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U.S. adopts recovery plan for Mexican wolves in the Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE – After decades of legal challenges and political battles that have pitted states against the federal government, U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday finally adopted a plan to guide the...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Condor group wants to get more hunters to avoid lead bullets

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – An effort to bring one of the world’s largest birds back from the brink of extinction is expanding after northern Arizona and southern Utah found some success in getting deer...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

San Juan National Forest seeks public comments

The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comments through Dec. 18 about a draft environmental assessment of a proposal for prescribed burns in zones of ponderosa pine trees, mixed warm-dry...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Program enhances Navajo language in tribal courts

CROWNPOINT, N.M. (AP) – Inside a study room at Navajo Technical University here, a class of seven employees from the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch is taking steps to enhance the Navajo language in...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango woman helping to revitalize participation in granges

A Durango woman has been selected to help a national organization resuscitate rural granges for the 21st century. Elizabeth Hiner, who is a member of Florida Grange No. 306, was accepted into the...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Gift ideas for young, creative minds

Now that the tryptophan of Thursday’s turkey has worn off and we’re all officially sick of the leftovers in the fridge – POOF! – we’re knee-deep in the holiday gift-buying season. If you’re looking...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

October test shows no mussels at McPhee

A coalition of local government agencies that formed to prevent an invasive mussel contamination at McPhee Reservoir can claim victory in its first year. A test in October showed no sign of the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Traditional Navajo weaver to demonstrate in Mancos

Kilgore American Indian Art Gallery will host traditional Navajo weaving demonstrations by Sarah Begay from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9, during the “Old Fashioned Christmas”...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo family in Utah gets electricity in time for holidays

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For years, Thomas and Annie Hamm walked around their southern Utah home with flashlights at night, heated water on a wood burning stove and kept their food cold on ice....

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Backers hope Route 66 historic designation can drive tourism

WASHINGTON – Anyone who doubts the lure of Route 66 should talk to Winslow Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Hall, who said that capitalizing on the historic highway was key to revitalization of the...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Great Old Broads for Wilderness receives award

The Walden Woods Project has honored Durango-based Great Old Broads for Wilderness with a Global Environmental Challenge Award. The award, inspired by principals upheld by Henry David Thoreau,...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo Nation wild horse population about to explode

Up to 40,000 wild horses wander the Navajo Nation, roaming across 27,000 square miles of deep canyons, rugged hills and huge mountains, according to aerial estimates from the Bureau of Indian...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life