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The Unity Monument – Albert Christensen’s heartbreak
Albert Christensen loved stone, Jesus and Franklin Roosevelt.  He was an artist from the time of his birth and was driven by an almost primal need to express himself.
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some disturbing facts behind those ‘renewable’ wind turbines
Sometimes the endless open spaces of the West impress me most when I can’t see them at all. One night when I was a ranger at the Arches National Park campground, I encountered a woman so terrified ...
Jul 29, 2015 | 5 5 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Watch for hummingbirds...in war and peace
It’s late July and the Rufous Hummers are back. Feisty little devils, they are. Ready to pick a fight, just to have something to do. I sit on my porch swing in the early evening and watch the aerob...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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I still miss Gene Schafer
I’d been away from Monticello for a couple months, but one evening last week, after a long, hard drive, I pulled into the old elm-shaded driveway and started to unload my bags.
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finding consensus with Ed Abbey & Brigham Young
So... what would Monticello look like if urban enviropreneurs were as successful as they’d like to be? What would a suddenly booming tourist/recreation economy do to San Juan County and the residen...
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
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Totes awesome Monticello?
When Ashley Korenblat and the Utah Outdoor Business Network appeared before the San Juan County Commission last summer to pitch a dramatically expanded tourist/recreation economy, she explained it ...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ashley Kornblatt’s Amenities Dream Scheme
In some ways, conservative Westerners are their own worst enemies. They have always been torn by two very conflicting, incompatible philosophies. On the one hand, Old Westerners, especially in Utah...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
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Moab is assimilated. Bike borg moves south. Is resistance futile in San Juan County?
It was never really about the bicycle. The contraption was merely a conveyance, a delivery system for a culture and a mind set and an industry that, even 20 years ago, was inevitable.
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I never became an anti-Mormon, Part III
What we all seek, or at least should try to, is the ‘live and let live’ philosophy that many religions, including Christianity embrace.
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I never became an anti-Mormon, Part II
It was true, then and now, that I did not look like the average Monticello homeowner. As I unloaded a pickup truck of furniture, my new neighbor, Todd Westcott, walked over to say hello and to welc...
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
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