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Environmentalists take aim at power plant’s discharge permit

ALBUQUERQUE – Environmental groups are accusing U.S. regulators of violating clean water rules by repeatedly delaying action on a discharge permit for a coal-fired power plant that provides...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Experts: ‘Alarming’ drought conditions hit Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Rivers and watering holes are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Protesters march to uranium mill in White Mesa

For the third year, Ute Mountain Utes and environmental groups held a rally and march to protest the White Mesa uranium mill south of Blanding, Utah. The 30-year-old mill, owned by Energy Fuels, of...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos gallery to host ‘NavaHopi’ live art

Some well-known Four Corners artists will demonstrate their skills and authentic techniques May 26 for a “NavaHopi” show at Kilgore American Indian Art in Mancos. From 4 to 7 p.m., Hopi brothers...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Seedlings heal burn scar left by Missionary Ridge Fire

Little by little, the scar of the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire is disappearing. Since efforts began in 2013, almost 3,000 acres within the burn area northeast of Durango have been replanted. And, a...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Native American female entrepreneur launches Grand Canyon rafting company

PEACH SPRINGS – As downstream rapids roar, multicolored rafts line Diamondhead Beach at the base of the Grand Canyon. Patricia Cesspooch stands out in this scene, surrounded by men and machinery,...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

As wildfire danger looms, Arizona forests close

PHOENIX – Tourists and the residents of Arizona mountain towns that rely on them won’t have access to parts of some national forests this summer as authorities attempt to prevent wildfires in the...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Bill seeks park status for New Mexico’s stunning white dunes

A vast expanse of shifting white sand dunes in southern New Mexico would be elevated from a national monument to a national park under legislation proposed this month by one of the state’s...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fort Collins vet treats dogs, exotic animals with stem cells

FORT COLLINS – Tootle used to hate going to the vet. The purebred dachshund didn’t like the humans poking and prodding his nose with all kinds of different medicines. But he got used to it. And his...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

In Bluff, the Silver Dollar Bar becomes the Bears Ears Education Center

Downtown Durango thrives because buildings get recycled. Former car dealerships are now brewpubs and office buildings. Our historic electric power plant is the Powerhouse Science Center, and a...

DATE: May 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Driving tour targets historic Tiffany, Allison

This year’s fifth annual La Plata County Historic Driving Tour on May 19 will focus on a part of the county that’s often overlooked: Allison and Tiffany. “It’s just an area of the county people in...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Crow Canyon, Mesa Verde offer development program for teachers

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and Mesa Verde National Park are teaming up to offer a two-day professional development opportunity for teachers in the Four Corners area. On the first day,...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life