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Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus’ dense clouds

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet. Two...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western wildfire smoke causes East Coast haze, vivid sunsets

The smoke from dozens of wildfires in the western United States is stretching clear across the country – and even pushing into Mexico, Canada and Europe. While the dangerous plumes are forcing...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water shortages in West more likely than previously thought

CARSON CITY, Nev. – There’s a chance water levels in the two largest human-made reservoirs in the United States could dip to critically low levels by 2025, jeopardizing the steady flow of Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mother of Dylan Redwine pushed new law now used in high-profile crimes

Though the pain of losing her son will never heal, Elaine Hall said a law she helped pass, making tampering with a deceased body a felony, offers at least a little respite. “The healing process is...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Faith and politics mix to drive evangelical Christians’ climate change denial

U.S. Christians, especially evangelical Christians, identify as environmentalists at very low rates compared with the general population. According to a Pew Research Center poll from May 2020,...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Seasonal changes announced for San Juan National Forest campgrounds and McPhee Reservoir ANS Inspections

San Juan National Forest’s campgrounds will start limiting services and closing through the fall season. Visitors should check the San Juan National Forest’s campground status webpage and be...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed south of Cortez is identified

A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night south of Cortez has been identified as Elijah “Eli” Cantsee of Towaoc. Cantsee, 19, was in the southbound lane of traffic on South...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

For young ‘explorers,’ learning comes naturally in the outdoors

By Mike Bienkowski San Juan Mountains Association It is early June, and we are five minutes into our first day of San Juan Mountains Association’s “San Juan Ramblers” nature camp.

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | COLUMN: Stewards of the Land

End of a mystery? Human remains found at Mesa Verde National Park could solve 2013 disappearance

Search and rescue crews on Thursday found human remains at Mesa Verde National Park, which authorities believe belong to a Texas man who went missing in 2013. Mesa Verde National Park...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico racinos ask governor to reconsider closure

New Mexico’s racetrack and casino operators are asking Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to consider allowing them to reopen, saying hundreds of gaming operations across the U.S. have shown that the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. governor eases some COVID-19 restrictions

SANTA FE – New Mexico children can practice sports and develop skills while in small groups and residents will soon be able to camp at state parks under changes being made to the state’s public...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona man faces attempted murder charge in police shooting

ALBUQUERQUE – An Arizona man is facing a charge of attempted murder for allegedly shooting and wounding a New Mexico State Police officer last weekend west of Albuquerque, authorities said. The...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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