Route 66: Women of the Mother Road

ALBUQUERQUE – It was a man’s world nearly a century ago when one of America’s most famous highways got its start, opening up vast expanses of the West as it created an automobile artery that...

DATE: July 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Drones give conservationists an aerial edge

Imagine this: You’ve spent all day trudging up Windom Peak in the high, hot summer sun, and finally, you’ve summited your first Fourteener. And then, with taunting ease, a drone buzzes by. For...

DATE: July 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Upper Animas River: A whitewater hidden gem

“I dare you to find a cooler trip,” Doug Ponce, a senior guide with Mountain Waters Rafting, challenged his customers before hitting the revered, if not notorious, rapids of the Upper Animas River....

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Rico museum captures rich, surprising history

Drive north on scenic Colorado Highway 145 past legacy ranches on the Dolores River and you’ll find a destination in the mountain town of Rico that allows you to experience a piece of Western...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Towering wind turbines generate controversy, income in Monticello, Utah

It was nearly two decades in the making, yet took just a couple months to build, forever changing the landscape of the Southeast Utah high desert, and altering the culture of a small rural town....

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

After dam release, river runs through the Lower Dolores

The opening of the lower Dolores River for the first time in five years was a joyous occasion for boaters who could swing the impromptu release. However, it was also a sober realization that...

DATE: June 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

App transports you to 1940s ‘Atomic City’

ALBUQUERQUE – Los Alamos, a once secret city where scientists participated in the nation’s classified World War II nuclear development program, can now be experienced much like it was then with a...

DATE: June 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango’s No. 2 crime

Now that marijuana is legal, it’s quite possible there’s a new top crime in Durango that goes largely unpunished: pet owners not cleaning up their dog’s poop. But that might soon change as local...

DATE: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico rehabilitates aging, historic theaters

RATON, N.M. – For years, the Shuler Theater in this once-booming New Mexico mining town sat empty in a desolate downtown. It had long passed its heyday as a hot spot for Italian immigrants and...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado Treasure Hunts hides cash in La Plata County

As if you needed any more incentive to venture out into the incredible outdoors of Southwest Colorado, a local nonprofit is adding one more reason: a hidden treasure hunt. “If you find it, it’s...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Artifact looting, vandalism surge in southeastern Utah

The Bureau of Land Management and Friends of Cedar Mesa , a nonprofit, formed an unusual public-private partnership this month to prosecute looters and vandals of southeastern Utah’s Native...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Southwest Seed Library looking for new home

The Southwest Seed Library, Durango’s only community seed-storing program, is currently looking for a home for its more than 70 varieties. Started in January 2014, the library was the brainchild of...

DATE: May 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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