Category Archives: July 2021

Environmental assessment release for Salter project

The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest has released the Salter Vegetation Management Project Final En­vironmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact, and the Draft Decision Notice. The objection period opened June 23, for those who have … Continue reading

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A special guy

Like the ripples when a stone is tossed in water, the impact of well-lived lives is more obvious close up, but they are far-reaching, if less easily seen, as time goes by. The late Russ Brown, my former boss as … Continue reading

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Remembering Russ Brown, a supporter of journalism

Russell Dewey Brown, former publish­er of Cortez Newspapers, passed away in Farmington, New Mexico on May 13, 2021. He was 92. Russell was born to Dwight and Mildred Brown in 1929. After graduating from Cor­tez High School, he joined the … Continue reading

Published in July 2021

Diversion for most: Five locals charged with harassment in a January incident in Cortez will have those charges dropped if they complete the court’s requirements

And then there was one. Five of six suspects charged with harass­ing members of the Justice and Peace coali­tion in downtown Cortez in January have agreed to write letters of apology and enter a diversion program operated by the 22nd … Continue reading

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Pondering twists of fate: A local author finds that things have a way of working out

2020 was a year in which it was a little dif­ficult to believe in happily-ever-afters. But Bethany Turner has never stopped be­lieving in them and writing about them. The Cortez resident just released her first novel for Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins, … Continue reading

Published in July 2021

Left high and dry: A severe drought has definite and unfortunate impacts on wildlife

In mid-June, a 2-year-old male bear was wandering the streets of Dolores at night, tipping over trash bins that weren’t latched to find himself a meal. Dolores is the only town in Montezuma County to have an ordinance “requiring all … Continue reading

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