Category Archives: November 2018

Turnaround sees New Mexico Democrat winning after all

In a wild turnaround, Xochitl Torres Small, a Democrat, appears to have won the race for New Mexico’s Second Congressional District seat a little less than a day after her opponent announced that she had won instead. Late Tuesday night, … Continue reading

Published in November 2018

A seismic shift in San Juan County, Utah – and other regional election results

San Juan County, Utah, is preparing for a seismic shift on its county commission. Although the San Juan Record reported that not all the mail ballots had been counted Wednesday, the Salt Lake Tribune and other sources were reporting that … Continue reading

Published in November 2018 Tagged

Montezuma County is red enclave in blue state

Colorado went blue in a big way Tuesday night, but Montezuma County and the state’s southwest corner remained staunchly red. In Tuesday’s election, Montezuma County kept its county commission all-Republican, choosing Jim Candelaria over Democrat M.B. McAfee and two unaffiliated … Continue reading

Published in November 2018

Montezuma County chooses Candelaria in close race

Republican Jim Candelaria won the right to replace James Lambert on the Montezuma County Commission, defeating Democrat M.B. McAfee by fewer than 400 votes Tuesday, Nov. 6, in an election that saw nearly 60 percent of county voters casting ballots. … Continue reading

Published in November 2018

“Will Work for Food”: Street people seem to be on the rise in Cortez. What are the causes and what can be done?

On a gorgeous, preternaturally warm day in late October, I was strolling to the Walmart in Cortez when I noticed two men sitting on a shady slope above the northwest entrance to the parking lot. One, a short man with … Continue reading

Published in November 2018 Tagged

Desert duet

When writers and editors speak of “voice” in the context of fiction, they refer to stylistic qualities of attitude and personality an author employs to engage the reader, as conveyed through tone and word choice. A unique and powerful voice … Continue reading

Published in November 2018, Prose and Cons

Renew works to rebound after tumult: The nonprofit is seeking a new board and new director following charges against Beene

Renew, Inc., a Montezuma County nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault turn their lives around, is itself undergoing a major renewal after a period of upheaval, sparked when its longtime former director was accused of … Continue reading

Published in November 2018

Restarting the presses: Old equipment in the the former home of the Mancos Times-Tribune is being given a new purpose

A project to preserve and restore the historic Mancos Times-Tribune building on Grand Avenue in Mancos is on the threshold of repurposing the technology that printed the news in Southwest Colorado for more than 100 years. A rare 1910 American … Continue reading

Published in November 2018