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

La Plata County residents turn to gardening amid pandemic

First it was toilet paper flying off the shelves in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it appears garden supplies, seeds and soil are the hot ticket items hard to come by as more people turn...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Rare cutthroat trout, saved in 416 Fire, set to be released back into the wild

While firefighting crews were in the throes of battling the 416 Fire as it rapidly spread through the San Juan National Forest north of Durango in June 2018, an unlikely rescue mission was being...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Environmentalists lose bid to halt uranium mine in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A federal judge has ruled against environmental groups and a tribe in their bid to keep a uranium mine south of the Grand Canyon from operating. The Canyon Mine near the national...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How has dating changed during the pandemic?

FARMINGTON – How has the dating world – from sexually transmitted infections to digital connections – shifted in the face of the pandemic’s social-distancing measures? With fewer in-person...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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