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COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT – Just off Interstate 70 in western Colorado is a 32-square-mile collection of towering red-stone monoliths, deep canyons and a road that cuts through nearly 2 billion...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Limon prison incentives keep inmates in check

LIMON (AP) – Stacey Torres earned his way into one of the most dangerous prisons in Colorado with 66 rule violations for fighting, dealing drugs and defying officers – all while already doing...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Vail pioneers revel in a day on the slopes

VAIL (AP) – Art Kelton first skied Vail in 1964, when the ski mountain and its base village were in their infancy. Kelton still skis Vail, and skis often – he put more than 100 days on his pass...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘Southwest Byzantine’

SANTA FE (AP) – The Very Rev. John Bethancourt, founding pastor at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, called it a “dream come true.”For 15 years, he has been imagining the day when the interior walls of...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mancos woman helping Churro sheep make comeback

CORTEZ — The fate of the Churro sheep flocks have been interwoven with the Navajo people for decades up to the present day, when locals like Betsy Harrison are doing their part to help the breed...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Longmont man donates WWII bomb casing to museum

LONGMONT (AP) – When James Force spotted a 4-foot-long olive drab pipe lying in a junkyard, he immediately recognized it as the casing from a 500-pound World War II bomb. “In my heart, I knew what...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fairplay couple circle a dream

FAIRPLAY (AP) – Keith Wortman had a potential deal-breaker when he was dating his future wife, Sylvia.“I told her if she was going to get serious about me,” says the retired herpetologist, “then...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bats in the limelight

GREELEY (AP) – The spreading fungus that attacks and kills hibernating bats – now on Colorado’s doorstep – is expected to trigger an explosion of flies, beetles, moths and mosquitoes.Bats play an...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Organization leads veterans to peaceful Vail Valley waters

EDWARDS – John Payne has seen combat overseas. He prefers fighting trout.Payne was one of a group of seven veterans from Fort Carson near Colorado Springs who came to the Vail Valley recently...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New exhibit peels back layers of O’Keeffe

SANTA FE, N.M. – Beneath layers of paint, wrapped in bundles of brushes, hidden in sketch books and packed away among boxes of paints and pencils are clues that shed light on how Georgia O’Keeffe...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Deaths nothing new for sales crews

  Deathsnothing new for sales crews  RelatedStory: Sellingdoor-to-door illegal in city June15, 2003 By Lewis McCool Herald Technology Editor The approximate location ofthe Sept. 20,...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘Converging Streams’

SANTA FE – For centuries, New Mexico has been home to a distinctive tradition of painting Catholic saints in simple portraits rather than adhering to the elaborate styles of European art.Some...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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