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Howling haven: Colorado sanctuary offers safe home to abandoned wolf-dogs

Wolves haven’t roamed wild in Colorado for almost 80 years. But nestled in a forest 45 minutes south of Westcliffe, the sound of a wolf’s howl can be heard echoing off of the mountains. This...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico farmers face consequences as drought persists

SANTA FE, N.M. – Farmer Matt Romero doesn’t have far to travel to see a stark reminder of the ongoing drought affecting New Mexico and parts of the West. When Romero looks over the bridge that...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Denver man has prolific baseball memorabilia collections

DENVER (AP) – The year was 1989 and Marshall Fogel, lifelong Denver resident and local lawyer, was visiting Chicago when he wandered into a massive sports convention. “God,” he said, “it was like...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Beetle-killed trees find a market in homes

There’s a silver and blue lining to a massive pine beetle outbreak in the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado. The round-headed and mountain pine beetles have wiped out more than 10,000...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajos commemorate anniversary of 1868 treaty

ALBUQUERQUE – A group of Navajo runners had reached a dusty New Mexico hilltop while retracing a 400-mile desert route that their ancestors had crossed a century and a half earlier. That morning...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Federal biologists look to boost Mexican wolf genetics

GILA NATIONAL FOREST, N.M. (AP) – On an early Monday morning, four helpless, tiny creatures that will eventually become some of nature’s top predators found themselves nestled under a commercial...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Students track movement of rockfall on Missionary Ridge

On July 5, 1998, a massive rockfall carrying boulders the size of houses came tearing down Missionary Ridge in the Animas Valley, the scar on the forested hillside stands out to this day. The rare...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pet owners turn to cannabis products for ailing dogs

FRISCO (AP) – The only signs of aging the 12-year-old golden retriever/ Australian shepherd mix shows are the gray hairs peppered throughout his mostly black coat. He has an obvious limp, but it’s...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Defensive gardening will help your flowers, vegetables thrive

By Maureen Keilty “Defensive gardening” isn’t described in any grower’s manual. Yet it’s the method used to create the area’s most impressive flower gardens and vegetable beds. The gardeners...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Silverton students examine the town’s untold stories

On a Monday night in May 1902, Silverton’s Chinese residents were chased out of town, in an event the newspaper called a “murderous attack.” They were forced out of town and made to walk south...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Teens with health challenges learn to support each other through peer mentorship

Emmie Best was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 7 years old, and at first, she had trouble accepting her diagnosis or telling anyone about it. “The first thing I thought someone would...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mancos State Park to offer weekend activities

Mancos State Park will offer Memorial Day weekend activities Saturday and Sunday and free fishing June 2-3. Saturday activities include: A guided hike at 10 a.m. along the east side of Jackson...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life