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This image provided by the Pecos Zone Team 3 shows a firefighting air tanker passing over the Loop Fire near Carlsbad Caverns National Park, in southeastern N.M. Wednesday June 15, 2011. Crews raced to get a jump on flames marching along the New Mexico-Colorado border and through the rugged desert canyons on the opposite on end of the state Wednesday before the weather took a turn for the worse. (AP Photo/Pecos Zone Team 3)
DENVER — Democratic Party leaders say they are on a roll in the West and hope to extend the gains they've made over the past six years.
The West has always been a part of artist Herb Mignery’s life and work. So it was only fitting that the Colorado-based sculptor, who grew up on a ranch in Nebraska, was in Scottsdale on Thursday to help celebrate the city’s 18th annual Western-themed Art Walk.
States in the Western region accounted for six out of the top 10 states with the highest rate of foreclosure filings in 2010.
DENVER - The hospital caring for the Georgia attorney with a rare strain of tuberculosis ranks among the best in the nation for research and treatment of the disease; it was born in an age in which thousands suffering from "consumption" trekked to Colorado's high, dry air in hopes of a cure.
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YEARLY SHOW: “The Eagle Bone Whistle,” a 40-inch-by-40-inch oil painting on canvas by Colorado artist John Moyers, is one of the more than 130 original artworks on display at the 44th annual Cowboy Artists of America Sale and Exhibition. JOHN MOYERS
DENVER — Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter says western states must work together on water issues if the region is to continue to grow.
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. -- Two years after an invasive mussel was first discovered at Lake Mead, the population has firmly established itself and gone on a breeding binge, with numbers soaring into the trillions.
OVERTON, Nev. - The torrential storm that caused the deadly mudslide in California is leaving a path of destruction in other Western states, bringing flooding that has gobbled up homes and washed out roads.
GLOBE - New copper production in the offing for this historic mining community is a microcosm of a new surge across the West.
Scottsdale played host this week to a major symposium aimed at creating more flexible and detailed management plans for the Colorado River Basin, which supplies water to much of the Western United States, including Arizona.
SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 445 square miles of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new government approach to renewable energy development in the West after years of delays and false starts.
The developer of the delayed Gaylord resort in Mesa has announced plans for another massive resort in Colorado, making it possible the projects could compete against each other.
WASHINGTON – The decades of compacts, laws, contracts and regulatory guidelines that are supposed to manage bordering states’ use of the Colorado River have come to be known collectively as the “Law of the River.”
A California judge on Thursday tentatively invalidated a landmark pact to curtail the state's overuse of water and allow other Western states to claim their fair share. The 2003 agreement ended of years of bickering over how to divide the Colorado River between California and six western states: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
FAN-FRIENDLY: Colorado Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk tosses a puck to fans after Western Conference practice Saturday for the All-Star game in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS
An artist’s rendering shows the Hualapai Indian tribe’s Skywalk, a glassbottom deck 4,000 feet above the Colorado River hanging over the western edge of the Grand Canyon.
GLENDALE - Joe Sakic and rookie Paul Stastny scored two goals apiece and the Colorado Avalanche inched closer to the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference playoffs with a 6-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.
** FILE ** A Mexican spotted owl is shown in this undated file photo. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, designated 8.6 million acres of federal land in four Western states as critical habitat for the Mexican spotted owl. The designation includes 4 million acres in Arizona, 2.2 million acres in Utah, 2.1 million acres in New Mexico and more than 322,000 acres in Colorado. (AP Photo/Center for Biological Diversity, File)
A helicopter safely rescued a horse Tuesday morning that was stranded on a Gila River sandbar since Friday. Watch ABC15.com video
DENVER - Pilots in a dozen planes flew over parts of Colorado and Kansas on Monday to look for snowbound travelers following a blizzard that dumped nearly 3 feet of snow and piled some of it in drifts 15 feet high.
The Arizona Sting is constructing a winning model for playoff lacrosse. The model is now in its second year as the Sting work toward a second consecutive appearance in the National Lacrosse League title game.
Curious about Arizona’s legendary canyon but clueless about where to start? Come to this one-hour brown-bag lecture with Ranger B. and you’ll learn about the canyon’s best walking and hiking routes.
Numerous former Major League baseball players who live in the Valley, including several who live in the East Valley keep in touch with the game through their current jobs and as active members of the Arizona Major League Alumni Association. The AZMLA is a 26-year-old nonprofit organization that provides instruction to young baseball players and provides financial assistance to former players and their families who have fallen on hardships. Here, a group of alumni members meet at Major League Baseball’s Western Operations Office in Phoenix on Thursday. Pictured left to right: Phil Seibel, former Boston Red Sox pitcher, Bobby Knoop, scout/special assistant with the Colorado Rockies, Del Unser, Major League scout with the Philadelphia Phillies, Lou Klimchock, President of Arizona Major League Alumni Association, Brian McNichol, former Chicago Cubs pitcher, Bob Zick, former Chicago Cubs pitcher, Laurel Prieb, Vice President of Major League Baseball’s Western Operations Ofice and Special Projects in Phoenix, Jim Umbarger, former Texas Rangers pitcher, Jason Totman, former San Diego Padres infielder and Jim Marshall, Pacific Rim scout for Arizona Diamondbacks and former manager of Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s. (Mike Sakal/Tribune)