Fort Collins couple carve, paint wooden Santas

FORT COLLINS (AP) – About 50 years ago, Jim Siegl picked up a block of wood and an X-Acto knife, and he began to carve. Soon that block of wood was transformed into a tiny elephant – and Siegl had...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

NORAD team has its own elves too

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE – Tens of thousands of children call NORAD on Christmas Eve eager to hear how far Santa is from their town, but the volunteers answering the phones have a welcome bit of...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Court won’t rehear Utah cross case

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal appeals court has rejected a petition for a rehearing in a case involving 14 memorial crosses on Utah highways that an appellate panel said were unconstitutional.The Utah...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

2 plead guilty in Navy SEAL weapons smuggling case

LAS VEGAS – Two Las Vegas men pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring with a Navy SEAL and another man to sell machine guns and other weapons smuggled into the U.S. from Iraq and Afghanistan, the top...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Objections raised to pardon for the Kid

ALBUQUERQUE – Descendants of Old West lawman Pat Garrett and New Mexico Territorial Gov. Lew Wallace are outraged that Gov. Bill Richardson is considering a pardon for Billy the Kid, saying Wallace...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ritter pardons 20, including anti-gang activist

DENVER – Denver anti-gang activist Leon Kelly is among 20 people receiving pardons from Gov. Bill Ritter, who leaves office Jan. 11 after one term.Ritter, a former Denver district attorney,...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Flooding destroys 4 empty homes in Ariz.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Flood waters on Tuesday ripped through a retirement community in northwestern Arizona, washing away four unoccupied homes and threatening to destroy others.Meanwhile, evacuation...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Census shows Colorado population grows to more than 5 million

DENVER – Colorado’s population grew by almost 17 percent in the last decade, an increase that has pushed the number of residents in the state to more than 5 million, according to U.S. Census...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

White Christmas indeed – and measurable by feet

DENVER – The skiing should be spectacular this holiday at Colorado’s mountain resorts. The question is whether travelers will be able to reach the slopes.A series of monster snowmakers is dumping...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Region Briefs

Colo. skydiver dies in ‘swooping’ accident LONGMONT (AP) – The Boulder County coroner’s office is investigating the death of a skydiver who hit the ground while practicing swooping maneuvers in...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Court rejects Jeffs appeal

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Supreme Court has denied a petition from the state attorney general seeking a rehearing of an appeal from polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs.Utah’s high court overturned...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Professor among ad’s ‘Rock Stars of Science’

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Scientists and rock stars usually don’t have much to do with each other – unless you’re Eric Reiman. The University of Arizona psychiatry professor is part of a six-page ad...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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