New Mexico transit fight one of many Route 66 disputes

ALBUQUERQUE – The fight over Albuquerque’s plans for building a rapid transit route along a stretch of historic Route 66 is drawing fierce protest from some residents and business owners along the...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores librarian retires then starts nature center at her ranch

Twelve years ago, Dolores resident Kathie Butler retired from a 31-year career as an elementary school teacher, mostly spent in the Mancos School District. But that was not satisfying enough, so...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango’s labyrinths: The winding path to peace, health

What once was used to imprison a mythological Greek monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man is now more commonly used as a means for quiet meditation. The life of a labyrinth, indeed,...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Homeowners can help protect properties from wildfire

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – The cacophony of chainsaws became the soundtrack of the summer when Jean and Michael Blaisdell returned to their home after being evacuated during the Hayman Fire in 2002....

DATE: July 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The House on Mango Street novel inspires art exhibit

ALBUQUERQUE – Hand-cut paper shows images of men in urban America. A painting highlights San Antonio, Texas biracial youth. Cowboy boots stand upright with the image of La Virgen de Guadalupe, the...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How to talk to kids about our violent world

The world can be a pretty scary place, even more so when you’re little. With a seemingly constant stream of tragic events and violence that feels like it’s ramping up almost daily, how can parents...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Adventures for Hopi connects Native Americans to outdoor recreation

Marshall Masayesva is lying on his side in a dandelion-sprinkled lawn, clutching his stomach and groaning as if someone’s sticking a knife into it. A clean-cut, athletic 28-year-old who recently...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ute Mountain Ute tribe, CU develop archaeology field school

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe is working with the University of Colorado anthropology department to develop a field school to document and preserve ruins on the reservation. During the first two-week...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

On Route 66, Green Books a guide to safe havens for black travelers

ALBUQUERQUE – It was called the “Mother Road,” a vital highway bridging Chicago and Los Angeles through the Southwest amid diners and neon-lit motels. For many, Route 66 represented freedom and...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Route 66: Women of the Mother Road

ALBUQUERQUE – It was a man’s world nearly a century ago when one of America’s most famous highways got its start, opening up vast expanses of the West as it created an automobile artery that...

DATE: July 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Drones give conservationists an aerial edge

Imagine this: You’ve spent all day trudging up Windom Peak in the high, hot summer sun, and finally, you’ve summited your first Fourteener. And then, with taunting ease, a drone buzzes by. For...

DATE: July 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Upper Animas River: A whitewater hidden gem

“I dare you to find a cooler trip,” Doug Ponce, a senior guide with Mountain Waters Rafting, challenged his customers before hitting the revered, if not notorious, rapids of the Upper Animas River....

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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