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Elizabeth Smart upset one of her kidnappers to be freed early

SALT LAKE CITY – A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will be freed from prison more than five years earlier than expected, a surprise decision that...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Moon rock hunter closes in on tracking down missing stones

SALT LAKE CITY – A strange thing happened after Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew returned from the moon with lunar rocks: Many of the mementos given to every U.S. state vanished. Now, after...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Small private college abandons ‘prestige’ tuition pricing

SANTA FE – A private liberal arts college with campuses in New Mexico and Maryland announced Wednesday a $17,000 reduction in its annual tuition, while acknowledging that steady price increases in...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New hunting options create buzz at New Mexico refuge

SEVILLETA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, N.M. – The phones are ringing at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in central New Mexico now that the U.S. government has expanded hunting at the refuge and 30...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado objects to Trump administration’s public land rules

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday the Trump administration is not giving the public nearly enough time to comment on plans to drill for oil and gas on vast tracts of public land...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Marijuana use suspected in fatal I-70 crash in Colorado

IDAHO SPRINGS – The Colorado State Patrol says a woman killed in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 70 is suspected of being under the influence of marijuana at the time. KMGH-TV reports that...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Candidates for governor clash on plans for rural Colorado

Gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton was meeting voters in Greeley, Fort Morgan and Sterling on Monday as his campaign rolled out his Rural Colorado Priorities Plan. The Republican from Denver...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado’s drought set to be fourth worst on record

This year’s drought is one for the record books, – especially for Southwest Colorado. The Colorado water year, which ends Oct. 31, looks to be the fourth driest on record since the state began...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo activists protest company eyeing coal-fired plant

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – About a dozen Navajos traveled to New York City to protest a company eyeing a coal-fired power plant on their reservation. The Navajo Generating Station near Page is set to close...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico AG critical of rolling back methane rules

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is criticizing the Trump administration’s move to roll back rules intended to reduce methane leaks from oil and gas operations. Balderas, a...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawsuit over Thompson Divide drilling dismissed after deal

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – A lawsuit challenging the cancellation of oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide area in western Colorado is over. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Blackburn dismissed the case...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cannabis sector funds Democratic bid for governor

SANTA FE – Democratic New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham is collecting campaign cash from cannabis companies in the countdown to the November general election. Campaign...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News