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1 year 2 months ago

Over 50 wildfires burn across the west

Right now, about 51 wildfires are burning out of control in the western part of the country. One of the most severe fires is the Beaver Creek blaze in the mountains of central Idaho. It's at about 108,000 acres and is 47% contained. Thousands of buildings and homes are threatened....

1 year 3 months ago

West Nile spreading in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado health officials say the West Nile virus is spreading in Colorado. Longmont will soon begin citywide spraying and Boulder County Public Health plans to have its own contractor. The town of Erie is also expanding its efforts. The state health department said the first case of...

1 year 11 months ago

Man dies in crash in Pueblo West

A driver in Pueblo West died after being hit by a semitrailer. The crash happened Wednesday morning at the intersection of Purcell and Platteville, according to the Pueblo County Coroner. The victim was identified as 65-year-old Ed Tezak. The coroner says Tezak lived in Canon City and had a...

2 years 1 month ago

2 deaths from West Nile

DENVER (AP) - Colorado health officials say two people have died from the West Nile virus this season, both residents of Montrose County in the southwestern part of the state. The state Department of Health and Public Environment listed the deaths on its website on Tuesday. Health officials don't identify...

2 years 1 month ago

Elderly woman dies of West Nile

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - An obituary notice says an elderly Montrose woman has died of complications of West Nile virus. The obituary printed in the Friday edition of the Montrose Daily Press says Dorothy Iris "Irish" Meaker died Wednesday, days before her 87th birthday. Montrose County Coroner Thomas Canfield told...

2 years 2 months ago

Billionaire to build his own Wild West town

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...

3 years 1 month ago

Obama heading west

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is heading to the West Coast to raise money from liberal donors and try to sell his new jobs plan. Obama has fundraisers events Sunday in two reliably Democratic states, Washington and California. He's expected to keep up his newly aggressive tone of...

3 years 7 months ago

Gate at Peterson AFB closed

The west gate to Peterson Air Force Base has been closed because of a propane leak in the fire training center. The leak has been contained, but the gate will be closed temporarily as a precaution until repairs are made. People needing to enter the base should use...

4 years 1 month ago

Buckskin Joe's went for $3M

Buckskin Joe's closed Sunday after decades of Old West fun for families. Documents filed Monday in Fremont County show that an anonymous buyer purchased the land and all of its contents for $3M. Buckskin Joe's will be meticulously dismantled and rebuilt at another location in Colorado. Everything will be...

4 years 6 months ago

Suspect in two bank robberies arrested

A Pueblo West man has been arrested for two robberies that happened over the last 8 months. US Bank, located inside the Safeway in Pueblo West was robbed on February 26. The robber was wearing a black leather coat, sunglasses, a black skull cap, blue jeans and white tennis shoes....

4 years 7 months ago

Man shot inside Pueblo West home

A Pueblo West family found a man sleeping on their couch overnight, a strange incident that ended with the man hospitalized in Denver Pueblo County Sheriff's spokesperson Laurie Kilpatrick told News First the man was shot with a .40 caliber handgun that belonged to a family member. She said...

4 years 9 months ago

Study sees parking lot dust as a cancer risk

Chemicals in a cancer-causing substance used to seal pavement, parking lots and driveways across the U.S. are showing up at alarming levels in dust in homes, prompting concerns about the potential health effects of long-term exposure, a new study shows. The substance is coal tar sealant, a waste product...

4 years 11 months ago

Small grass fire in Colorado Springs

A small grass fire on the west side of Colorado Springs was called "under control" at 4:30 this afternoon. The fire broke out in between Holmes Middle School and Coronado High School, near Fillmore and Mesa Road. This is the same area where fire crews battled a fire last...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Nobel jury defends Obama decision

Members of the Norwegian committee that gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize are strongly defending their choice against a storm of criticism that the award was premature and a potential liability for the U.S. president. Asked to comment on the uproar following Friday's announcement, four members of the...

5 years 1 month ago

Pueblo City Schools names new superintendent

A woman who has spent her entire professional career with Pueblo City School has been tapped as the district's new superintendent. Kathy West, who's been acting as interim superintendent, was named to the job Wednesday. "We had an outstanding pool of candidates", said Board president Stephanie Garcia. "But...

5 years 1 month ago

Tropical depression forms off Mexico's coast

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...

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