region are gearing up for a battle over plans to haul uranium across their lands to the White Mesa Mill near Blanding, Utah. White Mesa is the only fully-licensed, conventional uranium mill in … Continue reading

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Winter’s Tales (Prose and Cons)

Norse mythology permeates our Western culture, from the seven days of the Gregorian calendar (four of which are named for the Norse gods Tyr, Odin, Thor, and Frigg) to the symbolism of Biblical Christianity (Odin, the all-father of Norse myth, … Continue reading

Published in January 2017, Prose and Cons

Hibernation ends for Bears Ears: Obama makes a long-awaited monument proclamation, sparking mixed responses

Both delight and rage greeted President Obama’s designation of the Bears Ears National Monument on Dec. 28. Native American tribes hailed the historic inclusion of five tribes in the monument’s management, while environmentalists and archaeologists praised the idea of protecting … Continue reading

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Presidential proclamation inspires a protest

In northern San Juan County, Utah, President Obama is a man who can do nothing right – the worst President ever. So the day after he proclaimed a new national monument encompassing 1.35 million rugged acres in the county, residents … Continue reading

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