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Less snow prompts push to lengthen Grand Canyon tourist season

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With snowfall dwindling at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, tourism promoters see an opportunity to stretch out the visiting season at the less popular side of the canyon so more...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Two of Colorado’s largest trees burn in 416 Fire

Two of the largest trees in the state of Colorado fell victim to the flames of the 416 Fire, a flyover of the burn scar revealed last week. Since the outbreak of the 416 Fire in June, forest...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado’s drought set to be fourth worst on record

This year’s drought is one for the record books, – especially for Southwest Colorado. The Colorado water year, which ends Oct. 31, looks to be the fourth driest on record since the state began...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Western Colorado telescope joins Air Force network

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – If a satellite, an asteroid or an old, dead rocket hurtles toward Earth, a telescope installed on Purdy Mesa is ready to help detect it and alert officials from around the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

For 15 years, my dog, Finn, was a beloved companion, hiking partner

It has been enough time now that I can finally write this column without choking up. These are some of the hardest words I’ve ever written. Tears have clouded my vision but not my heart. Earlier...

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

For 15 years, my dog, Finn, was a beloved companion, hiking partner

By Andrew Gulliford Special to the Herald It has been enough time now that I can finally write this column without choking up. These are some of the hardest words I’ve ever written. Tears have...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Honoring Olga Little on the summit of her mountain

When I first moved here, I would go to the top floor of First National Bank of Durango and look at the Olga Little display consisting of her large mineral collection, photos of her and her burros,...

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

Trout species thought to be extinct found alive in Southwest Colorado

A native species of trout thought to be extinct was found alive and well recently in Southwest Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced the discovery of a “unique genetic lineage” of the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water levels continue to drop at Lake Mead, Lake Powell

PHOENIX – Water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell are dropping to dangerous levels, reflecting the Colorado River’s worsening “structural deficit,” scientists said. Scientists from the Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango Rotary club brings solar lights to Navajo Nation

After decades of crafting squash-blossom necklaces, pendants and bracelets, Jerry Domingo knew he would have to quit making jewelry because he couldn’t see very well anymore. A sturdy Navajo...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

PHOENIX – Thirty miles south of Phoenix, green fields of alfalfa and pima cotton stretch toward a triple-digit sun. Hundreds of yellow butterflies dance above the purple flowers that dapple the...

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

Are these mysterious Great Sand Dunes stones musical?

A set of rounded stones shaped like French baguettes have baffled scientists since they were discovered in the high desert near Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park. Researchers assumed they...

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