What are the top 5 littered items in the San Juan National Forest?

The problem has vexed public lands managers to no end: Why do people who come to enjoy their pristine beauty leave behind trash, which damages the very essence of what they came to visit in the...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Vital U.S. reservoir OK for now, but shortages looming

By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press DENVER – A vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and the U.S. Southwest for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Teenage girls learning science in Colorado’s backcountry

DENVER – The leg-busting path shot straight up, encountering small aspens before veering hard right at the base of a sheer rock. The conversations of teenage girls broke through the foliage,...

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

Inmates make dangerous ‘walk of shame’ to Santa Fe after time in county jail

SANTA FE (AP) – Connie Krickhuhn isn’t sure why her younger brother tried to cross Interstate 25 near Cerrillos Road on a dark October night nearly three years ago. Alan Cruthirds, incarcerated for...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lessons of the 416 Fire show how our approach to wildfires has evolved

The summer of 2018 in Durango will go down as a summer of fire and smoke. There are many lessons to learn from the devastating pattern of drought, wildfire and debris we are enduring, but one of...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

San Juan National Forest adjusts grazing north of Dolores

The San Juan National Forest plans to adjust grazing management for cattle ranchers in the Glade area north of Dolores for long-term range health, according to a recently released draft record of...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo Nation launches program to manage horse population

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation is offering $50 for each surrendered horse to encourage the removal of unbranded, free-roaming horses from tribal land. The tribe’s Department of Agriculture rolled...

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

Battered in recent years, the Animas has bounced back before

It’s been a rough couple of years for the Animas River. This weekend marks three years since the river, which runs through the heart of Durango, endured a massive mine waste spill from a blowout at...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

3D-printed implant restores woman’s collapsed ankle

Sonnin Dahl endured more than a year of pain before she had an ankle bone replaced at Mercy Regional Medical Center, one of a few hospitals in the country offering the procedure. Dahl’s talus, the...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Belgian tourist dies at geological gem on Utah-Arizona line

SALT LAKE CITY – A Belgian tourist has died of apparent heat-related causes while hiking at a popular rock formation called “The Wave” near the Utah-Arizona border. Kane County sheriff’s Sgt. Alan...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Want to be happier? Stop scheduling your free time, study says

Your social calendar might be sucking the joy out of activities that are supposed to be fun or relaxing, according to an upcoming paper co-written by a professor who studies time management. The...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Firefighters fought hard to save Colorado ghost town from wildfire

DENVER (AP) – Dianne “Sam” Law and Deb Lathrop were in awe when they returned to the their historic Uptop ghost town near Old La Veta Pass after Spring Creek Fire evacuations were lifted. Though...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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