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No tax this weekend on goods in N.M.

SANTA FE – Shoppers looking for a new laptop computer can buy it tax-free this weekend in New Mexico, but those hoping for tax savings on a tablet computer like Apple’s iPad are out of luck.Tablet...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wildfire recovery going on in Ariz.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service told a Senate panel last week that work has already begun on recovery of forestland burned by the Wallow Fire, ahead of a bill that would require that...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

With just the right tune, musical desk reveals its secrets

DENVER – Denver woodworker Kagen Schaefer drew mazes as a kindergartner to stump his dad. He was building 3-D puzzles out of cardboard by the time he was 11. This summer, commissioned by a New York...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Forest Service agrees to offer new contracts

DENVER – The U.S. Forest Service is offering to renegotiate timber sale contracts in an effort to save sawmills in the Rocky Mountains that have been hit hard by bark beetle infestations, the...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Voucher lawsuit in judge’s hands

DENVER – Opponents of a suburban Denver school-voucher program and parents waiting to use the vouchers made their final arguments Thursday before a Denver judge who will decide whether to block the...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Kagan discussses health care at institute

ASPEN – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan declined to say Tuesday whether she’ll recuse herself if the country’s new health-care law comes before her and her colleagues.Kagan said she doesn’t...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

EPA announces contamination probe

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing an effort to determine the extent of contamination at a former uranium mining site on the Navajo Nation marked a high...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Speed texting and drag queens?

DENVER – Denver has an ambitious plan to revive the county fair: Blend throwback chic with urban grit to draw crowds celebrating everything weird and crafty. Mix funnel cakes with drag queens, add...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado police try to determine shootings motives

DENVER – Colorado Springs police are still trying to determine the motives and the identities of some of the victims involved in three unrelated shootings that left four people dead and two others...

DATE: July 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Last of immigration protesters on trial in Ariz.

PHOENIX – The president of a national religious organization and five others went on trial Friday in Phoenix a year after they were arrested while protesting Arizona’s tough immigration law and a...

DATE: July 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Panel reviews school policies

DENVER – School misbehavior that years ago resulted in a trip to the principal’s office but now sometimes gets children put in handcuffs is getting a closer look from Colorado lawmakers, part of a...

DATE: July 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot and gay marriage may be key in 2012

DENVER – Colorado’s position as a key battleground state in the 2012 presidential race comes with a wrinkle neither party seems to like: A freewheeling ballot initiative tradition that could put...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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