Wildfires threatening summer Colo. tourism

MANITOU SPRINGS – Brutal wildfires across the West have put tourist destinations from Montana to New Mexico in danger just at the height of midsummer family road-trip season, putting cherished...

DATE: June 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona now dependant on feds

PHOENIX – For all the declarations of victory, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to preserve the “show me your papers” provision in Arizona’s immigration law means the state can enforce the statute...

DATE: June 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Vicious wildfires spread along Front Range

COLORADO SPRINGS – Wildfires moved in on some of Colorado’s most popular summer tourist destinations during the weekend, demolishing nearly two dozen homes near Rocky Mountain National Park and...

DATE: June 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Region Briefs

Fabric tent ban near Aspen lifted ASPEN – The U.S. Forest Service has lifted a temporary ban on the use of tents and fabric trailers or campers in an area west of Aspen because problems with bears...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah evacuees allowed to go home

About 2,300 Utah wildfire evacuees were allowed to return to their homes Saturday evening after officials determined the blaze no longer posed a threat to them.The decision came after the fire had...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

14-year-old shoots intruder in Arizona

PHOENIX – A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said Saturday.The...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fire sparked by shooting evacuates homes in Utah

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah – Residents of at least 1,500 homes in northern Utah were being evacuated Friday after high winds kicked up a fire started by target shooters. The near 4,000-acre blaze...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. wary of fireworks

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has spent the last few weeks touring fire-ravaged parts of the state. With each stop, she has been urging people to be careful as the Fourth of July...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

For N.M., if it’s not drought, it’s flooding

ALBUQUERQUE – Forecasters with the National Weather Service said Friday it’s still unclear whether the showers that soaked communities along the Middle Rio Grande Valley overnight are a sign of...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

First lady thanks firefighters in Colo.

CENTENNIAL – Michelle Obama began her second day of political campaigning in the West by reflecting on wildfires that have burned down hundreds of homes and charred huge sections of Colorado and...

DATE: June 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Polygamists to take over Utah town?

SALT LAKE CITY – Turnout was strong as residents of tiny Apple Valley voted Tuesday on dissolving their town government, which could leave it open to annexation by a nearby polygamist community....

DATE: June 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Large northern Colorado fire half contained

BELLVUE – Firefighters are making progress on a 93-square-mile wildfire in northern Colorado that has destroyed more homes than any other in state history, but more residents were warned Tuesday to...

DATE: June 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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