Bigger, more dangerous Colo. fires?

ENGLEWOOD – Colorado wildfires may get bigger and more dangerous because of dry conditions and dying trees, Colorado’s state forester said Thursday.State Forester Jeff Jahnke said that high winds...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Roadless decision expected this year

DENVER – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he expects to make a final decision this year about Colorado’s proposed rule for managing 4.2 million acres of roadless national forest land in the...

DATE: April 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

First lady, Jill Biden visit Denver

DENVER – First Lady Michelle Obama told a crowd of about 200 at Coors Field in Denver that America needs to know the sacrifices Colorado’s military families are making.Obama visited the stadium...

DATE: April 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man shot during police incident faces charges

A man shot March 19 by Montezuma County and Cortez law-enforcement officers has been charged with multiple felonies, including attempted murder.Zachary Sullivan, 31, was formally advised of his...

DATE: April 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

House Dems have plans for budget

DENVER – Colorado House Democrats unhappy with the state’s budget proposal to cut education funding are gearing up for a long fight, saying they plan to introduce three dozen amendments to a deal...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. lawmakers nix first-evermarijuana investment fund

DENVER – The nation’s first proposed state-backed investment bank for the marijuana business failed Tuesday after a fiery debate in the Colorado House.Democrats and Republicans fell on both sides...

DATE: April 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Longmont doctor returning to Haiti to rebuild clinic in capital ghetto

LONGMONT (AP) – Shortly after a magnitude 7 earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010, Dr. Peter Schmid rushed to the country to help the wounded.Now, more than a year later, he’s planning to return to...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Debate stirs over Utah tar-sands mine project

SALT LAKE CITY – Beneath the lush, green hills of eastern Utah’s Uinta Basin, where elk, bear and bison outnumber people, the soil is saturated with a sticky tar that may soon provide a new...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado budget cuts put cancer screenings at risk

DENVER – Colorado’s looming budget cuts threaten more than schools and state jobs – they also could put lives at stake.Largressa Munnerlyn wants lawmakers to know that. She survived breast cancer,...

DATE: April 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Region Briefs

Boy, 7, fatally shot at Tucson apartment TUCSON, Ariz. – Police say a 7-year-old boy is dead after gunfire rang out near his Tucson apartment complex.Police said Johnathan Federico was being cared...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Candidates line up for Denver mayor

DENVER – A $100 million budget deficit, a police department under scrutiny, an over-budget mass transportation project and the chance to work in the long shadow of one of the city’s most popular...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Immigration activists eye Utah as model

SALT LAKE CITY – Liberal immigration activists are looking to Utah as a compassionate and logical model for shaping the nation’s future policies toward illegal immigrants. Utah leaders – including...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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