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Mini Med School makes medical education accessible

Interested in becoming a doctor or nurse? Want to improve your health care knowledge and apply it to your job? Maybe you want to know more about the opioid epidemic or aging successfully?...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2017 | UPDATED: 17 hours 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Water dragon feeds Pleasant View farm

A Pleasant View farmer is testing a new type of drip-irrigation system that attaches to a center-pivot sprinkler. The High Desert Conservation District has teamed up with farmer Brian Wilson and...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2017 | UPDATED: 17 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Forest Service seeks comments on vegetation-management project

The San Juan National Forest’s Columbine Ranger District is accepting public comments in response to a draft environmental assessment of the Vallecito-Piedra Integrated Vegetation Management...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Additional parking lot proposed for Sand Canyon trailhead

Many locals and visitors have experienced a madding crowd at the Sand Canyon trailhead parking lot during peak use. Now, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument has a preliminary plan to add a...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Giant antennas in New Mexico search for cosmic discoveries

ALBUQUERQUE – Astronomers are using an array of giant dish antennas in the New Mexico desert for a yearslong project aimed at producing the sharpest radio view ever made of a wide swath of the sky...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Crow Canyon reports that cultural sites are economic power

Cultural sites in Southwest Colorado are an economic asset for local communities, according to a new report released by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. The study, The Economic Contributions of...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Prairie dogs aggravate ranchers across La Plata County

As the prairie dog population in La Plata County rises and wreaks havoc on landowners, the presence of the often-reviled rodent has some hoping for an unconventional solution: the plague. “They are...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Volunteers help haul trash out of Hermosa Wilderness

Backcountry rangers recently discovered a dirty little secret in Colorado’s most recently designated wilderness area, the 37,203-acre Hermosa Wilderness in the San Juan National Forest north of...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Wanted: Volunteer shooters to thin Grand Canyon bison herd

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun to kill...

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

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Autumn color change begins in the high country

With the prime autumn color change just around the corner, it’s time to plan some day trips to take in the wonder of the season. Coal Bank Pass to Molas Pass is listed as the area with the greatest...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Restoration of 1883 steam engine ‘on track’

ALAMOSA (AP) – Engine 169 is “the little engine that could.” Although much of its history is long past, the 1883 steam engine may be “on track” to operate again in the future. Volunteers like Jim...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Archaeological Conservancy offers tours of Yellow Jacket ruin

Public tours are being offered of a little-known ancient village at the head of Yellow Jacket Canyon. The Archaeological Conservancy, based in Albuquerque, owns the private Yellow Jacket Pueblo...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life