Southwest

Seeking ancient lives in harsh lands
Seeking ancient lives in harsh lands
A review of “The Lost World of the Old Ones,” a voyage through Southwestern archaeology.
Could land speed racing fade from Bonneville Salt Flats?
Could land speed racing fade from Bonneville Salt Flats?
Utah’s changing landscape casts doubt on the future of a sport.
Why we don’t mention my great-grandfather’s name
Why we don’t mention my great-grandfather’s name
Aaron A. Abeyta on his family’s shadowy past in New Mexico
Biggest loser at Comb Ridge? The public.
Biggest loser at Comb Ridge? The public.
A landmark within the proposed Bears Ears Monument was sold to private interests.
The fading grandeur of the Glen Canyon Dam
The fading grandeur of the Glen Canyon Dam
Silt and erosion threaten to clog up the enduring structure.
Comb Ridge parcel sold to highest bidder
Comb Ridge parcel sold to highest bidder
The privatized parcel within the proposed Bears Ears national monument could be a sign of things to come.
Remembering a ‘free man’ who died at the Grand Canyon
Remembering a ‘free man’ who died at the Grand Canyon
A transient outdoorsman, he only wanted to be in the mountains or down some canyon.
How humans nurtured the hated mosquito
How humans nurtured the hated mosquito
Alexander von Humboldt and the spread of Aedes aegypti.
The disappearing art of Southwestern cemeteries
The disappearing art of Southwestern cemeteries
A review of En Recuerdo de, a look at the afterlife of Mexican cemeteries in the West.
A guide to borderland education programs
A guide to borderland education programs
A number of universities, especially those in border states, have programs that examine the influx of people who bring change to their new homes.
A mother’s flight into the desert
A mother’s flight into the desert
An excerpt from Black Dove: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me.
 Humans and ecosystems mix it up on the U.S. - Mexico Borderlands
Humans and ecosystems mix it up on the U.S. - Mexico Borderlands
Everything moves across lines here. Nothing’s straightforward.
Border triptych
Border triptych
Three poems for the Borderlands.
How for-profit detention persists in the West
How for-profit detention persists in the West
Federal policy changes only go part of the way in dismantling private immigrant detention.
West Obsessed: Genetics and the plight of Mexican wolves
West Obsessed: Genetics and the plight of Mexican wolves
Turf wars and management missteps have hurt the recovery of Arizona and New Mexico’s remaining wolf packs, leaving them dangerously inbred.
Inside a small-town addict’s struggle to get clean
Inside a small-town addict’s struggle to get clean
Could an innovative new program help turn the tide on opioid addication in rural New Mexico?
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s criticism of Trump wins him national prominence
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s criticism of Trump wins him national prominence
His decision to sit out the GOP convention reflects his principles and the purpling of Arizona.
What can we still learn from Edward Abbey, 25 years after his death?
What can we still learn from Edward Abbey, 25 years after his death?
A trio of new books take a look at Abbey’s mixed legacy on environment, gender and immigration.
A video fix for rural healthcare’s challenges
A video fix for rural healthcare’s challenges
A program to connect urban specialists with rural doctors saves time and money on stroke treatment.
El Niño adds fuel to Southwestern fires
El Niño adds fuel to Southwestern fires
In California, Arizona and New Mexico, an underperforming weather pattern increased wildfire risk.
Photos: Three years with New Mexico’s Hispanic communities
Photos: Three years with New Mexico’s Hispanic communities
A photographer’s nostalgic look back at time spent with Nuevomexicanos.
As Lake Mead sinks, states agree to more drastic water cuts
As Lake Mead sinks, states agree to more drastic water cuts
California, Arizona and Nevada are back in negotiations about the dwindling Colorado River water supply.
How the FLDS church consolidated power on the Utah-Arizona border
How the FLDS church consolidated power on the Utah-Arizona border
A recent lawsuit sheds new light on how the polygamist church and municipal leadership are deeply intertwined.