Category Archives: July 2018

Winds of change?: Voters reject an incumbent commissioner in San Juan County, Utah

Print this articleIn their first election under new federally mandated voting districts, residents of San Juan County, Utah, on June 26 ousted incumbent commissioner Rebecca Benally. Final election results are expected to be posted by July 10, but preliminary results … Continue reading

Published in July 2018

How an extension agent came to be banned from his new office

Print this articleA peculiar situation in which Montezuma County’s longtime extension agent, Tom Hooten, was locked out of his new office has apparently been resolved. Both Hooten and his supervisor, C.J. Mucklow, the western regional supervisor for the Colorado State … Continue reading

Published in July 2018

Staking their claim: The Montezuma County commissioners pass a bold resolution, but what does it really mean?

Print this articleIn a move that supporters called significant but skeptics said was meaningless, the Montezuma County commissioners have adopted a resolution asserting claims over a number of roads and trails crossing public lands. The resolution, passed unanimously on June … Continue reading

Published in July 2018

Wry spy

Print this articleWhat’s the recipe for a great summer novel? Page-turning suspense, for starters, and a plucky heroine for whom to root. Lyrical writing is a bonus, as are reversed roles and upended expectations. Mix in a Cold War setting … Continue reading

Published in July 2018, Prose and Cons