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Widespread rains cool off Utah wildfires in check

SALT LAKE CITY – Widespread rains fell across Utah on Thursday, helping firefighters contain nine major wildfires but raising the threat of a new hazard: landslides.Fire-scarred mountain slopes...

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo lawmakers reject water settlement

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Navajo lawmakers have rejected a settlement to recognize the tribe’s water rights from the Little Colorado River basin, likely sending the tribe and its Hopi neighbor back to...

DATE: July 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tax breaks available for fire mitigation

With tens of thousands of acres aflame in Colorado, many mountain home and property owners are madly working on fire mitigation – but may not know they can get both tax breaks and grant money to...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coming ’round the mountain

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Girl falls 3 stories from window

A 4-year-old girl fell three stories from a window and landed on the hood of a car about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Durango Police Cpl. Glenn Edwards said.The girl was found to be “alert and conscious”...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoon rains are welcomed

A dry Durango celebrated the Fourth of July without fireworks, but those looking up to the sky saw a glimpse of the monsoon season as rain, mostly sprinkles, graced the town.Durango and Southwest...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

No fireworks, no problem

Porter Hodgkiss sat outside Durango Coffee Co. with an organic chemistry book as the Fourth of July parade passed along Main Avenue on Wednesday evening.In spite of his textbook, Hodgkiss, 20, a...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

A thing for Colorado history

PLATTEVILLE – Native Americans in the vicinity of the Old Fort St. Vrain, west of present-day Platteville, dubbed the Fourth of July celebration there in 1843 the “Big Medicine Day” for the way...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawsuit against Arizona sheriff set for July 19

PHOENIX – A trial will begin as scheduled on July 19 in a racial-profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio after the judge who will decide the case rejected handing the matter to...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rain cools Colo. wildfires, other blazes grow

DENVER – Rains cooled Colorado’s wildfires Wednesday, but more than a dozen wildfires elsewhere in the West continued chewing through bone-dry pine and brush as firefighters working through the...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Feds settle Western energy corridor lawsuit

ALBUQUERQUE – Parts of a plan for designating thousands of miles of energy corridors in 11 Western states will be revamped under a settlement reached by federal land managers, more than a dozen...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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