1 killed, 2 injured in Aspen plane crash

DENVER – A fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport Sunday afternoon killed one person and injured two others, one severely, Colorado authorities said. Officials said the flight originated in Mexico...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Election year sets up fights as GOP seeks law changes

DENVER – Colorado Democrats are coming off a year of monumental legislation and huge controversy. Amid often-tense opposition, the majority party passed civil unions for gay couples, allowed...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Jack Frost has not been kind to western Colo.’s grapes

GRAND JUNCTION – Western Colorado’s wine-grape crop faces another blow this year after record-low cold temperatures earlier this month killed vines and grape buds across the valley. “It’s been...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Smarter snowplows can track road conditions mile by mile

BOULDER (AP) – Ever wonder why snowplows are never where you’re convinced they’re most needed at the time they’re needed most? Snowplow operators say they can’t be everywhere at once, but they are...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

West Nile virus behind eagle deaths in Utah

The mysterious deaths of at least 27 bald eagles in Utah were caused by the West Nile virus, state officials said this week. Officials with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources were concerned by...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. lawmakers propose pay raises for state employees

SANTA FE – A legislative committee has recommended pay raises for state workers with a budget proposal Friday that would increase New Mexico spending by nearly $254 million next year. The plan...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Saudi man likely to appeal

DENVER – A Saudi man convicted in Colorado of sexually abusing his Indonesian housekeeper and keeping her as a virtual slave will probably appeal after a judge denied his request to be released and...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Laws prompt gun parts maker to leave state

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – One of the country’s largest producers of ammunition magazines for guns is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of new state laws that include...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Grafitti artist’s paintings vandalized in Utah resort

Two Utah paintings by the mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy were the targets of vandalism on New Year’s Eve, possibly ruining one of the works in the town that hosts the Sundance Film...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

DIA claims tough marijuana policies

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s largest airport has an unusually stringent policy for marijuana compared with its peers, an action prompted by the state’s legalization of the substance. Officials and law...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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

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