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Business is booming for Santa Fe street performers

SANTA FE – Between breaths, John Duke manages to crack a joke as he hands his newest balloon creation to the outstretched hands of one of the many children surrounding him.“This is Fred the...

DATE: July 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Falling tombstone kills 4-year-old boy

A 4-year-old Utah boy was helping his father by trying to make other children smile for a picture when a 6-foot-tall tombstone that weighed hundreds of pounds fell on the boy and killed him at a...

DATE: July 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Groups fight for exonerated

GRAND JUNCTION – When Robert Dewey walked out of prison a free man after more than 16 years of being imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit, he left empty-handed.He wasn’t given the $100 debit...

DATE: July 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Worries abound about C-130 cargo planes’ capabilities

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The demise of the only company that manufactured a device specially designed to spray fire retardant from the back of U.S. military C-130 cargo planes has some experts worried...

DATE: July 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Insurance firms send private crews to protect homes

COLORADO SPRINGS – When firefighter Eric Morris shows up at wildfires across the West, locals battling the flames sometimes look at him and wonder who sent him.The answer isn’t a public agency....

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Widespread rains cool off Utah wildfires in check

SALT LAKE CITY – Widespread rains fell across Utah on Thursday, helping firefighters contain nine major wildfires but raising the threat of a new hazard: landslides.Fire-scarred mountain slopes...

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo lawmakers reject water settlement

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Navajo lawmakers have rejected a settlement to recognize the tribe’s water rights from the Little Colorado River basin, likely sending the tribe and its Hopi neighbor back to...

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

A thing for Colorado history

PLATTEVILLE – Native Americans in the vicinity of the Old Fort St. Vrain, west of present-day Platteville, dubbed the Fourth of July celebration there in 1843 the “Big Medicine Day” for the way...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawsuit against Arizona sheriff set for July 19

PHOENIX – A trial will begin as scheduled on July 19 in a racial-profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio after the judge who will decide the case rejected handing the matter to...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Region Briefs

Study: Frozen cows did not contaminate water ASPEN – Frozen cow carcasses found near Conundrum Hot Springs in western Colorado appear not to have caused water contamination at the popular...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rain cools Colo. wildfires, other blazes grow

DENVER – Rains cooled Colorado’s wildfires Wednesday, but more than a dozen wildfires elsewhere in the West continued chewing through bone-dry pine and brush as firefighters working through the...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Feds settle Western energy corridor lawsuit

ALBUQUERQUE – Parts of a plan for designating thousands of miles of energy corridors in 11 Western states will be revamped under a settlement reached by federal land managers, more than a dozen...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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