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4 years 3 months ago

Colorado Army deserter arrested at border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Montana say they have arrested a 28-year-old Colorado man accused of deserting the U.S. Army. Officials say Eric Wagner of Lakewood, was taken into custody Wednesday at the Chief Mountain port of entry into Glacier National Park. Customs spokeswoman Lynn Shozoda...

4 years 3 months ago

Protect yourself from rattlesnakes

There have been several well-publicized cases of rattlesnake bites in southern Colorado in the past month. All victims are out of the hospital and recovering. If you're interested in learning more about rattlesnakes and how to protect yourself, a naturalist at Cheyenne Mountain State Park will hold a program...

4 years 4 months ago

Bat tests positive for rabies in Pueblo

It's a double-whammy for Pueblo. First, West Nile Virus. Now, a rabid bat. "This bat testing positive for rabies confirms rabies is in Pueblo this summer, it is important for individuals to protect themselves and their pets from wild animals that may carry rabies," stated Christine Nevin-Woods, Public Health...

4 years 6 months ago

Coyotes become more active in spring

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is asking people to take precautions in coyote country. From coyote attacks on pets to aggressive coyotes approaching people, the Division is receiving increasing calls about coyote activity. "Spring is denning season for coyotes and with new pups in the dens, coyotes will behave more...

4 years 7 months ago

Governor to sign bill protecting farmland

Gov. Bill Ritter is signing a bill that would limit the use of urban renewal authority to take agricultural land. Lawmakers say Colorado is rapidly losing farmland and they believe urban renewal was never intended for taking more land away from farmers and ranchers. The bill also requires county assessors...

4 years 10 months ago

Deal to protect famed Utah canyon signed

An agreement meant to protect a central Utah canyon rich with ancient American Indian art while allowing for nearby mineral development has been struck. The unusual pact governing Nine Mile Canyon was signed at the Utah Capitol on Tuesday by federal and state agencies, conservation and archaeology groups, tribal leaders...

5 years 1 month ago

EPA: Limit plane deicing chemical runoff

Every winter, airports across the country spray millions of gallons of deicing chemicals onto airliners and allow the runoff to trickle away. When the chemicals end up in nearby waterways, the deicing fluid can turn streams bright orange and create dead zones for aquatic life. The practice is legal,...

5 years 1 month ago

Europe fails to agree on bluefin tuna ban

A sharply divided European Union failed Tuesday to protect the threatened bluefin tuna, as the bloc's Mediterranean nations refused to back even a temporary a ban on catching the fish prized by sushi aficionados. The EU's executive commission urged EU governments to agree to a temporary ban until the...

5 years 2 months ago

Texas raises $135 million to buffer coastline

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...

5 years 2 months ago

Obama administration submits salmon plan

The Obama administration has outlined its long-awaited plan to protect salmon in the Pacific Northwest. The administration submitted the plan to a federal judge Tuesday in Portland. Officials say the plan would more aggressively protect declining fish runs and account for the effects of climate change. The issue was hotly...

5 years 2 months ago

Texas governor sends Rangers to Mexico border

Special teams of Texas Rangers will be deployed to the Texas-Mexico border to deal with increasing violence because the federal government has failed to address growing problems there, Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday. "It is an expansive effort with the Rangers playing a more high-profile role than they've ever...

5 years 2 months ago

EPA identifies 79 coal mine permits for review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified 79 coal mine permit applications in four Appalachian states for additional scrutiny. The agency said Friday it wants to make certain the proposed surface mines won't cause water pollution and violate the Clean Water Act. The mines are in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio...

5 years 1 month ago

Most H1N1 flu cases go unreported

The El Paso County Department of Public Health and Environment is urging the community not to worry about the number of cases of H1N1 flu being reported, because an overwhelming majority of cases go unreported. Public health officer Kandi Buckland says the regular flu season isn't here yet and...

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