Father gets 15 years for pot shop robbery

Three months after his son’s sentencing for taking part in the same crime, Bayfield man Joe Riley Griffith was given 15 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections for his role in the Jan. 31...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

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