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Great Sand Dunes park born out of cooperation

Eighty percent of Colorado is experiencing some form of drought or dryness. That means dry river basins, hungry wildfires and parched farmland across the state. Some have already started comparing...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rural La Plata County residents in a pinch for water

Residents in rural La Plata County are feeling the pinch of Durango’s decision to cut off new customers at its water dock. “The urban communities that have water docks, in my opinion, have a...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 8 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Gene tests can provide health clues – and needless worry

NEW YORK – Last year, Katie Burns got a phone call that shows what can happen in medicine when information runs ahead of knowledge. Burns learned that a genetic test of her fetus had turned up an...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Bee Heroic to offer geoengineering education on Sunday

Bee Heroic, a pollinator and climate project, began its Pollen Nation Tour this year to educate people around the country about climate engineering – known as geoengineering or global climate...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bear cub injured in 416 Fire is bandage-free

An orphaned bear cub whose paws were burned in the 416 Fire has almost fully recovered. “The burns have healed nicely, and at this point, I’d say her paws are about 95 percent healed,” said Michael...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ted Williams’ Mexican-American heritage explored in PBS film

ALBQUERQUE – Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

After service, war dog enjoying retirement in Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Northern Colorado is a great place to retire – just ask Largo Ivers. He loves leisurely walks in his neighborhood just outside Laporte. There’s always an event to occupy him....

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo history preserved on reel-to-reel tape

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) – About five decades have passed since Etsitty Bedonie talked about the “Beginning of the Enemies.” His account about the enemies of the Navajo, as he heard it from his...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo Nation urges expansion of radiation exposure law

SHIPROCK – From the end of World War II to the mid-1980s, about 30 million tons of uranium ore were extracted from lands belonging to the nation’s largest American Indian reservation. Today, across...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

U.S. delays decision on drilling near Great Sand Dunes park

DENVER – The U.S. government on Tuesday delayed a decision on a contentious proposal to allow oil and gas drilling near Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado, saying it first wants to...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Far View Center at Mesa Verde could become a science museum

At a recent symposium, a scientist, a historian and an architectural designer outlined a possible future for the long-empty Far View Center in Mesa Verde National Park. The building, formerly the...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

BLM announces manager for Southwest District

The Bureau of Land Management recently hired Stephanie Connolly as the Southwest District manager, and the public is invited to meet her during open houses in Durango, Dolores, Grand Junction and...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life