An audio tour of the Trail of the Ancients is coming in 2017

Visitors to Montezuma County may get a podcast tour guide when they explore archaeological sites next year. The Mesa Verde Country Visitor Information Bureau received $25,000 through a marketing...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Famous outlaw’s decaying cabin will be restored

CIRCLEVILLE, Utah – Utah state officials are going to spend $138,000 to restore a decaying wooden cabin in Piute County that has become a tourist spot because it’s believed to be the boyhood home...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Holistic farming workshop will be offered in Mancos

The Mancos Conservation District is offering a series of grazing land management workshop sessions in 2017. During this six-day course, ideal for large and small acreages and new and seasoned...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Residents can order low-cost seedling trees

The Colorado State Forest Service and the La Plata Conservation District are now accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis for more than 40 varieties of low-cost seedling trees and...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Santa speaks: Saint Nick talks about what the job is really like

For as long as Santa Claus has been keeping track of the naughty and nice children of the world, he’s remained somewhat mysterious: What’s he like? Is his job hard? Has anyone ever asked him what...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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

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