La Plata County brings the fight back to noxious weeds

Invasive and noxious weeds beware – La Plata County is reinvesting money to fight the environmental intruders after years of financial constraints that forced county officials to reduce funding for...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Water diversions paused to ensure Rio Grande keeps flowing

ALBUQUERQUE – One of New Mexico’s largest drinking water providers will stop diverting water from the Rio Grande to help prevent the stretch of the river that runs through Albuquerque from going...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo Nation adapts to fight wildfires during pandemic

FARMINGTON Despite concerns about the coronavirus, Navajo Regional Fire Management said it is prepared to handle what’s expected to be an above-average fire season. The northern portion of the...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Low-stress roundup technique begins for Mesa Verde horses

Mesa Verde National Park has begun bait-trapping for wild horses as part of a long-term effort to habituate them for eventual capture, removal and adoption. As many as 80 “free-roaming” mustangs...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Underground coal-seam fires in Colorado pose wildfire risk

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – South Canyon near Glenwood Springs is a place you’d go to check out new mountain biking trails, or go on a hike. It’s also a good place to spot underground fires in coal...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

More than 1,400 people call for ‘Chief’ to be taken down

A petition to take down the “Chief” – a large caricature of a Native American man in downtown Durango – had received more than 2,300 signatures as of 11:30 a.m. Friday. “We are calling on the city...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cheap drug is first shown to improve COVID-19 survival

Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Man shot during protest over Spanish conqueror’s statue

ALBUQUERQUE – A man was shot Monday night as protesters in New Mexico’s largest city tried to tear down a bronze statue of a Spanish conquistador outside the Albuquerque Museum, prompting the city...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Soil disturbances give noxious weeds a chance to take root

As summer approaches, the days are long and time seems to speed up. Unfortunately, noxious weeds grow even faster during this time. Many people don’t really notice their weeds until they are a...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Decade-old quest for hidden treasure chest ends

A real-life treasure hunt is over. A New Mexico art and antique collector announced 10 years ago that he hid a chest containing $2 million in riches deep in the Rocky Mountains. He told people to...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

100 cords of firewood provided to Navajos and Hopis

The closure of the Black Mesa coal mine in 2019 has increased the demand for firewood for the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe. More than 100 cords of wood were donated recently to tribal members as...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Live videos of eagle family gain popularity during pandemic

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – Outside Kirby Wynn’s home in Glenwood Springs, a bald eagle battles a pair of ravens mid-flight for the prized and still dripping-wet trout clutched in the majestic raptor’s...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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