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Laser-equipped helicopter zaps its first target, to defense contractor’s delight 27.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
During World War II, when British Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously said, “we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air,” he probably had no idea that his allies on the other side of the Atlantic would one day be mounting high-powered lasers onto attack helicopters and frying targets in the blink of an eye. But the U.S. military and a leading defense contractor have apparently pulled off such a feat. On Monday, Raytheon said that it had bolted a laser to a U.S. ...
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Bears Ears critics' numbers are misleading: A look at early monument sizes 30.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bears Ears National Monument critics routinely point to the sprawling reach of President Barack Obama’s proclamation, taking in the swath of canyon country from the San Juan River north to Indian Creek, as the monument’s chief defect. Utah’s legislative leaders and members of Congress say the 1.3 million-acre designation and the 1.7 million acres set aside by President Bill Clinton for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are definitive evidence that the presidents “abused” the Antiquitie...
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Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch willing to limit environmental groups in land cases 6.3.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has shown a willingness to limit the participation of environmental groups in lawsuits involving public lands, writing in one case that allowing conservationists to intervene could complicate and slow down the judicial process, according to an Associated Press review of his rulings as a federal appeals court judge.
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The BLM sells lands near Chaco Canyon for $3 million 28.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The controversial parcels are the first auctioned online for oil and gas development.
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What happens after Standing Rock? 23.1.2017 Current Issue
Protesters from afar didn’t just take a stand in North Dakota — they brought the movement back home.
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Seeking ancient lives in harsh lands 9.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
A review of “The Lost World of the Old Ones,” a voyage through Southwestern archaeology.
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New director of New Mexico spaceport ready for next phase 22.11.2016 Denver Post: Business
The new chief executive of New Mexico's quarter-billion-dollar spaceport is urging patience as the commercial space industry develops the technology needed for reusable rockets, spaceships and other transport systems that will one day launch paying passengers and cargo into orbit.
Rio brings its samba style to the opening ceremony of the Olympics 6.8.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The Summer Olympic Games kicked off Friday night in an opening ceremony with a gutted budget but a soaring feel, with a samba singalong typical of this nation's partying style.
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Crews fighting New Mexico blaze get help from Mother Nature 21.6.2016 Durango Herald
ESTANCIA, N.M. – A wildfire that destroyed two dozen homes as it raced across 28 square miles of tinder-dry forest in central New Mexico showed signs of slowing down thanks to more favorable weather Monday, but a new blaze threatened a popular recreation area in the Jemez Mountains.Hundreds of firefighters took advantage of...
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Christina Benton: Nomadic mama with a mission 31.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
An African-American family hits the road on an RV adventure to spread the word about diversity in national parks.
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Local woodcutters pitch in on forest health 27.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
How mobilizing a small army of locals could nurture grassroots support for large-scale thinning efforts.
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Researchers create a virtual version of Chimney Rock in S.W. Colorado 19.5.2016 Durango Herald
Researchers want to make it possible for everyone to virtually walk through the ancient dwellings at Chimney Rock National Monument as the ancient pueblo people did.“We’re going to try to recreate the experience of how they perceived the archaeological site,” said associate...
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Who’s cutting illegal ski trails in the Santa Fe National Forest? 16.5.2016 Current Issue
On the trail of a backcountry criminal with the Forest Service.
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Treasure hunter's disappearance still a mystery after months 6.5.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fixated on computer screens and video monitors, an army of volunteers scattered across the country has been painstakingly reviewing hundreds of images and hours of footage recorded over the last four months, desperately hoping to find a single clue to the whereabouts of missing treasure hunter Randy Bilyeu.
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Search for Broomfield man resumes 28.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
ALBUQUERQUE — Authorities on Wednesday resumed the search for a Colorado man who disappeared more than three months ago while hunting for a $2 million cache of gold, jewels and ...
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The beautiful wilds of national parks 7.3.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Review of “The National Parks: An American Legacy,” by Ian Shive.
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The parks less traveled 7.3.2016 High Country News Most Recent
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2 mountain ranges provided wood for Chaco 10.12.2015 Durango Herald
TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona researchers have concluded that wood used to construct large buildings at what is now Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico came from two different mountain ranges.According to the university’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, most of the wood for the...
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Waikiki water tested for bacteria after sewage spill 27.8.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's white sand beaches in Waikiki were mostly deserted after officials warned the public about a half-million-gallon sewage spill in Ala Moana Beach Park, which is adjacent to the world-famous tourist destination.
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And the West is History 16.8.2015 Durango Herald
100 years ago: “A shipment of 75 boxes of peaches from A.H. Masters at Flora Vista consigned to a Denver brokerage firm, came in on the Farmington train, and is one of the largest single shipments of fruit made this season.”75 years ago: “Patrick and James McNamara, frisky youngsters of Mr. and Mrs. James McNamara...
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