Images recapture rugged mining era

A new book detailing the rich history of mining in Silverton was just released last week after three years in the making, but the story’s relevance and timing could not be more appropriate. Mines...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Produce Bounty directs fresh food to low-income families

Community organizers are asking local farmers and gardeners to donate extra produce to the fifth annual Produce Bounty, a fresh-food drive that benefits low-income families. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Garden tour to celebrate Durango’s historic Boulevard

Year after year, one of Durango’s oldest neighborhoods is at risk of businesses moving in and pushing homeowners out. But for almost three decades, a small group of concerned residents has worked...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Early to bed, early to rise

With the start of school this week, summer’s lazy rituals came to an abrupt end. Gone are the weeks of staying up into the wee hours of the night and sleeping away the next day. For students, the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo farmers reject water delivery

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Navajo farmers in northwestern New Mexico have rejected a water delivery to tribal communities meant to sustain crops after a mine spill, saying the tanks holding the water...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Southwest Life Briefs

Health New Mercy clinic to treat bones, joints Mercy Regional Medical Center has opened Mercy Orthopedic Associates, a physician clinic specializing in treatment of injuries and diseases of the...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Are Utah’s salt flats shrinking?

WENDOVER, Utah – A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Blue Hole: An oasis in N.M.’s desert

SANTA ROSA, N.M. – In an otherwise arid stretch of eastern New Mexico is a seemingly bottomless, deep blue swimming hole that has built up quite a reputation. Local legend has it that outlaw Billy...

DATE: July 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Surviving the dog days

Ah, summer. If you’re a kid, it’s the time to stay up late and wake up late and maybe watch way too much TV. But for parents trying to keep them entertained, it’s a whole different story. Welcome...

DATE: July 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Trinity altered world – and a small town’s fate

LOS ALAMOS – When a flash of light beamed from the arid New Mexico desert early on July 16, 1945, residents of the historic Hispanic village of Tularosa felt windows shake and heard dishes fall....

DATE: July 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Archaeologists call for Chaco protection

ALBUQUERQUE – Tucked away among northwestern New Mexico’s sandstone cliffs and buttes are the remnants of an ancient civilization whose monumental architecture and cultural influences have been a...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango girls learn elements of science at Maker Camp

What do you get when you give a roomful of little girls a bunch of electric mixers? If you guessed cookies or cupcakes, you’d be wrong. The electric mixers were in for a fate more fatal than simply...

DATE: June 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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