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Great Old Broads for Wilderness receives award

The Walden Woods Project has honored Durango-based Great Old Broads for Wilderness with a Global Environmental Challenge Award. The award, inspired by principals upheld by Henry David Thoreau,...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo Nation wild horse population about to explode

Up to 40,000 wild horses wander the Navajo Nation, roaming across 27,000 square miles of deep canyons, rugged hills and huge mountains, according to aerial estimates from the Bureau of Indian...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Long Hollow Dam extends growing season in dry region of La Plata County

REDMESA – Three years up and running, Long Hollow Dam already has ranchers and farmers in southwestern La Plata County reaping the benefits of one of the West’s most coveted and scarce resources....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Keeping the tradition of Navajo moccasin-making alive

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) – For Donnaleigh Dedman, the room of Navajo moccasin-makers represented a return to self-sufficiency and being self-sustaining. “I like this room of Navajo people making...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Seeing lack of women in fly fishing, Colorado group responds

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – From Skaguay Reservoir, the women with fly rods hike about 2 miles through the valley, following upstream to find their very own place. Meet the Pikes Peak Women Anglers,...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Officials learned to stop worrying and love pikeminnow

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Once dismissed as a “trash fish,” the Colorado pikeminnow has come to be regarded by Western Slope water officials as a powerful ally, one they hope retains its usefulness...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fixing Colorado’s forests with the help of ‘citizen science’

FRISCO – The pine beetle came to Summit County in 2005, turning scores of trees red and creeping higher up the mountainsides each year. Twelve years later, nearly every stand of lodgepole pines has...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango woman aims to improve cancer diagnosis in Uganda

Durangoan Nichole Baker is helping to bring better and earlier disease diagnosis, particularly for cancer patients, to Uganda, a country with only 18 pathologists. While training pathology...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Developers denied height near Grand Canyon but not deterred

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Residents of a small town outside the Grand Canyon’s South Rim have rejected a building height increase, but it won’t stop developers from pursuing an expanse of retail shops,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wildlife rehabilitation center in Silt has bear-able year

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – It’s a busy year, but a bear-able year so far, for Nanci Limbach’s wildlife rehabilitation center southwest of Silt, where bringing up young bruins and getting them back where...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico regulators report drop in methane emissions

ALBUQUERQUE – Methane emissions from oil and natural gas production in New Mexico have dropped by more than 50 percent over the past year thanks to advances in technology and changes in the way...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

U.S. Department of Interior likely to rescind plan for region’s oil, gas

A new directive by the U.S. Department of Interior jeopardizes a pending master-leasing plan in Southwest Colorado that would scrutinize oil and gas development near Mesa Verde National Park. In...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life