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Guided hike at Mesa Verde to explore how ancestral Puebloans survived winter

A free guided hike, called “Weathering Winter: Ancestral Pueblo Strategies for Winter,” will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Mesa Verde National Park. Attendance is limited to 20...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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On chilly day, annual bird count tallies 76 species in Durango

It was 4 degrees at the start of this year’s National Audubon Society annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 18, but despite the frigid temperatures, 30 volunteer bird-watchers were able to spot 76...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Durango Nature Studies to host wolf moon hike Thursday

Durango Nature Studies will host a full moon hike for the wolf moon from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Chris Park at Haviland Lake. Instructor Andrea Owens will lead the hike in spirit of the wolf...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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San Juan Basin Archaeological Society to meet Jan. 11

The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society will hold a public meeting Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the Lyceum at the Fort Lewis College Center of Southwest Studies, 1000 Rim Drive. A pre-meeting social...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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San Juan National Forest accepting proposals for natural-resource projects

Project proposals for natural-resource projects beneficial to the San Juan National Forest and rural economies of Southwest Colorado are being accepted until March 17. The cost of accepted...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Ancient Chaco Canyon inhabitants relied on imported food

ALBUQUERQUE – Salty soils and dry conditions throughout northwestern New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon would have made it difficult to grow enough corn to sustain the multitudes of people who resided at...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Boy Scouts to relocate national museum to New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will be packing up more than a century of scouting...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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An audio tour of the Trail of the Ancients is coming in 2017

Visitors to Montezuma County may get a podcast tour guide when they explore archaeological sites next year. The Mesa Verde Country Visitor Information Bureau received $25,000 through a marketing...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Famous outlaw’s decaying cabin will be restored

CIRCLEVILLE, Utah – Utah state officials are going to spend $138,000 to restore a decaying wooden cabin in Piute County that has become a tourist spot because it’s believed to be the boyhood home...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Holistic farming workshop will be offered in Mancos

The Mancos Conservation District is offering a series of grazing land management workshop sessions in 2017. During this six-day course, ideal for large and small acreages and new and seasoned...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Residents can order low-cost seedling trees

The Colorado State Forest Service and the La Plata Conservation District are now accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis for more than 40 varieties of low-cost seedling trees and...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Santa speaks: Saint Nick talks about what the job is really like

For as long as Santa Claus has been keeping track of the naughty and nice children of the world, he’s remained somewhat mysterious: What’s he like? Is his job hard? Has anyone ever asked him what...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life