New Mexico police implore author to end treasure hunt

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s top law enforcement officer is urging the author and antiquities dealer who inspired thousands to search remote corners of the American West for a hidden chest of gold and...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Environmentalists and BLM reach major public lands settlement in Utah

Thousands of miles of dusty two-tracks crisscross Utah’s remote public lands. Some are historical routes, while others were carved more recently by backcountry recreationists in trucks and...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Couple wants to keep 160-year-old Colorado market in the family

SAN LUIS (AP) – Felix Romero and his wife, Claudia, weren’t even out of college when his father asked him to run the family store. It’s no ordinary family business, if there is such a thing....

DATE: June 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Zink family celebrates a century at Waterfall Ranch

On Saturday, the Zink family will celebrate the 100-year mark of the family owning the Waterfall Ranch in the lush Animas Valley. They’re throwing a party and everyone is welcome. “While it is an...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

U.S. 550 continues to be deadly major highway in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Government traffic data shows that highway U.S. 550 in northwestern New Mexico could be the state’s deadliest major highway. U.S. 550 continued to have a high fatality rate after the...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rivers in U.S. West turn dangerous as days warm, snow thaws

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – Massive waterfalls in Yosemite National Park and rivers raging in mountains throughout the western United States are thundering with greater force than they have...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

‘Little Legs Adventures’ to be held in June, July, August

The “Little Legs Adventures” program will be held 10 to 11 a.m. June 16, July 21 and Aug. 4 at Denny Lake, 290 Lakeside Drive, Cortez. The program is free and sponsored by San Juan Mountains...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Drill to simulate massive biohazard outbreak

Residents who want to help simulate a biohazard outbreak – and earn a free lunch doing so – may want to clear their schedules June 16. On Friday, San Juan Basin Public Health will participate in a...

DATE: June 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Great Old Broads start Montezuma County chapter

The environmental activist group Great Old Broads for Wilderness has started a new chapter in Montezuma County. The national organization, based in Durango, has 36 chapters – mostly in the Western...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Spruce, fir sale designed to combat budworm infestation

A logging sale proposed on the San Juan National Forest north of Dolores is tapping into the spruce and fir market, but it is also designed to combat the Western spruce budworm infestation. If...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Las Cruces teen battles rare illness prevalent in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – In 2007, when Las Crucen Othello Gamboa, now an eighth-grader at Las Cruces Catholic School, was 5 years old, he woke up to find that he had no feeling in his right leg and...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Company tries new tactics to minimize drilling impacts in Colorado

BATTLEMENT MESA – A rig that has begun drilling some of the first of many natural gas wells Ursa Resources plans to develop in this western Garfield County residential community stands out in the...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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