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Talk in Cortez to address social collapse in ancient Southwest

As part of the Four Corners Lecture Series, the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will present “Dissent in Deep History: Social Movements and Intentional Collapse in the...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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San Juan Coal Co. Mine gets new U.S. review

The U.S. Department of Interior will take another, closer look at an expansion plan for the San Juan Coal Co. Mine in northwestern New Mexico. The Interior Department had faced a 2013 lawsuit filed...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Summer camp: Find the right fit for your kids

Ah, summer break: If you’re a kid, it’s up all night, sleep all day. But what if you’re a parent or caregiver of those school-age kids and you have to work? For parents in the Durango area, the...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Dog hunts poachers, endangered species for Colorado agency

LOVELAND – Cash is a different sort of hunting dog. He’s on the hunt for poachers and endangered species, using his specially trained nose to help Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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San Juan Basin Public Health warns residents about animal-borne diseases

San Juan Basin Public Health reminds residents to be aware of animal-borne (known as zoonotic) diseases, which people can contract more easily during warm weather months when humans and animals are...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument to kick off night-sky program

Stargazing expert Jennifer Frost is on a mission to make sure the public does not miss out on the wonders of the night sky. The new interpretive park ranger for Canyons of the Ancients National...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Endangered plants, butterfly barely hanging on in Southwest Colorado

While cute animals with sad eyes stand a better chance of getting public support for protections, the survival of insects and plants on the verge of extinction are every bit as important to...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Boats left high and dry by drought back on Great Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY – Dozens of beached sailboats that spent two years on the shore of Utah’s drought-stricken Great Salt Lake were hoisted on cranes back into the briny waters Thursday after winter...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Drought planning: Water shortages expected in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – In all but one corner of New Mexico, water managers are projecting shortages in drinking and irrigation supplies given expected demand and variability in rainfall over the next few...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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American artifacts: Two Colorado collectors build museums to benefit local economies

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give,” Winston Churchill said. Now, two Colorado native sons are practicing that wisdom by giving back to their hometowns. Both men...

DATE: April 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Habitat loss threatens birds’ future in La Plata County

More than 1,300 bird species across the globe face extinction, driven by the loss of places to live and breed. Here in La Plata County, three birds are in worrying decline, their futures uncertain....

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Get growing: Gardening superstars coming to horticulture conference in Durango

Editor’s note: Get Growing, written by the La Plata County Extension Office’s Master Gardener Program, appears during the growing season. It features timely tips and suggestions for your garden and...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life