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U.S. poet laureate takes rural reading tour in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. poet laureate has embarked on a series of trips to bring her poetry to rural pockets of the country, with stops in Native American communities and other places she says her...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores River Boating Advocates to host permit party

The fifth annual Dolores River Boating Advocates permit party will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Dolores Community Center. Kevin Fedarko, author of the bestselling book The Emerald Mile,...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Sightings soar at annual Durango bird count

This winter’s unusually warm weather and concerning lack of snowpack has affected reservoir storage, fire danger and the ability of skiers and snowboarders to take to the backcountry. Likewise,...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tough regulations of well pumping for Colorado farmers causing issues

GREELEY (AP) – While Harry Strohauer lay unconscious in his hospital bed for four days, his doctor gave his wife an ultimatum. Strohauer had a reasonably good diet and farming hundreds of acres in...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

McPhee managers plan to open reservoir early

McPhee Reservoir and San Juan National Forest officials are proposing to open the McPhee boat ramp two weeks earlier in mid-April for the 2018 motorized boating season. But in order to do so, the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Arizona man turned camera on injustices of Native Americans

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – An Arizona man celebrated for the humanity that was showcased in his photographs of people across the Colorado Plateau and the world has died. John Running died Sunday of...

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

New Mexico teacher develops braille code for Navajo

FARMINGTON – A public school teacher near the country’s largest American Indian reservation has developed a braille code for the Navajo language. Carol Green, who began developing vision problems...

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

Rare snowy owl spotted at Lake Pueblo State Park

PUEBLO – A rare snowy owl has been spotted at the Lake Pueblo State Park in the Pueblo area. The Pueblo Chieftain reports the bird, typically found in the Arctic region of North America, was first...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Teaching prisoners, one letter at a time

When Kathy Park Woolbert reaches into her mailbox at her home on the outskirts of Alamosa, it’s not just the usual bills and flyers. She finds carefully crafted, sometimes exquisitely hand-written...

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

Mesa Verde plans prescribed fire in January

Mesa Verde National Park is planning a prescribed fire, weather permitting. The 1-acre fire will burn in the Chapin Mesa area between Jan. 8 and Jan. 31 and will dispose of gamble oak, piñon and...

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

How CSU students fight noise pollution in national parks

DENVER (AP) – Most people can probably conjure up an image of a national park. Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome is a standard computer screen background. The Grand Canyon or Longs Peak are...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Court clears way for public hearing on chromium plume at Los Alamos lab

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Court of Appeals has sided with a coalition of environmental groups that had repeatedly sought a public hearing related to the cleanup of chromium contamination at one...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life