Renovation reveals long-hidden grandeur of Hotel Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – Slowly, the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs is revealing secrets that have remained hidden for over seven decades. In 1942, during World War II, the U.S. Navy...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Western Slope leaders call for stricter regulations on oil, gas pollution

A growing number of elected officials on the Western Slope are pushing for regulations on oil and gas pollution to reflect stricter rules currently in place on the Front Range. “Why would we have...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lowry Pueblo gets 3D treatment

History Colorado has awarded Ekaterini Vlahos and Michael Nulty, both with the University of Colorado Denver, a 2019 Stephen H. Hart Award for their recent work documenting the Lowry Pueblo, a...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

BLM Ranger Fouss is named acting manager of Canyons of Ancients

Bureau of Land Management law enforcement ranger Tyler Fouss has been named acting manager of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Fouss will serve in the post until May, to allow time for...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tiffany church named to Colorado Most Endangered Places list

Margaret Muñoz-Lucero got a delayed Christmas present Tuesday: Iglesia de San Antonio Catholic Church in Tiffany was one of five places added to the Colorado Most Endangered Places list. “This has...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Galloping Goose to run winter excursions on Durango & Silverton railroad

For the third consecutive winter, the Dolores-based Galloping Goose No. 5 will run winter excursions up the Animas Valley on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. On Feb. 15 and Feb. 18,...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Crime technician is ‘voice for people who no longer speak’

SANTA FE – Shari Vialpando has many nicknames for herself – “Black Widow” and “Workhorse” among them. The monikers are an apt description of the 37-year-old crime scene technician, the first person...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cowboy churches feel like home for many in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – The church occupies a corner of the shopping center, behind the Taco Express, squeezed between the karate dojo and the massage and tattoo parlors, a few doors down from the...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The next generation of farming? A millennial takes the mantle

As Mancos ranchers Patricia and Jack Burk grew older, they faced a dilemma. They wanted to see their Burk Beef business continue but had no one to maintain their land and cattle. “In 2012, it...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

What ever happened to Glenwood Canyon’s lost train monument?

It’s taken the Colorado River a few million years to patiently carve the dramatic rock walls of Glenwood Canyon that we enjoy today. Humans didn’t take quite as long to conquer it. Railroads came...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Annual count finds fewer birds, but reasons why still up in the air

Fewer birds were spotted during this winter’s annual bird count, a possible side effect of drought and the 416 Fire, but researchers say it’s too soon to draw conclusions. “The number of birds were...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Western states near deadline for Colorado River drought plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Western states are watching with interest as Arizona comes up against a deadline to approve a plan to ensure a key reservoir doesn’t become unusable for the farmers, cities,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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