Disaster planning and response

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov, left, of Russia, blocks a shot by St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, as he is defended by Duncan Siemens during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in St. Louis. The Avalanche won 4-1. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)
March 15, 2018 - 11:59 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon thought back to the Colorado Avalanche's struggles last season and couldn't help but chuckle. "We were out of the (playoff chase) with 30 games left," he said. Thanks in part to MacKinnon, it's a much different story this season. MacKinnon had two goals and an...
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FILE - This is a Sept. 23, 2017, file photo showing Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa wears a message on his cap for those affected by the Hurricane in Puerto Rico during the second inning of a baseball game. Correa skipped the Astros’ visit to the White House, Monday, March 12, 2018, to help arrange for more relief supplies for shipment to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, where he grew up. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
March 13, 2018 - 2:59 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Correa skipped the Houston Astros' visit to the White House to help arrange for more relief supplies for shipment to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, where he grew up. Correa and closer Ken Giles did not attend Monday's ceremony in Washington, D.C., that honored...
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March 04, 2018 - 12:42 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Danny Hoesen scored twice, Valeri Qazaishvili had a goal and two assists and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Minnesota United 3-2 in the season opener for both teams Saturday night. Kevin Molino pulled the Loons to 3-1 in the 81st minute, slotting the finish through the legs...
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Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog, left, celebrates with center Nathan MacKinnon after his goal against the Minnesota Wild in the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 2, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 03, 2018 - 1:11 am
DENVER (AP) — It seems nothing can stop Nathan MacKinnon during what's been a career year. Not a shoulder injury that cost him eight games, and certainly not the Minnesota Wild. MacKinnon had two goals and three assists, Mikko Rantanen had a goal and three assists and the Avalanche beat Minnesota 7...
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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov, right, hits Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk as Tkachuk drives to the net with the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 01, 2018 - 1:28 am
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche were playing out the string a year ago. With 19 games left in this season they're battling for their first playoff berth in four years. "It's a complete 180. We had nothing to play for last year at this time and this year we have everything to play," center...
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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov, left, races to pick up the loose puck with Vancouver Canucks right wing Jake Virtanen in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 27, 2018 - 1:31 am
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche stayed relatively quiet at the NHL trade deadline. Now that Nathan MacKinnon is healthy, maybe that's all they need for a playoff push. MacKinnon had two goals and an assist, Mikko Rantanen added a goal and an assist and the Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks...
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Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, right, of Russia, blocks the net on Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk during third-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 24, 2018 - 9:45 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Michael Frolik took a pass from Mikael Backlund in the slot and fired a shot past goalie Semyon Varlamov just 18 seconds after the opening faceoff. The Calgary Flames didn't let up. Jon Gillies made 28 saves for his second straight victory, Backlund had a goal and two...
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Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid celebrates scoring during overtime against the Colorado Avalanche during an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 3:39 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers weren't about to let another 2-0 lead slip away. Connor McDavid scored at 2:19 of overtime and had an assist to lead Edmonton past the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Thursday night, two days after the Oilers blew a two-goal advantage in the third period of a...
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A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Hualien, southern Taiwan. Rescue crews continue to try free people from damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit near Taiwan's east coast and killed at least four people. (Central News Agency via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 7:56 am
HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a strong earthquake that struck Taiwan (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Pope Francis is sending his prayers to the victims of Taiwan's earthquake and encouragement to rescue crews. In a message of condolence Wednesday, Francis expressed his solidarity with the...
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January 30, 2018 - 6:34 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Richard Aster, Colorado State University (THE CONVERSATION) California earthquakes are a geologic inevitability. The state straddles the North American and Pacific tectonic plates and...
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