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South Platte River pushed for restoration

Denver-area leaders and a growing number of fishermen are pushing to let the South Platte River be more of a natural river as it flows down from the mountains through the urban area.They’re...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Unpaid taxes may bring eviction

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah judge approved a plan that calls for the eviction of sect members and others along the Utah-Arizona border unless $2.2 million in back taxes are paid.Third District Judge...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona coma patient awakes

PHOENIX – It will be a special Christmas for the family of a 21-year-old University of Arizona student who was nearly taken off life support before awaking from a coma.Sam Schmid was walking and...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Farmington airport sees numbers rise

FARMINGTON – One result of the economic downturn was a significant drop in the number of people flying.Recently released passenger data from regional airports across the Southwest, however, shows...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Santa trackers have record day

DENVER – Santa’s piling up more than presents this year. The big man’s trackers at NORAD say Santa Claus also broke records this Christmas Eve.Volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado were...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver, Albuquerque hampered by heavy snow

ALBUQUERQUE – Heavy snow from a winter storm blanketed parts of the West on Friday, stranding motorists throughout New Mexico and delaying holiday travelers trying to fly in and out of Albuquerque...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado’s grant small, but officials pleased

DENVER – Colorado is getting an extra $18 million from the federal government to change how it teaches students and measures their educators.Great news? Sure.But Colorado’s award in the latest...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Stranded Ariz. student, Texas family rescued

PHOENIX – Lauren Weinberg was seen leaving her mother’s home in Phoenix on Dec. 11 and later said her car became stuck in the snow a day later in east-central Arizona. The SUV carrying the Higgins...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man wins Lamborghini, crashes it six hours later

SALT LAKE CITY – A truck driver who won a Lamborghini worth about $300,000 in a convenience-store contest crashed the sports car six hours after he got it, and he now plans to sell the...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Politicians: TABOR will survive

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Supporters and opponents of former state Rep. Douglas Bruce say his conviction on tax-evasion charges Wednesday won’t shake the foundation of the anti-tax activist’s largest...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation seeks the return of exhumed human remains

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Archaeologists curious about Native American cultures dug up human remains and associated funerary objects at Canyon de Chelly decades ago. Some remains were taken for protection...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Winter storm shuts down northeastern New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – A major winter storm wreaked havoc on pre-holiday travel across New Mexico Monday as rare blizzard conditions shut down virtually all major highways in the northeastern quarter of the...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News