Beetle-stricken trees add to firefighters’ concerns

BELLVUE – The northern Colorado wildfire blamed for one death grew Wednesday as firefighters dealt with hot, dry weather, shifting winds and hundreds of acres of standing trees killed by pine...

DATE: June 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. fire damages 224 residences

RUIDOSO, N.M. – A second day of surveying the damage from a wildfire in the mountains of southern New Mexico confirmed Tuesday what many anxious residents had feared: the list of homes left...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ariz. to execute 5th inmate this year

PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday approved the execution of a death-row inmate who was spared from the death penalty last year after winning a last-minute delay from the nation’s...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Idling laws elude enforcement

SALT LAKE CITY – Jodi Miller likes her coffee as much as anyone, but she admits to feeling guilty idling her car with a half-dozen others at a coffee shack on a residential street corner.Miller...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

‘We have made progress’

LOVELAND – Firefighters were making progress Tuesday in slowing down a northern Colorado wildfire blamed for one death and damage to more than 100 structures, even as more residents were...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fires out of control in Colo., N.M.

BELLVUE – Massive wildfires in drought-parched Colorado and New Mexico tested the resources of state and federal crews Monday and underscored the need to replenish an aging U.S. aerial firefighting...

DATE: June 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M., Colo. wildfires spreading, destroying

LAPORTE – Firefighters on Sunday were fighting wildfires that have spread quickly in parched forests in New Mexico and Colorado, forcing hundreds of people from their homes and the evacuation of...

DATE: June 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Region Briefs

Body found in canal ID’d by hip replacement GRAND JUNCTION – Authorities say a 59-year-old woman whose body was found in an irrigation canal in Fruita was identified using a lot number engraved on...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wrongly convicted musicians to jam at fundraiser

SALT LAKE CITY – They were imprisoned for murder or rape. One even endured five trials and suffered 10 years on death row.Now five musicians who lived a combined 86 years behind bars before being...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Quarter-mile-wide tornado whips through Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A rare, quarter-mile-wide tornado cut a swath across mainly open country in southeastern Wyoming on Thursday, ripping off roofs and shingles, destroying outbuildings and derailing...

DATE: June 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Federal agencies consider regional challenges in planning for future fires

ALBUQUERQUE – Federal officials on Thursday released the latest iteration of their national wildfire-management strategy as they deal with limited resources and an active fire season that already...

DATE: June 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

DREAM Act protesters occupy Obama Denver campaign office

DENVER – Two activists began a hunger strike inside a Colorado campaign office for President Barack Obama on Thursday to demand that he stop what they say are deportations of illegal immigrant...

DATE: June 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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