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Colorado to adopt California’s stricter car pollution rules

DENVER – Colorado’s governor on Tuesday ordered his state to adopt vehicle pollution rules enforced in California, joining other states in resisting the Trump administration’s plans to ease...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado campaign seeks to squelch addiction shame

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s $1.8 million Lift the Label campaign is all about challenging the perceptions of people with opioid addiction and encouraging them to get help. The campaign leverages a...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Residents get tips for tree health during drought

The Colorado State Forest Service encourages homeowners to consider supplemental watering to keep their trees healthy during persistent drought conditions. In Southwest Colorado, drought has...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico national forest says no to geothermal drilling

ALBUQUERQUE – Underground pockets of boiling water and steam that could have been tapped to produce electricity are now off limits as one national forest in northern New Mexico has said no to the...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

When wildfires rage, where do animals go?

Two uncontrolled wildfires are ripping across the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado, forcing the evacuation of homes, shutting down the critical summer economy and putting firefighters...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Praying for land, people, horses in northwest Colorado

CRAIG (AP) – In the hush of a crisp dawn, two types of warriors – members of the Northern Ute Tribe and Wild Horse Warriors for Sand Wash Basin – gathered for a blessing of the land. “This land is...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Rabid skunks found in La Plata County

Two skunks have tested positive for rabies in La Plata County. One was in the Forest Lakes subdivision and the other closer to downtown Bayfield. San Juan Basin Public Health urges residents to...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Howling haven: Colorado sanctuary offers safe home to abandoned wolf-dogs

Wolves haven’t roamed wild in Colorado for almost 80 years. But nestled in a forest 45 minutes south of Westcliffe, the sound of a wolf’s howl can be heard echoing off of the mountains. This...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico farmers face consequences as drought persists

SANTA FE, N.M. – Farmer Matt Romero doesn’t have far to travel to see a stark reminder of the ongoing drought affecting New Mexico and parts of the West. When Romero looks over the bridge that...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Denver man has prolific baseball memorabilia collections

DENVER (AP) – The year was 1989 and Marshall Fogel, lifelong Denver resident and local lawyer, was visiting Chicago when he wandered into a massive sports convention. “God,” he said, “it was like...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Beetle-killed trees find a market in homes

There’s a silver and blue lining to a massive pine beetle outbreak in the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado. The round-headed and mountain pine beetles have wiped out more than 10,000...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajos commemorate anniversary of 1868 treaty

ALBUQUERQUE – A group of Navajo runners had reached a dusty New Mexico hilltop while retracing a 400-mile desert route that their ancestors had crossed a century and a half earlier. That morning...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life