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Far View Center at Mesa Verde could become a science museum

At a recent symposium, a scientist, a historian and an architectural designer outlined a possible future for the long-empty Far View Center in Mesa Verde National Park. The building, formerly the...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

BLM announces manager for Southwest District

The Bureau of Land Management recently hired Stephanie Connolly as the Southwest District manager, and the public is invited to meet her during open houses in Durango, Dolores, Grand Junction and...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New exhibit at Dolores museum

A new exhibit, “From Krakow to Castle Rock: Jagiellonian University’s Archaeological Investigations within Canyons of the Ancients National Monument,” will open Saturday at Canyons of the Ancients...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Xeric landscaping limits water use, not colorful, satisfying plant options

Editor’s note: Get Growing, written by the La Plata County Extension Office’s Master Gardener Program, appears during the growing season. It features timely tips and suggestions for your garden and...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fire retardant used on wildfires evolves to ease environmental impact

When wildfires threaten homes and property, the sight of an air tanker dropping bright red fire retardant, commonly referred to as slurry, can be a welcome relief. The chemical concoction has come...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

San Juan coal mine gets larger environmental review

A proposal to extend the San Juan coal mine lease in northwestern New Mexico that fuels an adjacent power station would have minor impacts on air and water, according to a new and larger...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Owl flyover prompts a second look at Arizona mine

Last October, two field researchers were surveying waterways in southern Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains, when one of them glanced into a tree and said, “Uh-oh.” They saw a Mexican spotted owl, a...

DATE: July 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

San Juan Mountains Association hike to explore butterflies, wildflowers

The San Juan Mountains Association will lead a leisurely hike about the interactions between butterflies and wildflowers above the South Mineral Creek from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 14. Participants...

DATE: July 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

To control weeds, know the invaders you’re facing

By Ben Bain La Plata County Weed Control Coordinator Although we are in exceptional drought, the weeds don’t care. Nonnative plants that come from other places in the world are remarkably good at...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mercy targets emerging epidemic of fragile bone fractures

Mercy Regional Medical Center is aiming to reduce the number of broken bones osteoporosis patients suffer as the population ages. The National Orthopedic Association describes the 2 million...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Lecture to address Ute Tribal Park

As a part of the Four Corners Lecture Series, the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will present a talk by James Potter at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist Church, 515 Park St.,...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Arizona commits to drought plan for Colorado River

TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona water officials committed Thursday to reach a multi-state plan by the end of the year to stave off Colorado River water shortages, or at least lessen the impact. The U.S....

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life