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Forest Service sets job application dates

The U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region has more than 900 temporary positions available for the 2018 field season at national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

FireWise names new executive director

FireWise of Southwest Colorado recently appointed Ashley Downing as its new executive director. Before FireWise, Downing worked as a conservation program manager for Walker Basin Conservancy, an...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ute Mountain Tribal Park to hold winter solstice tour

Ute Mountain Tribal Park will offer a winter solstice tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 16 that starts at the park’s visitor center and museum, located 20 miles south of Cortez at the junction of...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Forest Service to host job fair by phone

The U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region will host a remote job fair by phone from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday for job-seekers interested in summer 2018 employment opportunities. The one-hour,...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Free alpaca ranch tours offered before Christmas

Free alpaca ranch tours will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday before Christmas Day at Pleasant Journey Alpacas, 4128 County Road 129, in Hesperus. To make an...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Library to hold ‘Befriend Your Inner Hamster’ talk

Julie Visnich will present “Befriend Your Inner Hamster and Gain More Peace” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Visnich, a spiritual psychotherapist,...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Acupuncturist to give allergy talk at Durango Public Library

Acupuncturist Caleb Gates will give a talk about Advanced Allergy Therapeutics and homeopathic detox protocols at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. The title of...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango Bird Club to hold Christmas count Dec. 17

The Durango Bird Club will hold its annual Christmas bird count Dec. 17. Participants will divide into teams to cover sections of the count circle at Pastorius Reservoir. To sign up for a team or...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Christmas Bird Count lands in Cortez on Dec. 30

The Cortez Christmas Bird Count will be held Dec. 30 at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 Market St. Participants should arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. to receive route assignments. The bird count...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

USDA names counties qualified for disaster loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated five Colorado counties on Nov. 6 as primary natural disaster areas because of losses and damages caused by disasters during the 2017 crop year....

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores Ranger District releases environmental impact statement

The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest recently released a final environmental impact statement and draft record of decision for the Rico/West Dolores roads and trails travel...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Join scavenger hunt at Mancos State Park on Fresh Air Friday

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Great Outdoors Colorado will offer free admission to Colorado state parks and encourage people to get outside Nov. 24 for Fresh Air Friday, as an alternative to...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life