Climate skeptics take fire seriously

DENVER – Even though the majority of people believe climate change adds to wildfire risk, those people are not any more likely to take actions to prevent wildfire damage, according to a new study....

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Government wants protection restored for Utah prairie dogs

DENVER – A lawyer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told an appeals court Monday that a federal judge in Utah went too far when he struck down protections for a kind of prairie dog found only...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

EPA rules extend to pesticides, petroleum

DENVER – The Environmental Protection Agency continued with new regulations this week, this time centered around protecting farmworkers from pesticides and curbing emissions from petroleum...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Rural, barking dogs may get shorter leash

When La Plata County residents outside municipal boundaries call in a dog-barking complaint, they get the same response: There’s nothing we can do. About 25 Humane Society officials, residents and...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Serial shooter may be loose

LOVELAND – The Wednesday killing of a man on a sidewalk in this northern Colorado city has raised alarm that a serial shooter might be trolling the area’s roads after a bicyclist recently was...

DATE: June 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Navajo president sworn in

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona – The president of the Navajo Nation was sworn in Tuesday to continue as the tribe’s top leader – even though he badly lost his re-election bid. That’s because the presidency on...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Hickenlooper seeks help for long-term unemployed

Associated PressDENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration wants to help people who have been unemployed at least 26 weeks find jobs with a $3 million initiative aimed at connecting them with...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Riding the mayoral election high into 2015

DENVER – Mainstream political candidates continue to grapple with the impact of the marijuana vote in Colorado. Three friends and business colleagues from the Colorado marijuana world have all...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Have the number of feral horses become a problem?

SALT LAKE CITY – State wildlife officials are supporting Utah ranchers and county leaders who are threatening to break federal law and round up wild horses this summer if federal officials don’t do...

DATE: May 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Mental-health treatment void in Colorado

A raised red oval, a couple of inches in diameter, sits at the top of Alex Meredith’s forehead. It is the physical mark of a besieged mind. Meredith, who is 29, started bashing himself in the head...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

State’s key mental-health system put on hold

Tom Sullivan knows the value of getting treatment for mental-health problems. His son Alex was killed in the Aurora theater massacre in 2012, the victim of a man who seemed to think he was Joker in...

DATE: March 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Ideas abound for cash at Capitol

DENVER – You can patch a lot of potholes for $75 million. Or send thousands of kids to college on scholarships. Or give out some nice tax credits for parents with child care expenses. Or pay to...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: State Nation World