World / Offbeat Dec 6, 2018

Boy overturns Colorado town's ban on snowball fights

A 9-year-old boy has thrown his first snowball — legally — after a battle to overturn a century-old ordinance banning snowball fights in the small Colorado town of Severance. Dane Best said he decided to take on local authorities and persuade them to change the ...

Drought creates perfect storm for wildfires across western U.S.

World Jul 19, 2018

Drought creates perfect storm for wildfires across western U.S.

Bigger and more "explosive" wildfires are raging across the U.S. West, with the area burned in Colorado already four times the size of last year's total, as rising temperatures, drought and a buildup of forest fuels supercharge blazes. So far this year 3.3 million acres ...