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Don’t give up your fight against weeds this fall

By Ben Bain After an unusually hot and dry summer, fall is fully upon us. If you weren’t able to get rid of all of your weeds, there is still a little bit of time to finish the job. Fall can be a...

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

San Juan Forest finalizes Glade grazing plan

A new cattle grazing plan for the Glade area of the San Juan National Forest north of Dolores has been completed. Dolores District Ranger Derek Padilla has issued a final record of decision for the...

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

Things to know: The plan to save the ailing Colorado River

DENVER – The Colorado River is ailing, afflicted by a prolonged drought and increasing demand from seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the waterway. Those states tentatively agreed this...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Southwestern states agree on plan to manage overtaxed Colorado River

DENVER – Seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River have reached landmark agreements on how to manage the waterway amid an unprecedented drought, including a...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Preservation effort targets legendary cattleman’s historic barn

Stories of legendary cattleman Charles Goodnight have been told and told again, perhaps most famously as the inspiration for Larry McMurtry’s “Lonesome Dove.” The former Texas Ranger is recognized...

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

Agency recommends reclassifying razorback from endangered to threatened

DENVER – Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, wildlife officials said Thursday, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwest....

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

Thousands of endangered fish found in San Juan River

At a little known waterfall on a remote part of the San Juan River, more than a thousand endangered fish, previously unaccounted for, have been found in populations that are thriving – a...

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

In Colorado’s ‘hail alley,’ fierce storms, booming growth on costly collision course

COLORADO SPRINGS – The fusillade was over in a matter of minutes, but by then 14 people had been hurt, numerous animals killed, 538 cars totaled and virtually every roof in the Cheyenne Mountain...

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

In 1918, flu pandemic ravaged Southwest Colorado

She died on her eighth birthday, and we looked for her gravesite just shy of a century later. Green grass, lush trees and gray tombstones fill the landscape at Greenmount Cemetery. We had no luck...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Master gardner program accepting applications

The Colorado State University Extension Office is accepting applications for the 2019 Colorado Master Gardener program until Dec. 31. Students will receive training in tree care, vegetables, soils,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico ranchers, U.S. square off over fencing at national preserve

ALBUQUERQUE – Miles of fencing separating a national preserve from forested grazing pastures in northern New Mexico have been compromised over the years by wildfire, falling trees and herds of elk....

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

Juniper trees recover in Southwest Colorado

Fears that juniper trees across Southwest Colorado were headed for a massive die-off did not materialize this summer, but the fate of the hardy tree throughout the Four Corners is still in serious...

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

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