From the KMTS News Room:

    • Controversy Over Back-to-School Flyers DENVER (AP) – Two Republican lawmakers say they’re worried about back-to-school flyers Brighton parents received that promote a Democrat’s proposed ballot initiative to raise Colorado’s income and sales taxes to help fund schools. Sen. Nancy Spence and Rep. Tom Massey sent a letter Wednesday to the state education commissioner asking him to remind district administrators that ...
    • Disposable Bag Fee in Snowmass?  SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) – Snowmass Village is asking residents if they want to pay a 20-cent fee on disposable bags. If residents support the plan, the town would join Basalt, Carbondale and Aspen charging fees for disposable paper and plastic bags. Mayor Bill Bonieau says he is concerned that a fee on single-use bags ...
    • Rifle Man Accused of Trying to Kill Police Officer Headed to Trial Fifty-three year old Phillip Amonette of Rifle will stand trial for allegedly trying to kill a Rifle Police officer last October. Ninth Judicial District Judge James Boyd declined to hear witness accounts Public Defender Matthew Morriss said would refute officers’ accounts of the incident, saying the tesimony was not appropriate for yesterday’s ...
    • NEWS, JULY 20TH Glenwood Springs–Colorado Chief Justice Michael Bender paid a visit to Glenwood Springs yesterday. The state’s top judge toured the Garfield County Combined Courts and met with staff members. He encouraged them to keep up the good work during the recession. Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is laying out the red ...
    • NEWS, JULY 19TH Aspen–Pitkin County authorities are investigating the death of a Canadian boy who collapsed while playing basketball at Aspen High School yesterday. The boy was taking part in the Aspen Basketball Academy. An autopsy is being done today. Glenwood Springs–The Tibetan blessing of the Glenwood Springs Vapor Caves helped get the convention of the National ...
    • NEWS, JULY 18TH Glenwood Springs–Over 12-hundred caving enthusiasts are in Glenwood Springs this week for a big convention. The National Speleological Society is using Glenwood Springs High School as a home base with several events and activities planned throughout the week including banquets, lectures dances and of course lots of caving expeditions. Rifle–Animal shelters from Rifle to ...
    • NEWS, JULY 15TH Glenwood Springs–Over 55 thousand public comments were received by the U.S. Forest Service regarding Colorado’s Roadless Protection Rule. The federal government is expected to make a final decision by the end of the year. Undated–A federal judge is expected to rule on a lawsuit attempting to block a national caving group from touring caves ...
    • NEWS, JULY 14TH Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Canyon Bike path is open from Glenwood to the Grizzly Creek Rest Area. C-DOT officials decided it was finally safe to reopen the path after runoff waters from the Colorado receded. The path east of Grizzly Creek is still closed due to damage caused by the swift moving ...
    • NEWS, JULY 11TH Glenwood Springs–At least three major highways were closed for a couple of hours Sunday afternoon by mud slides. Highways 82, 50 and 24 were all closed by mud slides triggered by driving thunderstorms. State officials say the slides are likely to continue with more rain on the way. Silt–Plans for ...
    • NEWS, JULY 8TH Glenwood Springs–Free bus rides in Glenwood Springs are coming to an end. Beginning next year, the popular “Ride Glenwood” commuter service will charge a nominal fee. The Glenwood Springs City Council unanimously approved the fare as part a condition of accepting a 210 thousand dollar federals stimulus grant that will pay for implementing ...

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