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Immerse yourself in Cedar Mesa’s wonders this weekend

You can discover the natural and cultural wonders of southeastern Utah this weekend. The fifth annual Celebrate Cedar Mesa will be held from Friday to Sunday in Bluff. Organized by Friends of Cedar...

DATE: March 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A Four Corners circle quest

“From the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the top of the Rockies and back again” is how author and adventurer Brett LeCompte describes a walkabout he took in the early 1990s. At 6:30 p.m. March 10 at...

DATE: March 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The family road trip: How to do it right

There’s nothing better than packing up the car, loading the kids in the back and heading out of town. Sure, there’s the fighting – over the radio, over who “called” the coveted way-back seat first...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Values clash over grazing in Weminuche Wilderness

The first draft of a controversial study surrounding the future use of land in the Weminuche Wilderness was released Wednesday, with Forest Service officials determining grazing will continue...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bounty hunters say farewell to TV show, but not the chase

Fugitives on the run in Southwest Colorado are likely to see a little less screen time with the announcement “Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters” will no longer be on the air. The show featured local...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Winslow, Arizona, sings Glenn Frey’s praises

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Winslow, Arizona, was all but forgotten when Interstate 40 displaced Route 66 and began whisking travelers around its downtown in the late 1970s. But it still had one thing going...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Before you make that resolution, think again

Chances are, in the new year, you won’t be trading hours of Netflix binge-watching to use that shiny new gym pass. It’s doubtful you’ll finally pick up that dusty first edition of Moby Dick to...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Volunteers install lights at remote Navajo homes

Many Navajos live in remote places far from utilities that most Americans take for granted. Some La Plata County residents have been traveling to the Navajo reservation to bring electric lights to...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango’s toys of Christmas past

Hoverboards, video games, iPhones. If you were a kid in 1915, you wouldn’t find any of these under your tree. And, despite what you may think, kids, a century ago, wouldn’t have seen a sad pile of...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Four Corners School of Outdoor Education shows off new discovery center

MONTICELLO, Utah – Sitting at the crossroads of the vast Colorado Plateau, this quaint town of 2,000 is surrounded by national parks, mountains, rivers and red rock canyons that define the region....

DATE: Dec. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores River film explores water conflicts common in West

A new documentary slated for a January release lays bare the rigid conflicts over water use along the drought-stricken Dolores River, as irrigators, rafters and others strive for some sort of...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pueblo leaders press for protection of sacred cultural sites Native Americans give perspectives on oil-and-gas development

Prominent members of the Santa Ana and Acoma pueblos are concerned oil and gas development could destroy sacred sites in the Four Corners. During a panel discussion Saturday at the Crow Canyon...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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