Humor cuts to truth

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – W hen reports surfaced that the National Security Agency had been monitoring the cellphones of world leaders, Arizona blogger Andrew Curley wrote that the Navajo Nation’s...

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

Rare dinosaur unearthed near Snowmass

SNOWMASS VILLAGE (AP) – A dinosaur fossil discovered in rural Old Snowmass turned out to be a very rare beast, according to the paleontologist leading the excavation. The bones are from a...

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

At former Colorado Springs hospital, the walls do talk

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Sometimes, the walls can talk. Thousands of notes to God, surgeons and dead family members, scribbled on scraps of paper and then slid into the cracks between century-old...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Officer wants to conquer swim challenge

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – For someone who says she hates cold water, Colorado Springs police officer Kathrin Benoit can’t seem to stay out of it. And she’s making a name for herself because of it....

DATE: Dec. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Chaco’s ancient charm

CHACO CANYON, N.M. For a unique and less crowded archaeological excursion, visit the “Capital of the Ancient Southwest,” known as Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Even in ski season, you can find freebies in Aspen

DENVER – A trip to Aspen during peak ski season is going to set you back some cash. But even those who can afford the posh Colorado mountain town will enjoy checking out what’s free, from...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Innovative eats in Phoenix

PHOENIX When Twitter and Facebook first began to catch fire, so did food trucks. Mobile kitchens in cities such as Los Angeles and New York branded themselves, using social media to gain foodie...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Treasure myths star in history exhibit

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Upstream from the point where the Colorado River cuts across the 39th parallel near Grand Junction, it leaves behind a land of myth. Upstream lies a city of gold. Upstream...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

In Carbondale, police chief says it’s time to lock doors

CARBONDALE – Police Chief Gene Schilling is the first to admit that Carbondale is not exactly a hotbed of vicious and serious crime. But in a letter to the public issued recently, he encouraged...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Reviving rare motorcycles, classic trucks in Dolores

Restoring classic trucks and rare motorcycles are the forte of Sam Manganaro, a Montezuma County resident who recently relocated his shop to Dolores. On the hill west of town, a chronically empty...

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

Farmer on Eastern Plains watches bird refuge go dry

MCCLAVE (AP) – A McClave farmer who has watched a reservoir dry up during the drought of the last three years is nearing the end of a court battle with the state and downstream water users to...

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

Utah couple brings house goose on frequent trips about town

LIBERTY, Utah (AP) – Quite the goose-down comforter winds up on Diane Westcott’s bed every night. There’s down aplenty, of course, but some pretty big feathers, too – along with two webbed feet,...

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

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