Retired game warden now works as wildlife taxidermist

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Bryan Nygren knew by age 6 that he wanted to be a game warden, and that, indeed, became his career for about 25 years.It was not his only interest in wildlife, however; he...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

History at a price

ROCKWOOD - More than 125 years ago, hardworking San Juan pioneers built a wagon road from the struggling mining camp of Silverton to the Animas Valley. Now, under a proposed U.S. Forest Service...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cochiti dam changed pueblo way of life

COCHITI PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - Cochiti Pueblo Gov. Floyd Pecos, Lt. Gov. Pete Trujillo and council member Joseph Henry Suina stood by the edge of the almost-overflowing Rio Grande on a May morning....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Veteran Motor Car Club restores Pontiac in man's memory

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - If a car can be family, this 1966 Pontiac is like a suave favorite uncle with nary a wrinkle to indicate his years.But it is a bittersweet truth in the Shaver family that...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

After son's death, parents find a world of children

AURORA (AP) - Jimmy and Linda Yip still haven't quite fathomed the twist of fate that took their only child but wound up giving them hundreds more from Asia to Africa to the Americas.But they do...

DATE: July 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A good trade

The "clank, clank, clank" of metal striking rock echoes throughout the neighborhood of East Second Avenue and 14th Street.Each strike of the hammer and metal chisel masterfully chips away flakes of...

DATE: July 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dancing goes to the dogs in N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Twirl, bow, prance, swirl: Dancing with a dog is a sport and an art that's nothing like when you'd take your pooch's front paws and haul him up on his hind legs when you were a...

DATE: July 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pain kept teenager from high school, but not high goals

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - Liz Harrison missed so much school that she eventually dropped out and got her GED instead of trying to catch up.That would satisfy a lot of people, but not Harrison. She...

DATE: July 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A life set in stones

SILVERTON - A remarkable collection of ore samples on display at the San Juan County Historical Museum and Mining Heritage Center offers more than a glimpse of the Earth's geologic history.It also...

DATE: June 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Black Mesa residents revel in power for first time

BLACK MESA, Ariz. (AP) - In all of Lillie Chief's 84 years, one of the most amazing things she has witnessed is being able to flip a switch on the wall and watch her home light up instantly.It is...

DATE: June 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Trips take students on path to past

BELEN, N.M. (AP) - A group of Madison Middle School students from Albuquerque stands atop a windy mesa south of Belen, amid the ruins of an ancient pueblo village overlooking the Rio Grande.In the...

DATE: June 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Denver's former Porter and Waiters Club has rich history

DENVER - These days, the tiny bar is called M&M's, but that's just nomenclature as far as the regulars are concerned."Everyone still calls it the Porters and Waiters Club," says owner Margie...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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