New Mexico pueblo attempts to save language from extinction

PUEBLO OF ACOMA, N.M. (AP) – With fewer than 100 speakers remaining, the Acoma Keres language is on the verge of extinction. Few people younger than 40 have learned the language. If no action is...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Boy reunites Eagle woman with memories

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – Hailee Rustad knew not long after she came up for air on the Colorado River eight miles north of Dotsero three years ago that she had lost some of her most precious recent...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

High flows scour Lower Dolores River channel

The earth drops away, and the twisting, turbulent Animas River suddenly comes into full view as LightHawk pilot Jim Grady guides his 1953 Cessna 180 into the faded blue sky near Durango. But this...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

In Utah, Zinke says monument status may not be best to save sacred land

BLANDING, Utah – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said sacred tribal lands he toured Monday in America’s newest and most hotly contested monument should be preserved but he questioned whether the...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Climate change could slow down warming by destroying biocrust

In the high desert of Castle Valley outside of Moab, Utah, famous redrock spires and mesas tower against bright blue sky. Not everyone notices another set of strange formations stretching up from...

DATE: May 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Historic driving tour to highlight Hermosa

The fourth annual La Plata County Historic Driving Tour is slated for May 20, and this time, the event will focus on the history of the Hermosa Valley, an area settled years before the town of...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Thrift shop owner sells medical supplies

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – Heather Bennetts got her daughter’s favorite mobile chair at GoodHealthWill. It’s an old chair. Bennetts bought it used from her own store. Though it has some years behind it,...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Teen flies solo in ‘high performance’ aircraft

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – Sixteen-year-old Payson Norton said he was not nervous when he flew his Piper Comanche PA24 aircraft solo for the first time. “It was a really cool feeling, the feeling of...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Agriculture struggles to find U.S. workers

GREELEY (AP) – When Robert Kraft wakes up, usually before sunrise, the first thing he thinks about is his dairy. There’s always a lot to do. He’s the owner of Kraft Family Farms, a dairy in Fort...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Felons who want to start over struggle to re-enter society

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – On paper, Glenn Allan Tefft was sure he qualified for an open position at a Longmont printing plant even with his criminal background. But his spirits were low after he...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Beekeepers buzzing about hive loss

BOULDER (AP) – It’s the time of year that honeybee swarms typically start to take wing, setting beekeepers’ phone lines ablaze as word spreads about their availability to collect and place in...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Telluride’s local photographer chronicles town for a decade

TELLURIDE (AP) – If you are in Telluride long enough, you will probably notice a guy on the town’s main street who is seemingly out every day taking pictures of Ajax Peak, historic buildings, dogs...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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