Here’s a look at positive case counts, statewide and by selected county. Also included is Colorado’s rate of full vaccination.
A selection of photos from a vaccine clinic in Durango, Colorado.
Biden Admin “Pauses” Public Land Lease Sales, Putting One Drilling Proposal in Southwest Colorado in Limbo
The administration is putting the brakes on new oil and gas leases on public lands. The move is being met with cheers from conservation groups and legal threats from the fossil fuels industry.
Getting fast and reliable high-speed internet was a challenge for many people in the Four Corners even before the pandemic. But now as more adults and schoolchildren work remotely, communities and private businesses are stepping up to fill in some of the gaps.
An apple varietal long thought to be extinct is coming back to life in Colorado. Next stop: your grocery list.
Officials Hope Remote-Controlled Avalanches on Lizard Head Pass Will Help Keep Vital Byway Open During Snow Slide Season
A new Swiss-designed avalanche control system on the pass southwest of Telluride aims to make it safer for crews to trigger slides. The remote-controlled system uses elevated towers to drop ordnance on snow-loaded slopes.
Many people take hot and cold running water and a flush toilet for granted. But for some residents of the Navajo Nation, it’s a luxury they don’t get to enjoy at home. Now, several organizations are trying to bridge what’s known as the “water gap.”
A TV show pilot that will be shot in Montezuma County this fall aims to put the area on the filmmaking map. It’s also an opportunity for the show’s creators to revel in the Four Corners backdrop they call home.
Little has been done at the congressional level to clean up abandoned mines in southwest Colorado. But members of one community advisory group say they’re making progress with the federal government.
Up to a third of the households on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations lack access to clean running water. One organization is installing self-contained hand washing stations to help.
Five years ago, the Gold King Mine spill ignited hope that old and abandoned mines around Silverton, Colorado would finally be cleaned up. But progress is moving slowly.
What’s the data behind coronavirus case counts in Colorado and the region? Here’s the latest numbers, as of August 1, 2020 and compared with our last measurement July 7. County numbers indicate total positive COVID cases.
With unemployment rates skyrocketing, more families are facing economic hardship. That means some can’t afford to give their children basic school supplies. One group in Montezuma County is trying to help.
If you have a social media feed, chances are you’ve seen something that was automatically posted by a “bot.” Sometimes they publish highly-polarizing political content. Sometimes it’s just a sales pitch. But one Colorado man is using them to spread art across the internet.
The rains are welcome but may not be enough to help ease the drought. The Climate Prediction Center’s 3-6 month predictions call for warmer and drier than normal conditions.
Collecting Light: An Exploration of Arizona Astronomy
Stories From the Archives
An interview with adventurer and author Craig Childs. His latest book, Apocalyptic Planet: A Field Guide to the Planet Earth, is about how the earth is falling apart. And always has been.
Durango, Colo. - A giant, concentrated plume of greenhouse gas hovers over the San Juan Basin region of the Four Corners. Scientists first noticed it 2009. It's mostly comprised of methane gas and is centered over an area that includes the Colorado towns of Ignacio...
A conversation with Sergio Dias of the legendary Brazilian band.
It takes many years to cast a large telescope mirror at the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab. But the race to build an ever-larger celestial “eye” is leading to new discoveries in astronomy.
Arizona is still part of the Cotton Belt, with about 259,000 acres devoted to the crop. But it’s not easy to grow it in the desert. I talked to two cotton farmers about the challenges they face and how technology has changed the business.
Gordon Hirabayashi objected to the way Japanese-Americans were treated in World War II. His fight took him from the Supreme Court to a prison camp in Arizona.
Tom Russell writes songs about champion fighting cocks, Edward Abbey, the Watts riots, Nina Simone, and the day Frank Sinatra played Juarez. For him, it’s all part of a grand tradition of American storytelling.
The Battle of Picacho Pass on April 15, 1862 was the western-most engagement of the Civil War. Some say it was just a “skirmish,” but each year it’s brought back to life a dedicated group of re-enactors.
Most people see Kartchner Caverns as part of a tour guided by a volunteer docent. The experience is a little different for the man who discovered the cave.
Arizona tree workers test their climbing skills at an annual competition. In the mock rescue drill, climbers are graded on safely getting an injured co-worker to the ground. But the competition is also about having fun.
A closer look at an enduring tale of the Old West.
Author Byrd Baylor still writes by candlelight in her rural desert home. It’s just enough light, she says, to see the ink on the page.