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The “New West’s” big lie
Back in 2008, the day after Obama’s landslide election, Moab progressive/ environmentalist Dave Erley sent out a mass celebratory email. In part he wrote: “The progressive, green, candidates won al...
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The unspoken Bears Ears goal–creating an urbanized “new west” (from “behind enemy lines”)
As the Bears Ears debate heated up last summer, monument proponents revealed sentiments that went far beyond support for a presidential proclamation. Again and again, the argument included a near u...
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 239 239 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another perspective on the Latigo Wind Farm
If you live in Monticello, or in Southeast Utah and love the scenery, and if you have an appreciation for history, you need to do something now for yourself and your family:
Oct 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 609 609 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s the science, stupid!
Although I cannot say for sure, memory tells me when I first heard this nursery rhyme it immediately stuck with me.
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 591 591 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 591 591 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 | 612 612 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 | 595 595 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 | 733 733 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 | 750 750 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 | 753 753 recommendations | email to a friend
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