Bear cub injured in 416 Fire is bandage-free

An orphaned bear cub whose paws were burned in the 416 Fire has almost fully recovered. “The burns have healed nicely, and at this point, I’d say her paws are about 95 percent healed,” said Michael...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ted Williams’ Mexican-American heritage explored in PBS film

ALBQUERQUE – Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

After service, war dog enjoying retirement in Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Northern Colorado is a great place to retire – just ask Largo Ivers. He loves leisurely walks in his neighborhood just outside Laporte. There’s always an event to occupy him....

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo history preserved on reel-to-reel tape

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) – About five decades have passed since Etsitty Bedonie talked about the “Beginning of the Enemies.” His account about the enemies of the Navajo, as he heard it from his...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo Nation urges expansion of radiation exposure law

SHIPROCK – From the end of World War II to the mid-1980s, about 30 million tons of uranium ore were extracted from lands belonging to the nation’s largest American Indian reservation. Today, across...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

U.S. delays decision on drilling near Great Sand Dunes park

DENVER – The U.S. government on Tuesday delayed a decision on a contentious proposal to allow oil and gas drilling near Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado, saying it first wants to...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Far View Center at Mesa Verde could become a science museum

At a recent symposium, a scientist, a historian and an architectural designer outlined a possible future for the long-empty Far View Center in Mesa Verde National Park. The building, formerly the...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

BLM announces manager for Southwest District

The Bureau of Land Management recently hired Stephanie Connolly as the Southwest District manager, and the public is invited to meet her during open houses in Durango, Dolores, Grand Junction and...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New exhibit at Dolores museum

A new exhibit, “From Krakow to Castle Rock: Jagiellonian University’s Archaeological Investigations within Canyons of the Ancients National Monument,” will open Saturday at Canyons of the Ancients...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Xeric landscaping limits water use, not colorful, satisfying plant options

Editor’s note: Get Growing, written by the La Plata County Extension Office’s Master Gardener Program, appears during the growing season. It features timely tips and suggestions for your garden and...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fire retardant used on wildfires evolves to ease environmental impact

When wildfires threaten homes and property, the sight of an air tanker dropping bright red fire retardant, commonly referred to as slurry, can be a welcome relief. The chemical concoction has come...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

San Juan coal mine gets larger environmental review

A proposal to extend the San Juan coal mine lease in northwestern New Mexico that fuels an adjacent power station would have minor impacts on air and water, according to a new and larger...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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