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Mesa Verde National Park to offer 10 days free admission in 2017

Mesa Verde National Park will offer 10 days of free admission in 2017.Admission costs will be waived these dates: Jan. 16; Feb. 20; April 15, 16, 22 and 23; Aug. 25; Sept. 30; and Nov. 11 and 12....

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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2 Navajo women may have been first GI Janes

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – While compiling a lengthy list of Sandoval County veterans – from the Civil War through Vietnam – retired Army colonel and amateur historian David C’de Baca made an intriguing...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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World AIDS Day honors those lost, promotes education

The 28th annual World AIDS Day is Thursday, and with it, the chance to bring education and awareness to the disease.The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988, and each year, organizers around the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Master gardener program accepting applications

The Colorado State University Extension Office in La Plata County is accepting applications for the 2017 Colorado Master Gardener program until Dec. 31. Students will receive training in tree care,...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Learn how to buy, use health insurance

San Juan Basin Health Department will present “Understanding Health Insurance: How to Buy It and How to Use It” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Lint pickers clean up Carlsbad Caverns

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – The sheer size of the Big Room at Carlsbad Caverns National Park is awe-inspiring to most visitors.While on the trail and taking in the magnificent formations of the cave,...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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At this farm, turkeys range far and wide

Of the estimated 46 million turkeys destined for Thanksgiving Day tables, the few birds lucky enough to fall into the care of North Mountain Farm seem to have won the cosmic lottery.Long summer...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Christmas tree permits on sale now

Christmas tree permits, which allow you to cut your own holiday tree, are now on sale for $8 at San Juan National Forest offices and selected retail outlets in Southwest Colorado. A permit allows...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Wanted: Volunteers to lead Girl Scouts

Some of my favorite childhood memories come from Girl Scouts.I was in the program for a few years, through Brownies, I think, and my mom was one of our leaders. We’d meet right after school in the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Montezuma County apples pressed into cider for new market

Montezuma County apples were once again pressed into juice for market during a successful pilot project held in a Lebanon orchard last month.The event, sponsored by the Montezuma Orchard...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Colorado bird atlas tracks changing population trends

Bird-lovers interested in the species’ habitat and health throughout Colorado need wait no longer.The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas, which is only released in 20-year intervals and is...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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New weather station fills gaps in Four Corners’ blind spot

Filling a gap in one of the nation’s largest weather forecasting blind spots, a new weather station installed at the Old Fort Lewis campus in southwestern La Plata County is now transmitting...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life