Category Archives: August 2018

Investigation is opened into Renew’s finances

The longtime executive director of the Cortez-based nonprofit Renew, Inc., has been suspended and an investigation has been opened into possible financial abuses at the organization. Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane confirmed to the Four Corners Free Press that Cheryl … Continue reading

Published in August 2018

Padilla denies allegations that forest officials let fires get out of control

A local resident suggested to the Montezuma County commissioners on Monday, Aug. 14, that officials with the San Juan National Forest deliberately accelerated two wildfires on public lands northeast of Dolores in order to conduct some sort of unregulated prescribed … Continue reading

Published in August 2018

Suckla voices impatience over planning delays

Montezuma County Commissioner Larry Don Suckla voiced concern Monday, Aug. 13, about the number of planning issues pending before the county. He said he had been told there are currently 84 issues backed up before the Planning and Zoning Commission, … Continue reading

Published in August 2018

Sharing the bounty: With food scarcity a growing concern, groups are teaming up to help

Food scarcity in Montezuma County is a growing concern as people struggle with low wages and an increased cost of living despite the surging U.S. economy. It was good news in late July when the U.S. Commerce Department announced a … Continue reading

Published in August 2018

A troubled pair in beautiful Montana

Montana’s Glacier National Park is a troubled place these days — almost as troubled as the characters in A Sharp Solitude, Christine Carbo’s fourth and latest mystery, set in the park’s shadow. Glacier faces the climate-change-driven loss of its eponymous … Continue reading

Published in August 2018, Prose and Cons

Commission drops internet-tax idea, wants general sales tax

By Gail Binkly The Montezuma County commissioners have abandoned the idea of a tax on internet sales after hearing from the Colorado Department of Revenue that such a tax would be unconstitutional. However, they are now leaning toward putting a … Continue reading

Published in August 2018