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Homes evacuated as wind drives Colorado wildfire

Dec. 05, 2021 18:23 PM EST

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Evacuations were ordered Sunday in a central Colorado mountain community as fire crews battled a wind-driven blaze. The fire began as a structure fire, destroying a vacant cabin and another unoccupied structure west of Idaho Springs, Clear...

Land company says WA violated state law with $304,000 fine

Dec. 04, 2021 12:03 PM EST

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A southeast Washington land company is appealing a $304,000 fine over water use, saying the Washington state Department of Ecology acted unlawfully. The Department of Ecology fined Frank Tiegs LLC in Pasco for allegedly irrigating land from the...

LG&E agrees to $750K civil penalty in air pollution case

Dec. 02, 2021 04:05 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Gas & Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $750,000 civil penalty and permanently limit emissions from its Mill Creek Station coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, the U.S. Justice Department said. A proposed agreement was filed Wednesday...

Franz has fastest time in downhill training at Beaver Creek

Dec. 01, 2021 15:51 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Max Franz of Austria was the fastest racer in a downhill training run Wednesday along the demanding Beaver Creek course. Racing fifth overall, Franz's time of 1 minute, 39.91 seconds wound up 0.40 seconds ahead of Matthieu Bailet of France....

River runs through Beaver Creek: Radamus at home for races

Nov. 30, 2021 14:01 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — River Radamus always looked forward to this field trip at school — attending the ski races in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Growing up in nearby Edwards, his class would routinely head to the course for the World Cup stop. Some of the 23-year-old...

Maine salmon advocacy group gets grant to improve hatchery

Nov. 29, 2021 04:12 AM EST

EAST MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — A salmon advocacy group in rural Maine is getting help from the federal government to make improvements to a fish hatchery and office building. The Downeast Salmon Federation operates the facility in East Machias. The group advocates for...

Police fire tear gas at protesters in Iran's city of Isfahan

Nov. 26, 2021 21:04 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police fired tear gas and birdshot while fighting protesters with batons on Friday in a central Iranian city that has seen days of demonstrations demanding government action over a drought, online videos show. The social media videos...

Convicted ex-mayor's prison sentence reporting date delayed

Nov. 26, 2021 10:05 AM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor convicted of extorting recreational marijuana businesses will be allowed to enjoy the holidays as a free man. A federal judge on Wednesday granted former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia's request to report to prison...

TV report: Vegas-area sewage spilled into creek to Lake Mead

Nov. 20, 2021 15:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A big southern Nevada sewage pumping facility failed last year, spewing an estimated 500,000 gallons of wastewater and leaking into a creek that leads toward the Lake Mead reservoir on the Colorado River, a television station investigation found. ...

Wyoming company to pay $2M in Yellowstone oil pipeline spill

Nov. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming pipeline company agreed to a $2 million settlement for damages caused by a 2015 crude oil spill that fouled a section of the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana and contaminated a city's water supply, officials said Wednesday. The...