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Once a jail, museum honors coal miners

WALSENBURG (AP) – About 500 coal miners died in Huerfano County in the early to middle part of the 20th century. Often called “The City Built on Coal,” this small town is home to the Walsenburg...

DATE: July 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Let Taos seduce you

TAOS, N.M. – To winter sports enthusiasts, Taos is best known for its challenging ski slopes. But this northern New Mexico town has plenty more to offer visitors year-round, on and off the slopes....

DATE: July 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Educating teachers about agriculture

With about 48 percent of the state’s acres devoted to farming and agriculture, no Colorado child should ever think that chocolate milk comes from a brown cow. The Colorado Foundation for...

DATE: July 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ex-cowboy now treats injured cowboys at Greeley rodeo

GREELEY (AP) – There’s always a moment before he treats another injured cowboy when Jason Stoneback will sit outside the rodeo circle and long for the time when he was inside it. That longing...

DATE: July 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Volunteers help dig up dinosaurs in Utah

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah (AP) – Jeanette Bonnell likes to play in the dirt. The 62-year-old retired human resources specialist also is pretty handy with a dentist’s drill. Those two qualities,...

DATE: July 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Levee murals may disappear in Pueblo

PUEBLO (AP) – A proposal to shave the top 10 feet off the Arkansas River levee through Pueblo could affect the murals that have been painted on the levee over the years. “It’s going to just clip...

DATE: June 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

In Santa Fe, experience art, culture, more for free

SANTA FE, N.M. – There’s no doubt this capital city has truly earned its nickname as The City Different. Its skyline is not made of skyscrapers, but rather a collection of flat-topped adobe...

DATE: June 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Canyon rails

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – The drive to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is easy enough. Get to Flagstaff and it’s only about 90 miles across Arizona’s high country. But why take a car when you can ride a...

DATE: June 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Trash rules inspire better-looking strategy to deter bears

BOULDER (AP) – The idea for CanShed was born from Google Earth images, but founder Mark Rushton is hoping for a boost from the many municipalities, including Boulder, that are implementing...

DATE: June 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Seduced by the desert

PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK, Ariz. – “E xcuse me, coming through, sorry, thank you!” I kept repeating loudly and urgently as I hiked up Picacho Peak, which rises like a Western saddle from the endless...

DATE: May 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Foundations of Cortez formed in sandstone

Stone buildings in Cortez recently celebrated their 105th and 125th birthdays during a party at the Cortez Cultural Center. Fifty people enjoyed a presentation and tours of the Wilson, Calkins,...

DATE: May 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

After eco-cowboy’s death, a family, vision survive

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) – In two weeks, Maggie Hanna of The Dalles will have some of the most painful moments of her childhood – and some reflecting bravery and determination – splashed across the...

DATE: May 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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