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San Juan Mountains Association hike to explore butterflies, wildflowers

The San Juan Mountains Association will lead a leisurely hike about the interactions between butterflies and wildflowers above the South Mineral Creek from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 14. Participants...

DATE: July 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

To control weeds, know the invaders you’re facing

By Ben Bain La Plata County Weed Control Coordinator Although we are in exceptional drought, the weeds don’t care. Nonnative plants that come from other places in the world are remarkably good at...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mercy targets emerging epidemic of fragile bone fractures

Mercy Regional Medical Center is aiming to reduce the number of broken bones osteoporosis patients suffer as the population ages. The National Orthopedic Association describes the 2 million...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Lecture to address Ute Tribal Park

As a part of the Four Corners Lecture Series, the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will present a talk by James Potter at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist Church, 515 Park St.,...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Arizona commits to drought plan for Colorado River

TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona water officials committed Thursday to reach a multi-state plan by the end of the year to stave off Colorado River water shortages, or at least lessen the impact. The U.S....

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico residents to testify on atomic bomb fallout

ALBUQUERQUE – Residents of a New Mexico Hispanic village near the site of the world’s first atomic bomb test say they were long ignored about the lingering health effects and were expected to share...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Hay shortage in Southwest Colorado could hit ranchers hard

An extreme shortage of hay as a result of unprecedented drought in Southwest Colorado could force livestock operations struggling to survive to make tough decisions. “I’ve never seen it this dry,”...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

5 years after Black Forest Fire, danger looms

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – When Frances Burke’s children were young, one of them carved “I love Mom” into the hearth of her wood-burning fireplace. Thirty-some years ago, her kids all denied chiseling...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Rico Fourth of July celebration adjusts for fire danger

Rico is still having a July Fourth celebration, but the fireworks show has been canceled because of fire danger. “We’re still planning a big party and have events for the whole family,” said Erin...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aurora, other communities ponder aging bans on pit bulls

AURORA (AP) – Gregg Jones was 10 years old when he hopped the fence at his family’s Aurora home and landed in the thick of the never-ending debate over the most controversial dog breed in the...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Forest Service proposes changes to sage grouse protections

BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Forest Service proposed changes Wednesday to sage grouse protections in six Western states that call for eliminating special designations for crucial habitat as well as...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado to adopt California’s stricter car pollution rules

DENVER – Colorado’s governor on Tuesday ordered his state to adopt vehicle pollution rules enforced in California, joining other states in resisting the Trump administration’s plans to ease...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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