Mystery and spirit

In our digital world of increasing megapixels and shrinking cameras, Mancos photographer Brian Killigrew has bucked the trend. Killigrew, unlike most photographers today, hauls his large-format...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

In Utah, Mormon chapels here, there and everywhere

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – An old joke says it’s impossible to throw a pebble in any direction in Utah without hitting an LDS chapel. Or maybe two. A data analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune shows that...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Failing grade

WINSLOW, Ariz. On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school’s heritage week. ...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

What to know about Bureau of Indian Education schools

WINSLOW, Ariz. – The federal government finances 183 schools and dormitories for Native American children on or near reservations in 23 states. The schools are some of the nation’s lowest...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

At Unaweep cliffs, climbers won’t trespass anymore

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – The climbing community is an intrepid bunch by nature, and some crags are just too good to pass up. And it’s a fact that there are some trespassers within their ranks. But...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Couple sees future for permaculture near Trail Canyon

“A forest full of food” has a nice ring to it, and the concept is realized using permaculture farming techniques. Grant and Kathy Curry of Dolores are creating an innovative farm at the head of...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

How fast can you make a bed?

VAIL (AP) – With a deft flick of her hand, the housekeeper whipped the folds out of the sheets and raced around the sides of the bed to tuck the edges in. She completed the rest of the bed –...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wiring our West

A line of wooden power poles poke defiantly, if not precariously, from a rugged, high-altitude landscape. Two men, cradled by the wooden flume they’re building, stop to smoke cigars. And inside...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

The cradle of wilderness

Here on Colorado’s Western Slope, I like to visit some of the most protected places on the planet – federally designated wilderness areas such as the Flat Tops Wilderness east of Meeker and the...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

They say you can feel like a bird in powerchute

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The enormous fan-like propeller behind the passenger whirs, then begins to howl as the pilot hits the accelerator. The wheels bump along the gravelly desert and a small jolt...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Boulder writer to ride U.S. rails

DENVER (AP) – Good writers find the good stories, and Boulder scribe Erika Krouse is heading out on a train to discover hers. Krouse is going courtesy of Amtrak, the country’s intercity passenger...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Portraits with different take on exposure

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) – When it comes to photographer Trevor Christensen’s latest project, he’s giving new meaning to the idea of shooting at proper exposure. Or some might say, improper exposure....

DATE: Sept. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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