With cuts looming, San Juan National Forest prioritizes recreational sites

Responding to nearly 50 percent decline in its recreational budget over the last decade, the San Juan National Forest has prioritized its sites, deeming what areas are worth saving. Recently, the...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Founder of Durango-based Great Old Broads for Wilderness dies

The founder of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Susan Tixier, died last week. She was 73. In 1989, Tixier founded Great Old Broads while she was living in southern Utah. Since then, the...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Images recapture rugged mining era

A new book detailing the rich history of mining in Silverton was just released last week after three years in the making, but the story’s relevance and timing could not be more appropriate. Mines...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Produce Bounty directs fresh food to low-income families

Community organizers are asking local farmers and gardeners to donate extra produce to the fifth annual Produce Bounty, a fresh-food drive that benefits low-income families. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Garden tour to celebrate Durango’s historic Boulevard

Year after year, one of Durango’s oldest neighborhoods is at risk of businesses moving in and pushing homeowners out. But for almost three decades, a small group of concerned residents has worked...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Early to bed, early to rise

With the start of school this week, summer’s lazy rituals came to an abrupt end. Gone are the weeks of staying up into the wee hours of the night and sleeping away the next day. For students, the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo farmers reject water delivery

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Navajo farmers in northwestern New Mexico have rejected a water delivery to tribal communities meant to sustain crops after a mine spill, saying the tanks holding the water...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Southwest Life Briefs

Health New Mercy clinic to treat bones, joints Mercy Regional Medical Center has opened Mercy Orthopedic Associates, a physician clinic specializing in treatment of injuries and diseases of the...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Are Utah’s salt flats shrinking?

WENDOVER, Utah – A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Blue Hole: An oasis in N.M.’s desert

SANTA ROSA, N.M. – In an otherwise arid stretch of eastern New Mexico is a seemingly bottomless, deep blue swimming hole that has built up quite a reputation. Local legend has it that outlaw Billy...

DATE: July 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Surviving the dog days

Ah, summer. If you’re a kid, it’s the time to stay up late and wake up late and maybe watch way too much TV. But for parents trying to keep them entertained, it’s a whole different story. Welcome...

DATE: July 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Trinity altered world – and a small town’s fate

LOS ALAMOS – When a flash of light beamed from the arid New Mexico desert early on July 16, 1945, residents of the historic Hispanic village of Tularosa felt windows shake and heard dishes fall....

DATE: July 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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