Feds: Mexican gray wolves see increase in wild population

ALBUQUERQUE – There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the federal government began trying to reintroduce the predators nearly two decades ago....

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Youth Recovery Center marks 30 years in Glenwood Springs

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – Sara Bak recalls a particularly difficult day a couple of weeks into her six-week stay at Valley View Hospital’s in-patient Youth Recovery Center 12 years ago when, in her...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Four Corners cover crop study shows mixed results first year

Results are in from the first year of the Southwestern Colorado Research Center’s study on cover crops, and they are less than encouraging for dryland farmers. In 2015, the research center, which...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Climate study shows trouble for upper Dolores River basin

Fish habitat in the upper Dolores River basin is at risk from overall warmer weather and longer, more intense droughts, according to a long-term climate study recently released by Trout Unlimited....

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

From mobile shop, man removes gang tattoos for young people

GREELEY (AP) – Jesus Bujanda and his wife, Gayedine, got the idea to open up a tattoo removal business thanks to their nephew. He’d been incarcerated and had a big neck tattoo. He’d had his...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

This Boulder dog has a newspaper route

BOULDER (AP) – Many dogs are trained to fetch their owners’ newspapers. But one Boulder canine has separated himself from the pack by helping deliver papers to an entire neighborhood. For 11 years,...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Archaeological society to present talk about textiles

The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society will present a talk about Native American and Hispanic textiles at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Clean energy powers jobs in La Plata County

La Plata County has nearly 800 people working in the clean energy sector, according to a recent report based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics information. “That doesn’t seem far reaching to me...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘Lost World’ leads voyage into Four Corners’ past

In The Lost World of the Old Ones, David Roberts merges his considerable experience of hiking in the desert Southwest with three decades of interest in the prehistoric peoples who lived there. His...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Forgotten rock-art panel attracting attention in Bluff

A recently rediscovered rock-art panel at the Sand Island Campground near Bluff, Utah, is now within the new Bears Ears National Monument. The ancient petroglyphs along the San Juan River were...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

La Plata Family Centers Coalition provides parents, kids essential services

The building may look small from the outside, but the La Plata Family Center is big on the inside and especially big on the programs it offers. Roseann McDermott, executive director, has been with...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Historic cabins on track for public use in San Juan National Forest

Nearly a decade in the making, two historic U.S. Forest Service outposts in the San Juan Mountains west of Durango should be ready for public use by the summer of 2018. Tom Rice, recreation staff...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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