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Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Marine veteran Jeff Harris was among the first to sign up when the Providence VA hospital started offering acupuncture for chronic pain. “I don’t like taking pain medication. I...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

BLM asks residents in La Plata, Montezuma counties about access to land, trails

The public has been weighing in on where it would like to see additional parking lots and trails in the Tres Rios District of the Bureau of Land Management. During community meetings in Cortez and...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Forest Service transforms how it will use, manage fires in Southwest Colorado

To prevent a catastrophic wildfire in Southwest Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service intends to – literally – fight fire with fire. “For the first 100 years of the Forest Service, we’ve had a very...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

On the trail of Colorado’s birds

“There’s a hawk, left side.” Necks twisted and eyes strained into the gray sky. The bus immediately slowed, then stopped. “What is it?” “Where’d it go?” The hawk soared in front of the school bus,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

How best to treat opioids’ youngest sufferers? No one knows

CHICAGO – Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert’s first child was whisked away to a hospital...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Health

Cities seem inevitable; why save the small town?

Editor’s note: This story is part of the State of Change project, produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network. QUESTA, N.M. – The old mine isn’t far from downtown. After nearly a...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cubs orphaned after mother was euthanized returning to wild

DENVER (AP) – Orphan bear triplets, banished from Colorado Springs’ swank Broadmoor neighborhood for eating human food, have spent seven months in rehabilitation pens, savoring the wildlife...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Texas hornshell mussel placed on the endangered species list

ALBUQUERQUE – A freshwater mussel species once found throughout the Rio Grande drainage has been placed on the U.S. endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued the listing...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Spring runoff forecast for Lake Powell is bleak

DENVER – One of the most important reservoirs in the Southwest will likely collect less than half its normal amount of spring runoff this year because of a warm, dry winter across much of the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Western Colorado rock art vandals begging for attention

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Arron Buehler’s day in a western Colorado canyon might not have had the Hollywood panache of Ferris Bueller’s day off, but something about seeing Buehler’s name scrawled on...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

What can you do if your doctor always keeps you waiting?

Q: My doctor was seriously late for my appointment, which caused me to miss some work and basically penalized me financially. Can I demand at least a partial refund? A: Just this week I went to a...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Limitless Socket designed to help amputees heal

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Usually months elapse between below-knee amputation surgery and the time that the patient is able to be up and moving about on a prosthesis or artificial leg. But a device...

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