After dam release, river runs through the Lower Dolores

The opening of the lower Dolores River for the first time in five years was a joyous occasion for boaters who could swing the impromptu release. However, it was also a sober realization that...

DATE: June 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

App transports you to 1940s ‘Atomic City’

ALBUQUERQUE – Los Alamos, a once secret city where scientists participated in the nation’s classified World War II nuclear development program, can now be experienced much like it was then with a...

DATE: June 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango’s No. 2 crime

Now that marijuana is legal, it’s quite possible there’s a new top crime in Durango that goes largely unpunished: pet owners not cleaning up their dog’s poop. But that might soon change as local...

DATE: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico rehabilitates aging, historic theaters

RATON, N.M. – For years, the Shuler Theater in this once-booming New Mexico mining town sat empty in a desolate downtown. It had long passed its heyday as a hot spot for Italian immigrants and...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado Treasure Hunts hides cash in La Plata County

As if you needed any more incentive to venture out into the incredible outdoors of Southwest Colorado, a local nonprofit is adding one more reason: a hidden treasure hunt. “If you find it, it’s...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Artifact looting, vandalism surge in southeastern Utah

The Bureau of Land Management and Friends of Cedar Mesa , a nonprofit, formed an unusual public-private partnership this month to prosecute looters and vandals of southeastern Utah’s Native...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Southwest Seed Library looking for new home

The Southwest Seed Library, Durango’s only community seed-storing program, is currently looking for a home for its more than 70 varieties. Started in January 2014, the library was the brainchild of...

DATE: May 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Stillwater Music helps adults get their groove back

Remember taking band in elementary school? Maybe you stuck with it through high school or even college. Then, the responsibilities of adulthood settled in, and music became something you just...

DATE: April 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tree planting revives burn area at Vallecito

In the summer of 2002, the Missionary Ridge Fire ripped through the San Juan National Forest, burning almost 73,000 acres. Now, the Columbine Ranger District is repairing the scarred corridor...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A new way to deal with food waste in Durango

A couple that recently moved to Durango didn’t feel right about throwing away their food waste and thought others in the community probably felt the same. So, they started a program to fix that....

DATE: April 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango photographer captured intimate moment with Townes Van Zandt

For the avid music lover, a hurried rush to the men’s bathroom at Open Shutter Gallery quickly turns into a moment of curious distraction: How did a picture of Townes Van Zandt playing in Silverton...

DATE: March 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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