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Many will be happy to hear that as of this week, the Grand Valley is no longer in a drought. But officials say, for it to stay that way residents need to continue conserving water. After 16 months Grand Valley water agencies have lifted the stage one drought status.
A small bird that's here on the Western Slope is causing a big debate for Colorado officials. Now many officials with Mesa County and Northwest Colorado are joining forces against the Bureau of Land Management over Sage Grouse Conservation.
Denver prosecutors charged a man accused of selling fake Broncos tickets for last weekend's game against the Washington Redskins.
A man stole a backpack from the academic building at CMU earlier this month, now police hope you may recognize the suspect from the surveillance photo.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Fort Carson officer tied by DNA to sexual assaults on children in two states says he's being blamed for the crimes of his twin brother.
The agent for a Colorado Avalanche goalie who was arrested in an alleged domestic violence incident says the accusations are false.
Girl Scouts of Colorado needs 50 to 200 volunteers on the Western Slope
The Grand Junction Police Department continue to investigate what happened to a man found on the side of the street with severe injuries
We all know hospital bills can quickly add up to staggering amounts. But a new study says people here in Western Colorado are getting some good deals when it comes to hospital care.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah airline pilot is facing federal charges after being accused of groping a 14-year-old girl while he was a passenger on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City.
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Pop. Pop. Pop. What is that, a number of passengers at Los Angeles International Airport thought? Then came the screams from inside Terminal 3: "A gun! Everybody get down." By the time the shooting stopped Friday morning, a lone gunman had squeezed of...
A man armed with what police say was an assault rifle and carrying materials expressing anti-government sentiment opened fire Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport, killing one person before being chased down himself, authorities said. E...
Iraq's prime minister, facing an insurgent al Qaeda affiliate and sectarian strife, will appeal to President Barack Obama on Friday for new assistance from the United States, even as some lawmakers question Nuri al-Maliki's ability to lead his nation...
Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a drone strike in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, senior U.S. and Pakistani officials told CNN.
A deadly shooting at a checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport emphasizes airport security vulnerabilities, according to analysts and a union chief. A gunman opened fire on Friday at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at LAX, ...
Millions of dollars' worth of Medicare payments are going to people who aren't alive to receive the money.
A Virginia man holds onto a winning $99 million lottery ticket for months.
Ethics troubles complicated New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's chances of becoming Mitt Romney's running mate last year, The New York Times reports is in an upcoming chronicle of the 2012 presidential campaign. The Times reported that too many questions...
When SpongeBob SquarePants skips onto shelves in boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese next year, he may be a little less, well, yellow than your kids are used to. Kraft has revamped its character-shaped product line for 2014, according to company spokesw...
Six people. That's how many Americans had successfully enrolled in the federal health care exchange by the morning of Oct. 2, according to documents provided to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
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A Virginia man holds onto a winning $99 million lottery ticket for months.
Dell is offering to fix one of its new laptops after some users complained the computers smelled like cat urine.
An Illinois teen is pulled out of class at his high school for showing up dressed as Jesus.
Where "Cannonball Run" was a comedic twist on a race inspired by the real-life rebellion over the mandated 55-mph speed limits of the 1970s, Ed Bolian set out on a serious mission to beat the record for driving from New York to Los Angeles.
A sun-starved Norwegian town has finally seen the light -- by installing giant mirrors on the surrounding mountains to reflect rays onto its market square.
You may inadvertently be getting more than you bargained for when you put paprika in your chicken paprikash.
A new study suggests that even if you wave your hand in front of your face in total darkness, your eyes may "see" it simply because they've seen it before.
A distracted driver slams her car into a herd of dairy cows as it crossed the road
Hey Star Trek fans, how much do you know about Capt. James Kirk?
A drunken man dressed as a clown is accused of dangling a child upside down from an overpass.