Teens help flood recovery on North Fork of the Big Thompson River

DRAKE – Canyon resident Brendan Chenoweth described a two-year, $500,000 project to restore a flood-damaged portion of the North Fork of the Big Thompson River as a gift – a way to return precious...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Horticulture competition unites local growers at La Plata County Fair

On Wednesday, all kinds of colorful fruits, vegetables, flowers and fairy gardens started to adorn the halls of the La Plata County Fair in preparation for this year’s competitive event. The annual...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fourteeners give Colorado significant economic boost

DENVER – It might seem like every other person in Colorado is hiking a Fourteener on any given summer Saturday. While it might not actually be that crowded, the state’s highest peaks do count about...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico transit fight one of many Route 66 disputes

ALBUQUERQUE – The fight over Albuquerque’s plans for building a rapid transit route along a stretch of historic Route 66 is drawing fierce protest from some residents and business owners along the...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores librarian retires then starts nature center at her ranch

Twelve years ago, Dolores resident Kathie Butler retired from a 31-year career as an elementary school teacher, mostly spent in the Mancos School District. But that was not satisfying enough, so...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango’s labyrinths: The winding path to peace, health

What once was used to imprison a mythological Greek monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man is now more commonly used as a means for quiet meditation. The life of a labyrinth, indeed,...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Homeowners can help protect properties from wildfire

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – The cacophony of chainsaws became the soundtrack of the summer when Jean and Michael Blaisdell returned to their home after being evacuated during the Hayman Fire in 2002....

DATE: July 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The House on Mango Street novel inspires art exhibit

ALBUQUERQUE – Hand-cut paper shows images of men in urban America. A painting highlights San Antonio, Texas biracial youth. Cowboy boots stand upright with the image of La Virgen de Guadalupe, the...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How to talk to kids about our violent world

The world can be a pretty scary place, even more so when you’re little. With a seemingly constant stream of tragic events and violence that feels like it’s ramping up almost daily, how can parents...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Adventures for Hopi connects Native Americans to outdoor recreation

Marshall Masayesva is lying on his side in a dandelion-sprinkled lawn, clutching his stomach and groaning as if someone’s sticking a knife into it. A clean-cut, athletic 28-year-old who recently...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ute Mountain Ute tribe, CU develop archaeology field school

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe is working with the University of Colorado anthropology department to develop a field school to document and preserve ruins on the reservation. During the first two-week...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

On Route 66, Green Books a guide to safe havens for black travelers

ALBUQUERQUE – It was called the “Mother Road,” a vital highway bridging Chicago and Los Angeles through the Southwest amid diners and neon-lit motels. For many, Route 66 represented freedom and...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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