At Unaweep cliffs, climbers won’t trespass anymore

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – The climbing community is an intrepid bunch by nature, and some crags are just too good to pass up. And it’s a fact that there are some trespassers within their ranks. But...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Couple sees future for permaculture near Trail Canyon

“A forest full of food” has a nice ring to it, and the concept is realized using permaculture farming techniques. Grant and Kathy Curry of Dolores are creating an innovative farm at the head of...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How fast can you make a bed?

VAIL (AP) – With a deft flick of her hand, the housekeeper whipped the folds out of the sheets and raced around the sides of the bed to tuck the edges in. She completed the rest of the bed –...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wiring our West

A line of wooden power poles poke defiantly, if not precariously, from a rugged, high-altitude landscape. Two men, cradled by the wooden flume they’re building, stop to smoke cigars. And inside...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The cradle of wilderness

Here on Colorado’s Western Slope, I like to visit some of the most protected places on the planet – federally designated wilderness areas such as the Flat Tops Wilderness east of Meeker and the...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

They say you can feel like a bird in powerchute

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The enormous fan-like propeller behind the passenger whirs, then begins to howl as the pilot hits the accelerator. The wheels bump along the gravelly desert and a small jolt...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Boulder writer to ride U.S. rails

DENVER (AP) – Good writers find the good stories, and Boulder scribe Erika Krouse is heading out on a train to discover hers. Krouse is going courtesy of Amtrak, the country’s intercity passenger...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Portraits with different take on exposure

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) – When it comes to photographer Trevor Christensen’s latest project, he’s giving new meaning to the idea of shooting at proper exposure. Or some might say, improper exposure....

DATE: Sept. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

In corn maze, a tribute to a hero, friend

LASALLE (AP) – For 15 years, Glen Fritzler has opened his yearly corn maze south of LaSalle to myriad emotions. The maze that has become one of Colorado’s premier fall events has prompted laughter,...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

O’Keeffe’s Ghost

SANTA FE – Stepping through the entrance to the Ghost Ranch canyon complex, I take a sudden breath as huge reddish-brown sandstone mountains hover into view amid the sprawling, desolate plains....

DATE: Sept. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ghosts of the past emerge from Great Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Low water is not always a bad thing for boaters. At least boaters with a taste for the history of the lakes they sail. “Current levels mean the Great Salt Lake is giving up a...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A better way to the geyser

A unique geologic and pungent attraction beckons visitors traveling up the West Dolores Road in the San Juan National Forest. The newly improved Geyser Spring Trail (No. 648) leads hikers through...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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