Fallen hot shots honored in Ariz.

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – On a day filled with speeches from dignitaries including Vice President Joe Biden the words of the lone survivor of a fire crew overrun by flames resonated deepest in an...

DATE: July 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Crews burn brush near homes in Vegas-area wildfire

LAS VEGAS – Fire crews burned forest undergrowth Tuesday near homes in the mountains northwest of Las Vegas to protect them from one of two large Nevada wildfires while local casino owners offered...

DATE: July 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

For some firefighters, it’s just in their blood

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – In his book, Young Men and Fire, Norman Maclean attempted to convey what a crew experiences in the chaos of a mountain firestorm. “It is really not possible to see the center of a...

DATE: July 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Painstaking care, honor for 19 fallen firefighters

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Nineteen firefighters killed in a wildfire a week ago went home for the last time Sunday, their bodies traveling in individual white hearses in a somber caravan for 125 miles...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Springs native was 1960s roller derby queen

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Cindy McCoy was a roller derby queen, skating before packed houses in the U.S. and Australia at a time when the sport commanded prime-time coverage and legions of...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Crime makes comeback on campaign trail

DENVER – The ad seems like an artifact from an earlier political era – a grainy mug shot of a convicted murderer, flashing police lights, a recording of a panicked 911 call and then a question...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hotshots lived meaning of the word

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – They were fathers and expectant fathers. High school football players and former Marines. Smoke-eaters’ sons and first-generation firefighters. What bound the members of the...

DATE: July 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawsuit expands the legal fight over same-sex marriage in N.M.

SANTA FE – Same-sex couples are asking the state Supreme Court to decide whether New Mexico recognizes gay marriages from other states, potentially providing them a range of benefits involving tax,...

DATE: July 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ariz. hot shots lost escape route when fire shifted

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – An erratic wildfire driven by ferocious and shifting winds curled around the location of a team of Arizona hot-shot firefighters, cutting off their access to a safety zone and...

DATE: July 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dems fail to slow recall effort

DENVER – Colorado Democrats facing recall elections for their support of gun-control laws failed in separate attempts to block or slow their recall elections Wednesday. The secretary of state’s...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Volunteers sift treasures from Black Forest ashes

COLORADO SPRINGS – When fire swept through the Colorado Springs suburb of Black Forest last month, it devoured homes down to their foundations, but it didn’t take everything. In the ashes, there...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Burns, breathing issues killed firefighters

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – The 19 firefighters killed during last weekend in an Arizona blaze died of burns and inhalation problems, according to initial autopsy findings released Thursday. Cari Gerchick, a...

DATE: July 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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