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Santa Fe Indian Market fuses tradition with contemporary art

For nearly a century, American Indian jewelers, potters and other artists have been gathering in the heart of northern New Mexico to show off their creations at one of the nation’s most prestigious...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Navajo code talker to speak in Cortez

World War II veteran and Navajo code talker Sam Sandoval will speak Monday at the Sunflower Theatre, 8 E. Main St., in Cortez. The theater and the Cortez Cultural Center are hosting Sandoval in...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Conservation easement protects Mancos elk ranch

The Colorado adage “I’d rather see a cow than a condo” applies to a new conservation easement in the Mancos Valley, but in this case, it relates to elk, too. The 225-acre Schultz Elk and Cattle...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Utah commission backs controversial name of canyon

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah state panel has voted to recommend retaining the name of Utah’s Negro Bill Canyon after receiving conflicting opinions about whether it is offensive. The Utah Committee on...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Gym-going seniors are benefiting from more than exercise

Until an injury temporarily sidelined him recently, Burt Abramowitz, 81, and his 76-year-old workout partner had a standing commitment three times each week. They’d work out at the Gold’s Gym in...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Endings and renewals: Former inmates build kosher caskets

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – They have led lives eroded by addictions, violence and prison, but with all that behind them, the men working in the wood shop at Fathers Building Futures are reconstructing...

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

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Pigeons keep quirky rafting tradition afloat

FORT COLLINS – Ryan Barwick has 10 really flighty employees. They’re not always where they’re supposed to be and sometimes take off for hours. And don’t get him started on when they refuse to come...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Mesa Verde reports increase in vandalism, graffiti

Mesa Verde National Park reports increased graffiti along public trails and overlooks and is using social media to raise awareness of the problem. Park Superintendent Cliff Spencer said recently...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Gold King spill, Superfund fail to poison economy

For more than 20 years, the town of Silverton resisted Superfund status, concerned about federal intervention, the potential loss of mining and a longstanding belief local efforts could clean up...

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

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How budget cuts, a divided staff and politics hamstrung Escalante National Monument

When Carolyn Shelton began working at southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 2001, she expected to leave it in better shape for the next generation. Fifteen years later, in...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Shhh. Hear the rustle of grass? Not so much now in U.S. parks

WASHINGTON – The call of the wild is getting harder to hear. Peaceful, natural sounds – bird songs, rushing rivers and rustling grass – are sometimes being drowned out by noise from people in many...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Zion National Park may require reservations to control crowds

It would be a first for a U.S. national park: requiring reservations to get in. But it’s an option that Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life