‘Bridge’ helps those in need

ALAMOSA (AP) Arecent candlelight vigil through downtown Alamosa was intended to shed light on the enormity of the problems facing people in a horrid economy.The 80 marchers first enjoyed a meal of...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Team preserves Chaco’s walls and spirits

PUEBLO PINTADO, N.M. (AP) – Victor Beyale filled a crack in the stone wall with mortar and thought of the Ancient Ones. “They must have been tougher,” he said. “Much tougher than us.” The quiet...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lost a pet? Stuff it

AGUILAR (AP) – Somebody had loved this pit bull. They loved it enough to pack it in a box, overnight it from California to Huffman Taxidermy and trust this tattooed Harley guy to stuff it, pose it...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A leg up: Mutant frog found in Loveland

LOVELAND (AP) – Frogs that migrate across the front lawn of Linda Nussbaum’s little house southeast of Loveland usually don’t garner much attention.But something recently caught her eye. A bright...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Native Americans tell story through camera’s eye

SANTA FE – A young Native American boy named Chii stares straight into the camera of Vicki Monks. His long, dark hair is tussled by the breeze as she captures his solemn expression while he waits...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Keeping an open heart

SANTA FE (AP) Renee Roybal never expected to find herself advocating Native American organ donations. But then, she never expected a Chinese dinner with her family in 1999 to trigger a three-year...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Moonlick Meadows and the sheep men of Blanco Canyon

BLANCO CANYON, N.M. – The raven looked down and saw her shadow sliding over the limestone canyon below. She watched a wavering line of sheep moving under the cottonwoods scattered here and there in...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

‘The Vance’ to resurface on Oprah network

PARACHUTE (AP) – Vance Johnson, a voluble wide receiver for the Denver Broncos known for speed on the field and later for baring himself as a spousal abuser to Oprah Winfrey, was unsure he was...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Roosa a ‘can-do spacefarer’

Piloting the Apollo 14 command module Kitty Hawk, Stuart Roosa had been attempting to dock with the lunar module Antares. Once the latching hooks snapped into place, mission commander Alan Shepard...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

A home for pigs: Sanctuary cares for aging animals

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Ruby and Topaz couldn’t stop wagging their hot dog-sized tails on a recent Saturday, happily getting used to a number of visitors eager to stroke their wiry, white fur. If not...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fun in Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Arizona in summer is known for dashboard-melting afternoons and low temperatures that top some other states’ highs. But there’s more to the state than cactus and heat, and the...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Now daily: Redstone Castle tours bring a needed boost

REDSTONE (AP) – Longtime Redstone business owner Bob McCormick has met a lot of people who have driven Colorado Highway 133 for decades without ever pulling off to explore the little village.When...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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