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Ruling ends New Mexico county’s effort to combat wildfire danger

ALBUQUERQUE – A court ruling has dashed any hopes one southern New Mexico county had to address fire danger on national forest lands because of the inaction of the federal government. The federal...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mentors help student veterans adjust to college

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – For Colorado Mesa University student Cody Kem, the most challenging part of going to class isn’t waking up early or being on time – he’s used to that after serving in the Navy...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Garfield County backs lawsuit against BLM

Garfield County has signed on to support a possible lawsuit to fight the federal government’s overhaul of how public lands are managed. The Daily Sentinel reports that the county agreed this week...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico cuts for public education likely, official says

SANTA FE – State funding for public education in New Mexico is almost certain to be reduced further next year to offset plunging state revenues, the chairman of an influential state budget...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

School district declares itself safe haven for immigrant kids

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – The Roaring Fork School District says it will be a safe environment for immigrant students amid racially motivated incidents across the country after the presidential...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Video spots a probable 2nd U.S. jaguar

PHOENIX – A second wild jaguar may have been spotted in the Southwest. A photo taken Dec. 1 in a southern Arizona mountain range appears to show a new wild jaguar – an animal rarely seen in the...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado plans crackdown on home pot growers

DENVER – Hoping to preserve its marijuana law under the next president, Colorado is planning a slate of legislation designed to crack down on pot that is grown legally but then sold on the black...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Researchers fret as info lags on pot effects on older adults

DENVER – Surveys show a small but growing number of older adults are using marijuana – a trend that worries researchers who say not enough information exists about how pot affects older users....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

2 Colorado electors try to overturn voting requirement

DENVER – Two Colorado electors filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn a state law requiring electors to cast their ballots for the presidential candidate who won their state. Hillary Clinton won...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation files $160 million claim over Gold King spill

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation has submitted a claim of more than $160 million in damages to the federal government over last year’s mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Homelessness spike seen in Greeley

GREELEY – On a cold November night, Jon Engrav went into a gas station and asked the people working to call the police on him. He hadn’t done anything illegal, reported The Tribune of Greeley. “I...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Regents to meet on report critical of N.M. university leader

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico Board of Regents is holding a meeting Wednesday to discuss possibly suspending or firing university President Bob Frank in response to a report...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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