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Utah, U.S. to launch study on mining pollution in Lake Powell

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah and U.S. government officials will launch a study this month to determine the extent of mining pollution in Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona border. Heavy metals washed into...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

As Blue Mesa Reservoir dries out, a forgotten small town re-emerges

A small, abandoned town in Colorado is having an Atlantis moment. Iola had been deep underwater since the 1960s, when the Blue Mesa Dam and Reservoir were first built and filled. It was one of...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Rico-West Dolores travel plan gains another lawsuit

A travel management plan recently approved by the San Juan National Forest for the Dolores Valley now faces a second lawsuit – this time from environmentalists and Dunton Hot Springs. The Rico-West...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Psychiatrists coming to Durango, via video

Dr. Michael Washinksy, a private psychiatrist in Durango, can’t book new patients for appointments until mid-February. The wait time is indicative of the regional and national shortage of...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Mesa Verde to offer free admission on five days in 2019

The National Park Service has announced the fee-free days for 2019, when visitors may experience all national parks, including Mesa Verde National Park, without entrance fees. They are: Jan. 21:...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wildlife officials will try to track bighorn sheep in Weminuche

Wildlife officials will take to the air this week to gain a better understanding of the bighorn sheep as part of a five-year study. “We don’t know a lot about how these bighorns use the landscape,”...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where have all the elk gone?

The future of elk in Southwest Colorado is in jeopardy. Over the past few years, herds in the region have been slowly dying off, and wildlife officials are concerned about the iconic ungulate’s...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Amid ‘exceptional drought,’ Mancos seeks to protect its watershed

Drought hit Southwest Colorado hard in 2018. Since mid-April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has classified all of Montezuma County as experiencing “exceptional drought,” its most severe...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The allure and danger of old mines across the West

EUREKA, Utah – Underneath the mountains and deserts of the U.S. West lie hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines, an underground world that can hold serious danger and unexpected wonder. They are...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mesa Verde acquires Rockefeller’s Native American art collection

A trove of Native American art kept locked in a Rockefeller family home in Seal Harbor, Maine, for nearly 100 years has found a new home at Mesa Verde National Park. The Estate of David Rockefeller...

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

Historic wagon road revived in Hermosa Creek area

With the popular 18-mile Hermosa Creek Trail closed for the foreseeable future because of damage from the 416 Fire, efforts are afoot to restore and make new trails in the recreational area north...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Effort underway to seal old mines, but some want them open

EUREKA, Utah – Underneath the mountains and deserts of the U.S. West lie hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines, an underground world that can hold serious danger and unexpected wonder. They are...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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