A farmer’s fight to keep it pure

PUEBLO (AP)Like many farmers, Dan Hobbs spends his spring days wondering when it will rain or if the wind is ever going to stop blowing, raking weeds out of ditches newly filled with irrigation...

DATE: April 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Just a fad? The hula hoop lives

GREELEY (AP) – Ask the Greeley trio who make up the Hoopligans about their favorite part of performing, and they’ll all seem to agree.It’s when the old ladies come up to them to talk hula...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

All eyes on sun at Boulder center

BOULDER (AP) – The sun is waking up from a solar minimum.That means, over the next several years, the number of spots boiling on the sun’s surface is expected to increase. It also means a group of...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Theoryof steel:Spaniards here in1500s

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – For more than 300 years a few chunks of steel lay beneath the dust and sage roots a foot or so above. Over the years they eluded soldiers, scavengers, treasure-hunters and...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Theatrical sets make ‘monster’ picture

BOULDER (AP) – If you haven’t seen what Glenn Grassi – the Erie man whose tiny house on wheels made national headlines last year – has been up to lately, you’ll find out soon enough.That’s because...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

200-year-old quilt collection preserves history

LONGMONT (AP) – The cream-colored quilt covered in colorful lilies was so beloved that the family folded it into a wooden box and buried it in their backyard to spare it from falling into enemy...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A touch of graveyard authenticity at Tombstone

TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) – For years now, tourists drawn to Tombstone have been visiting Boothill Graveyard, the final resting place of some of the town’s early residents and notorious history makers....

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

U.S. Latino scholar ‘forgotten’ in N.M.

SANTA FE – The name George I. Sanchez has been celebrated for years among Mexican-Americans in Texas and California.A son of an Arizona miner, the Albuquerque-born Sanchez worked his way out of...

DATE: March 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Arizona Indian tribes join forces to save petroglyph site

TUBA CITY, Ariz. – In the far reaches of northern Arizona, where city sprawl gives way to majestic canyons, and a holy place is defined not by steeple and cross but rather by earth and sky, lies a...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cactus and stingers and night – oh my!

PHOENIX – “Everything in the Sonoran Desert either sticks, stings, bites or eats meat. There are quite a few things you don’t want to touch and in the dark it’s harder to discern between safe and...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘The little Smithsonian’

DEMING, N.M. (AP) You wouldn’t know from its austere exterior, a former Armory built in 1918, but inside the Deming Luna Mimbres Museum is as warm and inclusive as a bulging family photo album.If...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Denver police push for law-enforcement museum

DENVER (AP) – Denver police have seen the bad and the good of this city’s life for 150 years, but many of the records and artifacts of their history have disappeared.Soon there could be a museum...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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