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Tribes puzzle over plant peril

MOAPA, Nev. – Beyond the ancestral hunting fields and the rows of small, sparse homes, the cemetery at the Moapa River Indian Reservation sprawls across a barren hill with the tombstones of tribal...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Court ruling drives Colo. pot debate

DENVER – Marijuana opponents in Colorado are using a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling to strengthen their argument against making pot legal.They’re not talking about the landmark health-care...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Air Force tanker planes again ready for firefighting missions

DENVER – Air Force tanker planes returned to the flight line for firefighting missions on Tuesday after a deadly weekend crash, bringing much-needed reinforcements to a strained fleet battling some...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Guns blamed for starting wildfires in parched West

SPOKANE, Wash. – Campfires, fireworks and even lit cigarettes can spark wildfires. In the dry West, there is growing concern about the threat from guns.This year, officials believe target shooting...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico emissions case gains delay

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday gave New Mexico officials, the state’s largest electricity provider and others more time to sort out a solution for curbing...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah to restrict gun use for fire season

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and other officials reversed themselves Monday and declared the state had the power to restrict gun use on tinder-dry public lands in the wake of another...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fatal crash grounds key part of firefighting fleet in West

COLORADO SPRINGS – The deadly crash of a military cargo plane fighting a South Dakota wildfire forced officials to ground seven other Air Force air tankers, removing critical firefighting aircraft...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Car-ignited wildfire burns 4 Utah homes

SALT LAKE CITY – The wildfire that swept through a foothills community southwest of Salt Lake City started when a homeowner parked his car on dry grass, a fire chief said Sunday.The man’s house was...

DATE: July 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

4 Scouts, 1 toddler dead in Wyo., crash

Authorities have released the names of three Boy Scouts and their Scout leader who were killed in a head-on collision while driving back to Colorado from a camp in Wyoming.Five people died when a...

DATE: July 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Poison suspected in court death

PHOENIX – As the word “guilty” filled the silence of a Phoenix courtroom, defendant Michael Marin closed his eyes, put his head in his hands and appeared to put something in his mouth. He then took...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Many Dems skittish on health care; GOP riled

WASHINGTON – Victory at the Supreme Court for President Barack Obama and Democrats on health care is reopening political divisions within the party over the unpopular law.Four months to an election...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Slain Denver police officer remembered for her dedication

DENVER – A Denver police officer who was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight was remembered Saturday as a devoted single mom and a fiercely dedicated officer who wanted to make the...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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