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Arizona man turned camera on injustices of Native Americans

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – An Arizona man celebrated for the humanity that was showcased in his photographs of people across the Colorado Plateau and the world has died. John Running died Sunday of...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico teacher develops braille code for Navajo

FARMINGTON – A public school teacher near the country’s largest American Indian reservation has developed a braille code for the Navajo language. Carol Green, who began developing vision problems...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Rare snowy owl spotted at Lake Pueblo State Park

PUEBLO – A rare snowy owl has been spotted at the Lake Pueblo State Park in the Pueblo area. The Pueblo Chieftain reports the bird, typically found in the Arctic region of North America, was first...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Teaching prisoners, one letter at a time

When Kathy Park Woolbert reaches into her mailbox at her home on the outskirts of Alamosa, it’s not just the usual bills and flyers. She finds carefully crafted, sometimes exquisitely hand-written...

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

Mesa Verde plans prescribed fire in January

Mesa Verde National Park is planning a prescribed fire, weather permitting. The 1-acre fire will burn in the Chapin Mesa area between Jan. 8 and Jan. 31 and will dispose of gamble oak, piñon and...

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

How CSU students fight noise pollution in national parks

DENVER (AP) – Most people can probably conjure up an image of a national park. Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome is a standard computer screen background. The Grand Canyon or Longs Peak are...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Court clears way for public hearing on chromium plume at Los Alamos lab

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Court of Appeals has sided with a coalition of environmental groups that had repeatedly sought a public hearing related to the cleanup of chromium contamination at one...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Albuquerque gallery owner uses art to forge bonds, reach out to others

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – “My name is (asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)! I’m 15 but I will be 16 on Nov. 14, and I am currently in jail. I have been in and out of jail sense (sic) the age...

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

New technology aims to slow damage to Georgia O’Keeffe works

SANTA FE – Chemical reactions are gradually darkening many of Georgia O’Keeffe’s famously vibrant paintings, and art conservation experts are hoping new digital imaging tools can help them slow the...

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

Western Colorado program connects senior pets with senior citizens

CRAWFORD (AP) – Bette Cyr reached a point in her life when she realized she knew more people who had died than were still living on this Earth. Loneliness set in, and she found herself trying to...

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

2017: Photos of the year

DATE: Dec. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lawsuits challenge Trump’s trim of Utah monuments

Heidi McIntosh’s first case as an environmental lawyer in the early 1990s was an attempt to block a coal mine in a remote red rock region of southern Utah. The area is a treasure trove of dinosaur...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life