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Wildfire: West cities ban fireworks; blazes grow

Parts of Colorado celebrated Independence Day sans fireworks with some communities banning the holiday displays to guard against the further spread of wildfire across the region. Though rain cooled Colorado’s blazes Wednesday, more than a dozen wildfires elsewhere in the West chewed through bone-dry timber and brush. Wildfires in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado sent haze… Continue Reading Wildfire: West cities ban fireworks; blazes grow

Area prices were down for the month, but up nearly 3.1 percent over a year ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The June decrease was influenced by lower gas prices, but the consumer price index for the Western region advanced over the same time last year, said regional commission Stanley W. Suchman. Energy… Continue Reading Consumer index shows year-over-year increase

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