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Pecan weevil has New Mexico authorities on guard

An emergency quarantine aimed at stopping the spread of an invasive bug threatening New Mexico’s pecan industry will remain in place as the state looks to protect the largest pecan-growing county...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Aid-in-dying process not as graceful as Colorado couple imagined

DENVER (AP) – A year ago in November, when Susan and Kurt Huschle cast their ballots in favor of the state’s aid-in-dying law, they viewed the measure with the personal detachment of a distant...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico looks into cleaning up old copper mine near Cuba

CUBA, N.M. – For decades, yellow- and white-tinged piles of waste from a defunct copper mine have covered the mountainside at the edge of the quintessential New Mexico village of Cuba – out of...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Peaks honoring Norwood climbers a step closer

A bill to name two 13,000-foot peaks in the Wilson Range in memory of two mountaineers from Norwood has passed the U.S. House by a vote of 409-0. Introduced by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, the...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Nutritionist at Pediatric Partners helps children dial in their diets

Toddlers refusing most foods, teenagers looking for comfort in food and others struggling with their diet can see a nutritionist for free at Pediatric Partners of the Southwest. Registered...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

How a potato helped the Four Corners survive climate shifts

Between 7,000 and 9,000 years ago – during the middle Holocene – the Four Corners area went through a slow but dramatic climatic shift. As the region became hotter and drier, stream and lake levels...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

When your kids get cabin fever, try these activities

For those who celebrate, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are here. For mom and dad, the last-minute rush to get everything and everyone together is on; for kids, the anticipation of what will be...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

U.S. House panel passes bill to allow mountain biking in wilderness areas

Mountain bikers have long been banned from wilderness areas because of a phrase in the 1964 Wilderness Act prohibiting “mechanical transport.” But a bill being considered in the U.S. House could...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Use of air ambulances under scrutiny in northern Colorado

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Dee Judd was home alone July 12 when her blood pressure spiked to dangerous levels. Her brain fuzzy and her body aching and burning from head to toe, life moved in slow motion....

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wind farm agreement highlights New Mexico businesses, labor

ALBUQUERQUE – The state attorney general’s office and advocacy groups have brokered an agreement with a utility that is planning to build a massive wind farm near the Texas-New Mexico border to...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Shutdown starts at New Mexico coal-fired power plant serving Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE – The first of two units to be shut down at a coal-fired power plant that has been serving customers throughout the American Southwest for decades is no longer in operation, officials...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Researcher aims to stall deadly symptoms of rattlesnake bite

TUCSON, Ariz. – As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. Within seconds, people can experience pain, swelling, bleeding and...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life