Category Archives: November 2019

Bessie’s story is a good one

The recently published memoir by Bessie White held me captive from cover to cover. Bessie’s Sylvan catalogues the life (so far) of the 89-year-old dry-land farmer, starting with her move to Montezuma County from Canada when she was a somewhat … Continue reading

Published in November 2019

A real art estate is sold: Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve near Mancos changes hands

The successful recent sale of Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center in Mancos, Colo., transferred official responsibility for the steady vision provided for nearly 30 years by former owner Peggy Cloy to the not-for-profit developed on-site that sustains the … Continue reading

Published in November 2019

Head of non-profit is convicted of theft: The guilty verdict in the Howe case came after a change of venue

The head of Ability Consultants, a Cortez non-profit represented as a “one-stop” help agency for disabled people, was recently convicted of trying to bilk an elderly Cahone, Colo., widow out of her home shortly after the death of her husband. … Continue reading

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Power Play: Tri-State’s CEO says it is federally regulated, but the state disagrees

Duane Highley, the CEO of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association set a positive tone at the monthly meeting of the Empire Electric Association Board of Directors Oct. 11 in Cortez. Highley presented updates on a wide variety of topics that … Continue reading

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It’s all in your head: People who have suffered concussions share their tales

Early in May, I was in a restaurant in Cortez sipping very mild drink with a friend when I stood up and instantly fainted, for some reason that remains a medical mystery. When I fell, my head crashed into a … Continue reading

Published in November 2019