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Drought continues to expands across American Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE – Drought is stiffening its hold across the American Southwest as extreme conditions spread from Oklahoma to Utah. The federal drought map released Thursday shows dry conditions...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez Sanitation approves installation of solar panels

The Cortez Sanitation District has approved the installation of solar panels at its sewer lift stations to save on energy costs. During a special meeting on March 27, the district’s board of...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Otter reintroduction in New Mexico causing some to worry about trout

ALBUQUERQUE – Surveys show the lower Red River has healthy fish populations after the reintroduction of otters, contrary to concerns from trout advocates, a New Mexico wildlife official said. River...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

From horses to hemp: Colorado rancher eyes new calling

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – After a long and successful career up on the saddle training horses and their owners across the country, John Lyons wanted nothing more than to retire, ride off into the...

DATE: April 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Flu epidemic is topic of talk at Fort Lewis College

The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society will host a talk about the 1917-18 flu epidemic at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. Charles DiFerdinando, a fifth...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Weather Service offers storm-spotter training classes

The National Weather Service will offer two free storm-spotter training classes to anyone interested in learning about severe weather. Classes are about two hours long. In Durango, an optional...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Groups push to increase boater access to Animas River south of Durango

Below Durango, the Animas River offers nearly 40 miles of runnable river for boaters, which passes through a pastoral landscape as the San Juan Mountains give way to the high desert terrain of...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico state rep shaped by her farming, ranching roots

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) – When someone asks Candy Spence-Ezzell, who represents District 58 in the New Mexico Legislature, where she grew up, her answer is typically “west of L.A.” If your first thought...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Grand Canyon tests change in water system serving visitors

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Crews are drilling at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to test the idea of shifting the area where water is drawn to serve millions of people at the national park’s popular South...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Is the Animas truly the ‘River of Lost Souls’?

By all historical accounts, there is no “River of Lost Souls” running through Durango. So how is it that over the years that’s become the adopted, dramatized name of the Animas River? “It’s just...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado’s quest to tackle dangerously unhealthy forests

FORT COLLINS (AP) – There is life after death for Colorado’s forests. But to get there, the people who manage them must solve an economic quandary. Colorado’s 834 million dead trees can start anew...

DATE: March 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Drought expands across the Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE – Drought is tightening its grip across a wide swath of the American Southwest as farmers, ranchers and water managers throughout the region brace for what’s expected to be more warm...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News