From the KMTS News Room:

    • News, November 23rd BLACK FRIDAY/COLORADO Business was brisk but quiet around Colorado as shoppers headed out to take advantage of Black Friday deals An exception was a Walmart in Lakewood, where more than 100 protesters marched outside the store in support of the workers. Some held signs accusing the retailing giant of corporate greed and underpaying its workers. A union-backed group ...
    • Sports, November 22nd   BRONCOS RUNNING BACK ON IR   ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Willis McGahee has been placed on recallable injured reserve by the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos.  The Broncos (7-3) put their 31-year-old running back on the list Wednesday, meaning he can return to practice after missing the final six regular-season games and play in a game after missing two ...
    • News, November 22nd   GARCO BOARD DEBATES SETBACK RULES   Glenwood Springs—Just how close is too close when it comes to drilling rigs in neighborhoods?  That issue was debated by the Garfield County Board of Commissioners, lawyers and concerned citizens.  Members of the Battlement Mesa-based Grand Valley Citizens Alliance are calling for a minimum distance of 1,000 thousand feet ...
    • News, November 20th COLORADO/LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT Glenwood Springs–A few more people in Colorado found jobs last month. According to the latest report from the state labor department, October’s jobless figure improved 1/10th of a percentage point from September to 7.9%. In the tri-county area of Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle, the job market weakened. In Garfield County, unemployment jumped ...
    • News, November 19th DENVER (AP) – The Bureau of Land Management is delaying the sale of oil and gas leases in a crucial watershed for metro Denver. The Denver Post reports that the BLM Friday delayed the sale of six leases in South Park, citing water resources, state parks, and visual factors among concerns that need further analysis. ...
    • News, November 16th GW COUNCIL DISCUSSES AESTHETICS FOR NEW BRIDGES Glenwood Springs–Glenwood Springs is getting two new bridges; one for vehicles and one for pedestrians. The Glenwood Springs City Council held a workshop with local C-DOT engineers to talk about materials that should be used and designs to make both bridges as attractive and pedestrian friendly as possible. ...
    • News, November 15th LAND BUYOUT REJECTED BY OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY Glenwood Springs–An offer of 50 million dollars to buy over 200 thousand acres in the Thompson Divide has been turned down by oil and gas companies Encana and S-G Interests. The Thompson Divide Coalition came up with the offer in hopes of preventing future oil and gas ...
    • News, November 14th STATE COMMISSION CONSIDERS SETBACK RULES, GROUNDWATER TESTING Undated–A standing-room-only crowd packed a hearing room in Denver today to lobby for tougher setback rules and groundwater testing for the oil and gas industry. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is considering how far drilling operations should be from homes, schools and other buildings in rural ...
    • News, November 13th COLORADO SEX OFFENDERS SOUGHT Undated–Sex offenders in Colorado are being sought in a statewide sweep. The U.S. Marshals Service is conducting “Operation Shepherd” which began at dawn last Friday. So far, 16 sex offenders have been arrested for various charges including failing to register, child porn and sexual assault. Three dozen law enforcement ...
    • News, November 12th ASPEN (AP) – A Pitkin County grant review committee is recommending giving just $500 this year to a rehabilitation center that cares for local orphaned black bears. A Silt-based wildlife foundation asked for $5,000. Pitkin County commissioners will meet Tuesday to review the grant committee’s recommendations. Officials say the cubs were orphaned by euthanization of ...

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