Rare jaguar photographed in Arizona

A rare jaguar has been photographed in the Huachuca Mountains in southeastern Arizona, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports. The photo of the big cat was taken Dec. 1 by a remote trail camera...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango Christmas Bird Count will take flight Sunday

The annual Durango Christmas Bird Count will be held Sunday, with organizers hoping to exceed last year’s record number of volunteers. Since 1949, the National Audubon Society has been hosting the...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Students with health challenges can be mentors

A peer mentoring meeting will be held at 11:50 a.m. Friday in the counseling office at Durango High School, 2390 Main Ave. High school students with health conditions, such as epilepsy, diabetes,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

2 Navajo women may have been first GI Janes

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – While compiling a lengthy list of Sandoval County veterans – from the Civil War through Vietnam – retired Army colonel and amateur historian David C’de Baca made an intriguing...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

World AIDS Day honors those lost, promotes education

The 28th annual World AIDS Day is Thursday, and with it, the chance to bring education and awareness to the disease. The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988, and each year, organizers around the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lint pickers clean up Carlsbad Caverns

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – The sheer size of the Big Room at Carlsbad Caverns National Park is awe-inspiring to most visitors. While on the trail and taking in the magnificent formations of the cave,...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

At this farm, turkeys range far and wide

Of the estimated 46 million turkeys destined for Thanksgiving Day tables, the few birds lucky enough to fall into the care of North Mountain Farm seem to have won the cosmic lottery. Long summer...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wanted: Volunteers to lead Girl Scouts

Some of my favorite childhood memories come from Girl Scouts. I was in the program for a few years, through Brownies, I think, and my mom was one of our leaders. We’d meet right after school in the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma County apples pressed into cider for new market

Montezuma County apples were once again pressed into juice for market during a successful pilot project held in a Lebanon orchard last month. The event, sponsored by the Montezuma Orchard...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado bird atlas tracks changing population trends

Bird-lovers interested in the species’ habitat and health throughout Colorado need wait no longer. The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas, which is only released in 20-year intervals and is...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New weather station fills gaps in Four Corners’ blind spot

Filling a gap in one of the nation’s largest weather forecasting blind spots, a new weather station installed at the Old Fort Lewis campus in southwestern La Plata County is now transmitting...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Step by step, class helps seniors build balance, strength

Mercy Regional Medical Center is offering a class to help people preserve and regain their strength and balance. “Six Weeks to Better Balance and a Stronger Self,” a 12-session course, is designed...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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