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5 months 3 weeks ago

Roy, Avs bracing for Game 7 with Wild

DENVER (AP) - Patrick Roy was quite calm and even cracked a few jokes as his team went through a light workout. No signs of stress at all. Of course, the first-year Colorado Avalanche coach has been in a few pressure-packed Game 7 situations as a Hall of Fame goaltender...

1 year 8 months ago

Avalanche beat Wild 4-3 in shootout

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...

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...

2 years 4 months ago

CO wildfire update

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...

2 years 5 months ago

Author of "Where the Wild Things Are" dies

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...

2 years 7 months ago

Yuma County fire

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...

2 years 7 months ago

Avs cruise to 7-1 win over Wild

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...

3 years 1 month ago

Colorado plans to allow wild turkey hunting

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...

3 years 1 month ago

Texas wildfires continue to rage

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...

3 years 10 months ago

Mauldin leads Avalanche past Wild

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...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado's wild turkeys are doing well

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...

4 years 6 months ago

Orangutan turns 50 at Zoo

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...

4 years 10 months ago

Wild rally to beat Avalanche in a shootout

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...

4 years 11 months ago

Tigers in fast decline, experts warn

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...

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