March 16, 2013 5:49 PM
DENVER (AP) - Devin Setoguchi scored twice and added the 100th assist of his NHL career to help the Minnesota Wild hold off the slumping Colorado Avalanche 6-4 in a Saturday matinee. Ryan Suter started a four-goal scoring spree in the first period to help the Wild win for the... more »
March 14, 2013 10:54 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Rookie defenseman Jonas Brodin's first NHL score highlighted a three-goal second period by the Minnesota Wild in a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Devin Setoguchi and Mikko Koivu also scored in the decisive middle frame. Ryan Suter had a season-high three... more »
February 14, 2013 11:04 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene scored in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night. Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu in the shootout to get the win. Hejduk beat Niklas Backstrom with a backhand move and... more »
August 20, 2012 2:02 PM
CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) - Billionaire Bill Koch is known for spending lavishly to buy Western artifacts. Now he's building his own Old West town in Colorado. The Denver Post reported Monday the town is on Koch's 10-square-mile Bear Ranch near the Raggeds Wilderness Area roughly 125 miles southwest of... more »
June 11, 2012 7:38 AM
LAPORTE, Colo. (AP) - Federal firefighters are on their way to help battle a wildfire west of Fort Collins that has forced hundreds of evacuations and destroyed at least 18 structures. The U.S. Forest Service says a federal team will take over management of the fire on Monday. The Colorado... more »
May 8, 2012 8:49 AM
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - Maurice Sendak, the children's book author and illustrator who saw the sometimes-dark side of childnood in books like "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen," has died. He was 83. Longtime friend and caretaker Lynn Caponera says she was with him when he... more »
March 18, 2012 9:46 PM
Authorities say at least two homes have been destroyed and three firefighters injured in a large fire in Yuma County. That's west of Denver.
Mike McCaleb, emergency manager in neighboring Washington County, says the blaze started at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday south of Yuma, and firefighters are battling low... more »
March 7, 2012 12:02 AM
DENVER (AP) - Jamie McGinn scored the first of a four-goal flurry in the second period and Semyon Varlamov stopped 21 shots as the Colorado Avalanche beat the struggling Minnesota Wild 7-1 on Tuesday night. Jay McClement, Jan Hejda, Mark Olver, Ryan O'Reilly, David Jones and Cody McLeod also scored... more »
March 4, 2012 10:00 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Jamie McGinn got his first career two-goal game just 8:25 into the night, giving the Colorado Avalanche all the scoring they needed in a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. Peter Mueller and Stefan Elliott assisted in that order on both goals, spoiling... more »
February 2, 2012 11:55 PM
DENVER (AP) - Niklas Backstrom had 37 saves for his third shutout of the season and 25th of his NHL career, and Greg Zanon scored in the Minnesota Wild's 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Jean-Sebastian Giguere had 20 saves for Colorado, which has lost four straight... more »
January 26, 2012 6:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says new rules to manage nearly 200 million acres of national forests will protect watersheds and wildlife while promoting uses ranging from recreation to logging.
The new rules, to replace guidelines thrown out by a federal court in 2009, are to be released... more »
December 26, 2011 9:32 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Jan Hejda scored the go-ahead goal at 10:20 of the third period and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a nine-game road losing skid, beating the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Monday night. Colorado won on the road for the first time since Oct. 22 and extended Minnesota's... more »
October 22, 2011 9:41 AM
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio man who collected wild and rare animals admitted he was having a tough time taking care of them just days before he unleashed dozens of tigers, bears and lions into the countryside and killed himself.
A sheriff's deputy visited Terry Thompson's farm in... more »
September 19, 2011 5:34 AM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado's efforts in the 1980s to reintroduce the wild turkey have been successful. Colorado wildlife officials are now developing a plan to issue unlimited over-the-counter hunting licenses to help rid areas of so-called "conflict turkeys."
The Denver Post reports that the turkeys now number 35,000 and... more »
September 6, 2011 7:25 AM
Thousands of evacuees spent the night away from their homes in Central Texas as firefighters tried to control a wind-fueled wildfire that has destroyed nearly 500 homes.
Authorities say slack winds expected after midnight Tuesday could help firefighters make progress on the 25,000-acre blaze racing through rain-starved farm and... more »
March 29, 2011 2:36 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking proposals to set up wild horse sanctuaries amid controversy over the agency's handling of these icons of the range.
The BLM said Tuesday it will provide up to $40 million over five years to establish wild horse... more »
November 28, 2010 12:46 AM
DENVER (AP) - Greg Mauldin scored two goals to fuel Colorado's four-goal burst in the second period, and the Avalanche had a season-high goals total to beat the Minnesota Wild 7-4 on Saturday night and snap a three-game losing streak. However, the game did take a toll on the health... more »
November 22, 2010 8:14 PM
Turkeys aren't just plentiful on the Thanksgiving menu; they are also plenty of them in the wild these days.
According to the Colorado Division of Wildlife there are more wild turkeys living in Colorado than at any time before. The DOW began working on strategies to increase the turkey... more »
September 15, 2010 9:10 AM
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will gather an estimated 138 wild horses in northwest Colorado and place most of them up for adoption.
The BLM says the horses southwest of Meeker are outside an area designated for managing wild horses.
The roundup is set for... more »
September 9, 2010 1:57 PM
A new plan to remove about 100 wild horses in northwest Colorado has been released by the federal Bureau of Land Management.
The agency said Thursday that it will begin removing the wild horses in the West Douglas Herd Area next month.
Last year, a federal judge in... more »
August 12, 2010 5:57 PM
Doctors want to warn parents about a poisonous plant teens are eating to get high. It's called Datura stramonium, but it's better known as jimson weed. In Pueblo, there have been a few cases where kids ate the plant and ended up in the emergency room. "Most parents don't know... more »
March 28, 2010 10:09 AM
The Phoenix Zoo is used to hosting birthday parties, but this one's a little different.
Duchess the orangutan turned 50 on Saturday, and the zoo treated her to gifts, an ice cake filled with fruit and a rendition of "Happy Birthday" by hundreds of zoo visitors. Zoo officials say... more »
February 8, 2010 11:58 AM
An Alaska dentist has given a bald eagle a unique beak - using a temporary crown, sticky poster putty and yellow highlighter. The bird was found in December with severe damage to its beak, apparently from fishing line that wrapped around it and started cutting into it. Cindy Palmatier at... more »
December 29, 2009 11:47 AM
Sir Isaac Newton’s law of motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The government's karmic asset relief program, or "Karp," used that law to provide a lift to our nation's sagging psyche after a down year. Their happy-tizer machine measures the bad in our... more »
November 28, 2009 11:53 PM
DENVER (AP) - Mikko Koivu and Andrew Ebbett scored in the shootout, and Josh Harding stopped both of Colorado's shooters to help the Minnesota Wild beat the Avalanche 3-2 on Saturday night for a home-and-home sweep. Eric Belanger and Guillamume Latendresse scored in regulation, and Harding made 20 saves for... more »
November 27, 2009 5:12 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Chuck Kobasew had a hat trick and Andrew Brunette scored the winning goal on a power midway through the third period Friday, leading the Minnesota Wild past the Colorado Avalanche 5-3. Kobasew added an empty-net goal with 17.9 seconds left to complete his second career... more »
October 28, 2009 3:01 PM
The world's tiger population is declining fast despite efforts to save them, and new strategies are urgently needed to keep the species from dying out, international wildlife experts said Tuesday.
"We are assembled here to save tigers that are at the verge of extinction," Nepal's secretary of forest and... more »