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Nearly $500K will help fund new Aztec trail

AZTEC (AP) – Soon, visiting 900-year-old pueblo structures from downtown Aztec won’t require a car.Aztec Ruins National Monument and the city of Aztec were awarded grant money this month to develop...

DATE: March 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Polluted oil-shale site now restored, feds say

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Over the years, the former Anvil Points federal oil-shale research site west of Rifle was busy enough at times that workers lived in 74 homes built by the government, and...

DATE: March 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Hopis keeping hidden no more

SECOND MESA, Ariz. – Micah Loma’omvaya is expertly dodging ruts on a narrow footpath-turned-wagon-trail-turned-barely-passable-road when he spots a rogue compact car with California plates parked...

DATE: March 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Utah man’s caskets made to order

PROVO, Utah (AP) – The smell of burning wood from a stove hangs in the air as Michael Scheetz secures a large piece of wood on his workshop counter. Surrounded by tools, diagrams, pictures and...

DATE: March 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ride a horse, study gas wells too

DE BEQUE (AP) – A western Garfield County guest ranch that sits in the middle of the region’s gas patch is looking to expand its growing focus on scientific research aimed at protecting the area’s...

DATE: March 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Horseback trip back in time

It was a journey into the past, complete with a chuckwagon, sassy cook and campfire ring.Last May, seven hardy horseback riders ventured on a guided trip on the Ute Tribal Park. It wasn’t quite how...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Like clockwork, school officials confront truancy

AURORA (AP) – This year, John Barry offered congratulations instead of warnings.For the seventh year in a row, the Aurora Public Schools superintendent joined school board members and district...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pueblo continues trying to land a digital history

PUEBLO (AP) – The official record of Pueblo’s history can’t be found with the click of a button.That says a lot in this day of digital accessibility, but such is the case for the office of Pueblo...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Indigenous health: Challenging but rewarding

AURORA (AP) – Spero Manson never set out to become a medical anthropologist. It was a college calculus class that changed the trajectory of his career.Manson is a professor of psychiatry and public...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Aztec Cemetery goes live on Internet

AZTECFinding beloved family members can now be done with the click of a mouse.Aztec Cemetery, established in 1890, just made its records and history available online. The debut website launched...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Historical saloons: From old West to new West

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – This is a tale of two saloons, both with storied historical identities in the towns they serve, and both of which have been resurrected, in a sense, by new ownership.The...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The house of steel

DENVER (AP) – Convention isn’t Andrew McMullin’s strong suit. He became a contractor after receiving a degree in creative writing. To get to the tip of South America, he rode his bike. From...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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