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Lawmakers question prison spending

DENVER – Colorado’s inmate population is about the same as it was in 2004, but the proposed budget for the state Department of Corrections is about $150 million higher than it was eight years ago –...

DATE: March 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Jets not affected by rules for Grand Canyon tours

WASHINGTON – New rules planned for air tours of the Grand Canyon would not affect commercial aircraft flying over the park under a measure approved by the U.S. Senate.A deal brokered by Sen. John...

DATE: March 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Durango man, 83, dies in Aztec collision AZTEC – An 83-year-old Durango man died after he tried to make a left turn across a busy highway in Aztec and was hit by a semi-truck.Aztec police Sgt....

DATE: March 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hiker, cat survive weeks lost in forest

ALBUQUERQUE – Temperatures dropped below freezing almost every night, but somehow, some way, Margaret Page and her cat survived 3½ weeks in an isolated and rugged region of a southwestern New...

DATE: March 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bonuses lead to removal of Navajo leaders

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A day after voters in one of the Navajo Nation’s largest communities approved a local sales tax, its elected officials rewarded themselves with thousands of dollars in bonus...

DATE: March 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State gas, oil panel begins tough task

DENVER – Faced with conflicting duties between state and local governments over the development of oil and gas resources, Gov. John Hickenlooper is asking industry and government officials to come...

DATE: March 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pink underwear for inmates in Arizona target of debate

PHOENIX – The pink underwear worn by inmates in Arizona’s largest county are a hallmark of America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff. They also have become the target of criticism by an appeals...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

After fracking report, more water tests to be done

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The state of Wyoming, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and two Native American tribes announced Thursday they have agreed to additional testing of groundwater that the federal...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dad blunt about daughter’s double life

DENVER – Investigators said the attractive single mom who vanished from western Colorado 4½ years ago was running an escort service, but her father is more blunt.“I think ‘escort’ is kind of a...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Teen skier dies at Copper Mountain COPPER MOUNTAIN – Coroner’s officials say an 18-year-old skier from Wisconsin died after veering off a trail at Copper Mountain resort in Colorado and into a...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tribe that owns Skywalk repeals eminent domain law

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A northwestern Arizona tribe that used its eminent domain ordinance to take over management of the Grand Canyon Skywalk has repealed that ordinance less than a year after it was...

DATE: March 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

ACLU: Pregnant teen humiliated

ALBUQUERQUE – A 15-year-old girl was initially kicked out of a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school then forced to stand before a school assembly to announce that she was pregnant, bringing...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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