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Wildfire recovery mired in property tangle

BOULDER (AP) – Two-thirds of the land burned by the Fourmile Fire is privately owned, and the majority of those parcels are long, narrow strips strewn over the landscape, crashing into each other...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Prairie dog plague stymies officials

DENVER – State wildlife officials are trying to combat plague in order to shore up populations of Gunnison’s prairie dog, a species that’s considered a candidate for federal protection.The U.S....

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot grower sentenced to five years in federal prison

DENVER – A man who said he was growing medical marijuana in his suburban Denver home will spend five years in prison on federal drug charges after a judge said he “miserably failed” to follow...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Students recall Challenger explosion

BOULDER (AP) – They huddled close against the unexpected cold, eager, even a little impatient, after numerous delays and full of the sense of being part of something bigger than themselves.Three...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper says Cabinet will settle in before long

DENVER – Nearly three weeks into Colorado’s legislative session, some lawmakers are getting nervous: Major bills are speeding through Colorado’s divided Legislature, but first-term Democratic Gov....

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Efforts to save energy in Cortez paying off

Efforts by Cortez city staff to save energy might be paying off, according to a recent internal energy audit.The study found city government buildings used 44,190 fewer kilowatt hours of...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Indian leader: Remove barriers to unleash energy on tribal lands

WASHINGTON – To achieve energy independence, the United States should focus on tribal lands with vast untapped supplies of coal, natural gas, oil and wind, the leader of the nation’s largest Indian...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fugitive planned suicide by bear

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A convicted killer who escaped from an Arizona prison said after his capture that he had planned to overdose on heroin at Yellowstone National Park and let bears eat him to end...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. pot grower gets 5 years in federal prison

DENVER – A man who said he was growing medical marijuana in his suburban Denver home will spend five years in prison on federal drug charges after a judge said he “miserably failed” to follow...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona proposal: Candidates must prove U.S. birth

PHOENIX – Arizona legislators have reintroduced legislation aimed at making President Barack Obama prove his U.S. nationality by birth.The measure in the Arizona House would prohibit placing...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Briefs

State’s online retail law suspended DENVER (AP) – A federal judge has granted a request to block a Colorado law affecting larger out-of-state, online retailers.The law would require such retailers...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona legislation targets automatic citizenship

PHOENIX – Arizona lawmakers are again diving into the national debate over illegal immigration by proposing a bill that challenges automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. The...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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