KMTS TUESDAY NEWS

Garfield County–The Piceance Basin sees about a hundred oil and gas related spills every year according to a recent study conducted by the Bull Moose Sportsmen’s Alliance. The alliance would like to see the federal government implement tougher leasing policies.

Estes Park–Moose are thriving in Colorado since being introduced to the state 32 years ago. There are now close to 17-hundred moose in Colorado. Most of them are east of the Continental Divide. There’s also been a dramatic jump in the number of people applying for permits to hunt the animals.

Leadville–The Climax Molybdenum Mine is about to reopen for business after being closed for over two decades. Officials in the town of Leadville are expecting an economic revival but longtime locals remain skeptical.

Trinidad–Colorado’s first big wildfire of the season has scorched over 35-hundred acres. The lightning-sparked, wind-fueled fire is burning near the Colorado-New Mexico state line. Over 200 firefighters are battling the blaze.

Denver– Republican western slope Congressman Scott Tipton is being challenged by Colorado House leader Sal Pace. The Pueblo Democrat says Colorado’s sprawling 3rd Congressional District is ready to swing back to the Democrat party. Pace accuses Tipton of being partisan in his first term.

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