News

Colorado veteran who died in prison gets 21-gun salute

DENVER – An honor guard of veterans fired a 21-gun salute Tuesday at a national cemetery for a World War II serviceman who died in prison while serving time for killing his wife.About 30 people...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Veteran who died in prison gets national cemetery plot

DENVER – Some military veterans are angry that a World War II soldier who died in prison after pleading guilty to killing his wife is scheduled to be buried Tuesday in Denver’s Fort Logan National...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Xcel slammed for response to fatal tunnel fire

DENVER – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board slammed Xcel Energy Inc. on Monday for the company’s handling of the aftermath of a tunnel fire that killed five workers at a hydroelectric plant, as well as...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver official resigns amid police video anger

DENVER – A former Secret Service agent who oversees Denver’s police, fire and sheriff’s departments submitted his resignation Monday amid community anger over police officers caught on video...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah group aims to end capital punishment

SALT LAKE CITY – Two months after Utah executed a condemned killer by firing squad, a community coalition opposed to capital punishment is trying to foster a statewide conversation to end its...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montana ranchers vow to fight national monument proposal

LEWISTOWN, Mont. – Ranchers in eastern Montana are digging in for what they said Friday would be a protracted fight against a tentative Interior Department proposal to designate more than a dozen...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tribes develop sex offender registration

SAN ILDEFONSO PUEBLO, N.M. – How the nation’s American Indian tribes can best implement sex offender registration and notification systems was the subject of a meeting among federal, state and...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Federal prosecutors seek to bar state-law defense in marijuana case

DENVER – Federal prosecutors want to bar a Colorado pot grower facing federal drug charges from using the state’s medical marijuana law in his defense.Christopher Bartkowicz was charged with...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona official: State didn’t detect prison flaws

PHOENIX – A privately operated Arizona prison where three inmates escaped last month, setting off a massive search, had poor operational practices that led to the unstaffing of a perimeter post,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Maes rejects offer to quit Colo. governor’s race

DENVER – Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes rejected an offer Wednesday from former congressman Tom Tancredo for both men to get out of the Colorado governor’s race and let the Republican...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Senate hopefuls argue over Bennet’s votes

DENVER – The Colorado Senate race between Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican rival Ken Buck has turned into a debate over federal spending.A day after an ad accusing Bennet of joining a...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Audits give prison where 3 fled high marks

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Past audits of the Arizona state prison where three inmates escaped last month gave the facility high marks and revealed few issues with security or staff training, according to...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News