Take it or Leave it
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...
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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 | 483 483 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 | 465 465 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 | 458 458 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 ...
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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 | 467 467 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 | 604 604 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 | 630 630 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 | 625 625 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 | 600 600 recommendations | email to a friend
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