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9-year-old N.M. boy becomes youngest to fly balloon solo

TOME, N.M. – Nine-year-old Bobby Bradley floated into history early Saturday, taking off solo in a hot-air balloon and landing perfectly about a half-hour later to become the youngest trained pilot...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Powderhorn ski resort will go to highest bidder

DENVER – Powderhorn CEO and President Steve Bailey spent about 30 years in the U.S. Air Force before he and Dean Skalla bought the ski area in 1998. Thirteen seasons later, the 1,600-acre resort...

DATE: June 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico drought spurs wildfires, hurts ranchers

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque and Roswell are on pace for their driest years on record, mirroring conditions across New Mexico that have bolstered large wildfires, hurt crops and forced ranchers to...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. braces for floods as snow melts

DENVER – Many Colorado residents are bracing for floods as record mountain snows begin to melt, but authorities say it’s too early to predict when or where rivers will overflow their banks.Extended...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Xcel knew of safety violations at plant, prosecutor says

DENVER – Federal prosecutors said Xcel Energy knew of workplace safety violations that led to the death of five workers.However, a defense attorney said Wednesday it was an Xcel contractor that...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona denies application for marijuana dispensary

PHOENIX – Arizona’s top health official refused Wednesday to accept an application from prospective operators of a medical marijuana dispensary, setting the stage for a possible legal challenge to...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Experts expect Utah flooding to worsen

OGDEN, Utah – Utah Gov. Gary Herbert warned Tuesday that a “perfect storm” is developing for devastating flooding in northern Utah, but he remained hopeful that emergency responders would work...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State high court to hear appeal in Churchill case

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal from former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill, who is trying to get his job back after he was fired in 2007...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. declines to try half of Native crimes

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz – There was swelling on the little girl’s skull and hemorrhages around her brain. There was a tear between her right ear and scalp. The scars on her 36-pound body were consistent...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

15 Fort Carson troops killed in last year

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Fort Carson has lost 321 soldiers in more than nine years of war, including 257 killed in Iraq and 64 in Afghanistan.Fifteen soldiers from the post have died overseas since...

DATE: May 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Marine, veteran form unlikely bond

COLORADO SPRINGS – During four years in the Marine Corps, Tena Quackenbush learned the military creed that no fallen comrade gets left behind. Today, she’s living that creed as she cares for Scott...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. has 9 of Earth’s rarest minerals

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Southwest Colorado contains enough rare, “critical and strategic” minerals to allow the U.S. to become less dependent on foreign imports and continue advancements in modern...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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