Stillwater Music helps adults get their groove back

Remember taking band in elementary school? Maybe you stuck with it through high school or even college. Then, the responsibilities of adulthood settled in, and music became something you just...

DATE: April 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tree planting revives burn area at Vallecito

In the summer of 2002, the Missionary Ridge Fire ripped through the San Juan National Forest, burning almost 73,000 acres. Now, the Columbine Ranger District is repairing the scarred corridor...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A new way to deal with food waste in Durango

A couple that recently moved to Durango didn’t feel right about throwing away their food waste and thought others in the community probably felt the same. So, they started a program to fix that....

DATE: April 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango photographer captured intimate moment with Townes Van Zandt

For the avid music lover, a hurried rush to the men’s bathroom at Open Shutter Gallery quickly turns into a moment of curious distraction: How did a picture of Townes Van Zandt playing in Silverton...

DATE: March 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Have we seen the end of El Niño?

All around Durango, the sight of hikers in short sleeves, nighttime bike riders and spring-like days in March point to one baffling question: Have we seen the end of El Niño? “That’s a heck of a...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Controversial village in Grand Canyon denied

“The Havasupai Tribe opposes the large development …” “The Hopi Tribe, other tribes, the park and other groups are opposed to any development in the area …” “We are … greatly concerned about the...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Etched in stone, ‘living spirits’ tell sacred story

For Pueblo Tribal Council member Paul Tosa, human-made markings on stone are not “rock art,” the commonly used term. Instead, he says the etchings left by his ancestors nearly 800 years ago are...

DATE: March 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Immerse yourself in Cedar Mesa’s wonders this weekend

You can discover the natural and cultural wonders of southeastern Utah this weekend. The fifth annual Celebrate Cedar Mesa will be held from Friday to Sunday in Bluff. Organized by Friends of Cedar...

DATE: March 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A Four Corners circle quest

“From the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the top of the Rockies and back again” is how author and adventurer Brett LeCompte describes a walkabout he took in the early 1990s. At 6:30 p.m. March 10 at...

DATE: March 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The family road trip: How to do it right

There’s nothing better than packing up the car, loading the kids in the back and heading out of town. Sure, there’s the fighting – over the radio, over who “called” the coveted way-back seat first...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Values clash over grazing in Weminuche Wilderness

The first draft of a controversial study surrounding the future use of land in the Weminuche Wilderness was released Wednesday, with Forest Service officials determining grazing will continue...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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