Vodka distiller offends Idaho residents

SALT LAKE CITY – Five Wives Vodka was named in bad taste and won’t be stocked or special ordered at stores operated by the state of Idaho, regulators said.The middle-shelf vodka is made by Ogden’s...

DATE: May 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Slowing winds aid N.M. wildfire fighters

ALBUQUERQUE – Crews battling a massive wildfire in southwestern New Mexico’s Gila National Forest began burnout operations Monday aimed at halting the blaze from creeping into two small towns.After...

DATE: May 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Oil-shale proposals available for review

MEEKER (AP) – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has released a preliminary environmental assessment for two proposed oil-shale research development and demonstration leases in Rio Blanco County,...

DATE: May 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Past haunts N.M. candidates for Congress

ALBUQUERQUE – One of the candidates was living with a woman accused of trying to bilk $3.2 million from a Santa Fe hospital. Another had 11 arrest warrants issued against him in recent years for...

DATE: May 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Camera captures Utah plane crash

Security video captured a small plane taking off from a southern Utah airport just before it crashed about 300 yards from the runway, killing all four men aboard, a federal investigator said...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Adopted woman faces deportation to India

DENVER – Attorneys are scrambling to find a way to prevent the deportation of a woman who was adopted from an orphanage in India as a 3-month-old baby after a determination by the 10th U.S. Circuit...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Low snowpack means low whitewater for summer’s river events in Colorado

DENVER – Canoe? Check. Paddle? Check. Life preserver? Check. Epic whitewater conditions? Maybe next year.After a winter of historically low snowpack combined with an earlier-than-normal runoff,...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Blind Boulder college student inspires changes in laboratory

BOULDER – University of Colorado student Amelia Dickerson is used to sitting next to her lab partner and being told how the experiment is going.Since a car accident in high school left Dickerson...

DATE: May 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Region Briefs

Man injured when tree falls on railroad tour DENVER – A man was injured when part of a tree blew down and fell onto a train car during the Georgetown Loop Railroad tour in Clear Creek...

DATE: May 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado State hires new chancellor from Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana State University Chancellor Mike Martin announced Friday that he will leave his job at the state’s flagship university in August to lead the three-campus Colorado State...

DATE: May 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fire smoke spreads across N.M., Ariz.

ALBUQUERQUE – Wildfires cast a pall over Memorial Day weekend in parts of the West on Friday as smoke from a massive New Mexico blaze prompted air-quality warnings.The privately owned ghost town of...

DATE: May 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Congressman apologizes for Obama comments

DENVER – A Colorado congressman who questioned the citizenship of President Barack Obama expanded on his apology Thursday, calling his comments at a GOP fundraiser this month “inappropriate and...

DATE: May 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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