January 4, 2013 7:22 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Even with the national unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8 percent in December, those who are out of work in Southern Colorado face a more challenging job market.
In November, the most recent month available, there were 25,765 people unemployed in El Paso County, or roughly... more »
November 15, 2012 7:23 PM
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Two bodies have been found stuffed in barrels in a South Carolina lake and authorities believe they could be those of two people missing for a month. The first plastic barrel was found on the shore of Lake Hartwell on Wednesday with a woman's body inside.... more »
September 20, 2012 4:40 PM
DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration is creating a national monument at a dramatic rock formation in southwestern Colorado that is sacred to the Southern Ute tribe.
Senator Michael Bennet's office on Wednesday confirmed a report in the Denver Post that said the move to preserve 4,700 acres... more »
September 19, 2012 8:38 PM
DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration is creating a national monument at a dramatic rock formation in southwestern Colorado that is surrounded by the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Senator Michael Bennet's office on Wednesday confirmed a report in The Denver Post that said the move to preserve 4,700 acres... more »
May 2, 2012 8:06 AM
This video is an oldie but a goodie.
Happy National Ukulele Day! To celebrate, we have a little boy, who's strumming away on his.
Click here to see our Video of the Day. more »
December 7, 2011 7:34 AM
Colorado public buildings will be lowering their flags to half-staff in remembrance of the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks.
Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered the flags to be lowered from sunrise to sunset. More than 3,500 Americans were killed or wounded during the Japanese attack at the port... more »
April 24, 2011 6:37 PM
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average price of a gallon of gasoline across the U.S. has jumped about 12 cents over the past two weeks.
The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices puts the average price for a gallon of regular at $3.88, as of April 22.
Analyst Trilby... more »
April 17, 2011 9:36 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say 10 people are confirmed dead after storms spawning tornadoes swept through a small eastern North Carolina county.
Bertie County Manager Zee Lamb said Sunday that one person also is missing. He said authorities have identified nine of the dead but did not release... more »
April 14, 2011 2:34 PM
ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) - Nature enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the great outdoors next week with free admission to over 300 National Park Service sites, including Rocky Mountain National Park.
National Park Week runs from April 16-24. It's the longest of the no-fee periods announced earlier this... more »
April 9, 2011 6:04 PM
DENVER (AP) - Bridging the political divide dominated the discussion at a Colorado forum on taming the federal deficit.
The partisan back-and-forth in the nation's capital prevented the two senators who assembled the panel from attending their own event in person. Democratic Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet were... more »
October 18, 2010 11:53 AM
A researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder will be honored by the White House.
Warren Washington, a senior scientist at NCAR, is one of 10 researchers chosen to receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation. It will be presented later this year.
Washington is... more »
September 27, 2010 8:23 AM
A report being released Monday by a mayors group finds that nearly half of the guns that crossed state lines and were used in crimes in 2009 were sold in just 10 states. Colorado is not one of the states.
Those states accounted for nearly 21,000 guns connected to... more »
September 20, 2010 4:02 PM
A wildfire sparked at a Utah firing range has destroyed four homes.
More than 1,600 homes have been evacuated after the fire broke out during a National Guard training session and blazed across thousands of acres. But the fire that was threatening the small community of Herriman has now... more »
September 20, 2010 10:19 AM
Fire officials in Utah say some 100 homes are threatened by a wind-drive blaze that's forced people to flee some 1,400 homes.
Authorities say two homes have burned in the small community of Herriman, near Salt Lake City.
The blaze started when dry brush at a National Guard... more »
September 20, 2010 6:23 AM
The Food and Drug Administration is starting two days of hearings on whether genetically engineered salmon should be sold in a store near you. If the answer is yes, this type of salmon could become the first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption.
The FDA already has said... more »
September 14, 2010 3:43 PM
A federal safety panel says an air traffic controller who was engaged in a personal phone call was partly responsible for a midair collision last year over the Hudson River between a tour helicopter and a small plane.
The crash on Aug. 8, 2009, killed nine people.
The... more »
September 13, 2010 10:04 AM
Federal health scientists are considering pulling Abbott Laboratories' diet pill Meridia off the market, based on data that it increases heart attack and stroke.
The Food and Drug Administration has posted its safety review of Meridia online, ahead of a meeting where outside experts will weigh in on the... more »
September 10, 2010 10:00 AM
Crews are monitoring hot spots at the wildfire burning near Boulder amid concerns that strong winds could fan the flames and send them into the city.
City officials had urged roughly 9,000 residents Thursday afternoon to prepare to evacuate at a moment's notice because of conditions that were ripe... more »
September 8, 2010 10:31 AM
Suicides soared in Colorado in 2009, according to the Colorado Department of Health. The suicide rate is the highest in more than 20 years. Colorado annually has a suicide rate that is approximately 40 percent higher than the U.S. rate, according to Jarrod Hindman, program manager of the department's Office... more »
September 1, 2010 8:19 AM
Authorities say a second suspected illegal marijuana growing site has been found in the mountains north of Boulder.
Boulder County sheriff's Cmdr. Rick Brough says the second site found Tuesday is larger than one found nearby Monday that had about 3,500 marijuana plants, estimated to be worth a half... more »
August 31, 2010 10:24 AM
Authorities say about 3,000 marijuana plants have been found in a suspected illegal growing operation in the mountains north of Boulder.
Officers plan to return the area Tuesday near the town of Raymond to recover the plants, estimated to be worth half a million dollars.
The area is... more »
August 27, 2010 8:38 AM
Eight soldiers from the Colorado Army National Guard are returning home after a nine-month deployment in Bahrain. A homecoming ceremony is planned Friday at Peterson Air Force Base.
The soldiers are members of Commercial Imagery Team 4 from the Colorado Guard's 117th Space Battalion. The unit provided commercial satellite... more »
August 27, 2010 8:24 AM
A longtime Colorado hunting outfitter and a hunting guide indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver are accused of putting out hundreds of pounds of salt to lure deer and elk for their clients.
State and federal authorities say Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh of Meeker and Brian Douglas Kunz... more »
August 26, 2010 9:06 AM
Dell says data storage maker 3Par has accepted its raised buyout bid of $1.52 billion, after the computer maker topped an offer from rival Hewlett-Packard.
The offer is $24.30 a share in cash. That is up from Dell's previous offer of $1.13 billion.
Rival Hewlett-Packard offered about $1.5... more »
August 24, 2010 3:31 PM
A newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe suddenly is flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico and gobbling up the BP spill at a much faster rate than expected, scientists reported Tuesday.
Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled since... more »
August 12, 2010 8:19 AM
Federal prosecutors believe a single drug organization is behind several marijuana farms that were raided by authorities in a national forest in northeast Wisconsin.
Eight men were charged Wednesday after agents raided growing plots in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Investigators say they also found a house transformed into a... more »
August 9, 2010 11:15 AM
Officials working on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are watching a cluster of storms over Florida that could develop into a tropical disturbance.
The government point man on the oil spill, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Monday he is not currently planning to suspend... more »
August 4, 2010 1:17 PM
National cemeteries in Denver and Las Animas are getting federal stimulus funds to pay for improvements and equipment.
The Veterans Affairs Department said Wednesday that Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver will get about $182,000 to contend with erosion and nearly $162,000 for vehicles and equipment for maintenance and... more »
August 3, 2010 9:42 AM
Federal safety investigators are probing rollover accidents by tanker trucks carrying propane, gasoline and other hazardous materials. The National Transportation Safety Board wants to know whether equipment similar to the stability systems required for cars would help prevent tanker rollovers.
The board is holding a hearing Tuesday on an... more »
July 26, 2010 6:49 PM
Time is running out on a deal to keep the National Little Britches Finals Rodeo in Pueblo. The annual event kicked off Monday attracting thousands from all over the country. However, the rodeo may be skipping town if the city doesn't fork over more money to keep them here. "We're... more »
June 16, 2010 3:14 PM
Former White House Press Secretary and Colorado State University-Pueblo grad Dana Perino will be at The Broadmoor Thursday evening, at a reception for Republican Gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis. Perino worked at various positions in Washington before joining the White House staff, including a stint in then-Rep. McInnis' office.
Perino... more »
June 2, 2010 7:57 PM
Winners of a History Day competition in Pueblo will travel to Maryland later this month to take part in the National History Day 2010 competition. The Pueblo event was held in March at CSU-Pueblo. Hundreds of middle and high school students from all over the state to take part--in the... more »
May 25, 2010 11:12 AM
A 21-year-old New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to intentionally vomiting on a man and his 11-year-old daughter in the stands during a Philadelphia Phillies game.
Matthew Clemmens of Cherry Hill, New Jersey pleaded guilty to simple assault and other charges Tuesday. Police say Clemmens stuck his fingers down... more »
May 5, 2010 9:30 AM
A Homeland Security official says the government will now require airlines to check updated no-fly lists within two hours of being notified of changes to the list. The alleged Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, was able to board an airplane despite being on the list, because Emirates airlines did not... more »
April 20, 2010 3:02 PM
A watchdog group is demanding the Pentagon cancel plans for an evangelist to speak at a National Day of Prayer observance, citing his past description of Islam as "evil."
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation said Tuesday that Muslims who work at the Pentagon objected to evangelist Franklin Graham's planned... more »
April 16, 2010 6:33 PM
The law establishing an annual National Day of Prayer has been declared unconstitutional by a federal judge. Judge Barbara Crabb issued the ruling Thursday in a lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation against President Barack Obama and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
Congress established the National... more »
April 13, 2010 1:55 PM
National Parks in America will offer free admission next week, during National Park Week. More than 100 national parks will allow people to enjoy the parks at no cost.
National Park Week runs from April 17 to 25. Free admission will also be offered on September 25 and November... more »
December 3, 2009 9:45 AM
The tally of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly for the fifth straight week, a hopeful sign that the job market is slowly improving. The Labor Department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 457,000, the lowest total since the week of... more »
November 3, 2009 11:47 AM
A leading government health figure says tests on millions of people who have received the H1N1 flu vaccine show that it's safe and effective. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said Tuesday that people should not worry about the safety of the vaccine. He pointed to a... more »
October 30, 2009 1:03 PM
White River National Forest officials say they've had to remove more beetle-killed trees from the east side of the forest than the west. Jan Burke, forest health coordinator for the White River, says a half-dozen campgrounds near Dillon Reservoir in the east part have been clear-cut to remove the trees... more »
October 27, 2009 2:35 PM
U.S. health officials say more than 22 million doses of swine flu vaccine are now available, and they predict most Americans should soon find it easier to get their dose.
The first supplies of swine flu vaccine began as a frustrating trickle that caused long lines in parts of... more »
October 26, 2009 3:58 PM
Two Northwest Airlines pilots reportedly told federal investigators that they were going over scheduling using their laptop computers in violation of company policy while their plane overflew their Minneapolis destination by 150 miles.
National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement Monday that the pilots said in interviews that... more »
October 20, 2009 1:19 PM
Delaware may finally join the other 49 states in getting a national park of its own. The state's congressional delegation plans to introduce legislation Tuesday to create a history-themed park with a center in New Castle and multiple satellite locations. Topics would include European settlement and Delaware's role as the... more »
October 15, 2009 9:26 AM
Montana wildlife commissioners shut down gray wolf hunting Tuesday in backcountry adjacent to Yellowstone National Park after nine of the predators were killed there in recent weeks.
Commissioners, however, kept the statewide kill quota at 75, repeating their belief that the planned harvest would not hurt the overall population... more »
October 14, 2009 8:48 AM
Hundreds of people buried by landslides in Indonesia two weeks ago have been registered as dead, raising the death toll from last month's earthquake to 1,115. Disaster Management Agency spokesman Priyadi Kardono said Wednesday that the search for 300 missing people has ended and that they have been declared dead.... more »
October 6, 2009 12:27 PM
Kentucky is honoring native son George Clooney with an award from the governor. Clooney's parents, Nick and Nina Clooney, were at the Kentucky State Capitol on Tuesday to receive the award on their son's behalf. The actor won the "national award" category in the 2009 Kentucky Governor's Awards in the... more »
September 25, 2009 12:12 PM
A federal judge will hear arguments Friday to decide whether a college student charged with disrupting a federal auction for oil and gas drilling leases in Utah can claim he was acting in the interest of the greater good. Tim DeChristopher says he wanted to protect wild lands near Utah's... more »
September 16, 2009 11:13 AM
Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Pacific, off Mexico's western coast.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression could reach tropical storm strength sometime Wednesday.
The center of the system is located about 340 miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas and moving north-northwest... more »
September 16, 2009 11:09 AM
exas is embarking on the biggest coastal protection effort in state history to fight beach erosion and defend against future hurricanes.
The $135.4 million plan comes just a year after Hurricane Ike's powerful storm surge damaged thousands of homes in Galveston, the neighboring Bolivar Peninsula and other communities across... more »
September 14, 2009 2:18 PM
A Fort Carson soldier and his 19-year-old girlfriend from Pueblo are safe--having survived two nights in the mountains. The pair endured snow showers both nights, while wearing just jeans, t-shirts and tennis shoes. They're inexperienced hikers who went on a day hike in rugged country, and got lost. According to... more »
September 11, 2009 9:53 AM
A million pounds of propellant was ignited in the Utah desert Thursday, as NASA tested a new moon rocket.
A massive cloud of smoke and dust rose as the rocket blasted flames for more than two minutes.
The rocket itself was fastened horizontally to the ground on a... more »
September 10, 2009 4:11 PM
The Colorado Army National Guard is opening a new readiness center and basing a new unit in Alamosa. Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, the adjutant general of Colorado, said Thursday the facility is the home of the new Delta Company, 1st of the 157th Infantry Battalion. It will also serve... more »
September 10, 2009 3:47 PM
The Coast Guard has signed off on its first tidal power project, a small underwater turbine that will generate additional electricity at its station in coastal Maine. The $100,000 project in Eastport will be used to test tidal technology in the nation's northeastern corner, home to some of largest tidal... more »
September 1, 2009 1:56 PM
Firefighters in southwest Colorado are still battling a lightning-sparked blaze that's threatening three cabins and an outbuilding. Fire officials say the nearly 2-square-mile wildfire had only moderate burning Monday with weaker than expected winds. The fire is on national forest land about 10 miles north of Nucla, 340 miles southwest... more »