Archives reveal more about death of lawman who killed Billy the Kid

ALBUQUERQUE – A century-old document found inside a box of unarchived records in a southern New Mexico county is shedding a little more light on the shooting death of the Old West lawman who gained...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Galloping Goose museum proposes expansion in Dolores

The Galloping Goose Society wants to construct a track behind its museum in downtown Dolores to display restored railroad cars. The plan is to lay 80 feet of track, running east-west, and parallel...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Libraries keep reading rolling to prevent ‘summer slide’

Summer vacation is just around the corner, and for kids who have been working hard throughout the school year, it’s the time for a much-needed break. It’s also a dangerous time for students to lose...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Aztec Ruins to host archaeology lecture

A free lecture about a 4,000-year-old bison-processing site in the San Juan Basin will be offered at 7 p.m. June 2 at the Aztec Ruins National Monument. In the summer of 2013, before construction...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

For inmates tablet access reduces tension

CANON CITY (AP) – Until February, Andrew Stiern could only speak with his girlfriend on a phone in a prison day hall while 10 other inmates listened in and waited impatiently in line behind him....

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Young minds encounter the distant past at Chimney Rock

PAGOSA SPRINGS – Chimney Rock National Monument opened to the general public for guided tours this week, but Pagosa Springs Elementary School third-graders had the place all to themselves earlier...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Traveling AmeriCorps crew helps gardens grow at Old Fort, Manna

A team of 11 young adults is helping Southwest Colorado build infrastructure to achieve the goal of local food security. On April 11, a crew with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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

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