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Yes, it’s enchanting

ALBUQUERQUE – Striped balloons dot a bright blue sky. Red rocks silhouette a lone dead tree. A white ladder leans on a brown adobe dwelling. On a road trip around New Mexico, this mix of motifs...

DATE: June 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘Star Wars’ set part of house’s roof

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) – It’s no mystery to Kelly Curtis what happened to the lumber used to build Jabba the Hutt’s sand barge filmed in the sand dunes for a segment in “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of...

DATE: May 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado man juggles fighting ring, real estate

GREELEY (AP) – Tommy Thompson likes to look professional when he meets with a client for his real estate business. He always checks for blood on his clothes before the meeting. Thompson, 31, of...

DATE: May 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Muralist retrieved from dark

SANTA FE Peter E. Lopez was introduced to the work of Edward O’Brien four years ago, when he visited the abandoned main building of the St. Catherine Indian School campus. Lopez, a santero who...

DATE: May 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Don’t take this app sitting down

FORT COLLINS (AP) – A silent killer is stalking the nation. It’s a health epidemic that has nothing to do with diet or smoking, yet everyone does it every day and it is taking years off of lives in...

DATE: May 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Music is the teacher

COLORADO SPRINGS On the day his dream came true, Jordan Smith enthusiastically did a little jerky dance, his star-adorned cane helping him balance. “I walk in three-quarter time,” he tells a dozen...

DATE: April 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

In N.M., road construction not end of highway memorials

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – They demolished an old ramp, constructed a massive new one and pushed around tons of dirt and desert brush. But in their year’s labor to build a more efficient connection...

DATE: April 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Got the evil eye? Maybe a ‘curanderismo’ can help

ALBUQUERQUE – Evil eye. Magical fright. A sick soul. These are all afflictions usually treated by traditional Mexican healers known as curanderos. And this summer, an Albuquerque museum is planning...

DATE: April 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Documentary on Cowsills has link to New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – In the late 1960s, the Cowsills were a TV and radio staple. With hits such as “The Rain, The Park & Other Things,” “Hair” and “Indian Lake” and appearances on “The Tonight Show...

DATE: April 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Nearly $500K will help fund new Aztec trail

AZTEC (AP) – Soon, visiting 900-year-old pueblo structures from downtown Aztec won’t require a car.Aztec Ruins National Monument and the city of Aztec were awarded grant money this month to develop...

DATE: March 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Polluted oil-shale site now restored, feds say

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Over the years, the former Anvil Points federal oil-shale research site west of Rifle was busy enough at times that workers lived in 74 homes built by the government, and...

DATE: March 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Hopis keeping hidden no more

SECOND MESA, Ariz. – Micah Loma’omvaya is expertly dodging ruts on a narrow footpath-turned-wagon-trail-turned-barely-passable-road when he spots a rogue compact car with California plates parked...

DATE: March 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life