Author: ‘I just sit down and let it roll’

Durangoan Ed Lehner has a lot on his plate. The retired professor is a luthier, poet, does work as an instrument repairman for the Be Frank Foundation and is a self-proclaimed “kind of a hack”...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

How you can avoid joining the failing $33B ‘Dietpalooza’

If it was as simple as just having a desire to look and feel your best, we’d all be rocking our favorite jeans, wouldn’t we? I can tell you that desire is not the problem. According to the National...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Chuck wagon cook-off preserves tradition through camp-style cooking

Beef, pinto beans, potatoes, dessert, biscuits and tradition. Those are the basic ingredients that will go into the meals cooked up as part of the La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association Chuck...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Drug prices still rising; relief for patients unlikely

Consumers hoping a couple of recent policy proposals might lower prices for their prescription drugs may be out of luck, at least for now. Earlier this year the Trump administration had proposed a...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Farmers Market: Udder indulgence makes soap from goat’s milk

Vickie Robinson of Cedar Hill, New Mexico, has been raising and showing goats for 24 years. Eventually, she found another use for them, giving rise to Udder Indulgence, her goat’s milk soap...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

New Mexico, Colorado get fired up over hot peppers

ALBUQUERQUE – “It’s on!” New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she’s ready for a culinary duel with her neighbors to the north after the governor of Colorado proclaimed on social media that...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Shishito peppers: A summer delicacy available at your farmers market

My 14-year-old son Col is searching for a new mountain bike and I’m a bit boggled by his stringent requirements. I’m not really sure what disc brakes are or why someone would want to propel...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

When your maple turns red before its time

One of the maple trees in my yard is looking like fall has arrived because it is already turning red. Since I know it’s way too early for that to happen naturally, that appearance is usually caused...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Caregiving costs are not just for the elderly

Is the U.S. ready for a discussion about paying for caregiving, an increasingly vexing and costly problem for a growing number of Americans? The answer may be “yes.” It has become obvious that...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

To thrive, gardeners need to know their microclimate

It’s not easy gardening in Southwest Colorado – with its erratic temperature fluctuations, whipping winds and snowstorms that could hit pretty much at any time. But people make it happen. “Hell...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Try a weed barrier in face of an invasion

If you hate weeds as much as we do at our house, you look for any available method to keep them at bay. One of my favorites is the use of weed barrier. Weed barrier is a thick, woven material. The...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Summer vacation may provide an up-close view of climate change

This summer, an estimated 4 million visitors will trek through Yosemite National Park in California. They will circle through the valley, crane their necks at Half Dome, pause for the grazing...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

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