Scientists find ‘salmon of the Southwest’ in San Juan River

FARMINGTON – A fish that federal officials say was once widely known as the “salmon of the Southwest” is showing signs of recovering its diminished population in the San Juan River basin....

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Apollo 17 astronaut and moonwalker to visit Anasazi Heritage Center

The Anasazi Heritage Center and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument will host Harrison H. “Jack” Schmitt, who will present the lecture “Of Coyotes and Moon Landings” on Saturday, July 29....

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Congressional committee votes to allow destruction of wild horses

A Congressional committee vote on Tuesday amounts to a death warrant for the mustangs and wild burros that roam America’s range land, an advocate for the animals said. The House Appropriations...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Native American healing class sparks unique health textbook

ALBUQUERQUE – Laughter can combat trauma. Spiritual cleansings could be used to fight an opioid addiction. Cactus extract may battle diabetes and obesity. These insights are from curanderismo –...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Science camp gives students two weeks of hands-on learning in ‘living classroom’

For a second summer, high school students spent two weeks learning about science – and having fun. Through Mountain Studies Institute’s Experience Mountain Science Program, kids in grades 10, 11...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Student voices: Exploring the San Juan Mountains during science camp

Editor’s note: Three students from the Mountain Studies Institute’s Experience Mountain Science Program share what they learned during the two-week program. Discovering plants, wetlands and pikas...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores River gets a D- by Conservation Colorado

In a river report card released Thursday, Conservation Colorado gave the Dolores River a D-minus based on low flows below McPhee Dam. The environmental group says improved dam management is needed...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wounded Cortez veteran gets K9 Scout to watch his back

Army veteran Jack Miller spent most of his career helping the wounded. Now, a dog is helping him to heal. The Cortez nurse entered the military after graduating from high school in 1986, but he...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ancestral Puebloans used fire to communicate across vast distances

In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt set about bringing the United States out of the Great Depression with his New Deal. These efforts included a number of things that became a part of everyday...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Sunflower Theatre spotlights Montezuma archaeological project

CORTEZ – The Northern Chaco Canyon Outliers Project could provide new information about what the Montezuma County region looked like more than 1,000 years ago and could change how scientists an...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child’s brain

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom. The safe...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

Project aims to restore Cibola National Forest health

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) – For 30 years, the lumber industry logged the Zuni Mountains. Once all the trees were gone, the lumbermen closed their mills, pulled up their railroad tracks, and moved on to...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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