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Scientists work in Arizona to reshape desert food production

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – In the cool shade of solar panels, a lush plot of herbs and vegetables hints at one possible future for farming in the desert. At the moment, that future includes more basil...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

La Plata County targets gun range contamination

Lead contamination issues at the Durango Gun Club have sparked what will likely be a multimillion dollar cleanup. “We believe that levels of lead in the soil may exceed applicable standards,” said...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Earth breaks heat record for September

Earth sweltered to a record hot September last month, with U.S. climate officials saying there’s nearly a 2-to-1 chance that 2020 will end up as the globe’s hottest year on record. Boosted by...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Much of Southwest parched after monsoon season

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Cities across the U.S. Southwest recorded their driest monsoon season on record this year, some with only a trace or no rain. The seasonal weather pattern that runs from mid-June...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez couple receives archaeology award

Have you found pottery shards on your property? Ever wonder if that little hill in your backyard is an ancient ruin? Since 2008, the Hisatsinom Archaeological Survey Program has helped landowners...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Push on to protect historic sites outside Chaco park

ALBUQUERQUE – Native American leaders and archaeologists this week pointed to a recent survey of an area around Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico that is considered sacred by...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

With record use of Durango trails, maintenance needs pile up

The city of Durango has applied for funding to help cover the cost of trail work and other maintenance projects after a season of “record-breaking” use, largely because of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Managers warn that Rio Grande could go dry in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – Federal managers are warning that if hot and dry conditions persist, it’s possible that the stretch of the Rio Grande flowing through Albuquerque could dry up this fall. The Bureau of...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

COVID-19 ‘long haulers’ suffer symptoms weeks, months later

DENVER (AP) – In the early hours of an April morning, at her home in Erie, Malea Anderson woke up with what felt like an explosion of ice water up her spine and into her head. She had a massive...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tiny heart pump is a lifesaver

Mercy Regional Medical Center started using the Impella heart pump, the world’s smallest heart pump, on patients experiencing cardiogenic shock, or heart failure, in July. Within the first week,...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pine River Library to host Zoom program about Native American sacred places

Pine River Library will host a virtual program with Andrew Gulliford from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Gulliford is a writer, historian and recent recipient of the 2019 Colorado Book Award, with deep...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Birds are dying in dramatic numbers in Southwest Colorado

Migrating birds are dying in staggering and disturbing numbers throughout Southwest Colorado, and researchers are at odds about the reasons why. Reports of widespread bird mortality began in the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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