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3 years 15 hours ago

Weekly US oil and gas rig count drops by 1

HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by one this week to 2,000. Houston-based drilling product provider Baker Hughes Inc. reported Wednesday 1,130 rigs were exploring for oil and 865 for natural gas. Five were listed as miscellaneous....

3 years 3 months ago

Decline of native deer

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A mysterious decline in pronghorn and mule deer along the Wyoming-Colorado border has the attention of a team of biologists who are gathering to investigate the change. The National Wildlife Federation is putting on public meetings in Steamboat Springs and Craig this week to discuss...

4 years 1 day ago

Marriage on the decline

"I do" is becoming "I don't want to." New numbers from the Pew Research Center show a decline in marriage. They say about half of American adults are married, but in 1960 that number was closer to three-fourths; and views of the family are changing too. "Americans still...

4 years 2 months ago

Distracted driving deaths fall in 2009

The government says the number of people killed in crashes connected to driver distraction fell last year but still remain an epidemic. The Transportation Department said Monday that 5,474 people were killed in 2009 in crashes reported to have involved distracted driving, a 6 percent decline from the more...

4 years 2 months ago

Deer population drops in Roaring Fork Valley

State wildlife officials say development and recreation have contributed to the declining number of deer in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking at lowering the population goal and changing the number of hunting licenses issued for the area that stretches from Aspen to Glenwood...

4 years 5 months ago

Home construction sinks, building permits down

Home construction plunged last month to the lowest level since December as builders scaled back without a federal tax credit to lure buyers. Building permits also fell, a sign the construction industry won't fuel the economic recovery. The Commerce Department says construction of new homes and apartments fell...

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