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Know the West

Meanwhile, on the street


Note: This article is a sidebar to this issue's feature story.

In the negotiating room, old enemies were trying to get along. But in A-LP's hometown of Durango, Colo., passions still run high.

Jeff Morrissey, a former Durango mayor and present board member of the Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District, was cited by police for allegedly making lewd comments to two women driving cars with anti A-LP bumper stickers.

One sticker said "A-LP Sucks"; the other had a red slash through the letters A-LP.

According to the police report, Morrissey asked one of the women "if she gave blow jobs and instructed her to get on her knees." The woman, Kathy Stanford, asked him if "talking like that made him feel good," according to the Durango Herald.

Police cited Morrissey for disorderly conduct.