Republican elected officials criticized the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's handling of the armed April standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, blaming tensions on heavy-handed actions by the... Read more »
Thirty-nine-year-old Stephen Stay, his 34-year-old wife Katie, and their four youngest children, shot and killed last week, are being buried in a private ceremony after services Wednesday at their... Read more »
The Air Force said Monday it will eliminate nearly 3,500 positions over the next five years, with Virginia being harder hit than any other state. Read more »
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will remove fewer wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens. Read more »
A retired Kansas schoolteacher accused of pushing his wife off a cliff in Maine is going on trial on attempted murder charges. Read more »
A Utah congressman has introduced legislation to allow Western states and American Indian tribes to take over management of wild horses and burros from the federal government. Read more »
A 15-year-old girl suburban Houston girl who survived an attack in which her parents and four younger siblings were killed says she's on the road to recovery. Read more »
In the mid-1950s, air travel was a shadow of the highly advanced operation of checks and rules seen today. The skies were largely uncontrolled, and pilots outside major U.S. cities relied on sight... Read more »
For better or worse, Mother Nature helped Nevada wildlife officials kick off a monthlong "bear awareness" campaign this week to combat danger on the roadways around Lake Tahoe and, more... Read more »
For Will Peterman, the first thrill was spotting a rare, Western bumblebee north of Seattle last summer. Read more »
Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of going extinct in North America for the second time in 13,000 years and deserves protection... Read more »
As summer approaches, relief is in sight for drought-stricken New Mexico and many other parts of the West as Mother Nature appears ready to ease up on her back-to-back blows of stifling heat and... Read more »
An environmental group wants federal wildlife managers to revise a decades-old recovery plan for grizzly bears to ensure the animal's return to more areas of the West. Read more »
The federal government is now taking comments on proposed rules to cut carbon-dioxide emissions but Wyoming officials aren't rushing ahead to formally weigh in just yet. Read more »
It's not every day that teenagers get to tell members of Congress how to think, but that's what four young chess champions did Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Read more »
The Arizona attorney general is asking a federal judge to disband the police department in Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border. Read more »
A fire that has forced residents of two Native American communities on the Arizona-New Mexico border from their homes and is threatening the heart of the Navajo Nation's sheep industry is growing... Read more »
Montana wildlife officials on Monday released a short list of five entities that could receive bison from Yellowstone National Park under an experimental program to establish new herds of the animals. Read more »
Utah has the nation's highest rate of newly drilled oil and gas wells that federal officials deemed a priority but failed to inspect amid a surge in drilling in recent years, according to an... Read more »
Arizona Sen. John McCain is pushing an amendment in Congress that would allow anyone who kills bison at the Grand Canyon to keep the meat. Read more »
A Utah judge is set to discuss the progress of forming a board that would oversee the redistribution of about 750 homes and parcels of property in Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona... Read more »
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency promoted proposed clean power plant rules to Western governors Tuesday, framing the plan as a way to deal with destructive wildfires and floods that... Read more »
The drive to the Grand Canyon's South Rim is easy enough. Get to Flagstaff and it's only about 90 miles (145 kilometers) across Arizona's high country. Read more »
San Francisco police say a 6-foot tall dolphin statue outside an art store in the city's Fisherman Wharf area fell and killed a 2-year-old boy visiting from Utah. Read more »
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City has one top 10 longest average wait times in the country for new patients, according to a report released by the Veterans Affairs Department on... Read more »
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