Historic driving tour to highlight Hermosa

The fourth annual La Plata County Historic Driving Tour is slated for May 20, and this time, the event will focus on the history of the Hermosa Valley, an area settled years before the town of...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Thrift shop owner sells medical supplies

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – Heather Bennetts got her daughter’s favorite mobile chair at GoodHealthWill. It’s an old chair. Bennetts bought it used from her own store. Though it has some years behind it,...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Teen flies solo in ‘high performance’ aircraft

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – Sixteen-year-old Payson Norton said he was not nervous when he flew his Piper Comanche PA24 aircraft solo for the first time. “It was a really cool feeling, the feeling of...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Agriculture struggles to find U.S. workers

GREELEY (AP) – When Robert Kraft wakes up, usually before sunrise, the first thing he thinks about is his dairy. There’s always a lot to do. He’s the owner of Kraft Family Farms, a dairy in Fort...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Felons who want to start over struggle to re-enter society

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – On paper, Glenn Allan Tefft was sure he qualified for an open position at a Longmont printing plant even with his criminal background. But his spirits were low after he...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Beekeepers buzzing about hive loss

BOULDER (AP) – It’s the time of year that honeybee swarms typically start to take wing, setting beekeepers’ phone lines ablaze as word spreads about their availability to collect and place in...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Telluride’s local photographer chronicles town for a decade

TELLURIDE (AP) – If you are in Telluride long enough, you will probably notice a guy on the town’s main street who is seemingly out every day taking pictures of Ajax Peak, historic buildings, dogs...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma orchard project plants trees at CSU research station

The Colorado State University research station in Yellow Jacket is joining the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project’s efforts to bring apple production back to the region. More than 20 volunteers...

DATE: April 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango High School student leads birding’s next generation

A 15-year-old Durango High School student will lead his first ever bird-watching tour as part of this year’s Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival in the hopes of engaging a whole new generation...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mancos State Park preparing for summer of boating, fishing

Though Southwest Colorado saw the return of colder weather recently, Mancos State Park is ready for the summer season, Park Manager Scott Elder said. “It’s coming quickly,” Elder said. “It’s...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma Land Conservancy developing 80-acre farm

Montezuma Land Conservancy has acquired an 80-acre farm northwest of Cortez that it hopes will become a community resource. “We’re learning tons about the land and how to take care of it,” Jay...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

San Juan Coal Co. Mine gets new U.S. review

The U.S. Department of Interior will take another, closer look at an expansion plan for the San Juan Coal Co. Mine in northwestern New Mexico. The Interior Department had faced a 2013 lawsuit filed...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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