Pueblo Raptor Center gives birds second chance at survival

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A great horned owl, injured when it flew into a car, will move to a larger outdoor cage for the next stage of its rehabilitation. A merlin falcon, no longer able to fly...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Botanist to give talk about management of invasive plants

Botanist Amanda Kuenzi will give a free presentation called “Invasive Plant Management: Oxeye Daisy and Russian Olive,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Lyceum Room of the Center of Southwest...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How will climate change affect Southwest Colorado?

What will climate change look like in Southwest Colorado? That’s the subject of the Life-long Learning Free Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Fort Lewis College’s Noble Hall in Room 130. Mountain...

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

Obama’s conservation legacy in the Four Corners

During his two terms as president, Barack Obama is credited with conserving more of the American landscape than any other U.S. president: more than 548 million acres, ranging from corals reefs to...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

On chilly day, annual bird count tallies 76 species in Durango

It was 4 degrees at the start of this year’s National Audubon Society annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 18, but despite the frigid temperatures, 30 volunteer bird-watchers were able to spot 76...

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

Ancient Chaco Canyon inhabitants relied on imported food

ALBUQUERQUE – Salty soils and dry conditions throughout northwestern New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon would have made it difficult to grow enough corn to sustain the multitudes of people who resided at...

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

Boy Scouts to relocate national museum to New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will be packing up more than a century of scouting...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

An audio tour of the Trail of the Ancients is coming in 2017

Visitors to Montezuma County may get a podcast tour guide when they explore archaeological sites next year. The Mesa Verde Country Visitor Information Bureau received $25,000 through a marketing...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Famous outlaw’s decaying cabin will be restored

CIRCLEVILLE, Utah – Utah state officials are going to spend $138,000 to restore a decaying wooden cabin in Piute County that has become a tourist spot because it’s believed to be the boyhood home...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Holistic farming workshop will be offered in Mancos

The Mancos Conservation District is offering a series of grazing land management workshop sessions in 2017. During this six-day course, ideal for large and small acreages and new and seasoned...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Residents can order low-cost seedling trees

The Colorado State Forest Service and the La Plata Conservation District are now accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis for more than 40 varieties of low-cost seedling trees and...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Santa speaks: Saint Nick talks about what the job is really like

For as long as Santa Claus has been keeping track of the naughty and nice children of the world, he’s remained somewhat mysterious: What’s he like? Is his job hard? Has anyone ever asked him what...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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