March 17, 2013 12:43 PM
ENNIS, Mont. (AP) - About 500 wild horses have arrived so far at the Spanish Q Ranch in western Montana as Bureau of Land Management officials work to reassure neighboring landowners about the long-term holding facility. The Montana Standard reports the horses, all geldings, began arriving Feb. 27. Officials say... more »
January 9, 2013 11:48 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Mike Fitzgerald scored a career-high 30 points, making four of Air Force's 10 3-pointers, and the Falcons defeated Nevada 78-65 Wednesday night in the Mountain West Conference opener for both schools. Fitzgerald, whose previous career best was 19 points, scored 23 in the second... more »
December 2, 2012 1:27 PM
SEATTLE (AP) - In the late-1980s heyday of the anti-drug "Just Say No" campaign, a man calling himself "Jerry" appeared on a Seattle talk radio show to criticize U.S. marijuana laws. An esteemed businessman, he hid his identity because he didn't want to offend customers who - like so many... more »
November 10, 2012 1:08 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Four days after the election, President Barack Obama can finally claim victory in Florida. The state finished counting its votes Saturday. Obama was declared the, giving him a 332 to 206 final margin in the Electoral College. Florida officials said Obama had 50 percent of... more »
November 7, 2012 10:22 AM
DENVER (AP) - King Soopers and City Market are recalling ice cream because of concerns over pecan allergies. The recall involves Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla ice cream sold in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The federal Food and Drug Administration says people... more »
August 26, 2012 10:59 AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the Republican convention beginning tomorrow and the Democrats kicking off a week later, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are still looking to lock up states that could get them to the 270 electoral votes needed to win in November. An Associated Press analysis of... more »
April 22, 2012 11:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The improving economy is swinging the pendulum in President Barack Obama's favor in the 14 states where the presidential election will likely be decided. Recent polls show Obama gaining an edge over his likely Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, in several so-called swing states - those that are... more »
February 17, 2012 5:45 AM
DENVER (AP) - An Air Force Academy instructor is being honored for rushing to the aid of injured spectators after a plane crash killed 11 people at an air race in Nevada last year.
Lt. Col. Ryan Osteroos was at the Reno Air Races in September when the plane... more »
February 16, 2012 7:42 PM
Colorado Springs Police are now looking for a suspect in a fatal accident that happened Monday.
Michael Benton, 32, is wanted for his involvement in an accident that killed Mark Michelle. Police now believe he was driving a vehicle that crashed into another, smashing Michelle as he stood in... more »
February 4, 2012 11:36 AM
RENO, Nev. (AP) - With its 24-hour casino gambling, legalized prostitution and drive-through wedding chapels; Nevada seems anything but conventional. When it comes to voting in presidential elections, it's as mainstream as it gets. Nevada hasn't made much of a difference in selecting the nominee for president or on national... more »
February 2, 2012 3:14 AM
Four people were taken to the hospital when the car they were driving in crashed following a high speed chase with police just after midnight Thursday. Colorado Springs Police officers pursued the black sedan north along I-25 when the car suddenly exited at the Nevada/Tejon ramp. At some point the... more »
January 30, 2012 3:51 PM
The father of a young girl who was beat to death and had her body buried in the crawl space of a Monument home pleaded guilty on Monday to a single charge of child abuse resulting in death. In exchange for his plea, three other charges against 31 year old... more »
January 19, 2012 10:09 PM
Defense attorneys want a judge to throw out the murder case against a former Monument man accused of killing his daughter on the grounds that detectives in the case lied about a confession.
Hanif Sims and his former girlfriend Monique Lynch were arrested at a motel in Henderson, Nevada... more »
January 8, 2012 11:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some victims of last year's air show crash in Nevada say they want to attend future air races even though that event was the worst air race accident in the U.S. in more than 50 years. But a lawyer for some victims says he's told his clients,... more »
December 26, 2011 7:16 PM
Casey Colletti doesn't have much to say about his time at the National Finals Rodeo. His brief response, "it's been awesome," may sum up what a whirlwind season it's been.
"It's hard explain," Colletti said. "To watch it on TV every year to then being there and watching myself... more »
December 3, 2011 4:53 AM
Colorado Springs Police are reporting a crash on E. Navajo and S. Nevada.
It happened a little before 2 this morning.
A car going south bound on Nevada lost control, went over a median and crashed into a light pole. A semi was hit.
One person had... more »
November 17, 2011 5:39 PM
You won't find many professional athletes who string fences on the family farm, but that's the way it is in professional rodeo. There's no draft, no signing bonuses, and the farm system is literally a farm system.
"It's not the easiest sport on your body," explains professional bareback rider... more »
November 9, 2011 12:24 AM
A street corner near downtown Colorado Springs is at the center of a neighborhood movement to protect pedestrians. At the heart of it is a Girl Scout troop who goes to school at Steele Elementary. They say the corner of Espanola and Nevada right next to their school is too... more »
October 18, 2011 7:57 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mitt Romney says he wants to allow home foreclosures to "hit the bottom" to help the housing industry recover, and Democrats are criticizing him for ignoring the problems plaguing the middle class.
In an interview on Monday, Romney was telling the Las Vegas Review Journal... more »
October 14, 2011 12:02 PM
EXETER, N.H. (AP) - Jon Huntsman is boycotting next week's Republican presidential debate in Nevada. The former Utah governor and other candidates say Nevada has unfairly shifted the date of its presidential caucuses. But Huntsman becomes the first to announce plans to skip next Tuesday's nationally-televised GOP debate in protest.... more »
October 4, 2011 7:38 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Democratic strategists say rapid population growth in the West means Colorado, Montana, Nevada and New Mexico will be major battleground states during the 2012 elections.
Democrats are heading to Las Vegas this month to host a conference on how to appeal to the new voters... more »
September 19, 2011 3:17 PM
Images of the World-War-II-era plane nose diving into a group of spectators at an air race in Reno, Nevada on Friday have replayed over and over through the weekend, but for those who were there they'll likely be playing those scenes over in their heads many more times.
A... more »
September 18, 2011 2:43 PM
Two air shows have been cancelled within 24 hours because of fatal crashes. A World War 2 era P-51 Mustang crashed into a group of spectators in Reno, Nevada, Friday; killing nine, including the pilot, and injuring more than 50 people. Another WWII plane -- a T-28 -- crashed in... more »
September 14, 2011 10:35 PM
DENVER (AP) - The director of renewable energy for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union says transmission lines could be an economic development tool for farmers and ranchers.
Bill Midcap likens transmission lines to railroads or interstate highways.
He and others met on Wednesday with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar,... more »
August 31, 2011 3:29 PM
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal judge in Nevada is taking the government to task for misconduct by a helicopter contractor during one of the government's biggest wild horse roundups in the West.
U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben denied a request from horse protection advocates late Tuesday to halt... more »
July 23, 2011 6:58 PM
DENVER (AP) - Democrats are launching Spanish-language television ads targeting Hispanic voters in three Western states.
The ad, entitled "Who to Trust", touts President Barack Obama's work on extending health insurance to children, including legal immigrant children, increasing the number of Pell Grants and cutting middle class taxes.
... more »
July 10, 2011 5:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican-leaning fundraising group with ties to GOP strategist Karl Rove has launched a new phase of its $20 million ad campaign attacking Democrats.
Crossroads GPS is running television ads targeting five Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. They are Bill Nelson of Florida, Claire... more »
May 26, 2011 4:31 PM
RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Humane Society of the United States is raising concerns about the potential for wild horses in the West to contract an equine herpes virus from domestic horses.
The society urged the Bureau of Land Management in a letter on Thursday to discourage and, where... more »
May 19, 2011 12:19 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Felony drug, conspiracy and gun charges have been filed against an ex-prosecutor who handled the Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars drug cases in Las Vegas.
Former Deputy Clark County District Attorney David Schubert didn't appear in court Thursday while his lawyer received the four-count criminal... more »
May 14, 2011 7:02 PM
Neighbors say it was awful what happened at the home on Century Place last year, and they're trying to move on. It's still hard for them to imagine what they heard from the crime scene one year ago, on May 14th.
"I will not sleep at all, because it... more »
March 6, 2011 7:59 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hundreds of Nevada college students and supporters waved signs decrying looming state higher education budget cuts during a peaceful protest on the Las Vegas Strip.
A crowd of more than 500 demonstrators gathered Sunday in front of the fountains of the Bellagio casino resort. They... more »
January 7, 2011 3:04 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A sociology professor studying Nevada's economy says Las Vegas is the least educated major metropolitan area in the West.
Robert Lang says roughly 19 percent of Las Vegans obtain a bachelor's degree, compared to 31 percent of people in northern New Mexico and 27 percent... more »
December 30, 2010 12:07 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada is known for letting just about anything slide, whether it's booze, bets or brothels.
But even here there are limits. It has been OK to smoke pot to treat illness for ten years. But don't think about selling it, even to patients. Lately, federal... more »
December 20, 2010 4:26 PM
Work began today on the extension of Vincent Drive , a project that's been planned for 35 years in Colorado Springs.
Vincent Drive will be extended from Dublin south to Nevada.
The project includes widening of Nevada, drainage, utility lines, and a trail.
Funding comes from the... more »
October 5, 2010 3:45 PM
An early winter storm that chased record heat out of northern Nevada has swamped Reno with record-setting rain and dropped enough snow at the top of the Sierra to close a mountain highway pass near Lake Tahoe.
The National Weather Service extended a winter weather advisory through late Tuesday... more »
September 30, 2010 8:29 AM
Colorado Education Commissioner Dwight Jones has been chosen as the new superintendent of the school district that includes Las Vegas.
KTNV-TV in Las Vegas reports that the Clark County School District voted 6-1 Wednesday to select Jones to head the district that is the nation's fifth-largest. Jones has to... more »
September 16, 2010 2:32 PM
The Focus on Safety Photo Enforcement system has been installed, tested and calibrated. Next step--warning notices in the mail for drivers who run red lights.
After a one-month period when warning notices are sent, the program will begin imposing $75 fines each time a driver runs a red light.... more »
September 16, 2010 9:10 AM
Firefighters are gaining ground on a California forest fire in the southern Sierra Nevada that has blackened more than 6,100 acres and destroyed one home.
U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Cindy Thill says the fire "got very active" Wednesday afternoon, but a fierce air and ground attack kept the flames... more »
August 19, 2010 2:32 AM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Fresno State and Nevada are leaving the Western Athletic Conference for the Mountain West. The schools ended a wild Wednesday by announcing they are accepting invitations to join the Mountain West, which has added three prominent members of WAC in the last two months. Boise... more »
August 18, 2010 8:39 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - The Mountain West Conference has extended invitations to join the league to Fresno State and Nevada. The MWC announced on Wednesday that it has offered the Bulldogs and Wolf Pack an opportunity to leave the Western Athletic Conference and join a league that's losing Utah -... more »
August 9, 2010 9:24 AM
They're as common at campaign stops as colorful banners: hand-held cameras wielded by politicians' opponents to catch them making a stupid mistake. So how come candidates keep getting tripped up by "trackers" who record their every move?
Trackers have been credited for spoiling campaigns from Virginia to Nevada.
... more »
August 6, 2010 8:36 AM
A state panel has voted to slash benefits for tens of thousands of Nevada public employees, retirees and their dependents, including eliminating some benefits and drastically reducing others.
The Public Employees' Benefit Program Board on Thursday cut nearly $81 million in subsidized services for 70,000 participants. That's about two-thirds... more »
August 4, 2010 9:47 AM
Monique Lynch, accused stuffing a little girl's lifeless body into the crawl space of a Monument home, will face a judge in Colorado Springs for the first time today.
Lynch waived her right to a video advisement last week. Today, she's expected to be formally charged with child abuse... more »
July 13, 2010 7:33 PM
The couple charged in the death of a little girl in Monument were back in court Tuesday in Nevada.
Hanif Sims and Monique Lynch are being held in a Henderson jail. They were arrested last week at a motel there.
The pair were back in court Tuesday and... more »
July 9, 2010 10:37 PM
Since the body of little Genesis Sims was positively identified this week, events have been moving quickly. The suspects in the case, Monique Lynch and Hanif Sims remain in jail in Henderson, Nevada.
Even though they are behind bars, it could be some time before the two are back... more »
July 8, 2010 11:04 PM
The biological mother of Genesis Sims gave her DNA to help identify her little girl.
After learning about the death of her daughter just this week, she's devastated, as any mother would be. However, Jopetia Garretson finally got some news she wanted to hear - two arrests have been... more »
July 8, 2010 1:26 PM
Monique Lynch now faces charges of child abuse resulting in death, in connection with the death of Genesis Sims.
Genesis was the daughter of Lynch's boyfriend, Hanif Sims.
Both Sims and Lynch are in jail in Nevada.
NF5 has learned the couple fled Los Angeles when they... more »
June 10, 2010 6:11 PM
O.J. Simpson's lawyer calls time a big hurdle he'll face when he asks the Nevada Supreme Court to overturn the imprisoned former football star's conviction and grant a new trial in a September 2007 hotel room heist.
Attorneys for Simpson and convicted co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart will each have... more »
March 14, 2010 8:27 AM
Early Sunday morning, at around 1 a.m., the Colorado Springs Police dispatch was notified of a traffic crash on Nevada Avenue at Cheyenne Road which involved a power outage.
The investigation revealed that a vehicle was speeding, going southbound, on Nevada Ave when the driver lost control and struck... more »
February 18, 2010 9:20 AM
The Denver regional office of the U.S. Census Bureau will start counting soon, beginning with the rural areas first.
People who receive their mail by P.O. box will find a letter soon letting them know that census takers will start visiting houses March 1 to drop off questionnaires.
... more »
February 7, 2010 2:55 PM
A shooting overnight may be related to a burglary that happened minutes earlier. Police said they were called at 1 a.m. Sunday to Discount Exhaust Works on South Nevada Ave., on a report of a man that was siphoning gas from vehicles at the business. They gave the officers a... more »
January 24, 2010 11:50 AM
On Saturday night, Colorado Springs Police Officers pursued a vehicle, that was involved in a hit and run, on northbound Academy Blvd. The driver, later found to be an unlicensed, intoxicated 15 year-old male, was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Academy Blvd directly toward one of the Springs... more »
January 22, 2010 4:20 PM
In statistics released Friday, H1N1 swine flu remains sporadic in Colorado. But illnesses have increased around us--there are localized outbreaks in Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. Things are even worse in Nevada--it's one of seven states reporting regional outbreak. The good news is that no states have widespread... more »
January 19, 2010 11:19 AM
Colorado water officials are optimistic that a California court ruling invalidating a conservation plan won't derail agreements affecting seven Western states.
Dick Wolfe, director of the Colorado Division of Water Resources, said Tuesday that water officials have shown a "collective will" to overcome obstacles.
A judge last week... more »
December 30, 2009 10:41 AM
A mix of rain and snow making its way through northern California. Heavy snowfall on Interstate 80 between Sacramento and Reno made plows and snow tires a necessity Wednesday morning. With as much as seven to nine inches of accumulation in some places, emergency crews were out to keep an... more »
December 22, 2009 6:05 PM
One lane of North Nevada Ave. has been closed due to structural problems. The bridge spans a rail spur near Fillmore. One lane was shut down after an inspector discovered evidence of deterioration under the bridge.
There will still be one lane open northbound, and the two southbound lanes... more »
December 8, 2009 10:46 AM
Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele is renewing his demand that Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid apologize for likening health care overhaul opponents to those who resisted putting an end to slavery. The Nevada Democrat made the assertion in a statement Monday as the Senate worked on legislation to remake the... more »
October 15, 2009 11:09 AM
Country superstar Garth Brooks announced Thursday that he's coming out of retirement with a show in Las Vegas.
Brooks, 47, said at a news conference in Nashville that he will end his retirement with an extended engagement at the Wynn Resort.
The move has been rumored in the... more »