How a sacred emblem became New Mexico’s state symbol

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Across New Mexico, the zia symbol is everywhere: On license plates, newspapers, flags, T-shirts, beer cans, jewelry – even skin. But many who sport the ubiquitous zia are not...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Logging, thinning plan for Dolores District is released

The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comment on a proposed logging and forest restoration project northwest of Dolores and east of Dove Creek. The draft environmental assessment for the...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Deep in the Amazon, an indigenous culture is revived

MANU PROVINCE, PERU – Along the banks of the upper Madre de Dios River is Parign Hak, a traditional healing center that welcomes tourists and locals to stay for a week or more to be immersed in the...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Wildlife managers track eagles’ movements in Southwest Colorado

Eagle B-75 spends most of her time in Durango, fishing the Animas River and picking off easy prey – usually prairie dogs – in surrounding farmlands. But a few summers ago, the female bald eagle...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Proposal seeks memorial for U.S. Civil War site in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – A lawmaker wants the New Mexico to give Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers their due for helping the Union Army win a key battle in a northern part of the state. Sen. Linda Lopez, an...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Travelers can visit Green Book locations in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – The Oscar-nominated interracial road-trip movie “Green Book” has spurred interest in the real guidebook that helped black travelers navigate segregated America. With a little...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Neutrons used to examine priceless Harvard gold specimen

ALBUQUERQUE – Scientists at a premier U.S. laboratory have helped to unravel some of the mysteries about a rare gold specimen discovered at a Colorado mine more than 130 years ago. Officials at...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma County braces for Sand Canyon parking problems

Winter’s snowpack likely will bring an extended mud season, and that could mean a problematic influx of visitors to the Sand Canyon trailhead this spring, Montezuma County commissioners said this...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Program using storytelling events to save Navajo language

GALLUP, N.M. – A group of Navajo Nation elders is using traditional storytelling to try to pass down their native language to the next generation. The Dine Council of Elders for Peace recently...

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

BLM releases report on special management areas

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment about a preliminary environmental assessment of 17 areas of public lands in Southwest Colorado proposed for designation as areas of critical...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wrist surgery puts retired coach back in play

Bob Hofman coached the Fort Lewis College Skyhawks to numerous basketball titles during his tenure, but a surgery to ease his pain kept him from shooting hoops for decades. Hofman lost all the...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Harvey Weinstein and a broken promise in Indian Country

If all had gone according to plan, nearly every time someone were to watch Wind River, a 2017 film about the death of a Northern Arapaho woman on the Wind River Reservation, the National Indigenous...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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