Archaeological society to present talk about textiles

The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society will present a talk about Native American and Hispanic textiles at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Clean energy powers jobs in La Plata County

La Plata County has nearly 800 people working in the clean energy sector, according to a recent report based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics information. “That doesn’t seem far reaching to me...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘Lost World’ leads voyage into Four Corners’ past

In The Lost World of the Old Ones, David Roberts merges his considerable experience of hiking in the desert Southwest with three decades of interest in the prehistoric peoples who lived there. His...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Forgotten rock-art panel attracting attention in Bluff

A recently rediscovered rock-art panel at the Sand Island Campground near Bluff, Utah, is now within the new Bears Ears National Monument. The ancient petroglyphs along the San Juan River were...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

La Plata Family Centers Coalition provides parents, kids essential services

The building may look small from the outside, but the La Plata Family Center is big on the inside and especially big on the programs it offers. Roseann McDermott, executive director, has been with...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Historic cabins on track for public use in San Juan National Forest

Nearly a decade in the making, two historic U.S. Forest Service outposts in the San Juan Mountains west of Durango should be ready for public use by the summer of 2018. Tom Rice, recreation staff...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pueblo Raptor Center gives birds second chance at survival

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A great horned owl, injured when it flew into a car, will move to a larger outdoor cage for the next stage of its rehabilitation. A merlin falcon, no longer able to fly...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Botanist to give talk about management of invasive plants

Botanist Amanda Kuenzi will give a free presentation called “Invasive Plant Management: Oxeye Daisy and Russian Olive,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Lyceum Room of the Center of Southwest...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How will climate change affect Southwest Colorado?

What will climate change look like in Southwest Colorado? That’s the subject of the Life-long Learning Free Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Fort Lewis College’s Noble Hall in Room 130. Mountain...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Obama’s conservation legacy in the Four Corners

During his two terms as president, Barack Obama is credited with conserving more of the American landscape than any other U.S. president: more than 548 million acres, ranging from corals reefs to...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

On chilly day, annual bird count tallies 76 species in Durango

It was 4 degrees at the start of this year’s National Audubon Society annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 18, but despite the frigid temperatures, 30 volunteer bird-watchers were able to spot 76...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ancient Chaco Canyon inhabitants relied on imported food

ALBUQUERQUE – Salty soils and dry conditions throughout northwestern New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon would have made it difficult to grow enough corn to sustain the multitudes of people who resided at...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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