Lynx protections expand

BILLINGS, Mont. – Canada lynx gained federal protections in New Mexico on Thursday, but U.S. wildlife officials again declined to designate critical habitat for the elusive animal in the Southern...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado lawmaker looks to limit mascots

DENVER – Colorado public schools that use or plan to use Native American mascots or logos would need to get permission from a panel, or lose state funding, under a proposal a state lawmaker wants...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Flooding washes away parts of major Nevada freeway

LAS VEGAS – Heavy rains and flash flooding throughout the Southwest washed away portions of heavily used Interstate 15 in Nevada, prompting state officials on Tuesday to close a nearly 50-mile...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gardner, udall clash on foreign policy

DENVER – Turning more to foreign policy in a Senate race that has centered on domestic concerns, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner on Tuesday blamed Democratic Sen. Mark Udall for not doing more to stop...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah’s Zion National Park reopens after flooding

SALT LAKE CITY – Zion National Park has reopened after closing for several hours Tuesday when heavy rain and a surging river made park routes impassable. Park spokeswoman Aly Baltrus said Zion...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Park City resort to open this season after all

SALT LAKE CITY – One of Utah’s largest resorts will open its slopes this upcoming ski season after agreeing to pay a $17.5 million bond that a judge said it must pay to keep the slopes open. Park...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Prosecutors, defense argue against photos, TV during the trial

DENVER – Prosecutors in the Aurora theater shooting case joined defense lawyers in opposing television coverage inside the courtroom during the trial, saying it would inflict intense and hurtful...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rain sets records, engulfs cars in Phoenix

PHOENIX – The remnants of Hurricane Norbert pushed into the desert Southwest and swamped Phoenix with record rainfall for a single day, turning freeways into small lakes and sending rescuers...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Udall apologizes for comments on slain hostages

DENVER – Sen. Mark Udall on Monday apologized for saying that two reporters beheaded by militants in the Middle East would agree that the United States should not “be impulsive” in responding to...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Can drones, fires mix?

WINDSOR – A volunteer firefighter with Windsor Severance Fire Rescue has found a way to incorporate a drone into his work. Loveland resident Mike Vickerman uses a drone he purchased in late July to...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Death penalty highlights governor’s race debate

GRAND JUNCTION – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez challenged Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to answer whether he intends to grant clemency to a death-row inmate before...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Udall, Gardner trade jabs in first debate

GRAND JUNCTION – Health care and the partial government shutdown underscored the first debate between U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who are deadlocked in a...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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