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2 road workers killed south of Denver

HIGHLANDS RANCH – Authorities say two highway construction workers were killed when they were struck by an SUV that veered off an exit ramp south of Denver.The Colorado State Patrol says...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Farmers back in fields for corn stalks

GREELEY – An unprecedented number of Colorado corn farmers have returned to their fields after harvest to gather leftover corn stalks after a drought limited the supply of other cattle feed sources...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo.’s new House speaker conquered childhood adversity

DENVER – Deprived of oxygen at birth, Mark Ferrandino didn’t learn to read and write at the same pace as other children.He took special-education classes. He was picked on, called names, had his...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bill Gates charity will help schools

DENVER – Colorado is getting some help from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced Monday that the state is getting $5.9 million to help...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Floodgates opening for Colorado River restoration

LEES FERRY, Ariz. – The federal Bureau of Reclamation is gradually opening turbines and bypass tubes at Glen Canyon Dam as part of a government program to restore the Grand Canyon’s ecosystem.The...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man accused of Obama threat held without bail

DENVER – A judge has denied bail for a Colorado man accused of telling his therapist he wanted to kill President Barack Obama and shoot schoolchildren despite objections from his defense attorney...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Forecasters: N.M. chance fades for winter moisture

ALBUQUERQUE – Weather forecasters and state and federal water managers on Monday painted a grim picture of the chances drought-stricken New Mexico has to make up any ground this winter.It’s early,...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Coyote contest winds down without problems

ALBUQUERQUE – A coyote hunting contest organized by a New Mexico gun shop that set off protests from animal-rights activists has ended without problems.The hunt ended at noon Sunday and all hunters...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.Y. rules on raft guides draw criticism

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York kept the owner of Hudson River Rafting Co. on its list of 2,500 licensed outdoor guides, despite two charges against him of reckless endangerment and a dozen other tickets...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

BLM delays gas, oil leases

DENVER – The Bureau of Land Management is delaying the sale of natural-gas and oil leases in a crucial watershed for metro Denver. The Denver Post reported that the BLM on Friday delayed the sale...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Drought affecting snowmaking at Arapahoe Basin

KEYSTONE – Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is coping with low stream flows that are affecting snowmaking. The Summit Daily News reported snowmaking efforts are hampered by low flows in the North Fork of...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tucson officer shot in head

TUCSON, Ariz. – A Tucson police officer shot in the head after responding to a burglary alarm was in critical but stable condition Sunday following surgery, authorities said. The assailant remained...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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