More Southwest Colorado farmers see a future in growing hemp

There is no stereotype of an industrial hemp farmer. From academics to marijuana producers, urban farm activists to generational ranchers – it seems there’s a place for everyone in the burgeoning...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wet winter bodes well for water supplies along Rio Grande

ALBUQUERQUE – Some ski areas touted an “endless winter” as forecasters on Tuesday called the snow that has been falling along the New Mexico-Colorado border a good sign for cities and farmers who...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tribes urge U.S. to ban drilling around sacred New Mexico site

ACOMA PUEBLO, N.M. – Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive stone structures and...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mercy orthopedic surgeon preserves hip joints to prevent replacement

Surgically repairing hip joints can relieve persistent pain and possibly prevent hip replacements later in life. One common source of persistent pain in a hip joint can be a tear in the labrum,...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. official declares drought plan done for Colorado River

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Seven states that rely on a major waterway in the U.S. West have finished a yearslong effort to create a plan to protect the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought, the federal...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

BLM, Montezuma County disagree on fighting noxious weeds

Part of a burn scar from the 2012 Weber Fire south of Mancos has become infested with noxious weeds, but Montezuma County and the Bureau of Land Management disagree about how it should be managed....

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Yes, this is Colorado: Discover canyons, grasslands and chilling history in state’s southeastern corner

The eastern third of Colorado, some joke, might as well be part of Kansas or Oklahoma. The undulating plains are marked by relentless heat waves in the summer and bitter winds in the winter....

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

BLM provides roundup of regional projects

After at two-year hiatus, a citizen council that advises the Bureau of Land Management in Southwest Colorado has resumed work. The 15-member Southwest Resource Advisory Council met at the Dolores...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Proposal could curtail expansion of gray wolves

BILLINGS, Mont. – A proposal to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections could curtail their rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S. West and Great Lakes, yet the predators...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

A race against time to document Native American shelters

For years, archaeologists have been documenting hundreds of wooden shelters left by Native Americans in northern Colorado, in a time-is-of-the-essence project as the land reclaims the historic...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

California agencies at odds over Colorado River drought plan

PHOENIX – A major Southern California water agency is trying to push the state through a final hurdle in joining a larger plan to preserve a key river in the U.S. West that serves 40 million...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Grand Canyon chief isn’t back after being cleared in inquiry

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has not returned to her job nearly a month after being cleared of accusations that she created a hostile work environment,...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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