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Mesa Verde Country releases summer vacation guide

Mesa Verde Country has released a summer vacation guide that includes updated information about events, activities and attractions in the Cortez-Dolores-Mancos area. Sections featured in the...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Traveling AmeriCorps crew helps gardens grow at Old Fort, Manna

A team of 11 young adults is helping Southwest Colorado build infrastructure to achieve the goal of local food security. On April 11, a crew with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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New Mexico pueblo attempts to save language from extinction

PUEBLO OF ACOMA, N.M. (AP) – With fewer than 100 speakers remaining, the Acoma Keres language is on the verge of extinction. Few people younger than 40 have learned the language. If no action is...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Four Corners Horticulture Conference to be held in June at Fort Lewis College

Durango Botanical Society and Colorado State University Extension Office will present the Four Corners Horticulture Conference, a two-day public conference, on June 9-10 at Fort Lewis College,...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Boy reunites Eagle woman with memories

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – Hailee Rustad knew not long after she came up for air on the Colorado River eight miles north of Dotsero three years ago that she had lost some of her most precious recent...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Pine River Garden Club to hold plant exchange

Pine River Garden Club will hold its annual plant exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Participants are encouraged to bring a plant, take a...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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High flows scour Lower Dolores River channel

The earth drops away, and the twisting, turbulent Animas River suddenly comes into full view as LightHawk pilot Jim Grady guides his 1953 Cessna 180 into the faded blue sky near Durango. But this...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Animas Valley Grange to present ‘Eat Dirt, Eat Wild’ talk

Doctor of naturopathic medicine Nancy Utter and founder of Turtle Lake Refuge Katrina Blair will give a presentation, “Eat Dirt, Eat Wild,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at Animas Valley Grange...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club extends shop hours

Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club, located at 2351 Main Ave., has extended its hours. The shop is now open: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. 10 a.m.-2...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Chimney Rock National Monument to open for 2017 season

Chimney Rock National Monument, located at 3179 Highway 151 east of Durango, will open for the 2017 season on Monday, May 15. Guided walking tours will be available at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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In Utah, Zinke says monument status may not be best to save sacred land

BLANDING, Utah – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said sacred tribal lands he toured Monday in America’s newest and most hotly contested monument should be preserved but he questioned whether the...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Conservation Lands Foundation names new executive director

Conservation Lands Foundation recently announced that Brian Sybert was selected as the new executive director, effective June 1. Sybert was formerly executive director of the Montana Wilderness...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life