They painted in the canyons: Archaic artists created compelling images 5,000 years ago

Of the thousands of Native American rock-art panels in the Southwest, none are older than the Barrier Canyon pictographs found throughout the Colorado Plateau and concentrated along rivers,...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Galloping Goose plows through snowstorms in Animas Valley

The Galloping Goose No. 5 experienced some winter adventure during two February excursions on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The Feb. 15 and Feb. 18 trips to Cascade Canyon were cut...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bill would expand Yucca House National Monument

Yucca House National Monument south of Cortez would grow six times larger under legislation introduced this week in Congress. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Cory Gardner, both Colorado...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Plan to protect Colorado River isn’t done. Now what?

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Another federal deadline passed this week for seven states in the U.S. West to wrap up work on a plan to ensure the drought-stricken Colorado River can deliver water to the 40...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

How a sacred emblem became New Mexico’s state symbol

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Across New Mexico, the zia symbol is everywhere: On license plates, newspapers, flags, T-shirts, beer cans, jewelry – even skin. But many who sport the ubiquitous zia are not...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Logging, thinning plan for Dolores District is released

The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comment on a proposed logging and forest restoration project northwest of Dolores and east of Dove Creek. The draft environmental assessment for the...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Deep in the Amazon, an indigenous culture is revived

MANU PROVINCE, PERU – Along the banks of the upper Madre de Dios River is Parign Hak, a traditional healing center that welcomes tourists and locals to stay for a week or more to be immersed in the...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Wildlife managers track eagles’ movements in Southwest Colorado

Eagle B-75 spends most of her time in Durango, fishing the Animas River and picking off easy prey – usually prairie dogs – in surrounding farmlands. But a few summers ago, the female bald eagle...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Proposal seeks memorial for U.S. Civil War site in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – A lawmaker wants the New Mexico to give Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers their due for helping the Union Army win a key battle in a northern part of the state. Sen. Linda Lopez, an...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Travelers can visit Green Book locations in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – The Oscar-nominated interracial road-trip movie “Green Book” has spurred interest in the real guidebook that helped black travelers navigate segregated America. With a little...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Neutrons used to examine priceless Harvard gold specimen

ALBUQUERQUE – Scientists at a premier U.S. laboratory have helped to unravel some of the mysteries about a rare gold specimen discovered at a Colorado mine more than 130 years ago. Officials at...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma County braces for Sand Canyon parking problems

Winter’s snowpack likely will bring an extended mud season, and that could mean a problematic influx of visitors to the Sand Canyon trailhead this spring, Montezuma County commissioners said this...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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