"Every time I think about the sunset in the desert, my heart bleeds for those poor people who have never seen that beauty."
- a quote by one of the "sand people" of the Karakum desert of Turkestan, from McNamee's
The Desert Reader
The Tamarisk Problem on Western Rivers- Can a Beetle Set Things Right? This page contains information on Tamarisk along western waterways, and how a Asian beetle may helps restore natural vegetation to the region.
Goodbye to Dewey Bridge- It was burned down by a kid playing with matches. Yes, its true. Photos are here of before and after.
Test Shot Alpha- a graphic tale inspired by the southern Utah environment, created by Spike after one of our visits to the region. A sample frame is featured below.
The Four Corners Manhunt-
A longer story for this page is in progress- it is a summary of the events that began on 27 May, 1998 near Cortez, Colorado. On that day three individuals, Jason Wayne McVean, Robert Matthew Mason, and Alan Lamont Pilon finalised plans to steal a water truck from Ignacio, Colorado. On the morning of 29 May they began driving the truck west, towards Utah. And so began the largest and most expensive manhunt in the history of the west.
The M-44 and Compound 1080- At the urging of long-time friend, chemist, and environmental scientist Christopher Parker, I have recently begun to research the M-44 sodium cyanide capsule and the Compound 1080 Livestock Protection Collars. These are predator control devices that pose serious threats to all animals and humans. Read more about it at Desert Explorer, or click on the Blog Link to the left to read my 06 February post on the subject.