N.M. border town suffers another blow

COLUMBUS, N.M. – Two years ago, when Angelo Vega took over the Columbus police force, he vowed to push back forcefully against the dusty New Mexico border town’s rough recent past: allegations of...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fire forces evacuations near Boulder

BOULDER – A wildfire driven by dry, windy weather scorched at least 200 acres Friday in the foothills west of Boulder, prompting the evacuation of roughly 200 homes.An air tanker from New Mexico...

DATE: March 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Retired Air Force general to review religion at Academy

DENVER – A retired Air Force general who once served as commandant of cadets at the Air Force Academy will assess the religious climate at the school, where allegations and court battles over...

DATE: March 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. senator to governor: ‘Get out of campaign mode’

SANTA FE – A top New Mexico Senate Democratic leader and Gov. Susana Martinez are waging a war of words as the Legislature enters its final week.The Republican governor complained Friday that...

DATE: March 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Planned road closures frustrating

Law-enforcement officials in Montezuma and Dolores counties are concerned that tension between residents and U.S. Forest Service officials will erupt in confrontations about the Forest Service’s...

DATE: March 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Artifacts ‘price setter’ pleads guilty

SALT LAKE CITY – A Durango antiquities dealer indicted as part of sweeping federal investigation into the looting of southwestern American Indian artifacts Wednesday pleaded guilty to reduced...

DATE: March 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation extends New Mexico power-plant lease

ALBUQUERQUE – The president of the Navajo Nation signed an agreement with an Arizona utility to extend the lease for a coal-fired power plant on tribal land in northwestern New Mexico, the tribe...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Autopsies released for Arizona attack victims

PHOENIX – A medical examiner released autopsy reports Monday for the six people slain in the January shooting rampage that injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, detailing how a gunman killed three of...

DATE: March 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawyer: Colo. woman will admit aiding terror cell

PHILADELPHIA – A woman described as a troubled single mother will plead guilty to a terrorism conspiracy charge Tuesday, her lawyer said, becoming the rare American-born woman to admit plotting...

DATE: March 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado lawmakers considering civil unions

DENVER – Wherever they go, Fran and Anna Simon carry their 3-year-old son’s birth certificate to prove to anyone that they are his parents.Jessie Ulibarri fears he won’t be by the side of his...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado may set limits on e-cigarettes

DENVER – Orange, strawberry and chocolate are a few of the nicotine flavors for sale at a suburban Denver store selling electronic cigarettes – battery-operated inhalers advertised as a better...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Town baffled by shooting of couple

DENVER – Ultimately, experts say, the stunned citizens of the farm town on Colorado’s far eastern plains will be offered a probable explanation for the slayings of a churchgoing couple, allegedly...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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