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Ghosts of the past emerge from Great Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Low water is not always a bad thing for boaters. At least boaters with a taste for the history of the lakes they sail. “Current levels mean the Great Salt Lake is giving up a...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A better way to the geyser

A unique geologic and pungent attraction beckons visitors traveling up the West Dolores Road in the San Juan National Forest. The newly improved Geyser Spring Trail (No. 648) leads hikers through...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How will forgotten truck stop be revived?

It was once a bustling truck stop, complete with rows of fuel stations, a popular diner, a convenience store and long-hauler accommodations. Its ideal location next to the Colorado port-of-entry...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tiny-home movement builds

BOULDER (AP) – Christopher Smith lives in a house smaller than a parking space, between a chicken coop and some beehives in his friend’s backyard. And the Boulder County man wouldn’t want it any...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lloyd McNeil: A life in the forest caring for the land, serving the people

MANCOS – Rarely, but sometimes, a man fits a job and the job fits the man. When that happens, you can have decades of productive, meaningful work. Such is the legacy of Lloyd McNeil, a forestry...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mudslide consumed men, their lifetimes of knowledge

COLLBRAN (AP) – Water coming off the Grand Mesa runs through a complicated geographical and legal maze of miles and miles of irrigation canals, chains of reservoirs, countless individual districts...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Once a jail, museum honors coal miners

WALSENBURG (AP) – About 500 coal miners died in Huerfano County in the early to middle part of the 20th century. Often called “The City Built on Coal,” this small town is home to the Walsenburg...

DATE: July 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Let Taos seduce you

TAOS, N.M. – To winter sports enthusiasts, Taos is best known for its challenging ski slopes. But this northern New Mexico town has plenty more to offer visitors year-round, on and off the slopes....

DATE: July 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Educating teachers about agriculture

With about 48 percent of the state’s acres devoted to farming and agriculture, no Colorado child should ever think that chocolate milk comes from a brown cow. The Colorado Foundation for...

DATE: July 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ex-cowboy now treats injured cowboys at Greeley rodeo

GREELEY (AP) – There’s always a moment before he treats another injured cowboy when Jason Stoneback will sit outside the rodeo circle and long for the time when he was inside it. That longing...

DATE: July 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Volunteers help dig up dinosaurs in Utah

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah (AP) – Jeanette Bonnell likes to play in the dirt. The 62-year-old retired human resources specialist also is pretty handy with a dentist’s drill. Those two qualities,...

DATE: July 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Levee murals may disappear in Pueblo

PUEBLO (AP) – A proposal to shave the top 10 feet off the Arkansas River levee through Pueblo could affect the murals that have been painted on the levee over the years. “It’s going to just clip...

DATE: June 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life