Santa Fe folk art market endures amid shifting U.S. immigration policy

SANTA FE – Organizers of the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe say shifting U.S. policies on security and immigration have not hampered participation by artists from 53 countries, from Cuba...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo Nation residents short of running water

MONUMENT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) – On the outskirts of Monument Valley, touching the Arizona-Utah border, a water well is encased in a brick building behind a barb-wired fence. A few cattle graze...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Restoration across Waldo Canyon burn scar slow, but steady

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – They keep their eyes peeled, searching for life. They are quiet, focused intently on the job in this remote pocket of the Pike National Forest, this area where signs of...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A ‘classic save’: CPR revives man at Durango rec center

Doug Close, a 63-year-old Durango native, was in the middle of a game of pickleball at the Durango Community Recreation Center on the evening of June 21 when he started to feel faint. “I went down...

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Neighbors clash over a Colorado chicken farm

After years of wrangling and weeks of trial, a jury says a huge chicken farm can stay put in western Colorado. This complicated trespass case pitted Susan Raymond, a local veterinarian, against her...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Galloping Goose will run on Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

The historic Galloping Goose rail bus will run summer and fall excursions on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in northern New Mexico. The Goose No. 5, based in Dolores, will run variations of...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lectures to address Native American history in Four Corners

The Four Corners Lecture Series will present two talks about Native American history in the region. Carrie Heitman will give a presentation called “Of House and Home: Gender, Labor and Liturgy in...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma County commissioners vote to restrict Sage Hen road access

Montezuma County commissioners voted this week to continue the temporary closure of County Road X in the Sage Hen area until Nov. 30. The closure of Road X and side roads to McPhee Reservoir is to...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Hopi dances return to Mesa Verde National Park in July

The Lomayestewa family of Shungopovi Village in Second Mesa, Arizona, will perform traditional Hopi dances at 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. July 1-2 at the Mesa Verde National Park Visitor and...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango Nature Studies’ Preschool Wee Walks sets kids on path to learning

If you’ve spent any time around little kids, you know that they are like little sponges, which is why early learning is so important. Enter Durango Nature Studies’ Preschool Wee Walks. For an hour...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango Nature Studies hires new executive director

Durango Nature Studies has announced it has hired a new executive director to fill the vacancy left by outgoing director Sally Shuffield. According to a news release, DNS will be under the...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Blanding, Ute Mountain Ute tribe debate merits, dangers of uranium mill

A lively public hearing about a license renewal for the controversial White Mesa uranium mill drew supporters and detractors June 15 on the University of Utah campus. Thirty-three speakers from a...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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