Stewards of the Land: Stargazing creates chance to expand your horizons

The longer hours of darkness in the winter make it a perfect time of year for stargazing - night starts early, so you don't have to stay up too late to enjoy the stars! The air temperature is...

DATE: March 4, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Stargazing creates chance to expand your horizons

The longer hours of darkness in the winter make it a perfect time of year for stargazing – night starts early, so you don’t have to stay up too late to enjoy the stars! The air temperature is...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Christmas trees have uses after holidays

’Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the tree lot, many creatures were stirring and wondering, “What?” What to do with these trees that now have no home? Could we find them a place now...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Young farmers plant seeds for success

Way back when – perhaps the late 1990s – I wanted to be a farmer. I was close to getting mybachelor of science degree at Montana State University and was taking those “fluff” classes, so I could...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Christmas dinner tradition continues

By Karen Sheek On Christmas Day, the public is invited to a free community dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the county annex, 103 N. Chestnut, in Cortez. For over 20 years, a group of...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2014 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Comments help lay groundwork for Rico-West Dolores travel planning

By Derek Padilla Dolores District Ranger, San Juan National Forest Thank you to everyone who participated in the stakeholder process over the summer to help lay the groundwork for our upcoming...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Feeding wildlife is bad for them – and us

By Kate Burke Living with Wildlife Advisory Board The Four Corners is blessed with abundant, beautiful wildlife. We all love seeing deer, elk, turkeys and their furred and winged cousins....

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Protect personal info when holiday shopping online

’Tis the season! Whew, we have made it past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but there still are 20 shopping days left. This season also is a busy time for theft. According to the Consumer Sentinel...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2014 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Grand Canyon faces challenge of development

On previous raft trips down the Grand Canyon, I had seen summer rains bring roiling muddy water from the Little Colorado into the deep green of the Colorado River and dramatically change it to a...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2014 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Travel Troubleshooter Fuel is cheap, but airfares keep rising

If fuel prices are so low, why are airfares so high? And will prices ever return to Earth? They’re simple questions with complicated answers. But Jake Oakman, for one, would like to know. Oakman,...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2014 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Kids can prepare with pillowcases, app

One of the important services that the Red Cross provides is disaster preparedness education. We spend many hours talking to local organizations, churches, schools and individuals in an effort to...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2014 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Don’t let food poisoning sour your Thanksgiving dinner celebration

At Thanksgiving, we gather with family and friends to appreciate the gift of each other. Traditionally, this celebration involves lots of food – typically turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Turkey,...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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