The Occupy Movement is on target

I’d like to clarify who are the “Occupy Cortez” participants. You may have seen us holding signs on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Main and Market. The person who started the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Wilderness: a romantic, impossible idea

For the past 60 years I have been enjoying the luxury benefits from the ingenuity and hard work of my father, grandfather and those before them. I have no desire to return to the “good ole days” of...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Remember Pearl Harbor

As veterans of foreign wars, we have seen firsthand the tremendous cost of freedom. For that reason, we pay tribute to those who have paid so dearly for our freedom. Seventy years ago Wednesday...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

CMS band seeks instrument donations

My name is Andrew Campo and I am the new band director at Cortez Middle School. At the middle school, we are growing at a great rate. We are bursting at the seams! This exciting situation has...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Local management, new accrediting process

Chief executive officer of Southwest Health SystemI’ve been in my position at Southwest Memorial Hospital for a little over four months now, and would like to take this opportunity to update the...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

‘Resources’ and ‘damage’

Do we really need a road between Cortez and Durango? Do we need a road to Groundhog Lake? I’m not sure we need paved streets in Cortez! After all, just look at the damage these things cause by...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The 50th anniversary of DWCD

The seven people who convened the first board meeting of the Dolores Water Conservancy District, 50 years ago, knew that the key to the future depended on being able to store enough water during...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

MVIC water lease: What are the issues?

Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company’s board of directors got a loud message from their stockholders last May: “we do not want to lease water to maintain instream flows.” Now the board is seeking to...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Wilderness: symbolic and practical

President Obama recently proclaimed September “National Wilderness Month.” His action could not be more appropriate and timely for Colorado. While our state contains many magnificent wilderness...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

‘Distinctive traditional uses’

This past summer, the Dolores Public Lands Office re-initiated work on the Boggy-Glade Travel Management Plan and asked for public input on how we could improve the plan. We received a great amount...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The needs of the young

As a retired social scientist, one of the principles learned from my career that has stuck to me the most, having studied this and that about humans and their culture, is simply stated: “Any...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

The business of outdoor recreation

Hunting and fishing are not merely pastimes enjoyed by Colorado sportsmen and sportswomen. Abundant wildlife is as much a part of Colorado’s identity as our majestic landscapes. In a state that...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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