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Baby steps toward literacy at Durango Public Library

For a Tuesday afternoon, the Children’s Room in the Durango Public Library was hopping. Literally. A full house of about 18 kiddos, aged 9 months to almost 3, sat, slept and jumped around during...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Trails 2000 to host open house at Ska Brewing

Trails 2000 will host an open house for trail enthusiasts from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St. Attendees will meet the Trails 2000 team and are encouraged to...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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McPhee Reservior levels look promising for boating release

The drought is over, and the 2017 water season is looking good for the region. “We’re in good shape to fill the reservoir. We’ve got enough snow on the ground,” Dolores Water Conservancy District...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Feds: Mexican gray wolves see increase in wild population

ALBUQUERQUE – There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the federal government began trying to reintroduce the predators nearly two decades ago....

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Crow Canyon offers summer institute for teachers

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is offering a tuition-free National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute from June 25 to July 15 to help teachers explore the nature of archaeology,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Youth Recovery Center marks 30 years in Glenwood Springs

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – Sara Bak recalls a particularly difficult day a couple of weeks into her six-week stay at Valley View Hospital’s in-patient Youth Recovery Center 12 years ago when, in her...

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

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San Juan National Forest to receive funding for forest health programs

The San Juan National Forest will receive funding to improve forest health and resiliency and decrease threats of wildfire and beetle infestation on public lands adjacent to private property....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Four Corners cover crop study shows mixed results first year

Results are in from the first year of the Southwestern Colorado Research Center’s study on cover crops, and they are less than encouraging for dryland farmers. In 2015, the research center, which...

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

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Four Corners Beekeepers to discuss how to keep bees healthy

The Four Corners Beekeepers Association’s monthly “Buzz Club” meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Florida Baptist Church, 30296 U.S. Highway 160. Bill Collins will speak about...

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

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Climate study shows trouble for upper Dolores River basin

Fish habitat in the upper Dolores River basin is at risk from overall warmer weather and longer, more intense droughts, according to a long-term climate study recently released by Trout Unlimited....

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

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From mobile shop, man removes gang tattoos for young people

GREELEY (AP) – Jesus Bujanda and his wife, Gayedine, got the idea to open up a tattoo removal business thanks to their nephew. He’d been incarcerated and had a big neck tattoo. He’d had his...

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

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Prescribed burn planned at Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde National Park is planning a prescribed fire between February 13 and March 13, weather permitting. The Chapin Mesa burn will be conducted to dispose of material created during fuel...

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