From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS, AUGUST 10TH ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Federal authorities say they have to rely on wiretaps and other clandestine techniques because Aspen’s small-town atmosphere and attitude toward the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration makes it nearly impossible to investigate drug cases. A federal court filing made public recently details a 15-month investigation that resulted in five guilty ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 9TH Grand Junction–President Barack Obama got the crowd excited during yesterday’s campaign rally at Grand Junction High School. Obama railed against Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney on taxes and health care. The President accuses Romney of wanting to raise taxes on the middle class to cut taxes for the wealthy. Obama also says ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 8TH Basalt–The popular shooting range in Basalt is closed for the time being. Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife decided to close it after last Saturday’s wildfire burned about two acres on a hillside behind the range. Crews are going to use heavy equipment to create a firebreak and a natural backstop to prevent future ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 6TH DENVER (AP) – Two groups trying to get measures on the November ballot in Colorado are turning in petition signatures. A group that wants to regulate large political contributions, Colorado Fair Share, said it turned in more than 176,000 signatures on Monday. That’s about 82,000 more signatures than it needs to qualify for the ...
    • Evacuations Ordered in Basalt 4:45 pm Update: All residents are okay to go back home. The size of the fire was held to approximately one acre. 2:25 PM Update: The fire has been declared under control. Evacuations should be lifted soon. Less than an hour after fire crews were called to a wildfire at the Lake Christine Wildlife Area, immediate evacuations are being ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 3RD Vernal, Utah–The March 27th oil shale meeting in Vernal, Utah that was attended by the Garfield County Board of Commissioners has been deemed a “technical” violation of the state’s open meeting laws. The Uintah County board of commissioners made the acknowledgement today in response to a lawsuit filed by a Vernal citizen. ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 2ND Basalt–Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be at Basalt High School this afternoon for a rally and speech. He’ll also be joined by 10 GOP Governors this afternoon, any of which could be named the Vice Presidential running mate. Former presidential candidate and current Texas Governor Rick Perry is expected to be on ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 1ST Basalt–Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to hold a rally tomorrow afternoon at Basalt High School. Romney may also give a hint as to who his vice presidential running mate will be. He’ll be joined tomorrow by Republican Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Nikki Haley of South Carolina and ...
    • NEWS, JULY 31ST DENVER (AP) – The disaster isn’t over when the wildfire is snuffed out and the firefighters go home. Experts say recovery can take years and untold millions of dollars simply to make conditions livable again. USDA Undersecretary Harris Sherman says everyone needs to be aware of the fact that the ...
    • Glenwood Police Investigate Peeping Tom/Trespasser Reports The Glenwood Springs Police Department is investigating a series of peeping tom and trespassing events that have occurred in downtown residential areas.  Chief Terry Wilson says suspects were seen with a digital camera outside a window, crouching in bushes with a cell phone and this morning, a woman called police to report a man had entered her ...

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