Native Americans tell story through camera’s eye

SANTA FE – A young Native American boy named Chii stares straight into the camera of Vicki Monks. His long, dark hair is tussled by the breeze as she captures his solemn expression while he waits...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Keeping an open heart

SANTA FE (AP) Renee Roybal never expected to find herself advocating Native American organ donations. But then, she never expected a Chinese dinner with her family in 1999 to trigger a three-year...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Moonlick Meadows and the sheep men of Blanco Canyon

BLANCO CANYON, N.M. – The raven looked down and saw her shadow sliding over the limestone canyon below. She watched a wavering line of sheep moving under the cottonwoods scattered here and there in...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘The Vance’ to resurface on Oprah network

PARACHUTE (AP) – Vance Johnson, a voluble wide receiver for the Denver Broncos known for speed on the field and later for baring himself as a spousal abuser to Oprah Winfrey, was unsure he was...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Roosa a ‘can-do spacefarer’

Piloting the Apollo 14 command module Kitty Hawk, Stuart Roosa had been attempting to dock with the lunar module Antares. Once the latching hooks snapped into place, mission commander Alan Shepard...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A home for pigs: Sanctuary cares for aging animals

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Ruby and Topaz couldn’t stop wagging their hot dog-sized tails on a recent Saturday, happily getting used to a number of visitors eager to stroke their wiry, white fur. If not...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fun in Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Arizona in summer is known for dashboard-melting afternoons and low temperatures that top some other states’ highs. But there’s more to the state than cactus and heat, and the...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Now daily: Redstone Castle tours bring a needed boost

REDSTONE (AP) – Longtime Redstone business owner Bob McCormick has met a lot of people who have driven Colorado Highway 133 for decades without ever pulling off to explore the little village.When...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘Monster Fish’ host now a National Geographic Fellow

MESA, Ariz. (AP) – When the National Geographic Channel’s television series “Monster Fish” premiered its new season Friday, the host of the show could brag about a new title.Zeb Hogan, a Tempe...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Re-creating for recreation

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – It’s a busy spring day in the mid-1950s near the train depot in downtown Flagstaff. A railroad worker sweeps the platform; a worker at the Northern Arizona Warehouse Co....

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

It’s no trick: California condor needs help

TUSAYAN, Ariz. – The sarus crane gracefully walks on to the stage with its long legs that trail in flight. The African great white pelican waddles to eat fish from a mock river. A brown-necked...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Old and gay: Program battles discrimination

LONGMONT (AP) – Two years after divorcing his wife of nearly 25 years, Jack Davis flew alone in 1982 from Denver to Dallas to spend Thanksgiving with his mother and tell her that he was gay.Even...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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