The gray wolf population in Wyoming has grown enough to be removed from the endangered species list and will stop receiving federal protection next month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday.
A seismic study found that the Washington Monument can withstand a worst-case earthquake scenario, officials said Thursday in describing needed repairs to the iconic landmark damaged in the 5.8-magnitude quake a year ago.
DENVER -- There are banners on street corners throughout this city that read THE PINNACLE AWAITS DENVER -- the slogan hanging above the iconic Rocky Mountains -- and for once the marketing matches reality. This year's women's Final Four is the strongest in a quarter-century. All four No. 1 seeds advanced out of the regional rounds for the first time since 1989. It also marks the first Final Four featuring four programs with a national title on their resume.
A shrinking snowpack in the Rocky Mountains may make it harder to slake the thirst of a growing population in the Western United States, according to new research from the U.S. government and several universities.
For consumers, the return of $100-a-barrel oil is nothing but bad news. But investors see an opportunity: They're piling into unconventional energy stocks, betting that high oil prices could translate into big profits for some smaller U.S.-based oil companies.
Driving down Broadway, it's easy to forget you are in the United States. Amid the antique stores, bars and fast-food joints occupying nearly every block are some of Denver's newest businesses: medical marijuana dispensaries.
One winter, in the middle of a particularly painful breakup, I wished I were religious. Raised in a family of scientists who consider religion to be, at best, a comforting illusion, I saw my longing as a weakness.
Christmas comes but once a year, and picking out the perfect tree to jolly up the living room is a family ritual full of fun and promise. But with all the different types of trees out there, it's hard to know which one is right for your holiday display. And knowing how to keep it green and fragrant once you deck it out is a talent that eludes many a yuletide reveler.
Racing in the shadow of The Great Wall? Trading paint within eyeshot of Mount Rainier? A track in the Rocky Mountains? Gazing into the crystal ball, here's a six-pack of predictions for what the wide world of NASCAR will look like in 2017:
Facing mounting public pressure over high gasoline prices and now a potentially less-friendly Democrat-controlled Congress, the oil industry is mounting its first-ever major ad campaign, according to a report Thursday.
So how has the Israeli stock market held up in all this mess? Not so bad actually. Was down 4 percent initially after the shooting started, but since has made up half of the drop. Since then it's been flat. War/terror as usual....
In Idaho's largest city, people prefer to ride their bikes to work. If commuters have to drive, the trip often takes less than 20 minutes. "There is a low hassle factor here," says Tom Hadzor, 42, owner of a local video production company. "You have more time to enjoy life." Boiseans have a lot to enjoy besides biking (and good potatoes): The city boasts 2,700 acres of green space and trails, with the foothills of the Rocky Mountains serving as a backdrop. The downtown is stocked with boutiques and restaurants, and a three-block-long farmers' market comes to town every Saturday in the summer.
Dan Olsen's heart had been set on raising a family in Montana. But when he visited his future wife Kari's family here while the couple were in college, Dan knew he had found the place he wanted to call home. "There's a whole different sense of priority here," says Dan, now 39. "It's kind of an outdoorsy, 'take time to smell the roses' attitude. I absolutely fell in love."
For those who like to combine skiing with pampering, a high-octane day on the slopes with a low-key evening sipping champagne in a hot-tub, physical exertion with relentless cosseting -- for those, in short, who like their ski holidays luxurious -- then the Game Creek Chalet in Vail, Colorado, is the place for you.
CNNMoney: Oil shaleupdated: Fri Dec 09 2005 11:48:00
Legendary American geophysicist M. King Hubbert famously predicted in 1956 that U.S. oil production would peak in the early 1970s. Though ridiculed at the time, his prediction -- today known as "Hubbert's peak" -- came true, and domestic production has declined ever since.
Golfing in Denver has its advantages. The beauty and majesty of the Rocky Mountains to frame your shots. The high altitude (and thin air) to give you a little extra oomph off the tee. And generally great golfing conditions in the summer and early fall.