Category Archives: May 2018

Farm animals, horses find refuge at Denkai

“We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.” — Anna Sewell It started with a miniature horse. “She was tiny, … Continue reading

Published in May 2018

The cost of war: Legal battles are draining the coffers of San Juan County, Utah. Does bankruptcy loom?

After six years of voting-rights litigation with the Navajo Nation, Utah’s San Juan County could be pushed to the brink of bankruptcy in the near future. According to the state auditor’s office, at the beginning of 2016 the county had … Continue reading

Published in May 2018 Tagged

Free Press takes 9 awards in regional contest

The Four Corners Free Press won nine awards in the four-state Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies competition for work done in 2017. Winners were announced at a ceremony on Denver on April 20. The Free Press swept … Continue reading

Published in May 2018

When rivers run orange: A new book recounts the saga of environmental conquest in the West

What if ? The audience at the San Juan Citizens Alliance’s Green Business Roundtable Luncheon in Durango on April 11 was left with that question following a presentation by Jonathan P. Thompson. Thompson, a fifth-generation Colorado native and part-time resident … Continue reading

Published in May 2018

Don’t fence me in: Wild animals face increasing habitat fragmentation, but some land managers are trying to help

Good fences make good neighbors. — Robert Frost One of the things most people relish about living in the Four Corners region is being surrounded by wildlife habitat. We might come face to face with a deer (in town!), marvel … Continue reading

Published in May 2018

Rogers, Ray, Nelson win fire-district election

Les Rogers, Bradly Ray and Jan Nelson won seats on the Cortez Fire Protection District board of directors in the May 8 election, topping a field of six candidates. Just 171 people cast ballots. Below are the vote totals: Les … Continue reading

Published in May 2018

An affair to remember: The Sparsholt Affair, by Alan Hollinghurst

“The evening when we first heard Sparsholt’s name seems the best place to start this little memoir.” That deceptively modest declaration begins The Sparsholt Affair, a novel of staggering depth and beauty from an author – Alan Hollinghurst – whom … Continue reading

Published in May 2018, Prose and Cons

Phil Lyman on the costs of his county’s legal battles

Note: The following is a transcript of a recorded interview between the author and San Juan County, Utah, Commissioner Phil Lyman. The interview took place on April 20, 2018, and was done as research for an article appearing in the … Continue reading

Published in May 2018