At 87, professor stirs up questions about Latinos

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) – “By and large, American Latinos are a mixed group of people,” is how Felipe Ortego opens his 22-paragraph entry into what is expected to become the most comprehensive...

DATE: March 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Boulder’s off-leash rules may bite thousands of dog owners

BOULDER (AP) – Tens of thousands of dog owners may need to re-apply for licenses and attend a class about the rules of the program that allows dogs to walk off-leash on many Boulder open space...

DATE: March 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Yucca House yields hints of prosperous, violent past

Barely understood and rarely visited, Yucca House National Monument keeps its secrets. But historian Fred Blackburn and a group of young students may provide insight into the mystery of these...

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

Classic boat, his eternal passion

A n eclectic gang of river runners, Grand Canyon guides, and boating purists take refuge in Dolores during the winter off-season. The amicable group never strays too far from their coveted rivers,...

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

Will lights go down on Colfax’s neon signs?

DENVER (AP) – They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, but here in Denver, they could be bright again on Colfax. Twelve midcentury neon signs on Colfax Avenue, at risk of being dimmed...

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

N.M. wrestles with fate of historic landmark

ALBUQUERQUE – A Western outpost made famous by the Buffalo Soldiers and the U.S. military’s campaign to capture Geronimo is up for sale, one of a number of landmarks nationwide facing the wrecking...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo woman supports community’s right to vote, which was once denied

PHOENIX (AP) – As a girl growing up on the Navajo Nation in the 1950s and ’60s, LeNora Fulton remembers her parents making a major event out of voting. Her father would polish his boots. Her mother...

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

Soda can furnaces heat Denver neighborhood

DENVER (AP) – Aaron Brown has built water heaters for schools in Costa Rica and done charity work all around the world, but Metropolitan State University of Denver professor says some of the most...

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

Humor cuts to truth

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – W hen reports surfaced that the National Security Agency had been monitoring the cellphones of world leaders, Arizona blogger Andrew Curley wrote that the Navajo Nation’s...

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

Rare dinosaur unearthed near Snowmass

SNOWMASS VILLAGE (AP) – A dinosaur fossil discovered in rural Old Snowmass turned out to be a very rare beast, according to the paleontologist leading the excavation. The bones are from a...

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

At former Colorado Springs hospital, the walls do talk

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Sometimes, the walls can talk. Thousands of notes to God, surgeons and dead family members, scribbled on scraps of paper and then slid into the cracks between century-old...

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

Officer wants to conquer swim challenge

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – For someone who says she hates cold water, Colorado Springs police officer Kathrin Benoit can’t seem to stay out of it. And she’s making a name for herself because of it....

DATE: Dec. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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