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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 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 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 | 12 12 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 | 132 132 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 | 154 154 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 | 166 166 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 | 134 134 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 | 139 139 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 | 155 155 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 | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I never became an ‘anti-Mormon’
Utah is not like any other state. Some Americans are still not sure Utah is a part of the union, and in its early history, of course, the U.S. Government refused to allow statehood for the land of ...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
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