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Landslide washes out road to N.M. observatoryMAGDALENA, N.M. (AP) – A landslide has washed out the road to an observatory in southwestern New Mexico, forcing some employees to leave the...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Divers to overhaul century-old dam overhaul

DECKERS (AP) – Next week, Denver Water embarks on an $18.3 million plumbing overhaul of corroding fixtures on 105-year-old Cheesman Dam, requiring jackhammers, blowtorches, drills, blasting – and...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. medical school changing training

ALBUQUERQUE – State Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil recalls the early days of his medical career in a clinic in the northern New Mexico mining community of Questa.“The things that were the most...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

After 44 years, war vet keeps promise to comrade

COLORADO SPRINGS – The last time Chuck Doole saw Frank Heidel, they were in the jungles of Vietnam. It was May 1966, and both were young soldiers in an Army reconnaissance unit. Doole was leading a...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge sets deadline for land dispute

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah judge set a 45-day deadline for attorneys to propose a process to resolve competing property claims in twin polygamous communities on the Utah-Arizona border.The Thursday...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Searchers find body of man in Colorado RiverRIFLE (AP) – Searchers have found the body of a young man in the Colorado River near Rifle.The Garfield County sheriff’s office said the body of...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. bear takes car on short joyride

DENVER – A bear got into an empty car, honked the horn and then sent it rolling 125 feet into a thicket, with the bear still inside, a Colorado family said.Seventeen-year-old Ben Story said he and...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Norton: GOP not so great at pushing women

DENVER – Republican Jane Norton says the GOP, not just her male opponent in Colorado’s Senate Republican primary, has some work to do promoting women.Norton vowed Friday to be one of the most...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Members vote to keep Cortez chamber

Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce members voted unanimously to keep the business organization open Wednesday during a special meeting held to determine its future in the face of a revenue shortfall....

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez examines pedestrian, cyclist safety, conducts sting operation

Pedestrians and cars are a potentially dangerous combination. Factor in a major highway serving as Main Street in Cortez, increased tourist traffic and more people walking during the summer, and...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

7 arrested in protests outside hearing

PHOENIX – Seven opponents of Arizona’s tough new immigration law were arrested Thursday after they sat in the middle of a busy intersection and unfurled a massive banner that said “We will not...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge hears immigration law arguments

PHOENIX – The Arizona immigration law came under new legal scrutiny in a packed courtroom Thursday as a federal judge considered whether the crackdown should take effect next week amid a flurry of...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News