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Park Service denies Coke influence

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – National Park Service director Jon Jarvis applauded a plan to ban the sale of plastic water bottles at the Grand Canyon, but he noted there would be consequences because the...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Program trains to look for lost, disoriented

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) – There was silence as Portales Police Department Animal Control Sgt. Wally Chambers focused on static coming from a radio in his hand. Chambers was participating in an exercise...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Feds delay decision about lizard

ALBUQUERQUE – A decision about whether a lizard found only in parts of New Mexico and Texas should be added to the endangered species list has been put off another six months, the U.S. Fish and...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. elections chief doesn’t mind hot water

DENVER – Colorado’s lightning-rod elections chief, Scott Gessler, smiles when asked if he’s surprised how often he ruffles feathers. The Republican secretary of state doesn’t seem to mind the...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sweat lodge lawsuits settled for $3M

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A self-help author imprisoned for the deaths of three people after an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony settled civil lawsuits with the victims’ families for more than $3 million,...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

EPA says Colo. refinery contamination declining

DENVER – Federal officials said Friday that initial water quality tests show levels of toxic chemicals are declining after a gasoline-like substance was detected seeping into a creek from a...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former sheriff charged in meth-for-sex case

DENVER – A former Colorado lawman who was once named the nation’s sheriff of the year was charged Friday with drug and prostitution offenses after authorities said he offered methamphetamine to a...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Suncor Energy ordered to test air in wastewater plant near refinery leak

DENVER – State health officials on Thursday ordered Suncor Energy to immediately begin testing the air inside the Denver Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure worker safety near where a...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Federal response limited on bark beetle epidemic

DENVER – The U.S. Forest Service says budget cuts are forcing the federal government to limit its response to a bark beetle outbreak that has destroyed millions of acres of forests in the West, and...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ho, ho, hold your fire: Gun club armed and festive

PHOENIX – These aren’t exactly the photos you took with Santa as a kid.An Arizona gun club is offering a chance for children and their families to pose for photos with Santa while holding pistols...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Supreme Court considers nuke site drilling

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court is considering whether residents have a right to demand a hearing about a proposal to drill for natural gas near a nuclear blast site in western Colorado.The...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former Colorado sheriff accused of offering meth for sex

CENTENNIAL – The ex-Colorado sheriff was known for his no-nonsense style, his heroism in saving two deputies and for his concern about teenage drug use. He was even named the nation’s sheriff of...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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