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Western Colorado pair helps deceased WWII veteran get the honor he deserved

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Mike Shults never knew Howard Knowles. But his passion for helping a fellow veteran 23 years after Knowles’ death has led to the war hero finally getting the military benefits...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mesa Verde National Park prefers removal of ‘trespass horses’

Mesa Verde National Park is seeking public comment on a plan to remove free-roaming horses and cattle from the park’s interior. Currently, about 80 “trespass horses” and 12 feral cattle roam the...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dry winter, spring winds deliver high-risk fire conditions to Southwest Colorado

By Megan Graham As we welcome the warmer, drier, windier months that characterize spring in Southwest Colorado, this spring also brings with it an air of caution and concern for the upcoming fire...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wetland restoration to expand crucial ecosystem for hundreds of species

Before Western settlers reached Colorado, the best estimates show there were probably around 2 million acres of wetlands across the state, which provide some of the most biologically diverse...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Feud erupts between Arizona utility, U.S. states over Colorado River

DENVER – Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona’s largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Icons of American West on display in new museum – in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – When you think of Florida, the colored stone walls of the Grand Canyon don’t come to mind. Neither do cowboys, wolves or Native American silver-and-turquoise jewelry. In...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

McPhee farmers face shortages after dry winter

A Dolores Basin snowpack that came in at half its normal level means McPhee Reservoir will not fill to capacity, and farmers may receive 20 percent less water this season. On Thursday, Dolores...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aspen Skiing Co. engages activism beyond outdoor issues

ASPEN – One of the first times that Aspen Skiing Co. CEO Mike Kaplan got a full understanding of the political power of his position overseeing the sprawling, ritzy resort came in 2006. And it...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Minnow rescues under way as portions of Rio Grande dry up

ALBUQUERQUE – Federal water managers will be facing difficult decisions as the worsening drought is significantly affecting flows on one of the country’s longest river systems and prompting rescue...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Southern Ute Indian Tribe to create sovereign water quality standards

More and more, Native American tribes across the country are taking the lead on implementing their own air and water quality standards, highlighting a growing trend to embrace self-governance....

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Drought continues to expands across American Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE – Drought is stiffening its hold across the American Southwest as extreme conditions spread from Oklahoma to Utah. The federal drought map released Thursday shows dry conditions...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez Sanitation approves installation of solar panels

The Cortez Sanitation District has approved the installation of solar panels at its sewer lift stations to save on energy costs. During a special meeting on March 27, the district’s board of...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life