Pot growers compare notes

In 2015, a local cannabis advocate conservatively estimates that some 300 farmers across the Four Corners harvested at least 500 pounds of marijuana. A handful of those farmers gathered this week...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Guest Columnist: Let Lake Powell go

A collaborative new plan to conserve water isn’t really about conservation; it’s about hydropower.The plan is called the “Colorado River Conservation Partnership,” and it was launched by the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Guest Columnist: Leave your dog at home, please

What I say will not make me a popular person, but here it is: For excellent reasons, dogs should not be – and usually aren’t – allowed in the backcountry of national parks.Dogs, being predators,...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Panthers shine in opener, 77-39

Every player on the Montezuma-Cortez roster scored during the team’s 77-39 blowout win over Aztec on Tuesday. Sophomore Jasen Engel opened the game with a 3-pointer, and then gave M-CHS an early...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

M-CHS swim team opens Friday

The Montezuma-Cortez swim team is hoping it can pick up where it left off after last year’s record-breaking season. Last year, six Panthers swimmers competed in the state meet – the first time in...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Beginnings of business in Cortez, 1891-1892

The next two columns contain letters written by Stephen J. Smith to his boss, E. S. Turner, in 1891 and 1892. Smith was the local business manager for the investors in the beginnings of Cortez. He...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | COLUMN: Looking back

Gingerbread builders

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Another wolf killed in Utah

An 89-pound female gray wolf was killed in Utah last month in a strangulation snare intended for a coyote. She was the second wolf killed in Utah in less than a year and the third in the southern...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tumbled tumbleweeds

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rogue attorneys general defy governors, sue feds

When Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced in September that the greater sage grouse would not be listed as endangered, Nevada’s Brian Sandoval, a Republican, was one of four Western governors...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Redistricting reform effort underway in Colorado

DENVER – An effort is underway to present Colorado voters with a ballot question that would reform the state’s congressional redistricting process. Critics of the proposed initiative worry that it...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pot growers pressure the grid

Utilities and grid operators worry about the impacts that energy-hogging marijuana will bring to their grids, and are excited about the profits they’ll bring to their bottom line. The issue is...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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