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Colorado governor plans disaster declaration after mudslides

Aug. 02, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said Monday he was planning to issue a state disaster declaration and it could be “a few days to a few weeks” before a canyon in the western part of the state can be reopened following massive mudslides that blocked Interstate 70, a major...

1 man dies after heavy rains bring flash flooding in Utah

Aug. 02, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A miner died in central Utah after a flash flood swept him away, authorities said Monday. The flooding Sunday night came as hail and heavy rains fell across the state, causing mudslides that left many cities cleaning up the mess on Monday. ...

Pricey housing causes Jackson Hole workers to live in forest

Aug. 01, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A soupy mix of beans, rice and quinoa down the hatch, Erica Robertson prepared to get cozy last Thursday evening at one of her favorite places to call home: Curtis Canyon. The 23-year-old semi-itinerant Jackson Hole denizen sleeps in the twin bed...

Teenage boy dead after being swept away in Arizona canyon

Jul. 30, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage boy died but another one was rescued after rushing water swept them both away in a canyon near Rio Rico. Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Department officials say the incident happened Thursday night in Josephine Canyon. ...

Woman dead, 3 missing after flooding in Colorado burn area

Jul. 21, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

RUSTIC, Colo. (AP) — A woman was found dead and three other people were missing after rain triggered flooding and mudslides in an area of northern Colorado burned by a large wildfire last year, authorities said Wednesday. The woman's body was found near the small...

2 injured after lightning strikes Grand Canyon trail area

Jul. 21, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Two people were injured after lightning struck a trail area at Grand Canyon National Park, authorities said. Park officials said a 30-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were found unresponsive on the Bright Angel Trailhead...

Man falls to death hiking Provo Canyon with 9-year-old boy

Jul. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A Utah man hiking with the young son of his fiancee fell to his death near Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon, leaving the 9-year-old boy to climb down the mountain by himself, authorities said. The boy’s mother called for help, saying she...

Forest school community growing, seeing increased interest

Jul. 17, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Rachel and Jeremy Thacker’s son Teagan did well in traditional school but had a lot of energy and often fidgeted in class. After switching to the forest school model at Wauhatchie School for his third-grade year, his parents said he thrived....

New 755-bed student housing project planned at UNR

Jul. 17, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Developers have confirmed a new student housing project is planned on the edge of the University of Nevada, Reno campus. A spokeswoman for Canyon Partners Real Estate told the Reno Gazette Journa l this week the 12-story building will provide housing...

Residents warned to get ready to go as California fire grows

Jul. 14, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

PULGA, Calif. (AP) — Residents were warned Wednesday to be ready to evacuate as a growing wildfire bears down on two remote Northern California communities near a town largely destroyed by a deadly blaze three years ago. The fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon has...