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U.S. Latino scholar ‘forgotten’ in N.M.

SANTA FE – The name George I. Sanchez has been celebrated for years among Mexican-Americans in Texas and California.A son of an Arizona miner, the Albuquerque-born Sanchez worked his way out of...

DATE: March 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Arizona Indian tribes join forces to save petroglyph site

TUBA CITY, Ariz. – In the far reaches of northern Arizona, where city sprawl gives way to majestic canyons, and a holy place is defined not by steeple and cross but rather by earth and sky, lies a...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cactus and stingers and night – oh my!

PHOENIX – “Everything in the Sonoran Desert either sticks, stings, bites or eats meat. There are quite a few things you don’t want to touch and in the dark it’s harder to discern between safe and...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘The little Smithsonian’

DEMING, N.M. (AP) You wouldn’t know from its austere exterior, a former Armory built in 1918, but inside the Deming Luna Mimbres Museum is as warm and inclusive as a bulging family photo album.If...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Denver police push for law-enforcement museum

DENVER (AP) – Denver police have seen the bad and the good of this city’s life for 150 years, but many of the records and artifacts of their history have disappeared.Soon there could be a museum...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Respect for an opossum? That’s what she teaches

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Lisa Black and two other teachers at James Madison Elementary School were trying to keep a semblance of order among 75 first-graders.“You have to be quiet so you don’t scare...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Falling from the sky

COLORADO SPRINGS If you’re a fan of college football, there’s a good chance you’ll see Air Force Academy cadets fall from the sky in coming weeks.The academy is taking a local tradition to the...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Public pianos prompt playing around Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Live music erupts spontaneously before small crowds at such places as the Old Town Ice Rink or Foothills Mall through the keys of several vibrantly colored, upright pianos...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

6 seems like enough for Farmington man Attorney adopts foster children

FARMINGTON (AP) – Some people might think that Richard Austin is a hero. Others, that he’s absolutely crazy. Or, maybe, both.But Austin doesn’t know what all the fuss is about.A local attorney who...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Woman’s collectibles add color to Christmas

PUEBLO (AP) – She’s a one-woman Christmas-decorating machine.Except that Rhoada Stahle’s holiday trees and tables, her wreath-adorned doors and evergreen-festooned corners show far too much...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lost in their work: La Salle family’s maze is a big hit

GREELEY (AP) – Six weeks out of the year, Glen Fritzler looks out of his living room window at an inflatable, lizard-like creature, 15 acres of intricately cut corn and a full parking lot.Then,...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Making robbers infamous

DENVER Super Sleuth got 18 months in prison after a bank manager in Colorado Springs recognized his description from three previous bank robberies.Tom Thumb got 14 years after the FBI and Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life