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Colorado initiative would OK reintroducing the gray wolf

DENVER (AP) — Wildlife activists want Colorado voters to decide next year if the endangered gray wolf should be reintroduced in the state decades after it was hunted to near-extinction. Backers of a ballot initiative delivered thousands of voter si...

 

CU scientists seeing results of space mission

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder are already reaping the fruits of their participation in an ongoing space mission that is traveling faster and sailing closer to the sun than any spacecraft has traveled...

 

Feds agree to review grizzly protections in contiguous US

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials will review whether enough is being done to protect grizzly bears in the contiguous U.S. states after environmentalists sued the government to try to restore the fearsome animals to more areas, according to...

 

Activist who spent week in tree charged with trespassing

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Columbia woman who spent a week in a tree to protest the city's plans to build a trail through a private nature area has been charged with trespassing. Susan Fourcade, known better as Sutu Forte, was charged Monday with...

 

Flood at famed Arizona waterfalls sends tourists scrambling

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A popular tourist spot deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon known for its blue-green waterfalls will make repairs after heavy flooding over the Thanksgiving break sent tourists scrambling to higher ground. No one was...

 

Downtown Omaha park closing for project construction

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say Heartland of America Park in downtown Omaha will be closing Monday for construction. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the nearly $300 million transformation of three downtown parks is moving east from Gene Leahy...

 

Flooding at Kansas state parks costing state millions

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The toll of massive flooding in Kansas is proving to be high for the agency that operates state parks. KCUR reports that the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will lose millions of dollars as the result of park...

 

Earthquake rattles Oklahoma town, site of past 5.7 temblor

PRAGUE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has reported a magnitude 3.8 earthquake in Oklahoma near Prague, where a magnitude 5.7 quake struck eight years ago. Prague City Manager Jim Greff says there are no reports of injury or damage from...

 

7 small earthquakes rattle Kansas over the weekend

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Seven small earthquakes have rattled Kansas since Saturday, with all but one of them clustered near Wichita. The Kansas Geological Survey reports that six of the tremblers were centered in southwest Sedgwick County. They...

 

Bison a bright spot for agriculture in Kansas, nation

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — One of the promising industries for agriculture harkens back to the days when bison roamed the Kansas prairie. The Hutchinson News reports that when Moundridge rancher Dick Gehring started his bison ranch more than 30 years...

 

New Mexico communities get funding for water projects

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly $34 million in federal funding is being funneled to New Mexico to help make improvements to water and wastewater systems. The U.S. Agriculture Department says in all, $635 million is being invested in 122 projects...

 

Oklahoma wildfire danger eases with weather shift

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say wind-whipped wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma that forced residents from their homes and destroyed two single-family residences were mostly contained Wednesday as cooler temperatures and gentler winds reduced...

 

Winter storms clips northwest corner of Kansas

QUINTER, Kan. (AP) — A winter storm has clipped the northwest corner of Kansas, closing roads and some schools in a largely rural area. The Kansas Department of Transportation says sections of Interstate 70, U.S. 36 and U.S. 40 near the state's...

 

Born in secrecy, Kartchner Caverns State has 20th birthday

BENSON, Ariz. (AP) — Kartchner Caverns, the Arizona's state parks system's underground flagship attraction with formations that have been growing for thousands of years, is no longer a teenager. Former state parks officials who helped develop it...

 

State to release pheasants in 14 wildlife areas

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is releasing rooster pheasants at 14 wildlife management areas in time for the Thanksgiving weekend. The 14 areas are: Powder Creek (Dixon County), Oak Valley (Madison County), Wilkinson...

 

Police free Missouri dog from clutches of vacuum cleaner

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — Police in a suburban St. Louis community were called this week to free a small dog from the clutches of an automated vacuum cleaner. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Ballwin officers received a call that a Roomba vacuum...

 

Farm Journal's Trust in Food™ Announces Sanderson Farms as New Partner in America's Conservation Ag Movement

LENEXA, Kan. - November 21, 2019 - ( Newswire.com ) ​​Farm Journal's Trust In Food initiative announced the addition of Sanderson Farms to its list of partners in America's Conservation Ag Movement (ACAM) to help farmers continue their journey to...

 

2 earthquakes, including magnitude 3.6, strike Oklahoma

FAIRMONT, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports two earthquakes, including one of magnitude 3.6, were recorded in northern Oklahoma and felt across southern Kansas and as far away as north Texas. The larger quake at 11:44 p.m. Thursday...

 

Runaway Kansas police dog bites 14-year-old on face, chest

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a runaway Kansas police dog bit a teenager on the face and chest. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that the German shepherd, named Bocephus, disappeared Monday night. Someone found...

 

Equine Herpesvirus-1 found in horse at Oklahoma City park

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State veterinary officials say a horse at Remington Park in Oklahoma City has been euthanized after testing positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1. Assistant state veterinarian Dr. Michael Herrin said Friday that the horse was...

 

2020 could bring more serious flooding to Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — More than six months after floodwaters overwhelmed Lakeside Village’s well system, the roughly 150 residents of the northeast Kansas community drink, cook and bathe with water hauled in by the Kansas National Guard - up to...

 

Camel, cow, donkey found roaming together along Kansas road

GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities discovered a camel, a cow and a donkey roaming together along a Kansas road in a grouping reminiscent of a Midwestern Christmas Nativity scene. The Goddard Police Department asked for help Sunday in locating the...

 

Plan would protect 21 coral hot spots in Gulf of Mexico

A plan to protect corals in the Gulf of Mexico is close to becoming a law, drawing cheers from environmental groups who believe leaving the corals alone would help vulnerable ocean ecosystems to grow. The plan would create 21 protected areas off the...

 

Court upholds class action status for earthquake lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld the class action designation of a lawsuit against an oil company over damage caused by earthquakes near Prague in November 2011, including one of magnitude 5.7. The court on...

 

Apparent meteor flashes across night sky in St. Louis area

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents in the St. Louis area were treated to a sparkling display as an apparent meteor streaked across the sky. The National Weather Service posted a video of the flashing light flying across the area Monday night. It was taken... Full story

 

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