Farewell Toast

GREELEY - To save the fledgling African-American farming town of Dearfield, founder Oliver Toussaint “O.T." Jackson turned tobootlegging. So it's only fitting that people trying to revive Dearfield...

DATE: May 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Turbid Animas flow signals close of High Water 2010 contest

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on predicting the peak flow of water in the Animas River. The first story appeared March 28. Most Durango residents by now have...

DATE: April 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado ranch takes good turn for military kids

DENVER - Dakota Givens manned up as best he could for six years - from the day when well-meaning friends at hisfather's funeral told the 5-year-old he was now the man of the family - until he was...

DATE: April 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Predicting the Peak

Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series on predicting the peak flow of water in the Animas River. The second, on considering snowpack in making predictions, will appear in the ...

DATE: March 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Silvertonians struggle against nature to maintain hillside cemetery

SILVERTON - One doesn't have to walk far in Silverton's Hillside Cemetery to know that the town was a tough place tolive in its early days. European immigrants who flocked to the alpine burg in...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado company brews 30 years of history

Its first beers, an unfiltered porter, bitter and stout, were born in a goat shed.Its public offering raised nearly $2 million, but profits were hard to come by.It saw the explosion and flattening...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Training in a Tight Line

OAK CREEK (AP) - In a little more than five months, Routt County resident Tom Thurston will be buttoning up his jacket, battening down his sled and putting dozens of booties on his closest...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Planned military museum hurting for donations

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - The $18 million military museum boosters want to build just outside Fort Carson's gates will be a draw for tourists and show local school kids what World War II was all...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Retired game warden now works as wildlife taxidermist

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Bryan Nygren knew by age 6 that he wanted to be a game warden, and that, indeed, became his career for about 25 years.It was not his only interest in wildlife, however; he...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

History at a price

ROCKWOOD - More than 125 years ago, hardworking San Juan pioneers built a wagon road from the struggling mining camp of Silverton to the Animas Valley. Now, under a proposed U.S. Forest Service...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Cochiti dam changed pueblo way of life

COCHITI PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - Cochiti Pueblo Gov. Floyd Pecos, Lt. Gov. Pete Trujillo and council member Joseph Henry Suina stood by the edge of the almost-overflowing Rio Grande on a May morning....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Veteran Motor Car Club restores Pontiac in man's memory

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - If a car can be family, this 1966 Pontiac is like a suave favorite uncle with nary a wrinkle to indicate his years.But it is a bittersweet truth in the Shaver family that...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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