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Fossilized footprints tell tale of Ice Age sloth hunt in New Mexico

WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT – Researchers studying a trail of fossilized footprints on a remote New Mexico salt flat have determined the tracks tell the story of a group of Ice Age hunters...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Outlook for vital Colorado River remains grim

DENVER – The outlook for the most important river in the Southwest remains grim this summer after April storms failed to produce much snow in the mountains that feed the waterway, forecasters said...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

A unique, historic orchard returns to life at Old Fort Lewis

In just a few years, a century-old apple orchard that had been neglected and fallen into disrepair has been made whole again at the Old Fort Lewis campus near Hesperus. “It’s honestly the most...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival explores birds of Four Corners

Artists, scientists and birdwatchers will flock to Montezuma County this month for the 14th annual Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival . The five-day event, which serves as the Cortez Cultural...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bill seeks park status for New Mexico’s stunning white dunes

A vast expanse of shifting white sand dunes in southern New Mexico would be elevated from a national monument to a national park under legislation proposed Friday by one of the state’s senators....

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation: More than 100 horses apparent victims of drought

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Dozens of horses have died on tribal land in northern Arizona, apparently after getting trapped in a muddy stock pond as drought grips the region. Navajo Nation spokesman Mihio...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Forest Service acts to restrict camping at Priest Lake

The Norwood Ranger District is seeking comments on a proposal to add camping at the Mary E recreation site and limit camping at the Priest Lake site this summer. The Mary E recreation site, about 5...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Low, steady flows from Arizona dam could benefit bugs

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Any great fishing hole depends on the health and well-being of its bugs. In a stretch of the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam, anglers have been pulling out long, skinny...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cataract surgery evolves to make vision even sharper

A new tool at Four Corners Eye Clinic ensures that surgeons can more precisely replace lenses in the eyes of cataract patients. The clinic’s intraoperative aberrometer, or ORA, allows doctors to...

DATE: April 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bulb expert to plant her knowledge in Durango

Renowned bulb expert Kit Strange has explored the rugged terrain of Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. She has scouted the canyons of Armenia and steppes of Central Asia. Half a world away, Strange has...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How Native American powwows evolved over years

ALBUQUERQUE – The Gathering of Nations, one of the world’s largest gatherings of indigenous people, started Friday in Albuquerque. The annual event attracts about 3,000 dancers from hundreds of...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Old Fort to host Farm Field Day

The first Farm Field Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Old Fort at Hesperus, 18683 Highway 140, in Hesperus. The event will include: agricultural seminars; a Colorado Farm...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life