Colorado’s grant small, but officials pleased

DENVER – Colorado is getting an extra $18 million from the federal government to change how it teaches students and measures their educators.Great news? Sure.But Colorado’s award in the latest...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Stranded Ariz. student, Texas family rescued

PHOENIX – Lauren Weinberg was seen leaving her mother’s home in Phoenix on Dec. 11 and later said her car became stuck in the snow a day later in east-central Arizona. The SUV carrying the Higgins...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man wins Lamborghini, crashes it six hours later

SALT LAKE CITY – A truck driver who won a Lamborghini worth about $300,000 in a convenience-store contest crashed the sports car six hours after he got it, and he now plans to sell the...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Politicians: TABOR will survive

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Supporters and opponents of former state Rep. Douglas Bruce say his conviction on tax-evasion charges Wednesday won’t shake the foundation of the anti-tax activist’s largest...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation seeks the return of exhumed human remains

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Archaeologists curious about Native American cultures dug up human remains and associated funerary objects at Canyon de Chelly decades ago. Some remains were taken for protection...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Winter storm shuts down northeastern New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – A major winter storm wreaked havoc on pre-holiday travel across New Mexico Monday as rare blizzard conditions shut down virtually all major highways in the northeastern quarter of the...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Power plants adapt ahead of EPA rules

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Federal rules aimed at limiting mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants factored into a plan by Arizona’s largest utility to shut down three of five generating units at a...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. church to celebrate 400th birthday

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico church visited by Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate celebrated, as a survivor of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt and one of the oldest churches in the United States, is gearing...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Boulder Islamic Center moves into new location

BOULDER (AP) – Inside the worship room, carpeting bought off Craigslist covers the floor. Near the front door, simple wire shelving holds dozens of pairs of shoes. Out on the street, dank pieces of...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utahn spices up life with salsa

LOGAN, Utah (AP) – A large tin of Mission’s Best tomatoes, onions, cilantro, peppers, garlic and lemon pepper seasoning.Those are just some of the ingredients that Spencer Brown is using to make...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Students in Tombstone to help pronghorn herds

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) – Thanks to the Arizona Community Foundation, Cochise Community Foundation and the Hereford Natural Resource Conservation District, Tombstone High School students who are in...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot legalization at the heart of Colorado petition

LITTLETON – Marijuana isn’t the kind of thing one expects to be asked about on a trip to a county administrative building. But people outside an Arapahoe County building on a recent afternoon were...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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