3rd Ariz. town evacuated

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. – Stiff winds whipped up a gigantic blaze in the mountains of eastern Arizona on Monday, forcing the evacuation of a third resort town and casting a smoky haze over states as...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. Wildlife Commission to review reservoir plans

DENVER – Denver Water says it came perilously close to running out of water in its collection system north of Denver during the 2002 drought.“It scared us,” said Dave Little, Denver Water’s...

DATE: June 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Briefs

State transferring land for wildlife refuge DENVER (AP) – The Colorado State Land Board expects to gain $9.4 million from a deal to transfer land to the federal government for the Rocky Flats...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Phonographs reveal a 100-year history to collectors

DENVER (AP) – Gary Stone pulled a 78-rpm record from its paper sleeve. He placed the disc, which weighed about as much as a Big Mac, atop a felt-covered turntable. Its mahogany cabinet boasted as...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah legislator seeks end to TSA pat downs

SALT LAKE CITY – Kay Jex doesn’t even like witnessing a federal security pat down at the airport, let alone being groped himself.“It’s embarrassing to even watch it,” Jex said recently at Salt Lake...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

9-year-old N.M. boy becomes youngest to fly balloon solo

TOME, N.M. – Nine-year-old Bobby Bradley floated into history early Saturday, taking off solo in a hot-air balloon and landing perfectly about a half-hour later to become the youngest trained pilot...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Powderhorn ski resort will go to highest bidder

DENVER – Powderhorn CEO and President Steve Bailey spent about 30 years in the U.S. Air Force before he and Dean Skalla bought the ski area in 1998. Thirteen seasons later, the 1,600-acre resort...

DATE: June 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico drought spurs wildfires, hurts ranchers

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque and Roswell are on pace for their driest years on record, mirroring conditions across New Mexico that have bolstered large wildfires, hurt crops and forced ranchers to...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. braces for floods as snow melts

DENVER – Many Colorado residents are bracing for floods as record mountain snows begin to melt, but authorities say it’s too early to predict when or where rivers will overflow their banks.Extended...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Xcel knew of safety violations at plant, prosecutor says

DENVER – Federal prosecutors said Xcel Energy knew of workplace safety violations that led to the death of five workers.However, a defense attorney said Wednesday it was an Xcel contractor that...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona denies application for marijuana dispensary

PHOENIX – Arizona’s top health official refused Wednesday to accept an application from prospective operators of a medical marijuana dispensary, setting the stage for a possible legal challenge to...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Experts expect Utah flooding to worsen

OGDEN, Utah – Utah Gov. Gary Herbert warned Tuesday that a “perfect storm” is developing for devastating flooding in northern Utah, but he remained hopeful that emergency responders would work...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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