New orchard takes root in Dolores

The persistent blank spot on Joe Rowell Park’s east side is set to blossom into a vibrant orchard producing heritage apples. This fall, the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project planted 70 trees...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Galloping Goose reunion tour planned for July

Over the years, there have been a handful of Galloping Goose rail-car reunion tours, and another one is planned for July in Chama, New Mexico. The event is part of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

River Permit Party is Jan. 24 in Dolores

The seventh annual River Permit Party and auction is Jan. 24 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. The event is a fundraiser for the Dolores River Boating Advocates . There will be a...

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

National park rethinks its message about theft

For years – decades even – a myth has surrounded Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park: A curse would strike anyone who illegally stole a piece of fossilized ancient wood within park boundaries....

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wildlife officials find evidence of wolves in Colorado

DENVER – Wildlife officials have discovered evidence of wolves living in northwestern Colorado after hunters reported a suspected pack and residents found a scavenged elk carcass. The Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New device in New Mexico turns back clock on astronomy

SANTA FE – A newly forged steel instrument that can pinpoint the path of stars and planets across the night sky using the naked eye is a throwback to the years just before the advent of telescopes,...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lake Nighthorse changing the game for annual bird count

Add a new major body of water to the landscape and expect to see different species of wildlife – that’s the conclusion from an annual bird count in Durango. Construction on Lake Nighthorse, just...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cool camping for just $18 night at Mancos igloo

Mancos State Park has a new campsite for winter expeditioners – an igloo. It was recently built by some staff members from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southwest Region office, after they tested...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Grocery stores make reducing food waste a priority in Durango

Grocery stores are responsible for a lot of waste, but increasingly, companies are figuring out better ways to use food that would otherwise end up in landfills, at least here in Durango. Every...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Earthquakes trigger new plans for injection well in Paradox

When engineers installed the Paradox Valley Salinity Control project in 1996 on the lower Dolores River in Southwest Colorado, the result was improved water quality in the nearby Colorado River and...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

2019: A year in pictures

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Southwest Colorado chosen for $50 million forest project

Southwest Colorado has been chosen for $50 million in additional funding for expanded forest health and wildfire mitigation efforts on public and private land. The newly formed Rocky Mountain...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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