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For 15 years, my dog, Finn, was a beloved companion, hiking partner

It has been enough time now that I can finally write this column without choking up. These are some of the hardest words I’ve ever written. Tears have clouded my vision but not my heart. Earlier...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

For 15 years, my dog, Finn, was a beloved companion, hiking partner

By Andrew Gulliford Special to the Herald It has been enough time now that I can finally write this column without choking up. These are some of the hardest words I’ve ever written. Tears have...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Honoring Olga Little on the summit of her mountain

When I first moved here, I would go to the top floor of First National Bank of Durango and look at the Olga Little display consisting of her large mineral collection, photos of her and her burros,...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Trout species thought to be extinct found alive in Southwest Colorado

A native species of trout thought to be extinct was found alive and well recently in Southwest Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced the discovery of a “unique genetic lineage” of the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water levels continue to drop at Lake Mead, Lake Powell

PHOENIX – Water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell are dropping to dangerous levels, reflecting the Colorado River’s worsening “structural deficit,” scientists said. Scientists from the Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango Rotary club brings solar lights to Navajo Nation

After decades of crafting squash-blossom necklaces, pendants and bracelets, Jerry Domingo knew he would have to quit making jewelry because he couldn’t see very well anymore. A sturdy Navajo...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

PHOENIX – Thirty miles south of Phoenix, green fields of alfalfa and pima cotton stretch toward a triple-digit sun. Hundreds of yellow butterflies dance above the purple flowers that dapple the...

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

Are these mysterious Great Sand Dunes stones musical?

A set of rounded stones shaped like French baguettes have baffled scientists since they were discovered in the high desert near Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park. Researchers assumed they...

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

Odds of shortage increase for vital river in Southwest

DENVER – The drought-stressed Colorado River carried even less water than expected this summer, increasing the odds of a shortage in the vital river system in 2020, federal water managers said...

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

Catholic church is a sacred time capsule in rural Tiffany

A small, almost forgotten Catholic church with a big history, located off the beaten path in the unincorporated community of Tiffany, could get a chance at second life as it approaches its...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Get to know Pueblo: Explore riverwalk, chile farms and Neon Alley

Thousands of people visit Pueblo in August or September every year to attend the Colorado State Fair and the Chile and Frijoles Festival. Those are great events, but if visitors don’t take in...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Travel

Silverton Innovation Expo to start Tuesday

Mountain Studies Institute will hold its second annual Silverton Innovation Expo from Tuesday through Thursday in Silverton. The expo brings together industry representatives, businesses,...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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