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Utah Counties Ask State for Help Building Oil Train

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Promoters of a 1.4 billion dollar railroad in Utah’s oil country want help from the state. Uinta Basin officials are pushing a project they say could quintuple oil production in Utah along with bringing higher … Continue reading

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Roaring Fork Watershed Improving but Still Below Normal

October brought much-needed rain and snow to the area and marked the beginning of a new water year. Hydrologists use the October to September time period because most of the precipitation after October first accumulates as snow. According to the … Continue reading

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Forest Service Lifts Basalt Mountain Closure

Basalt Mountain, which has been closed since July 3rd because of the Lake Christine Wildfire, officially reopened at one minute past midnight. The White River National Forest lifted the closure with words of caution. Acting District Ranger Kevin Warner says … Continue reading

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2018 Issues and Answers Forum

Tonight’s forum is on KMTS online stream number two And you can watch the live YouTube stream below.

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Colorado River District Opposes Ballot Questions

Glenwood Springs—The Colorado River District is urging people to vote against two controversial ballot measures.  The river district’s board of directors took a stand against Proposition 11 and Amendment 74.  112 aims to increase the drilling setback distance for new … Continue reading

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1-1-1 Vote Means No Garfield County Endorsement for State Sales Tax Hike

Glenwood Springs—A ballot question that would raise Colorado’s sales tax from 2.9% to just over 3.5% to pay for transportation projects will not get an endorsement from the Garfield County Board of Commissioners.  Commissioner Mike Samson talked about the merits … Continue reading

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Fire Restrictions Lifted Across Region

Glenwood Springs—A few days of steady rain and a little snow in the high country had a big impact on fire danger in the region.  Garfield County, Eagle County, Pitkin County, the Bureau of Land Management and the White River … Continue reading

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Garfield County Libraries will be Closed for a Staff Work Day

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Tuesday, October 16 for a staff training day. Normal library hours will resume on Wednesday, October 17 at 11 a.m. You can still browse and request books, movies, and … Continue reading

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Water Main Break at the Basalt Roaring Fork Apartments

Basalt—Almost all of the 77 residents displaced from their apartments in Basalt by the broken water main have a place to stay.  All but 10 people will be staying with friends or relatives in the community.  Officials are making arrangements … Continue reading

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B.L.M. Resource Advisory Council Nominations

Silt—If you’re qualified and have the time, you could help shape future management plans for public lands in the west.  The Bureau of Land Management is reopening nominations for the influential Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC).  David Boyd with the … Continue reading

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