Clarks are fine, reputable people

We have been friends and business associates with the Clark family for over 27 years. We have had handshake-only multi-year contracts, with nothing written down and never had an altercation or major disagreement. These are fine reputable people who cultivate and nurture their artists and treat them like friends and family.

I feel like they have been persecuted by people intending to be politically correct. Jackson and Antonia have supported not only the indigenous people of the area, but also the Cowboy Poetry Gathering and other events that enhance the Four Corners.

This has been a horrible year for everyone, but especially the native tribes. There are no major grocery stores other than 7-11’s out on the reservation; most don’t have power or running water for sanitation. They have to go to town more often and are very social with family especially. The governor had them locked down on the reservation and sometimes out of towns. It was really hard on them. Even if they had money for stored supplies, many don’t have refrigeration. When we lived off-grid on Eagle Creek, we had gas refrigerators and freezers, solar and a generator. They are expensive for anyone to use. 

Jackson has tried to support those families and has even helped to make burial arrangements. One of our Navajo family friends came to us for help a few months ago when their sister passed away. Because of the backlog of bodies from Covid, they had to come up with $2,500 for her services immediately because the funeral home would not hold the body more than three days. We gave them some money to help get her buried, but the Clarks have done much, much more.

Please do not keep giving voice to people who have a vendetta against this fine family. As I understand it, the Toh-Atin sign was a landmark at the Chief Diner which was a place where all people, of all races, gathered and a favorite place for native people who came to town.

– Tim and Suzie Cox, Bloomfield