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Life in public-shooting-era America: 'You can't just not go'

Ohio: A bar district where friends gathered for drinks on a warm Saturday night. Texas: A Walmart stocked with supplies for back-to-school shopping on an August morning. California: A family-focused f...

GOP: US land agency is moving West, closer to its territory

DENVER (AP) — Some Westerners complain the U.S. government is an absentee landlord, managing vast tracts of public lands in their states from the nation's capital, but GOP lawmakers say that may chang...

Parched US Southwest gets reprieve as snowmelt fills rivers

DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push ...

Colorado won't halt drilling as it refocuses rules on safety

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials said Tuesday that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environ...

Hero students highlight shift in school shooting guidance

BALTIMORE (AP) — The actions of students who died tackling gunmen at two U.S. campuses a week apart have been hailed as heroic. At a growing number of schools around the country, they also reflect gui...

Students struggled with shooter, stopped further bloodshed

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The three students who disarmed a gunman in a Colorado school shooting leapt up from their desks without a word and with no thought for their own safety when they spotted...

Bomb cyclone storm cuts power, disrupts travel in central US

A storm system known as a "bomb cyclone" slowly churned through the U.S. interior Thursday for the second time in a month, unleashing a blizzard that struck the Upper Midwest and creating hazardous fi...

Storm to hit Rockies before forming new 'bomb cyclone'

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana town evacuated for a wildfire one day has snow in the forecast two days later. Fire warnings have popped up across eastern Colorado. Areas that were paralyzed by blizzar...

Stories of loss and anxiety emerge in Colorado's oil debate

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's long-running battle over oil and gas drilling in suburban neighborhoods has erupted again, and this time the stakes are deeply personal. As state lawmakers d...

Columbine families gather to tell stories nearly 20 years on

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Families of the Columbine High School shooting victims gathered at the school on Saturday to tell their stories 20 years after the tragedy, and they spoke of forgiveness, inclu...

Colorado's 'bomb cyclone' storm barrels toward Midwest

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — National Guard troops were using specialized vehicles with tank-like treads to rescue stranded drivers in Colorado in the wake of a massive late-winter storm that was expected t...

Neighbors open another front in Colorado oil and gas battle

DENVER (AP) — Frustrated residents of a Denver suburb say state law is forcing them to participate in an oil and gas drilling project against their wishes, so they launched legal challenges with poten...

Colorado lawmakers start on contentious oil, gas overhaul

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Democratic-controlled Legislature took the first step Tuesday toward an overhaul of state oil and gas regulations, pushing ahead despite objections from Republicans and indust...

Runner recalls desperate fight with thrashing mountain lion

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Fear washed over Travis Kauffman as he wrestled with a thrashing mountain lion that attacked him on a Colorado mountain trail, but then his fighting instinct took over as he...

US says 2 states must finish Colorado River drought plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two states in the U.S. West have work to do on a plan to combat the shrinking supply of Colorado River water that 40 million people depend on but that's threatened by a prolong...