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Missing pilots cast pall over N.M. balloon fiesta

ALBUQUERQUE – Hundreds of balloonists in New Mexico lifted off Saturday at dawn amid a somber mood, opening the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta while search crews on the other side of the...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

RNC chairman: GOP needs to focus on winning

FORT COLLINS – Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele stopped Thursday in northern Colorado to drum up support for the GOP and promote party unity, but he failed to mention the...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado to begin collecting DNA from arrested suspects

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado will begin collecting DNA from those arrested and accused of felonies under a new law that is meant to solve more crimes but is expected to be quickly challenged by the...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo leader: Referendum improperly on ballot

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. says a referendum to elect judges on the reservation is improperly being placed on the ballot, and he’s asking a judge to step in.The tribe’s...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. considering tracking marijuana

DENVER – Colorado wants to set up a first-in-the-nation tracking system of medical marijuana purchases to deter people from buying vast amounts of pot and selling it on the black market.Patients...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Denver firefighters fight flames, bedbugs DENVER (AP) – Denver firefighters ran into more than the normal hazards at a house fire.Crews responding to the blaze Wednesday also had to battle bedbugs,...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Army trims weapons to be destroyed

DENVER – The Army now expects to use explosives to destroy about 38,000 mustard agent shells at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, down slightly from the 40,000 it estimated earlier this month, officials...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Professor studies brushfire behavior

SALT LAKE CITY – At last count, Thomas Fletcher has burned 4,000 leaves and branches from arid-landscape shrub species in a decade-long effort to improve the computer models that predict wildfire...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Maes releases Kan. police filesRecords support claim chief knew about investigation

DENVER – Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has released decades-old personnel files amid recent questions about his law-enforcement career in Kansas in the 1980s – records that support...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah artifacts defendant claims jewelry is legal

SALT LAKE CITY – One of the two dozen defendants caught up in a Four Corners bust of artifact trafficking says he can’t be prosecuted for a collection of ancient jewelry found on private...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. tax measure opponents unite

DENVER – Bankers, unions, Democrats and Republicans are joining forces to oppose three tax measures on November’s ballot.They claim the measures will cost 73,000 jobs if they pass, so the groups...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sheriff’s department in Arizona reopens case of deputy’s shooting

PHOENIX – Arizona officials on Monday reopened the investigation into a deputy’s explanation of how he was shot in the remote desert south of Phoenix amid speculation it was a hoax timed to inflame...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News