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Feds set urgent deadline on Colorado River drought plan

LAS VEGAS – Reforming western water policy has always been an exercise in political maneuvering, stop-and-start negotiations and bureaucratic delays. Progress comes slowly and often reluctantly – a...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Can wild bighorns, domestic sheep coexist in Weminuche Wilderness?

For more than six years, the U.S. Forest Service has wrestled with whether to continue to allow domestic sheep grazing in the Weminuche Wilderness, despite the risk it poses to the wild bighorn....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ceremony celebrates revival of the McElmo Creek Flume

The 128-year-old McElmo Creek Flume – a relic of pioneer ingenuity that operated until 1991 – was nearly swept away by flood waters in 2006. But today, the historic irrigation structure stands...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Into the great unknown: Mancos mapmaker chronicles Powell’s epic 1869 journey

In the Southwest, river runners and river rats have the same great, great grandfather. Our patriarch is the one-armed Maj. John Wesley Powell, who launched four wooden boats in May 1869 down the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Doomsday ranch comes to southern Colorado

Drew Miller is certain the end of the world as we know it is imminent. And he will not be left unprepared for it. “If you talk to experts, they’ll tell you we’re overdue for a natural pandemic,” he...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores, Towaoc residents face heightened risk of wildfire

An updated wildfire risk map released by the Colorado State Forest Service shows the foothill towns of Dolores, Towaoc and Durango have a “higher” potential to be impacted by a wildfire. The...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Parks and Wildlife offers reward in elk poaching case

Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to seek information about two bull elk killed illegally northeast of Norwood in the Uncompahgre National Forest in early November. Now, a reward of $1,250 is...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Crow Canyon’s pueblo farming project cited in carbon cycle report

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s Pueblo Farming Project was highlighted in a new U.S. government report, “The Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report” – a companion piece to the highly...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How to hunt for your Christmas tree in the national forest

Your Christmas tree is out there – waiting for you in the forest. A journey on a cold afternoon to find that prize is an annual ritual for many people in Southwest Colorado. The San Juan National...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Alaska land act could determine fate of Village at Wolf Creek

What has been lauded as one of the most important pieces of legislation protecting the environment is now being used to pave the way for a proposed resort atop Wolf Creek Pass in Southwest...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Utah, U.S. to launch study on mining pollution in Lake Powell

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah and U.S. government officials will launch a study this month to determine the extent of mining pollution in Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona border. Heavy metals washed into...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

As Blue Mesa Reservoir dries out, a forgotten small town re-emerges

A small, abandoned town in Colorado is having an Atlantis moment. Iola had been deep underwater since the 1960s, when the Blue Mesa Dam and Reservoir were first built and filled. It was one of...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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