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The Cost of War

Legal battles are draining the coffers of San Juan County, Utah. Does bankruptcy loom? By Zak Podmore © Four Corners Free Press After six years of voting-rights litigation with the Navajo Nation, Utah’s San Juan County could be pushed to the brink of bankruptcy in the near future. According to the state auditor’s office, at […]

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High Country News Op-Ed: Native voices aren’t being heard on Bears Ears

San Juan County is celebrating President Donald Trump’s recent decision to cut over 2 million acres from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah. The move amounts to the largest rollback of federal land protections in U.S. history. By saying San Juan County, however, I mean the county’s conservative leadership and not the majority of […]

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San Juan Record articles

Some of the stories I’ve written for the local newspaper in San Juan County, Utah: Bluff could become home to county’s first Community Reinvestment Area White Mesa Ute lead protest against uranium mill Dirt work about to begin for new Bluff Elementary School, concerns over archaeology persist Bluff incorporation process moves forward Bluff collecting signatures […]

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Midnight Express: Grand Canyon Speed Record Falls Twice in One Week

Canoe & Kayak magazine’s most read online feature of 2016. For more than three decades, the fastest descent of the Grand Canyon stood at 36 hours and 38 minutes, a record set by three legendary boatmen on the back of an historic flood. Many thought the record was unassailable, but in January it was bested […]

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