March 4, 2007 |
I thought I knew Monument Valley. I'd seen the westerns John Ford shot here, as well as the Isuzu car commercials. I'd read the books and devoured the documentaries. I knew that John Wayne had referred to this remote region of Navajo country as the place "where God put the West." So what would be the purpose of actually coming here? More than that, I worried that the experience might be anticlimactic.
February 3, 2005 |
Riviera Country Club might be one of the crown jewels of courses on the PGA Tour, but because of a revamped West Coast swing, it's no longer a must-play for some top players. "It used to be there were two or three good tournaments on the West Coast, now there are seven or eight maybe," said Davis Love III, who plans to skip the Nissan Open this year. "In the old days, you would play Pebble and Riviera and just throw another one or two in there." The Nissan Open, to be held Feb.
April 5, 2005 |
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the governors of Nevada, Utah and Wyoming have agreed to build an estimated $20-billion electricity transmission system to meet rising demand for power, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal said Monday. Freudenthal said during a conference call that the Frontier Line system would supply electricity-hungry California -- where power demand is growing about 4% annually, or double the national average -- with power from nearby energy-producing states.
May 1, 2005 |
A rapidly graying U.S. population will continue migrating to the South and West, according to new projections from the U.S. Census Bureau, with Florida, California and Texas making up nearly half of the total U.S. population growth between 2000 and 2030. The states are expected to each gain more than 12 million people during the period.
August 2, 2002 |
Thirteen senators, all but one from the West, announced their support Thursday for a plan to reduce the risk of catastrophic forest fires on federal land by cleaning out underbrush, thinning trees and--if necessary--building roads to provide emergency vehicles with access to remote forest regions.
July 22, 2002 |
* Their numbers swelled by the drought, grasshoppers and Mormon crickets are ravaging crops across the West in what could be the biggest such infestation since World War II. "They're even eating the paint off some of the houses," said Nebraska farmer Robert Larson. A mild winter and hot, dry weather since the spring have sped up the maturation of some grasshopper species and allowed more of the insects and their eggs to survive the cold.
June 30, 2007 |
Ranching, mining, energy exploration and other activities that raise dust in the West are helping diminish the snowpack that supplies much of the region's water, researchers reported Tuesday in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. University of Colorado scientists said dust was blowing from the deserts onto the state's snowcapped mountains, absorbing more of the sun's warmth because of its darker color and melting the snow earlier and more quickly than in the past.
February 27, 2007 |
In a plan to curb global warming, five governors from Western states agreed Monday to work together to set a regional cap this year on carbon dioxide emissions, and join forces in a market-based emissions trading program within 18 months. The agreement came as the largest utility in Texas, TXU Corp.
January 2, 2006 |
A New Year's Day avalanche killed two men who were snowmobiling near Rocky Mountain National Park northwest of Denver, and a snowshoer was missing and presumed dead after another avalanche in Utah, officials said. Forecasters warned that heavy snowfall and high wind made mountain conditions hazardous in both states. A blizzard was moving through the Colorado mountains near Trap Lake where the two snowmobilers were caught in the avalanche, authorities said.