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Psychiatrists coming to Durango, via video

Dr. Michael Washinksy, a private psychiatrist in Durango, can’t book new patients for appointments until mid-February. The wait time is indicative of the regional and national shortage of...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Mesa Verde to offer free admission on five days in 2019

The National Park Service has announced the fee-free days for 2019, when visitors may experience all national parks, including Mesa Verde National Park, without entrance fees. They are: Jan. 21:...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wildlife officials will try to track bighorn sheep in Weminuche

Wildlife officials will take to the air this week to gain a better understanding of the bighorn sheep as part of a five-year study. “We don’t know a lot about how these bighorns use the landscape,”...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where have all the elk gone?

The future of elk in Southwest Colorado is in jeopardy. Over the past few years, herds in the region have been slowly dying off, and wildlife officials are concerned about the iconic ungulate’s...

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

Amid ‘exceptional drought,’ Mancos seeks to protect its watershed

Drought hit Southwest Colorado hard in 2018. Since mid-April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has classified all of Montezuma County as experiencing “exceptional drought,” its most severe...

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

The allure and danger of old mines across the West

EUREKA, Utah – Underneath the mountains and deserts of the U.S. West lie hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines, an underground world that can hold serious danger and unexpected wonder. They are...

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

Mesa Verde acquires Rockefeller’s Native American art collection

A trove of Native American art kept locked in a Rockefeller family home in Seal Harbor, Maine, for nearly 100 years has found a new home at Mesa Verde National Park. The Estate of David Rockefeller...

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

Historic wagon road revived in Hermosa Creek area

With the popular 18-mile Hermosa Creek Trail closed for the foreseeable future because of damage from the 416 Fire, efforts are afoot to restore and make new trails in the recreational area north...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Effort underway to seal old mines, but some want them open

EUREKA, Utah – Underneath the mountains and deserts of the U.S. West lie hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines, an underground world that can hold serious danger and unexpected wonder. They are...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Phoenix museum spotlights connection between Matisse, Alaska Natives

PHOENIX – Nearly 64 years after his death, Henri Matisse has become one of the few non-Native Americans to have an exhibition at a Phoenix museum dedicated to Native American culture. The...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Aspen forests northeast of Dolores proposed for logging

The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comment on a proposal to cut down mature aspens in an effort to improve forest diversity and sustainability in the Dolores Ranger District. The...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ban on uranium mining outside Grand Canyon intact

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an Obama-era ban on new uranium mining around Grand Canyon National Park, but the Trump administration could lift it. The 2012 Northern Arizona Mineral Withdrawal...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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