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Time takes toll on Mesa Verde’s Cliff Palace

Nearly 32 million people have visited Mesa Verde National Park since it was created by presidential proclamation in 1908. And for more than 100 years nearly every one of those visitors has flocked...

DATE: April 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Telluride’s outlaw spirit lives in pictures

In 1977, Ingrid Lundahl began photographing the rebel spirit of Telluride, for fun and as a professional. Thirty-eight years later, she shares some classic moments in her recently released book,...

DATE: April 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Infrared eye tracks hikers ascending Fourteeners

FRISCO (AP) – This summer if you hike Quandary Peak south of Breckenridge or Grays and Torreys, the two Fourteeners just east of Summit County, an unblinking eye will be watching you. Infrared...

DATE: April 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Stones in the balance

BOULDER (AP) – Michael Grab tells two versions of the story of his first encounter with balancing stones, back in the summer of 2008. In the first, he and a friend were “just kind of bored,” went...

DATE: March 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

At Canyons of Ancients, Wetherill legacy lives

The legacy of the Wetherill family, an adventurous clan who put the ruins of Mesa Verde on the map in 1888, lives on in Montezuma County. Marietta Wetherill Eaton is the manager of Canyons of the...

DATE: March 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Post ‘Breaking Bad,’ N.M. fertile ground for TV, film

ALBUQUERQUE – When the last “Breaking Bad” episode aired almost two years ago, New Mexico officials feared film and television production might end in the state after the series brought welcome...

DATE: March 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

School works with Sioux to replace mascot

LOVELAND (AP) – Loveland High School is looking to a Lakota Sioux tribe for help creating a new mascot and a hands-on lesson in history and culture for the school. “The goal is to make sure that we...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A town divided

HILDALE, Utah – As polygamist leader Warren Jeffs awaited his fate in a Texas prison, he sent an order to his followers on the Utah-Arizona border: Build me a new compound. Hundreds of men worked...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Alive for 400 years, palace wins ‘treasure’ status

SANTA FE – The Palace of the Governors already is billed as the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States. Now, the historic structure – with its worn planked flooring and...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

January in Aspen one of driest ever

ASPEN (AP) – Aspen’s January snowfall was the second lowest amount for the month since 1935, according to the record keepers at the Aspen Water Treatment Plant. Only 5.26 inches of snow were...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Hunting dinosaurs

DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT, Utah – Gray-green plateaus and rock formations in a palette of fiery oranges and browns take up much of the landscape on the 400-mile drive from St. George, Utah, to...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

With his big, bold sculptures, Jimenez opened door for artists

ALBUQUERQUE – Artist Luis Jimenez is credited with helping transform the definition of public art in the U.S. with his larger-than-life, debate-provoking fiberglass sculptures. “Even though his...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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