New Mexicans contest future water needs

ALBUQUERQUE – The thought of sinking more than three dozen wells in the San Augustin Plains of western New Mexico and pumping out billions of gallons of water each year to meet demands miles away...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. oil, gas pollution top calculations

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Ozone-forming air pollution measured along the Colorado Front Range by scientists is up to twice the amount that government regulators have calculated should exist, according to a...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cap-and-trade rules are a no-go, say New Mexico state regulators

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s participation in a regional cap-and-trade program aimed at curbing greenhouse-gas emissions became more unlikely Monday with a unanimous vote by state regulators.The...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Romney could get bill in the mail

DENVER – A suburban Denver sheriff says he’s going to start sending political campaigns the tab when roads have to be closed, traffic directed and deputies put on overtime.Arapahoe County Sheriff...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Biologists oppose strip mine near Utah’s Bryce Canyon

SALT LAKE CITY – Federal biologists say a strip mine at the backdoor to Utah’s storybook Bryce Canyon National Park will wipe out the southernmost population of sage grouse, even as their agency...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Storm moves on after dumping on Colorado

OMAHA, Neb. – A powerful winter storm that covered parts of Colorado with up to 4 feet of snow crept east across the Plains on Saturday, knocking out electricity to thousands in Nebraska as the...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. water rights could change amid recent proposals

DENVER – An opponent of hydraulic fracturing south of Denver is leading an effort to have voters decide on two proposals that critics say would change the way Colorado has handled water rights...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. drug ring linked to Sinaloa cartel

ALBUQUERQUE – Members of a major drug trafficking and money laundering Albuquerque organization recently named in an indictment had connections to the deadly Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico, federal...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado deals setback to marijuana legalization effort

DENVER – Colorado marijuana activists have about two weeks to collect an additional 2,500 signatures to get a proposal legalizing possession of the drug for recreational use on the ballot after the...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Snow slams, shuts down parts of Colo.

DENVER – The most powerful storm of the winter season pounded much of Colorado and parts of neighboring states Friday, creating whiteout conditions on the eastern plains, canceling more than 600...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Stores busy as Front Range prepares for big snowstorm

DENVER – Stores in Denver reported brisk business as customers stocked up on food ahead of a slow-moving winter storm that promised to bring nearly 2 feet of snow – an amount that would make it one...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Group suing to block Christo’s ‘Over the River’ art installation

DENVER – Opponents of the artist Christo’s plan to suspend giant fabric panels over parts of the scenic Arkansas River filed a lawsuit Wednesday arguing that federal officials violated...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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