Category Archives: November 2017


We live in troubling times; nowhere more so than in the arena of women’s reproductive health. On his first day in office, President Trump signed a ban on federal money going to international aid groups that provide information on abortions … Continue reading

Published in November 2017, Prose and Cons

Would you pay $70 to visit a national park? Should you?

The National Park Service is hoping a proposed 2018 admission-rate increase at 17 parks will produce enough additional revenue to address some of the mounting deferred maintenance costs threatening the ability of park and monument managers to maintain a high-quality … Continue reading

Published in November 2017

A growing movement: Volunteers revitalize a community garden at Cortez’s Rec Center

This fall, arriving Canada geese cast shadows as they fly over a revived and thriving community garden that bloomed and bore fruit last summer just outside the Cortez Recreation Center. Mellowing grapevines turn crisp and red, spilling over two 7-foot … Continue reading

Published in November 2017

Zinke wants to sink master leasing plans: Interior Department cites need to reduce burdens on oil and gas drilling

They were supposed to be another tool in the Bureau of Land Management’s proverbial tool chest, a way for public-lands managers to oversee oil and gas development on a mid-range scale, somewhere between over-arching resource management plans and site-specific drilling … Continue reading

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