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Interior Department streamlines review process for oil, gas leases

Anglers and environmentalists say President Donald Trump’s plan to reshape the federal lease approval process for oil and gas is a means to muzzle their concerns. The plan will “hand over public...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez community garden opens plots to public

The Cortez Recreation Center’s community garden will be open to the public this planting season. Kirbi Vaughn, an outreach coordinator for the volunteer group Common Ground Cortez Community...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado’s accidental climate apostle charts warming world

DENVER – He didn’t mean for it to happen this way. He simply wanted to be alone. “If I had any social skills at all I wouldn’t be here,” says the reclusive 67-year-old Billy Barr, who has spent the...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Stem-cell treatments aim to regenerate injured joints

Intensifying arthritic pain in his hands diminished Tom Holcomb’s interest in Nordic skiing and mountain biking and cut into his ability to do basic chores. “Just getting dishes out of the...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tribes united on restoring Bears Ears National Monument during testimony to Congress

During a U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources hearing Tuesday in Washington, D.C., local Native American tribes voiced unanimous opposition to a bill that replaces Bears Ears National Monument...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes blast member’s testimony against Bears Ears

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council has rejected congressional testimony made by a tribal member supporting a bill to replace Bears Ears National Monument with two smaller monuments. Suzette Morris...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lawsuits say Mexican gray wolf recovery plan is flawed

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – U.S. wildlife managers failed to adopt a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf that would protect against illegal killings and the consequences of inbreeding,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Officials consider using robots to combat mine spills

DENVER – Crumbling mine tunnels awash with polluted waters perforate the Colorado mountains, and scientists may one day send robots creeping through the pitch-black passages to study the mysterious...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Researchers identify West’s wildlife that can cope with climate change

Species adapt to long-term, predictable stressors through natural selection: They evolve. For example, desert bighorn sheep living in the Sonoran Desert have developed the ability to store water...

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

BLM to hold travel management meetings in Cortez, Durango

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office will host two open house meetings to share information about route designations for travel management on public lands...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

On this night, board games rule at the Durango Public Library

In a world in which we’re bombarded by screens, a break can be welcome. Cue Adult Board Game Night at Durango Public Library. On the first Tuesday of every month, people age 17 and older are...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

In golden age of board games, take a turn as host

Growing up, everyone in my family received a board game for Christmas. We’d spend the lazy days that followed jumping in and out of mysterious worlds, word puzzles and intricate versions of...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life