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Colorado’s felons fight on front lines

The firefighters awaken by 4:30 a.m. The forest is dark, but even here, miles from the blaze, they can smell smoke. There are 20 on this team, the youngest 23, the oldest 46. They have worked...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Prospective owners, operators of Navajo coal plant end pursuit

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Two companies that were negotiating to take over a coal-fired power plant on the Arizona-Utah line ended the effort Thursday, saying the challenges were too great. The Navajo...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge

DENVER – Cyclists and hikers explored a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado on Saturday, while a protester in a gas mask brought signs warning...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Less snow prompts push to lengthen Grand Canyon tourist season

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With snowfall dwindling at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, tourism promoters see an opportunity to stretch out the visiting season at the less popular side of the canyon so more...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Two of Colorado’s largest trees burn in 416 Fire

Two of the largest trees in the state of Colorado fell victim to the flames of the 416 Fire, a flyover of the burn scar revealed last week. Since the outbreak of the 416 Fire in June, forest...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado’s drought set to be fourth worst on record

This year’s drought is one for the record books, – especially for Southwest Colorado. The Colorado water year, which ends Oct. 31, looks to be the fourth driest on record since the state began...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Western Colorado telescope joins Air Force network

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – If a satellite, an asteroid or an old, dead rocket hurtles toward Earth, a telescope installed on Purdy Mesa is ready to help detect it and alert officials from around the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

For 15 years, my dog, Finn, was a beloved companion, hiking partner

It has been enough time now that I can finally write this column without choking up. These are some of the hardest words I’ve ever written. Tears have clouded my vision but not my heart. Earlier...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

For 15 years, my dog, Finn, was a beloved companion, hiking partner

By Andrew Gulliford Special to the Herald It has been enough time now that I can finally write this column without choking up. These are some of the hardest words I’ve ever written. Tears have...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Honoring Olga Little on the summit of her mountain

When I first moved here, I would go to the top floor of First National Bank of Durango and look at the Olga Little display consisting of her large mineral collection, photos of her and her burros,...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Trout species thought to be extinct found alive in Southwest Colorado

A native species of trout thought to be extinct was found alive and well recently in Southwest Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced the discovery of a “unique genetic lineage” of the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water levels continue to drop at Lake Mead, Lake Powell

PHOENIX – Water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell are dropping to dangerous levels, reflecting the Colorado River’s worsening “structural deficit,” scientists said. Scientists from the Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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