Alva Review-Courier -

Regional / Nature

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 780



Former candidate for Oklahoma attorney general is sued

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former candidate for Oklahoma attorney general is being sued by the federal government for the loss of nearly 41,000 trees on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land in northeastern Oklahoma. The lawsuit filed Feb. 8 alleges...

 

Butterfly Center asks judge to stop Texas border wall

HOUSTON (AP) — The nonprofit National Butterfly Center has asked a federal judge to stop border wall activity on its property as the Trump administration gears up to build new walls and fencing in South Texas and may soon win funding for more. In...

 

Oklahoma, Texas panhandles face high fire danger

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forestry officials say conditions in the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles are ideal for sparking wildfires. Oklahoma Forestry Service officials say danger levels are high Monday in western Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle. The...

 

Storm ices Oklahoma, threatens tornadoes in Arkansas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A storm system brought ice to Oklahoma overnight, leaving roads slick and causing numerous schools to close, while neighboring Arkansas saw torrential downpours and strong winds. In Oklahoma, numerous traffic accidents were...

 

Attorney: Bus video proves principal used phone during crash

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An attorney said video will show that an Oklahoma elementary school principal was using his cellphone when he crashed a bus filled with students in Texas, injuring 27 passengers — a charge the principal has denied. David L. S...

 

3.5 magnitude quake shakes parts of northwest Oklahoma

CHEROKEE, Okla. (AP) — No damage has been reported following a 3.5 magnitude earthquake in northwestern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded at 9:54 a.m. Thursday in Alfalfa County near Cherokee, about 100 miles (161...

 

Outdoor retailers expand political fight with climate push

DENVER (AP) — Two years after jumping into a fight with the Trump administration over public lands, the U.S. outdoor industry is turning up the political pressure — though its impact is difficult to measure. Thousands of manufacturers and...

 

New Mexico sportsmen worried about $500K budget transfer

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico sportsmen are concerned about a proposal that calls for propping up state parks with money from a fund meant for wildlife conservation projects. Under budget proposals being considered by state lawmakers, $500,000...

 

Texas Gulf wetlands face population, development challenges

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — To a motorist, zipping south through Galveston County from Houston to Galveston Island, the surrounding landscape might look like a whole lot of nothing — flat land, scrubby grass and frontage roads edging up to open...

 

Cleanup underway after northern Oklahoma crude oil spill

ENID, Okla. (AP) — Crews are working to contain thousands of gallons of crude oil that leaked into a creek in northern Oklahoma. Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said Wednesday oil extends for about 5 miles (8 kilometers) in...

 

With Democrats in charge, Colorado now backs clean air rule

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's new attorney general said Wednesday the state will withdraw from a lawsuit challenging one of the Obama administration's biggest climate change initiatives. Democrat Phil Weiser's announcement signaled a reversal from his...

 

Wind topples power lines, overturns at least 1 vehicle

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say wind gusts have toppled power lines and overturned at least one vehicle in northeast Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill watch from Tuesday...

 

New Mexico governor joins alliance against climate change

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday committed her fledgling Democratic administration to aggressive targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions amid a boom in oil and natural gas production in the state, while...

 

Kansas to hold fall hunting season despite turkey decline

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will still allow hunters to kill turkeys this fall despite a call to suspend the season because the state's wild turkey populations have been in decline for 15 years. The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission...

 

3.5 magnitude earthquake shakes part of central Oklahoma

STROUD, Okla. (AP) — No damage has been reported following a 3.5 magnitude earthquake that shook parts of central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded at 10:38 a.m. Thursday about seven miles (12 kilometers) northwest...

 

Patrol: Hays woman dies in crash on icy Interstate 70

GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 19-year-old woman has died in a crash on an ice-covered section of Interstate 70. The patrol says Ashlen Leigh Lemon, of Hays, died Tuesday afternoon in the one-vehicle crash in Geary County....

 

Storm brings more snow, ice to large part of Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Snow and freezing rain has prompted officials to close the largest school districts in Nebraska and Iowa ahead of a winter storm that's threatening the Midwest with several inches of snow. The storm comes on the heels of the...

 

Magnitude 3.6 earthquakes strikes northwestern Oklahoma

MENO, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a moderate earthquake in northwestern Oklahoma. The USGS recorded a magnitude 3.6 quake at 11:27 p.m. Sunday in Major County near the town of Meno, about 75 miles (121 kilometers) northwest of...

 

No damage reported after 4.2 earthquake hits Oklahoma

HAYWARD, Okla. (AP) — Officials say there are no reports of damage after a 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma on Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered near Hayward, or about 50 miles (80 kilometers)...

 

Storm dumps snow on Midwest; at least 5 dead in crashes

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A massive winter snowstorm that blanketed several Midwest states was a factor in at least five road deaths on Saturday and forced the grounds crew to scramble to clear snow from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City ahead of the NFL...

 

DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carries a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 year...

 

Cain's Ballroom 'Walk of Fame' continues star gazing legacy

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — New ventures continue to spring up in the downtown Tulsa Arts District, but, in a year when Cain's Ballroom is turning 95, here's a reminder to look down. Specifically, look under your feet. One of the district's...

 

3.6 magnitude earthquake shakes part of northern Oklahoma

WAUKOMIS, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says an early morning earthquake shook parts of northern Oklahoma. Geologists say the 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 2:20 a.m. Monday near Waukomis, about 80 miles (129 kilometers)...

 

Activists want details on inquiry into ex-nuke weapons plant

DENVER (AP) — Activists asked a U.S. judge Thursday to make documents public from a 27-year-old criminal investigation into a former nuclear weapons plant outside Denver with a history of fires, leaks and spills. The activists said the documents co...

 

Water issues draw attention in Texas town of Rockdale

ROCKDALE, Texas (AP) — Sometimes when David Pruett turns on the taps, the water runs a dark caramel. "I don't wash the dishes when it comes out coffee-colored on me," said Pruett, 27. "There's been plenty of times, I've been in the shower, washing...

 

Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2018