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Aspen Skiing focused on climate change

ASPEN (AP) – Aspen Skiing Co. will maintain efforts to influence state and national policy on climate change in 2015 as well as reduce its own carbon footprint, but President and CEO Mike Kaplan...

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

I-70 traffic changes how people live, play

ASPEN (AP) – If Brad Rettig isn’t in the Dinosaur park-n-ride lot in Golden by 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday during ski season, he knows his skiing hours are at stake – and that’s just not something he’s...

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

Along Route 66, telling Native American’s story

ALBUQUERQUE – Greasy diners, big-finned Cadillacs, mom-and-pop souvenir shops, dusty trading posts and the promise of the West were undoubtedly part of the recipe that made historic Route 66 –...

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

Mystery and spirit

In our digital world of increasing megapixels and shrinking cameras, Mancos photographer Brian Killigrew has bucked the trend. Killigrew, unlike most photographers today, hauls his large-format...

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

In Utah, Mormon chapels here, there and everywhere

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – An old joke says it’s impossible to throw a pebble in any direction in Utah without hitting an LDS chapel. Or maybe two. A data analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune shows that...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Failing grade

WINSLOW, Ariz. On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school’s heritage week. ...

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

What to know about Bureau of Indian Education schools

WINSLOW, Ariz. – The federal government finances 183 schools and dormitories for Native American children on or near reservations in 23 states. The schools are some of the nation’s lowest...

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

At Unaweep cliffs, climbers won’t trespass anymore

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – The climbing community is an intrepid bunch by nature, and some crags are just too good to pass up. And it’s a fact that there are some trespassers within their ranks. But...

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

Couple sees future for permaculture near Trail Canyon

“A forest full of food” has a nice ring to it, and the concept is realized using permaculture farming techniques. Grant and Kathy Curry of Dolores are creating an innovative farm at the head of...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How fast can you make a bed?

VAIL (AP) – With a deft flick of her hand, the housekeeper whipped the folds out of the sheets and raced around the sides of the bed to tuck the edges in. She completed the rest of the bed –...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wiring our West

A line of wooden power poles poke defiantly, if not precariously, from a rugged, high-altitude landscape. Two men, cradled by the wooden flume they’re building, stop to smoke cigars. And inside...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The cradle of wilderness

Here on Colorado’s Western Slope, I like to visit some of the most protected places on the planet – federally designated wilderness areas such as the Flat Tops Wilderness east of Meeker and the...

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

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