CDC reports four dead in cantaloupe listeria outbreak

WASHINGTON – Four people have died in an outbreak of listeria traced to southeast Colorado cantaloupes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.One death occurred in Colorado,...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Briefs

Slayings down 30 percent in Colo. DENVER – The number of slayings counted by the FBI in Colorado totaled 120 last year, the lowest level the state has seen since 1969.Figures released by the FBI...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Panel: Post-Columbine discipline policies should be scrapped

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers and police say strict disciplinary policies adopted at schools after the Columbine High School shootings should be scaled back or scrapped and that administrators should...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Farmers fear Listeria ruined season

DENVER – A multistate Listeria outbreak linked to a Colorado farm has the state’s melon farmers worried that their prime selling season has been ruined.In Rocky Ford, farmer Greg Smith laid off his...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cat’s Colo.-N.Y. saga piques interest in microchipping

NEW YORK – The story of a Colorado cat that was missing for five years before being found in New York City has raised interest in the tiny embedded microchip that made a reunion with its owners...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajos seeking collective clout

PHOENIX – As the Hopi Tribe signaled a new willingness to share representation in Washington, the Navajo Nation has proposed that Arizona’s new congressional districts include one with enough...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police remain searching for missing mom

DELTA, Utah – Authorities planned to resume searching the rugged Utah desert today as part of a nearly two-year investigation into a missing mother after three days of digging in what had been...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police: Men take dead friend for ride, he pays for drinks

DENVER – Two men are accused of engaging in a disturbing re-enactment of the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s” after authorities say they drove around town with a dead friend in the car, running up a bar...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Southeast Colorado farm says Listeria found in cantaloupe

DENVER – A melon farm in Colorado has issued a recall of cantaloupe after a Listeria outbreak that has killed at least two people, sickened 22 and spread to several states.The Centers for Disease...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man pulled from burning wreckage won’t quit biking

MURRAY, Utah – A motorcyclist pulled from beneath a burning car said Thursday that evading death multiple times reinforced for him the fragility of life and the importance of following his...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Furlough days and 100 job cuts planned to balance Denver budget

DENVER – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced Tuesday that the city will cut nearly 100 vacant jobs, and employees will take furlough days to balance a $100 million shortfall in the 2012...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. Medal of Honor recipient awarded again

WASHINGTON – New Mexico’s homegrown hero, Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, received another honor Tuesday – a resolution honoring his bravery from the state’s congressional delegation.“I am almost...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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