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Lake Mead water shortage could spell trouble for Colorado

A new forecast from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation shows signs that water levels at Lake Mead, which supplies water to three southwestern states and northern Mexico, could drop so low by next year...

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

Science Says: Hotter weather turbocharges U.S. West wildfires

As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames. The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Los Alamos lab researching algae to convert to affordable fuel

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – That green pond scum on the backyard pool may be annoying now, but it could someday fuel a jet plane to whisk you away on vacation. And those lawn clippings? They could be...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

1970s probe of KKK saw evidence of resurgence in Colorado

The new movie “BlacKkKlansman” tells the story of a Colorado Springs police effort in 1978 and 1979 to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan, improbably led by a black detective named Ron Stallworth. The...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Water a focus for growing northern Colorado communities

GREELEY (AP) – Although Windsor owns enough water for all existing customers, town officials know more people are on the way. That means more water, and that may also mean the need for the town’s...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pueblo man is helping forgotten Mexican children

PUEBLO (AP) – “My name is Priscila,” the letter begins. “And I am nine years old. I have suffered a lot. I thought being with my mother that everything would be different, but no ... “From the time...

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

Book focuses on trailblazing Colorado missionary physician

GREELEY (AP) – They are characters in a book now. But before that, they were characters in history. Bobby, however, soaked up all the rumors like a little sponge. “What will they look like, Mom?”...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

What are the top 5 littered items in the San Juan National Forest?

The problem has vexed public lands managers to no end: Why do people who come to enjoy their pristine beauty leave behind trash, which damages the very essence of what they came to visit in the...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Vital U.S. reservoir OK for now, but shortages looming

By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press DENVER – A vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and the U.S. Southwest for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Teenage girls learning science in Colorado’s backcountry

DENVER – The leg-busting path shot straight up, encountering small aspens before veering hard right at the base of a sheer rock. The conversations of teenage girls broke through the foliage,...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Inmates make dangerous ‘walk of shame’ to Santa Fe after time in county jail

SANTA FE (AP) – Connie Krickhuhn isn’t sure why her younger brother tried to cross Interstate 25 near Cerrillos Road on a dark October night nearly three years ago. Alan Cruthirds, incarcerated for...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lessons of the 416 Fire show how our approach to wildfires has evolved

The summer of 2018 in Durango will go down as a summer of fire and smoke. There are many lessons to learn from the devastating pattern of drought, wildfire and debris we are enduring, but one of...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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