FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (03/30/2011)

Silt–Over 7 thousand acres of public land in Garfield and Rio
Blanco counties will be up for bid this spring for oil and gas drilling.
The B-L-M auction takes place May 12th at the state office in
Lakewood.
Silt–A Rifle man is behind bars after leading Silt police officers
on a chase this past Sunday afternoon. According to reports,
39 year old Robert Clark eluded police in his truck then
jumped out of his truck before finally being caught. The
chase followed a road rage incident involving Clark.
Gypsum–Five teenage boys including two juveniles are
facing a long list of felony charges in connection with
a lengthy crime spree in Gypsum. The boys managed to
elude authorities for four months while stealing cars
and burglarizing businesses. They’ve been caught.
Summit County–Governor Hickenlooper is in Summit
County getting a first-hand look at the bark beetle
devastation. He’ll also visit Breckenridge and Avon today
and will address the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort
Association tomorrow afternoon.
DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s lieutenant governor and likely higher
education commissioner is due before state lawmakers today for an
update on the system. Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia was president of Colorado
State-Pueblo before becoming lieutenant governor. Garcia was also
tapped by the governor to become the head of the state Department
of Higher Education, though his confirmation is pending as
lawmakers pass a bill clarifying that the dual role is permitted.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado agriculture officials are turning to
brewers to see if they can help boost sales of millet. The cereal
grain is only a $50 million crop for the U.S., while wheat is worth
several billion dollars each year. But officials say it’s an area
where rural Colorado businesses can grow and have asked Colorado
Malting Co. in Alamosa to malt it for brewers to try as a
substitute for barley or wheat.

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