Phoenix museum spotlights connection between Matisse, Alaska Natives

PHOENIX – Nearly 64 years after his death, Henri Matisse has become one of the few non-Native Americans to have an exhibition at a Phoenix museum dedicated to Native American culture. The...

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

Aspen forests northeast of Dolores proposed for logging

The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comment on a proposal to cut down mature aspens in an effort to improve forest diversity and sustainability in the Dolores Ranger District. The...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ban on uranium mining outside Grand Canyon intact

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an Obama-era ban on new uranium mining around Grand Canyon National Park, but the Trump administration could lift it. The 2012 Northern Arizona Mineral Withdrawal...

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

Shortage of coal leaves some without heat source

Hay Gulch Coal – one of the only suppliers of coal for home-heating purposes in the Four Corners – has been forced to all but close this fall because of a lack of available coal to sell. “I’m...

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

El Niño could bring drought relief to Southwest

OKLAHOMA CITY – Climatologists said Wednesday that conditions are right for an El Nino weather pattern to develop that could bring wetter-than-normal conditions this winter in drought-stricken...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Grand Canyon chief being investigated, will be reassigned

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The superintendent at the Grand Canyon will be reassigned amid a federal investigation into undisclosed allegations, the National Park Service said Tuesday, marking the latest...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

PBS docuseries ‘Native America’ recreates cultures pre-1492

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The story of Native America taught in U.S. public schools usually begins at contact with European explorers. Children then get lessons about Thanksgiving, maybe the Trail of...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Inmates, pack string help clean up Colorado wilderness area

ASPEN (AP) – For the first time in more than 50 years, a trip to Mountain Boy Basin will reveal only wild, pristine wilderness because of the massive and diverse efforts of prison inmates, local...

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

Fragile trees, shrubs need some help getting through winter

Winterizing fragile trees and shrubs is a simple and prudent exercise in landscape management. Mulching and watering before the ground freezes can save you a bundle of time and money. “As long as...

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

Southwest Retina opens research center to conduct clinical trials

A new research center focused on ocular conditions in Durango will offer hope to patients suffering from otherwise incurable disorders. Southwest Retina Consultants added 800 square feet to its...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Seller: These hearses have a lot of life left

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – This is the kind of deal that will stop would-be buyers dead in their tracks. After investing close to $12,000 in a new paint job, custom rims, velvet upholstery and other...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fort Collins seed vault preserves world collection of plants

FORT COLLINS (AP) – As climate change jeopardizes the world’s doomsday seed vault near the North Pole, a similar Fort Collins facility continues to stock up its collection. The modern-day Noah’s...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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