News

Night surprises include ash, belts and scum

Two of our neighbors have provided some surprises recently.Earlier this month, scientists from the European Space Agency released a high-resolution photo of a deposit of volcanic ash on Mars. The...

DATE: May 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Unearthed dinosaur to carry on name of professor

OGDEN, Utah - For a guy who isn't crazy about dinosaurs, Jeffrey Eaton can't escape one with the 24 horns on its head.The rhino-sized fellow is, of all things, Eaton's namesake.He's Diabloceratops...

DATE: May 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Students take a virtual voyage

BOUNTIFUL, Utah - They saw vast expanses of hoodoos sculpted by rain and ice.They learned that iron oxide causes rocks at Bryce Canyon National Park to turn red, orange and yellow.They heard the...

DATE: May 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Farewell Toast

GREELEY - To save the fledgling African-American farming town of Dearfield, founder Oliver Toussaint “O.T." Jackson turned tobootlegging. So it's only fitting that people trying to revive Dearfield...

DATE: May 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Turbid Animas flow signals close of High Water 2010 contest

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on predicting the peak flow of water in the Animas River. The first story appeared March 28. Most Durango residents by now have...

DATE: April 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado ranch takes good turn for military kids

DENVER - Dakota Givens manned up as best he could for six years - from the day when well-meaning friends at hisfather's funeral told the 5-year-old he was now the man of the family - until he was...

DATE: April 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Predicting the Peak

Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series on predicting the peak flow of water in the Animas River. The second, on considering snowpack in making predictions, will appear in the ...

DATE: March 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Silvertonians struggle against nature to maintain hillside cemetery

SILVERTON - One doesn't have to walk far in Silverton's Hillside Cemetery to know that the town was a tough place tolive in its early days. European immigrants who flocked to the alpine burg in...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado company brews 30 years of history

Its first beers, an unfiltered porter, bitter and stout, were born in a goat shed.Its public offering raised nearly $2 million, but profits were hard to come by.It saw the explosion and flattening...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Training in a Tight Line

OAK CREEK (AP) - In a little more than five months, Routt County resident Tom Thurston will be buttoning up his jacket, battening down his sled and putting dozens of booties on his closest...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Planned military museum hurting for donations

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - The $18 million military museum boosters want to build just outside Fort Carson's gates will be a draw for tourists and show local school kids what World War II was all...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Retired game warden now works as wildlife taxidermist

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Bryan Nygren knew by age 6 that he wanted to be a game warden, and that, indeed, became his career for about 25 years.It was not his only interest in wildlife, however; he...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life