Drones spy hidden ruins

ALBUQUERQUE – R ecently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features...

DATE: April 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

When 89-year-old woman dies, so will Navajo presence at Wupatki

WUPATKI NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. – Before an expanse of grassland and pueblo ruins in northern Arizona was declared a national monument, it was home to hundreds of Navajos whose ancestors returned...

DATE: April 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

In Tucson, the scenery, culture, history are free

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nicknamed “Old Pueblo,” Tucson, Ariz., is a city with many faces. It’s a college town. It’s an artist town. It’s even still a Wild West town. Every February, southern Arizona’s...

DATE: March 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The promised land

On a hot summer day in 1955 two boys lean impatiently against the red Texaco gas pumps in front of their uncle’s store in Tiffany. They’re waiting for their Uncle Morris to drive them in his red,...

DATE: March 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

At 87, professor stirs up questions about Latinos

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) – “By and large, American Latinos are a mixed group of people,” is how Felipe Ortego opens his 22-paragraph entry into what is expected to become the most comprehensive...

DATE: March 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Boulder’s off-leash rules may bite thousands of dog owners

BOULDER (AP) – Tens of thousands of dog owners may need to re-apply for licenses and attend a class about the rules of the program that allows dogs to walk off-leash on many Boulder open space...

DATE: March 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Yucca House yields hints of prosperous, violent past

Barely understood and rarely visited, Yucca House National Monument keeps its secrets. But historian Fred Blackburn and a group of young students may provide insight into the mystery of these...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Classic boat, his eternal passion

A n eclectic gang of river runners, Grand Canyon guides, and boating purists take refuge in Dolores during the winter off-season. The amicable group never strays too far from their coveted rivers,...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Will lights go down on Colfax’s neon signs?

DENVER (AP) – They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, but here in Denver, they could be bright again on Colfax. Twelve midcentury neon signs on Colfax Avenue, at risk of being dimmed...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

N.M. wrestles with fate of historic landmark

ALBUQUERQUE – A Western outpost made famous by the Buffalo Soldiers and the U.S. military’s campaign to capture Geronimo is up for sale, one of a number of landmarks nationwide facing the wrecking...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo woman supports community’s right to vote, which was once denied

PHOENIX (AP) – As a girl growing up on the Navajo Nation in the 1950s and ’60s, LeNora Fulton remembers her parents making a major event out of voting. Her father would polish his boots. Her mother...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Soda can furnaces heat Denver neighborhood

DENVER (AP) – Aaron Brown has built water heaters for schools in Costa Rica and done charity work all around the world, but Metropolitan State University of Denver professor says some of the most...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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