La Plata County 4-H expands outreach with STEM program

To succeed in the 21st-century workforce, young people will need skills in science, technology, engineering and math. They will also need life skills in public speaking, leadership and community...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Colorado woman completes 82-mile swim across Lake Powell

PHOENIX – A Colorado woman who completed a nearly 82-mile swim across Lake Powell in 56 hours said the vast distance wasn’t her biggest fear. “I wasn’t concerned about the distance. I had trained...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

High and dry: Drought saps the Great Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY – On the southern shore of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, more than 100 boats are sitting high and dry in a parking lot, unable to sail the shallow, drought-stricken sea. North of the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Help San Juan Mountains Association plan for summer 2017

The San Juan Mountains Association would like your comments to help plan for next summer’s adventures. The SJMA especially wants to make sure its river trip is tailored to its members, volunteers...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Archaeology lecture to address colonization of San Juan region

The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will feature a talk by Shanna Diederichs on frontier colonization of the San Juan region during the Basketmaker III period at 7 p.m....

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

For 3 decades, Pagosa pilot savors soaring at Albuquerque balloon festival

For 30 years, Pagosa Springs resident Mike Marchand has faithfully floated above Albuquerque during the city’s international hot air balloon festival. This year isn’t any different. “The first time...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

NASA launches ‘space archaeology’ project in Greater Chaco area

John Kantner spent the better part of his career as an archaeologist trying to unlock the mysteries of the ancient Chaco Canyon civilization. He, like many of his colleagues, was left with only...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Professor to speak about prehistory in the Four Corners

Professor to speak about region’s prehistory University of Colorado-Boulder anthropology professor Stephen Lekson will present “How to Write a History of Prehistory: Chaco, Aztec and Beyond” at 7...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Age, visitation threaten ancestral Puebloan links to the sky

Life in the Southwest offers a rare opportunity for viewing of the night sky, one that few Americans have. “We live in one of the very few places left that you can see almost as many stars as the...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bill that would allow mountain bikes tests philosophy of wilderness

A controversial bill that would open wilderness areas to mountain biking has stirred long-standing tensions, begging the question: What does the legislation mean for the San Juan Mountains and...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tough forest management questions face Wolf Creek area

A two-day workshop on Wolf Creek Pass this weekend will focus on how communities in Southwest Colorado may be affected by changing forests, and what local forest managers can do to prepare. “What...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mules crucial to wilderness trail repair in San Juan National Forest

PAGOSA SPRINGS – When a remote wilderness trail needed extensive repairs last month, a team of giant mules came to the rescue. The U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Specialty Pack String, made up...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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