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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

20 years later, Mexican wolf program frustrates all sides

ALBUQUERQUE – On the edge of the Mogollon Rim in eastern Arizona, snow covered the ground and blizzard conditions were setting in as biologists prepared to open the gates to a trio of pens,...

DATE: March 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico officials: Be prepared for a severe fire season

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is dry, the spring winds are already in full force and there’s plenty of grass that’s ready to burn, resulting in what authorities said Tuesday is the perfect recipe for a...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fort Collins vet treats dogs, exotic animals with stem cells

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Tootle used to hate going to the vet. The purebred dachshund didn’t like the humans poking and prodding his nose with all kinds of different medicines. But he got used to it....

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fort Lewis College students bring solar energy to Navajo Nation

Some college students head to Cancun for spring break to experience the raucous atmosphere of one of Mexico’s most popular party destinations. Others volunteer to bring solar energy to needy...

DATE: March 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Amid shortage, health education centers work to recruit rural doctors

As the nation faces a looming shortage of doctors, rural areas such as Southwest Colorado, could be particularly susceptible. A local organization and similar groups across the state are working to...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

BLM to host public scoping meetings for new monument plans in Utah

The Bureau of Land Management will host four public scoping meetings as part of the land-use planning for Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Scoping...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Zombie trailers’ haunt Naturita, a budding tourist town

A dead potted plant dangles from the ceiling of a derelict trailer in Naturita, a former uranium-mining town in western Colorado, its spindly tendrils reaching toward a large broken window. It is...

DATE: March 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Forecasters warn of fires, crop damage across U.S. high plains

ALBUQUERQUE – The amount of moisture received across the United States’ southern high plains since October has been ridiculously low, and forecasters warned Friday that the intensifying drought has...

DATE: March 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

U.S., states to collaborate on Mexican wolf recovery

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. government and state officials intend to work together to recover an endangered species of wolves that once roamed the American Southwest. The New Mexico Department of Game and...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Animas River’s long ribbon of stories from Silverton to New Mexico

There is perhaps no one more suitable to tell the backstory of the Gold King Mine spill than Durango’s Jonathan Thompson. His book, River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics and Greed Behind the...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘An erosion of the culture of the acequias’

SANTA FE (AP) – “Bring your pala so you can do some Pilates.” Of course, William Gonzales is joking. No one in their right mind would use a shovel to do Pilates, and Pilates isn’t on Gonzales’...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life