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    • Aspen Investigating Plastic Bottle Ban
      ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Aspen city officials are looking into a possible ban on bottled water in plastic, disposable containers. The City Council has directed staffers to investigate options for prohibiting or discouraging single-use plastic containers. The Aspen Daily News reports that Councilman Torre suggested a possible ban Tuesday, saying he was astounded by all the ...
    • Snowpack Good, For Now
      DENVER (AP) – It might be drier than usual at lower elevations in Colorado, but higher-than-normal snowfall in the mountains has boosted the snowpack in most parts of the state. Colorado’s overall snowpack was 136 percent of average on Jan. 1, the highest reading for that date since 1997. The federal Natural Resources Conservation Service says a ...
    • Salazar Appointed Agriculture Commissioner
      DENVER (AP) – Former congressman John Salazar has been appointed to be the new Colorado agriculture commissioner. Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper also appointed Dr. Chris Urbina, director of Denver Public Health at Denver Health, to head the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and announced that Mike King will remain as head of the Department of ...
    • Ritter, Hickenlooper Disagree on Secure Communities Program
      DENVER (AP) – Civil rights groups are denouncing Gov. Bill Ritter’s decision Tuesday to approve the use of a federal program that identifies illegal immigrants through the fingerprints of every person booked into jail. Opponents are urging the Democrat with a week left in office to reconsider, saying the Secure Communities program will lead to unjust ...
    • FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/04/2011)
      SEVERAL JUVIES BUSTED AT GW NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY A GLENWOOD SPRINGS POLICE OFFICER WAS INJURED WHILE TRYING TO BREAK UP A HUGE, UNDERAGE NEW YEAR’S EVE DRINKING PARTY. ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS, A NOISE COMPLAINT SENT OFFICERS TO THE COTTONWOOD LANDING APARTMENTS NEAR THE 27TH STREET BRIDGE AND MIDLAND AVENUE AROUND 2:30 A.M. POLICE ...

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