Into the great unknown

In the Southwest, river runners and river rats have the same great, great grandfather. Our patriarch is the one-armed Maj. John Wesley Powell, who launched four wooden boats in May 1869 down the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Doomsday ranch comes to southern Colorado

Drew Miller is certain the end of the world as we know it is imminent. And he will not be left unprepared for it. “If you talk to experts, they’ll tell you we’re overdue for a natural pandemic,” he...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores, Towaoc residents face heightened risk of wildfire

An updated wildfire risk map released by the Colorado State Forest Service shows the foothill towns of Dolores, Towaoc and Durango have a “higher” potential to be impacted by a wildfire. The...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Parks and Wildlife offers reward in elk poaching case

Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to seek information about two bull elk killed illegally northeast of Norwood in the Uncompahgre National Forest in early November. Now, a reward of $1,250 is...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Crow Canyon’s pueblo farming project cited in carbon cycle report

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s Pueblo Farming Project was highlighted in a new U.S. government report, “The Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report” – a companion piece to the highly...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How to hunt for your Christmas tree in the national forest

Your Christmas tree is out there – waiting for you in the forest. A journey on a cold afternoon to find that prize is an annual ritual for many people in Southwest Colorado. The San Juan National...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Alaska land act could determine fate of Village at Wolf Creek

What has been lauded as one of the most important pieces of legislation protecting the environment is now being used to pave the way for a proposed resort atop Wolf Creek Pass in Southwest...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Utah, U.S. to launch study on mining pollution in Lake Powell

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah and U.S. government officials will launch a study this month to determine the extent of mining pollution in Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona border. Heavy metals washed into...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

As Blue Mesa Reservoir dries out, a forgotten small town re-emerges

A small, abandoned town in Colorado is having an Atlantis moment. Iola had been deep underwater since the 1960s, when the Blue Mesa Dam and Reservoir were first built and filled. It was one of...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Rico-West Dolores travel plan gains another lawsuit

A travel management plan recently approved by the San Juan National Forest for the Dolores Valley now faces a second lawsuit – this time from environmentalists and Dunton Hot Springs. The Rico-West...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Psychiatrists coming to Durango, via video

Dr. Michael Washinksy, a private psychiatrist in Durango, can’t book new patients for appointments until mid-February. The wait time is indicative of the regional and national shortage of...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Mesa Verde to offer free admission on five days in 2019

The National Park Service has announced the fee-free days for 2019, when visitors may experience all national parks, including Mesa Verde National Park, without entrance fees. They are: Jan. 21:...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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