Filmmaker, author to share lessons of the last ice age

Separated by 13,000 years, in a strange way, the Clovis people faced the same environmental issues we see today: radical climate change, mass extinction and changes to the world. Though removed by...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Deep time with Craig Childs

Western Colorado author Craig Childs will join filmmaker Larry Ruiz on Friday night for “Mammoths in Durango: A Multimedia Adventure into the Ice Age.” Childs is the author of more than 10 books,...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Marvel man crafts saddles for true cowboys

From inside his small workshop in the unincorporated community of Marvel, horse trainer Orly Valencia has been perfecting the craft of making saddles intended for the long-haul cowboys on the...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Project to decode apples’ genetic history

Funds from a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will be used in part to genetically identify historic apples grown in Montezuma County. In recent years, Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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

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