N.M. ghost town open after evacuation

Residents and business owners will be allowed today to return to the small privately run ghost town of Mogollon as fire crews battling the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s recorded history...

DATE: June 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Grand Junction is regional hot spot in firefighting efforts

GRAND JUNCTION – West of the Rockies, on the arid Colorado Plateau, Grand Junction already is wildfire-response central. Two heavy air tankers and another plane have been placed at the base of the...

DATE: June 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Toxicology tests show ‘bath salts’ in 19-year-old Colo. man’s body

DENVER – The strangulation death of a 19-year-old Colorado man who authorities say had ingested a synthetic drug could be an indication of the emerging threat posed by such compounds, a federal...

DATE: June 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. fire spreading in every direction

RESERVE, N.M. – A massive wildfire in the New Mexico wilderness that already is the largest in state history spread in all directions Thursday, and experts say it’s likely a preview of things to...

DATE: May 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

4 killed in Utah plane crash

SALT LAKE CITY – Authorities on Wednesday were working to recover the bodies of four people who died when their single-engine plane crashed near Zion National Park, the second deadly small-plane...

DATE: May 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Forest wildfire becomes largest in N.M. history

ALBUQUERQUE – A massive wildfire that has burned more than 265 square miles in the Gila National Forest has become the largest fire in New Mexico history, fire officials confirmed Wednesday.The...

DATE: May 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Vodka distiller offends Idaho residents

SALT LAKE CITY – Five Wives Vodka was named in bad taste and won’t be stocked or special ordered at stores operated by the state of Idaho, regulators said.The middle-shelf vodka is made by Ogden’s...

DATE: May 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Slowing winds aid N.M. wildfire fighters

ALBUQUERQUE – Crews battling a massive wildfire in southwestern New Mexico’s Gila National Forest began burnout operations Monday aimed at halting the blaze from creeping into two small towns.After...

DATE: May 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Oil-shale proposals available for review

MEEKER (AP) – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has released a preliminary environmental assessment for two proposed oil-shale research development and demonstration leases in Rio Blanco County,...

DATE: May 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Past haunts N.M. candidates for Congress

ALBUQUERQUE – One of the candidates was living with a woman accused of trying to bilk $3.2 million from a Santa Fe hospital. Another had 11 arrest warrants issued against him in recent years for...

DATE: May 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Camera captures Utah plane crash

Security video captured a small plane taking off from a southern Utah airport just before it crashed about 300 yards from the runway, killing all four men aboard, a federal investigator said...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Adopted woman faces deportation to India

DENVER – Attorneys are scrambling to find a way to prevent the deportation of a woman who was adopted from an orphanage in India as a 3-month-old baby after a determination by the 10th U.S. Circuit...

DATE: May 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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