Arizona wildlife agency collects animals killed by cars, poachers for tribes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Arizona Native American tribes on the hunt for animal hides, antlers, teeth and other parts for cultural and religious use have a unique new resource: the state’s wildlife...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mountain bikes at heart of Silverton trails debate

The town of Silverton is trying to lure more mountain bikers to its backcountry, but some residents wonder, at what cost? For the past year, Silverton residents have drafted a long-range trails...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Silverton’s ambitious trails plan aims to boost economy

As the towering mountains and vast backcountry around Silverton become a mecca for hikers, mountain bikers and all-terrain vehicles, how to manage overcrowding and overuse on public lands is...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Protest planned near site of atomic bomb testing in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Residents of a New Mexico Hispanic village near the site of the world’s first atomic bomb test are planning another protest outside the annual opening of the site to visitors. The...

DATE: April 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Above-average snowpack expected to fill McPhee Reservoir

Above-average snowpack promises to fill McPhee Reservoir and increases the chance of a whitewater boating release on the Dolores River below the dam. Winter snowpack in the Dolores Basin was at 136...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The great getaway: Start planning your summer adventures in Colorado

No matter how long you’ve lived in Colorado and how much you love it, I’ll bet there still are places you haven’t explored. I’ve lived here 40-plus years and continue to discover awesome places...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

For Native Americans, U.S.-Mexico border is an ‘imaginary line’

Immigration restrictions were making life difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the U.S.-Mexico border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

BLM seeks volunteers to build Sand Canyon trail

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking volunteers to help build a new half-mile connector trail at Sand Canyon, part of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. The effort will take place from...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Arizona Sen. McSally promises swift action on drought plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – U.S. Sen. Martha McSally vowed Wednesday to take quick action on a plan to preserve the drought-stricken Colorado River, which serves about 40 million people in the U.S. West and...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tough winter increases chance of elk calf die-off

Heavy snow is tough going for wildlife in the winter months, and as a consequence this year, wildlife officials fear there will be a higher than normal die-off of elk calves this spring. “It’s...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Push renewed to elevate White Sands to national park status

ALBUQUERQUE – The push to elevate a vast expanse of shifting white sand dunes in New Mexico to national park status was renewed Tuesday as members of the state’s congressional delegation...

DATE: March 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Podcast to tell stories of historic homes in Cortez

A podcast that will guide listeners along a walking tour of historic homes on Montezuma Avenue is currently under production at KSJD. The podcast is a project of the Cortez Historic Preservation...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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