Grand Canyon gives incentive for quieter tour aircraft

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The fees for air-tour operators that use technology to quiet the sound of aircraft at Grand Canyon National Park have been reduced. The new $20 fee per flight took effect...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wyoming lawmaker supports legalizing medical marijuana

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) – Thirty years ago, before he moved to Wyoming and became a Republican state lawmaker, Bruce Burns’ mother asked him to come to Long Island, N.Y., with pot. Burns’ uncle, a Jesuit...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah files to block same-sex unions

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah took its fight against gay marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the high court to suspend same-sex unions that became legal when a judge struck down the...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado welcomes ‘Green Wednesday’ sales

DENVER – Police were adding extra patrols around pot shops in eight Colorado towns that plan to allow recreational sales to anyone older than 21 on Jan. 1. Officials at Denver International Airport...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

School shooter entered unlocked door

CENTENNIAL – The teenager who fatally shot a fellow student at his suburban Denver high school this month entered through a door that was supposed to be locked but had been propped open, the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Suspect in Colorado triple slaying arrested in Oklahoma

DENVER – A man suspected of killing three people and setting fire to a home in southern Colorado has been captured in Oklahoma after a nationwide manhunt, authorities said Sunday. Harry Carl...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pitfalls abound as legal sales of pot begin

DENVER – Colorado and Washington state are launching the world’s first legal recreational marijuana markets in 2014. Though pot has been sold for three decades at coffee shops in the Netherlands,...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Legal pot sales begin amid uncertainty

DENVER – A gleaming white Apple store of weed is how Andy Williams sees his new Denver marijuana dispensary. Two floors of pot-growing rooms will have windows showing the shopping public how the...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Labor, sex traffickers, modern slavery active in Colorado

DENVER (AP) – The FBI’s Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force rescued 59 teen prostitutes from flesh peddlers in Colorado this year, up from 49 in 2012. In July, Operation Cross Country, a...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Central-area shift in Phoenix housing market

PHOENIX – The housing market in one of America’s largest cities is shifting as builders turn vacant lots and old buildings into new homes. New houses and condo projects are starting to spring up on...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

States await FAA decision about drone-testing sites

SALT LAKE CITY – Officials in Utah, Nevada and 22 other states are eagerly awaiting the Federal Aviation Administration’s selection of six drone-testing sites for the agency. States submitting bids...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Beginning with mustache, Utah mayor makes his mark

MURRAY, Utah (AP) – Dan Snarr, Murray’s outgoing four-term mayor, starts talking before he even sits down for a scheduled interview – and keeps talking for the next 2½ hours without coming up for...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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