El Niño could bring drought relief to Southwest

OKLAHOMA CITY – Climatologists said Wednesday that conditions are right for an El Nino weather pattern to develop that could bring wetter-than-normal conditions this winter in drought-stricken...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Grand Canyon chief being investigated, will be reassigned

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The superintendent at the Grand Canyon will be reassigned amid a federal investigation into undisclosed allegations, the National Park Service said Tuesday, marking the latest...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

PBS docuseries ‘Native America’ recreates cultures pre-1492

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The story of Native America taught in U.S. public schools usually begins at contact with European explorers. Children then get lessons about Thanksgiving, maybe the Trail of...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Inmates, pack string help clean up Colorado wilderness area

ASPEN (AP) – For the first time in more than 50 years, a trip to Mountain Boy Basin will reveal only wild, pristine wilderness because of the massive and diverse efforts of prison inmates, local...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fragile trees, shrubs need some help getting through winter

Winterizing fragile trees and shrubs is a simple and prudent exercise in landscape management. Mulching and watering before the ground freezes can save you a bundle of time and money. “As long as...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Southwest Retina opens research center to conduct clinical trials

A new research center focused on ocular conditions in Durango will offer hope to patients suffering from otherwise incurable disorders. Southwest Retina Consultants added 800 square feet to its...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Seller: These hearses have a lot of life left

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – This is the kind of deal that will stop would-be buyers dead in their tracks. After investing close to $12,000 in a new paint job, custom rims, velvet upholstery and other...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fort Collins seed vault preserves world collection of plants

FORT COLLINS (AP) – As climate change jeopardizes the world’s doomsday seed vault near the North Pole, a similar Fort Collins facility continues to stock up its collection. The modern-day Noah’s...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Don’t give up your fight against weeds this fall

By Ben Bain After an unusually hot and dry summer, fall is fully upon us. If you weren’t able to get rid of all of your weeds, there is still a little bit of time to finish the job. Fall can be a...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

San Juan Forest finalizes Glade grazing plan

A new cattle grazing plan for the Glade area of the San Juan National Forest north of Dolores has been completed. Dolores District Ranger Derek Padilla has issued a final record of decision for the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Things to know: The plan to save the ailing Colorado River

DENVER – The Colorado River is ailing, afflicted by a prolonged drought and increasing demand from seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the waterway. Those states tentatively agreed this...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Southwestern states agree on plan to manage overtaxed Colorado River

DENVER – Seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River have reached landmark agreements on how to manage the waterway amid an unprecedented drought, including a...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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