Summer camp: Find the right fit for your kids

Ah, summer break: If you’re a kid, it’s up all night, sleep all day. But what if you’re a parent or caregiver of those school-age kids and you have to work? For parents in the Durango area, the...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dog hunts poachers, endangered species for Colorado agency

LOVELAND – Cash is a different sort of hunting dog. He’s on the hunt for poachers and endangered species, using his specially trained nose to help Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

San Juan Basin Public Health warns residents about animal-borne diseases

San Juan Basin Public Health reminds residents to be aware of animal-borne (known as zoonotic) diseases, which people can contract more easily during warm weather months when humans and animals are...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument to kick off night-sky program

Stargazing expert Jennifer Frost is on a mission to make sure the public does not miss out on the wonders of the night sky. The new interpretive park ranger for Canyons of the Ancients National...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Endangered plants, butterfly barely hanging on in Southwest Colorado

While cute animals with sad eyes stand a better chance of getting public support for protections, the survival of insects and plants on the verge of extinction are every bit as important to...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Boats left high and dry by drought back on Great Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY – Dozens of beached sailboats that spent two years on the shore of Utah’s drought-stricken Great Salt Lake were hoisted on cranes back into the briny waters Thursday after winter...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Drought planning: Water shortages expected in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – In all but one corner of New Mexico, water managers are projecting shortages in drinking and irrigation supplies given expected demand and variability in rainfall over the next few...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

American artifacts: Two Colorado collectors build museums to benefit local economies

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give,” Winston Churchill said. Now, two Colorado native sons are practicing that wisdom by giving back to their hometowns. Both men...

DATE: April 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Habitat loss threatens birds’ future in La Plata County

More than 1,300 bird species across the globe face extinction, driven by the loss of places to live and breed. Here in La Plata County, three birds are in worrying decline, their futures uncertain....

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Get growing: Gardening superstars coming to horticulture conference in Durango

Editor’s note: Get Growing, written by the La Plata County Extension Office’s Master Gardener Program, appears during the growing season. It features timely tips and suggestions for your garden and...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Paleontology rich area left out of Bears Ears for uranium mining

BLUFF – What was left out of the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah relieved uranium miners, but is upsetting paleontologists. Paleontologist Rob Gay, of Museums of Western...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Officials: Family stranded 2 days on Utah river is rescued

SALT LAKE CITY – A Colorado pastor and his family whose kayaks crashed into boulders on a rough southern Utah river spent two days a steep canyon waiting for help and subsisting on food retrieved...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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