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The Other Four Corners: High in the San Juan National Forest four counties meet

High in the San Juan National Forest, four counties meet

Cedar Mesa Perishables Project examines 1,000-year-old fiber, wood artifacts

Cedar Mesa Perishables Project examines 1,000-year-old fiber, wood artifacts

Westerners used to wear masks

Because of the coronavirus, we are now asked to wear masks while working and shopping downtown. Westerners used to wear masks a century ago, so the fashion has come back around. Butch Cassid...

As in the Great Depression, today’s economic refugees may take to the road

As coronavirus devastates economy, refugees again might take to the road in search of opportunity

Adventure seekers: FLC award inspires students to pursue outdoor dreams

Author’s note: Even with a viral pandemic and a downturn in the economy, it is important to plan for the future. Fort Lewis College is doing just that. If Durangoans can’t spend time out...

Pioneering passion for plants: Botanist Alice Eastwood explored the Southwest

Famous botanist Alice Eastwood explored the Southwest a flower at a time

A failed attempt to remove the Southern Utes to San Juan County, Utah

Whenever I hike in Bears Ears National Monument, I think about how it almost became an Native American reservation. Over a century ago, Durango businessmen actively campaigned to...

On the trail of tiny tubers This Four Corners potato was a staple of Native American diets

For years, we’ve learned that ancestral Puebloans depended upon corn, beans and squash, nicknamed The Three Sisters, for sustenance. Well, move over sisters. Little brother spud ...

Helper’s new riches: Utah railroad, coal mining town reinvents itself as artistic haven

Soiled doves are visible from hotel room windows in Helper, Utah, but now they are just mannequins. This gritty coal mining and railroad boomtown has embraced its diverse ethnic past. A new ...

Pendleton blankets inspired by Navajo designs benefit Center of Southwest Studies

Babies get wrapped in Pendleton trade blankets. At Native American ceremonies and giveaways, the gift of choice is usually Pendleton blankets. Pendleton blankets are given to returning veter...

The case of the stolen stove doors: Couple gives mining history to San Juan Historical Society

Couple give mining history to San Juan Historical Society

Through the Grand Canyon before Major Powell?

This year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Major John Wesley Powell’s daring expedition down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. But was he the first? Another story exists with...