Category Archives: June 2017

Here comes the sun: Solar Barn Raising group helps homeowners install their own systems

Tapping usable energy directly from the sun has intrigued me ever since my student days, when I chose to build a solar-powered hot water system for my high-school science project. My fascination endured, inspiring me as a bold new bride … Continue reading

Published in June 2017

Too close for comfort?: Proximity to the White Mesa uranium mill worries Ute Mountain tribe

On a warm, windy Saturday in May, some 80 people set forth from the community center in White Mesa, Utah, marching north on the side of Highway 191 in a long line. The people were a mixture of Native Americans … Continue reading

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Grann’s ‘Killers’ chronicles murders of the Osage Indians (Prose and Cons)

Residents of the Four Corners region generally understand the debt they owe the Utes, Navajos, Apaches and other Native Americans who inhabited the area before them. David Grann’s latest nonfiction bestseller, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and … Continue reading

Published in June 2017, Prose and Cons

My interaction with the wilderness

By Samuel Gordon The Rocky Mountains hold dominant in this region. A bold and jagged spine of granite and sandstone that shifts the air currents enough to collect moisture in the otherwise parched west. The mountains stretch far into the … Continue reading

Published in June 2017

San Juan County School District raises eyebrows with vote opposing Bears Ears

In a move that has sparked controversy, the board for the San Juan County School District in Southeast Utah passed a resolution in May opposing the new Bears Ears National Monument and urging President Trump to rescind the designation made … Continue reading

Published in June 2017