From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS, AUGUST 18TH Glenwood Springs–The driver of the logging truck involved in Tuesday’s deadly accident near Buffalo Valley is facing a criminal charge. The Colorado State Patrol charged 58 year old John Briggs with careless driving causing death. 24 year old Claudia DeRamirez of Glenwood Springs was killed instantly in the crash. Glenwood Springs–Marijuana regulations ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 17TH Aspen–Fabric tents and trailers are off limits in the Difficult Campground six miles east of Aspen. Forest Service officials have temporarily banned them because of a troublesome black bear that’s been scrounging for food. Carbondale–The Thompson Divide Coalition is asking the Pitkin County Board of Commissioners and the Bureau of Land Management to allow ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 16TH Rifle–Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Rifle City Council. Tonight, the candidates will try to convince voters why they should be elected. Rich Carter, Jay Miller, Wilma Paddock and incumbent Jonathan Rice will be at the Rifle city hall for a locally televised debate. It begins at 6:30. Rifle–Colorado ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 15TH Carbondale–Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will be in Carbondale and Rifle today to talk about energy development and other related issues. Bennet is meeting with constituents on the Western Slope during the congressional recess. Glenwood Springs–Garfield County commissioners are tackling some tough land use issues today. The board is deciding whether the ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 12TH GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A wildfire burning in the remote Little Bookcliffs Wilderness Study Area north of Grand Junction has grown to about 1,000 acres. Fire managers are trying to steer the Cosgrove fire away from forage land for wild horses but otherwise they’re allowing it to burn up pinon juniper that has spread to former forage ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 10TH Rifle–Colorado U. S. Senator Mark Udall is going to bat for four Western Slope counties that are still owed 17 million dollars for impacts from drilling on the Anvil Points Naval Oil Shale Reserve. The money is nearly 30 years overdue. Senator Udall is sponsoring a bill to settle the debt once and ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 9TH Glenwood Springs–The travel management plan for the White River National Forest may be held up for a while. The U.S. Forest Service has ordered more studies after an appeals officer denied attempts to prevent parts of the plan from being implemented. Glenwood Springs–Garfield County commissioners agreed to consider contributing another 250 thousand dollars to ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 8TH Aspen–The grassroots effort to name the east peak of Mount Sopris has his a snag. Officials with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names says Mount Sopris is in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area which could create some problems. Aspen–An accident near Aspen claimed the life of an influential Republican Texas billionaire. ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 5TH Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council rejected a plan to impose a 20-cent fee for plastic shopping bags. The council agreed to encourage citizens to help the environment by using less plastic but said government has no right to order a fee to change behavior. Glenwood Springs–If you recently bought fresh or frozen ground ...
    • NEWS, AUGUST 3RD DENVER (AP) – Four environmental groups say a judge should dismiss a lawsuit challenging Colorado’s renewable energy standard. The groups argue in court documents that the plaintiffs don’t have standing to sue. The challengers say a Colorado law requiring larger utilities to get 30 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020 is raising consumers’ electricity costs and violating the ...

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