BLM approves opening 171,000 acres for oil, gas drilling in western Colorado

After about 10 years of collecting public comments and speaking with county and state leaders in Colorado, the Bureau of Land Management earlier this month released a final version of its...

DATE: April 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

10 apple types thought extinct found in West

PORTLAND, Ore. – A team of retirees that scours the remote ravines and windswept plains of the Pacific Northwest for long-forgotten pioneer orchards has rediscovered 10 apple varieties that were...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Elk rescued from Colorado mine shaft

Sometimes luck is on your side, and the same is true for wildlife. That was the case for an young cow elk rescued April 18 from a mine shaft in the Rio Grande National Forest near Creede. In moment...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Journalist tackles recovery in new podcast

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – At times, listening to the path that Vic Vela has taken can be numbing. Yet, when he speaks about his journey, brutal honesty has to be there. “My path to recovery consists of me...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

San Juan Regional mounts rapid, flexible response to pandemic

FARMINGTON The meetings began in late January, with eyes on how a novel coronavirus was evolving in China. Early-stage preparations followed, with research to understand the spread of the virus...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Farmers to get full supply from McPhee Reservoir

McPhee Reservoir is expected to provide a full irrigation supply, but a boating release below the dam is not expected, water officials report. Dolores Basin snowpack was at 96% of average April 9,...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango Farmers Market will open, but with a different look

The Durango Farmers Market is planning to open as scheduled in May, but in implementing safety precautions as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the market will look a little different. Melanie...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Warming makes U.S. West megadrought worst in modern age, study says

KENSINGTON, Maryland – A two-decade-long dry spell that has parched much of the western United States is turning into one of the deepest megadroughts in the region in more than 1,200 years, a new...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

River, stream flows drop noticeably in New Mexico

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – The mighty Rio Grande is looking less mighty as U.S. forecasters predict spring flows will be less than half of average – or worse – and that signals potential trouble for the...

DATE: April 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Coronavirus sparks run on chicks, agricultural products

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The novel coronavirus and Utah’s magnitude 5.7 earthquake are prompting residents to flock to farm and ranching stores across the state, with this season’s crop of chicks...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Government lawyer named as new Grand Canyon park leader

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. – A veteran lawyer for the U.S. Interior Department has been appointed as the new superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park, a crown jewel of the park system,...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Opening date for McPhee boat ramp delayed

The McPhee Reservoir boating season has been delayed to minimize the impact and spread of the novel coronavirus. The McPhee boat ramp’s opening date has been pushed to May 1, according to the San...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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