Mesa Verde acquires Rockefeller’s Native American art collection

A trove of Native American art kept locked in a Rockefeller family home in Seal Harbor, Maine, for nearly 100 years has found a new home at Mesa Verde National Park. The Estate of David Rockefeller...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Historic wagon road revived in Hermosa Creek area

With the popular 18-mile Hermosa Creek Trail closed for the foreseeable future because of damage from the 416 Fire, efforts are afoot to restore and make new trails in the recreational area north...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Effort underway to seal old mines, but some want them open

EUREKA, Utah – Underneath the mountains and deserts of the U.S. West lie hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines, an underground world that can hold serious danger and unexpected wonder. They are...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Phoenix museum spotlights connection between Matisse, Alaska Natives

PHOENIX – Nearly 64 years after his death, Henri Matisse has become one of the few non-Native Americans to have an exhibition at a Phoenix museum dedicated to Native American culture. The...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Aspen forests northeast of Dolores proposed for logging

The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comment on a proposal to cut down mature aspens in an effort to improve forest diversity and sustainability in the Dolores Ranger District. The...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ban on uranium mining outside Grand Canyon intact

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an Obama-era ban on new uranium mining around Grand Canyon National Park, but the Trump administration could lift it. The 2012 Northern Arizona Mineral Withdrawal...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Shortage of coal leaves some without heat source

Hay Gulch Coal – one of the only suppliers of coal for home-heating purposes in the Four Corners – has been forced to all but close this fall because of a lack of available coal to sell. “I’m...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

El Niño could bring drought relief to Southwest

OKLAHOMA CITY – Climatologists said Wednesday that conditions are right for an El Nino weather pattern to develop that could bring wetter-than-normal conditions this winter in drought-stricken...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Grand Canyon chief being investigated, will be reassigned

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The superintendent at the Grand Canyon will be reassigned amid a federal investigation into undisclosed allegations, the National Park Service said Tuesday, marking the latest...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

PBS docuseries ‘Native America’ recreates cultures pre-1492

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The story of Native America taught in U.S. public schools usually begins at contact with European explorers. Children then get lessons about Thanksgiving, maybe the Trail of...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Inmates, pack string help clean up Colorado wilderness area

ASPEN (AP) – For the first time in more than 50 years, a trip to Mountain Boy Basin will reveal only wild, pristine wilderness because of the massive and diverse efforts of prison inmates, local...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fragile trees, shrubs need some help getting through winter

Winterizing fragile trees and shrubs is a simple and prudent exercise in landscape management. Mulching and watering before the ground freezes can save you a bundle of time and money. “As long as...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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