In 1918, flu pandemic ravaged Southwest Colorado

She died on her eighth birthday, and we looked for her gravesite just shy of a century later. Green grass, lush trees and gray tombstones fill the landscape at Greenmount Cemetery. We had no luck...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Master gardner program accepting applications

The Colorado State University Extension Office is accepting applications for the 2019 Colorado Master Gardener program until Dec. 31. Students will receive training in tree care, vegetables, soils,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico ranchers, U.S. square off over fencing at national preserve

ALBUQUERQUE – Miles of fencing separating a national preserve from forested grazing pastures in northern New Mexico have been compromised over the years by wildfire, falling trees and herds of elk....

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Juniper trees recover in Southwest Colorado

Fears that juniper trees across Southwest Colorado were headed for a massive die-off did not materialize this summer, but the fate of the hardy tree throughout the Four Corners is still in serious...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Schleher plans lecture on ancient pueblo pottery

Kari Schleher with the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and archaeologist Ann F. Ramenofsky will give a talk about the archaeology and history of New Mexico’s San Marcos Pueblo at 7 p.m. Tuesday...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Searching for the golden larch tree high in the Northwest

You can spot the gold of the larch trees high on the eastern and northern Cascades in Washington. But to really see them, to feel their softness and breathe in their scent, you must hike. Up. And...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

To protect pollinators, go easy on fall garden cleanup

Time to rake up the yard, deadhead the perennials and till the vegetable garden? Not so fast. Popular opinion is swinging toward letting things stay just as they are through winter – decayed and...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores Ranger District seeks input on Lone Pine vegetation project

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input on the Lone Pine Vegetation Management Project. The 62,000-acre proposed project area is located east of the Dolores River canyon and west of Forest...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado’s felons fight on front lines

The firefighters awaken by 4:30 a.m. The forest is dark, but even here, miles from the blaze, they can smell smoke. There are 20 on this team, the youngest 23, the oldest 46. They have worked...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Prospective owners, operators of Navajo coal plant end pursuit

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Two companies that were negotiating to take over a coal-fired power plant on the Arizona-Utah line ended the effort Thursday, saying the challenges were too great. The Navajo...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge

DENVER – Cyclists and hikers explored a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado on Saturday, while a protester in a gas mask brought signs warning...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Less snow prompts push to lengthen Grand Canyon tourist season

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With snowfall dwindling at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, tourism promoters see an opportunity to stretch out the visiting season at the less popular side of the canyon so more...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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