This Mexican-style casserole is an old-school favorite for a reason

Certain ingredients are like old friends you can count on - the ones you know will be there for you when the chips are down, when you are not at your best, when you need comfort. If I've got these...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Colorado leads for people with developmental disabilities during crisis

Everyone is feeling the impacts of the COVID pandemic, and we likely will for some time to come. Yet even in crisis, leadership emerges, and Colorado has emerged as a leader in ways that most...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | COLUMN: County Administrator

Today, your Victory Garden can hang out on the deck

By Gail Vanik A few years ago, Vic and I tried an experiment. Instead of putting our tomato plants in the ground, we planted them in containers on our deck. It worked so...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Pressure mounts as tribes seek more time on drilling plan

ALBUQUERQUE – After more than a decade of planning and protests, U.S. land managers have crafted a proposal for how to manage oil and gas development across a wide swath of northwestern New Mexico...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Vegetables and tools help entice kids into garden

By Gail Vanik I see a golden opportunity thanks to COVID-19. Now that families are together because of the safer at home practices, it’s a perfect time to teach your...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Eating in quarantine: How to stretch your groceries

My enthusiasm for cooking these days is a moving target. Maybe it’s the exhaustion of sampling from the daily platter of quarantine-inspired emotions. Maybe it’s the vagaries of my teenagers’ taste...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Gail’s Garden News alert: Gardening has not been canceled

By Gail Vanik If you are going stir crazy being cooped up at home, I have the solution: gardening. If there ever has been a time that has strengthened my belief in the...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Colorado Symphony performs remotely while practicing social distancing

While the news can seem a little heavy the past few weeks, there are still moments of brightness and beauty. Neighbors helping neighbors, webcasts of puppies, residents taking the necessary...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Secrets of seed for the thrifty gardener

By Gail Vanik Perhaps you’re thrifty and have saved seeds from years past. Perhaps you simply bought too much last year and have leftover seed. Either way, one of the...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

‘Into the Wild’ lures the unprepared into Alaska’s wilderness

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – For nearly a quarter-century, the old bus abandoned in Alaska’s punishing wilderness has drawn adventurers seeking to retrace the steps of a young idealist who met a tragic...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

San Juan Basin Archaeological Society to meet March 11

The Journal John Hoffecker will present “The Early Upper Paleolithic Archaeology of the East European Plain” at the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Center of...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

It’s a cole, cold time in vegetable garden

Each spring, I find that there is some confusion in the difference between a cold crop and a cole crop. Although the words sound alike, and sometimes people use them interchangeably, they are not...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

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