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Durango fourth-grader dispels myths about diabetes

Adaira Nachtrieb, 9, passed out the day she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, she told an attentive group of her peers late last year. “I had to drink a lot of water and was really thirsty and...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Ski patrol dogs work hard, play hard on Colorado slopes

ASPEN (AP) – They are celebrities of the ski runs. Beloved by locals and visitors alike, by both kids and their parents, these stars of the slopes have a very important job to do on the mountains....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

As beetle kill spreads, will the drive from Durango to Silverton resemble Wolf Creek Pass?

Beetle kill is spreading farther west into the San Juan Mountains and now dropping down into the corridor between Durango and Silverton, according to a new report from the Colorado State Forest...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Partnership aims to help New Mexico tribe monitor its land

ALBUQUERQUE – A Native American community in northern New Mexico will soon get help from solar-powered drones to monitor its vast land holdings from above. Under a new partnership with Santa...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wildfires help habitat for northern Colorado bighorn sheep

BOULDER (AP) – After struggling for decades, the bighorn sheep population in the Big Thompson and St. Vrain canyons finally appears to be stabilizing. While it is difficult to pinpoint the exact...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Silverton dog sled race will be moved to Molas Lake Park

Event organizers of a dog sled race planned for this weekend have changed the location of the competition. The first Silverton Flying Sled Dog Races were originally planned to be held on the north...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In 2019, Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years as national park

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The first European American who reached the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon marveled at what was before him: an astounding system of canyons, profound fissures and slender...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sled dog racers hope third time is a charm for Silverton race

For the past two years, the Silverton Flying Sled Dog Races hasn’t been able to catch a break, but event organizers are confident conditions will be just right this winter to hold the competition...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Associate professor to report on work at Bowthorpe Site

The next meeting of the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. After a review of 2018 field trips and a preview of...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma County takes up issue of eagles nesting on private land

The Montezuma County Planning Department is considering how to address golden and bald eagles nesting on private land. Although the bald eagle was removed from the Endangered Species Act list in...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Want to see climate change in Colorado? Keep an eye on the pikas

It didn’t take long for 11-year-old Brooke Pollock to spot a pika on Loveland Pass last July. One of the hamster-like critters darted between boulders, its cheeks stuffed with grass and leaves....

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

The science, art of mapping a drought

As extreme drought marched northward from Arizona and New Mexico and parked itself squarely over the Four Corners in early 2018, many turned to one tool to understand the change: the U.S. Drought...

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

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