From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS, MAY 1ST Aspen–A fire ban remains in effect in Pitkin County. Despite a recent spate of wet weather, officials with the Incident Management Team say the fire danger is still high in the upper valley. The ban prohibits open fire pits, firewoarks and smoking outdoors. Prescribed burns are allowed for agricultural ...
    • NEWS, APRIL 30TH Glenwood Springs–Local and federal authorities are looking for the man who robbed the downtown U.S. Bank in Glenwood Springs last Friday afternoon. The white man, described to be in his late 40’s, handed a note to a teller saying he had a gun and wanted cash. He drove off in an ...
    • NEWS, APRIL 27TH Glenwood Springs–The consolidation plan of the Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Burning Mountain fire districts is coming together. The plan has strong support among the chiefs but some officials in the respective cities have expressed come reservations. Glenwood Springs Mayor Matt Steckler believes the plan will work but is concerned about the ...
    • NEWS, APRIL 26TH BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – The pizza President Barack Obama ordered during an unplanned visit to a Boulder bar has been renamed his honor. The Sink’s “Sinkza” is now named the P.O.T.U.S pie. It’s topped with pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, black olives and onion. DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers are finalizing the last details of a $7.4 billion spending plan for next ...
    • NEWS, APRIL 25TH Glenwood Springs–Four men and one woman are in the running to become the next superintendent of the Roaring Fork Re-1 School District. Three finalists will be named soon and interviews are set to begin next Monday. Judy Haptonstall’s successor will be hired by June 1st. Aspen–The Pitkin County Board of Commissioners is ...
    • NEWS, APRIL 24TH ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has posted warning signs around a cabin near Conundrum Hot Springs, warning that there’s a bunch of frozen, dead cows inside. The cows wandered into the cabin over the winter and died when they couldn’t escape. Rangers are trying to figure out how to best get rid of the carcasses — possibly ...
    • NEWS, APRIL 23RD CARBONDALE, Colo. (AP) – Conservationists are criticizing a proposed settlement with two natural gas companies accused of rigging auctions of four gas leases on federal land. Gunnison Energy Corp. and SG Interests were accused of agreeing in 2005 not to compete against each other in the auctions. Conservation groups call the $275,000 settlement a “wrist slap.” DENVER (AP) – A Colorado ...
    • NEWS, APRIL 20TH Glenwood Springs–The historic Colorado River Water Cooperative agreement that was unveiled a year ago is close to being finalized. Glenwood Springs city attorney Karl Hanlon says all the major stakeholders hope to sign the agreement by this summer. Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs city council unanimously approved over a dozen conditions to pave the way ...
    • NEWS, APRIL 19TH GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Mesa County commissioners in Colorado are urging federal officials to extend a comment period on a plan for oil shale development on public land. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has proposed slashing the amount of land potentially available for oil shale development in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado from a total of about 2 million ...
    • NEWS, APRIL 18TH Glenwood Springs–The snowpack in Colorado is getting worse. Despite last week’s snow and rain, local water experts say the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Basins are now hovering around 36 percent. Aspen–The legal battle between former Aspen mayoral candidate Marilyn Marks and the city is now headed to the Colorado Supreme Court. ...

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