Crime technician is ‘voice for people who no longer speak’

SANTA FE – Shari Vialpando has many nicknames for herself – “Black Widow” and “Workhorse” among them. The monikers are an apt description of the 37-year-old crime scene technician, the first person...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cowboy churches feel like home for many in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – The church occupies a corner of the shopping center, behind the Taco Express, squeezed between the karate dojo and the massage and tattoo parlors, a few doors down from the...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The next generation of farming? A millennial takes the mantle

As Mancos ranchers Patricia and Jack Burk grew older, they faced a dilemma. They wanted to see their Burk Beef business continue but had no one to maintain their land and cattle. “In 2012, it...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

What ever happened to Glenwood Canyon’s lost train monument?

It’s taken the Colorado River a few million years to patiently carve the dramatic rock walls of Glenwood Canyon that we enjoy today. Humans didn’t take quite as long to conquer it. Railroads came...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Annual count finds fewer birds, but reasons why still up in the air

Fewer birds were spotted during this winter’s annual bird count, a possible side effect of drought and the 416 Fire, but researchers say it’s too soon to draw conclusions. “The number of birds were...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Western states near deadline for Colorado River drought plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Western states are watching with interest as Arizona comes up against a deadline to approve a plan to ensure a key reservoir doesn’t become unusable for the farmers, cities,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Built as a home, the Gable House served as a hospital for decades

You cannot walk by the bed and breakfast inn at the corner of East Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street without being struck by its quiet, stately presence on the tree-lined street. The Gable House sits...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

San Juan Mountains protection bill gets another chance

An effort to protect an estimated 52,000 acres of the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado appears to have new life. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo.,...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal shutdown not affecting Spring Creek Basin wild horses

CORTEZ – The wild horses of the federally managed Spring Creek Basin herd in Disappointment Valley are blissfully unaware of the government shutdown and have not been impacted, according to a...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Escaping the sugar trap

A love affair with sugar may not be tearing you apart, but it could be taking your energy levels for a roller-coaster ride. In pursuit of a higher energy level, Brittany Baez, 34, said she gave up...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cortez adds old courthouse to historic register

The Cortez City Council has added the Montezuma County Courthouse to the city of Cortez Register of Historic Structures, Sites and Districts. Both the original 1937 structure and the 1960 addition...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Trump shrank a Utah monument for coal, but few care to dig

ESCALANTE, Utah – On the eastern end of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, narrow slot canyons shoot through the rocks in shades of terra-cotta red and pale peach. To the west stand...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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