From the KMTS News Room:

    • 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. ...
    • NEWS, APRIL 17TH New Castle–The man who jumped into the Colorado River yesterday morning to get away from the New Castle police is believed to have drowned. The man, said to be in his late 20’s, jumped into the icy, cold river after crashing in a stolen pick up truck. Glenwood Springs–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners ...
    • Colorado House Debating Budget DENVER (AP) – Colorado House lawmakers are beginning to tinker with an $8 billion spending plan to try to add funding to pet projects that will likely not pass before the budget is approved. Lawmakers will be debating the state’s general fund for next year on Wednesday. They’re expected to debate nearly four dozen amendments, ...
    • Grand Junction Trooper Had “Very Little” Fourth Amendment Training GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – An investigator says a Colorado state trooper charged with fatally shooting a suspect told him he had little training in the constitutional requirements for searches. Ivan “Gene” Lawyer is charged with criminally negligent homicide, assault, trespass and other charges in the 2010 death of 31-year-old Jason Kemp. Lawyer and another trooper went ...
    • Lightning-Caused Fires Fire crews are chasing several lightning-caused fires from Silt to Canyon Creek tonight. So far most of the fires appear to be small in size. Officials have not issued any evacuation orders and have not provided any additional information. National Weather Service Radar appears to indicate storm activity subsiding, although a High Wind ...
    • NEWS, APRIL 10TH Glenwood Springs–Garfield County Commissioners unanimously agreed to a resolution, denouncing the Bureau of Land Management’s limited access plan for oil shale research and development in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. The vote came after a three hour public hearing that was mostly critical of the county’s stance. Pitkin County–The Carbondale Fire Department responded to a ...
    • NEWS, APRIL 6TH Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council voted 4 to 2 to waive over 470 thousand dollars in fees for developers of the 60-unit affordable apartment complex in Glenwood Meadows. Glenwood Springs–Water rates are going up 4 percent in Glenwood Springs. City officials say the rate hike is necessary because sales continue to fall. ...
    • For Sale Specialized Tarmac Comp road bike. Red and white 54 cm all carbon frame. Shimano 105 components. Clipless pedals. Computer. Low miles and in excellent shape. $1000 OBO.   Also,   Kurt Kinetic Road Machine fluid indoor bike trainer, great shape, $150   Contact phone ...
    • NEWS, APRIL 5TH Aspen–The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the Western Slope due to dry, windy conditions. Pitkin County has issued a fire ban as well. Glenwood Springs–About a hundred people got a glimpse at the 11 alternatives being considered for the aging Grand Avenue Bridge during yesterday’s open house. Glenwood Springs–Water rates ...
    • NEWS, APRIL 4TH Garfield County–Carbondale voters chose to uphold a ban on plastic shopping bags in yesterday’s town elections while voters in Basalt were against a ban. As far as town trustee elections, the winners were in Carbondale, Pam Zentmyer, John Hoffman and Allyn Harvey. In Basalt, Jacque Whitsitt was elected mayor. ...

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