Author Archives: Ron Milhorn

American Flight Crew Lost While Fighting Australian Wildfires

SYDNEY (AP) – Investigators say the tanker plane that crashed and killed its three American crew members as they fought wildfires in Australia had just dropped liquid to suppress the flames. The crew members from Montana, Arizona and Florida were … Continue reading

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Privacy for Medical Marijuana Patients is at Risk

SEATTLE (AP) – An internet privacy firm says it was able to access personal information of more than 30,000 medical marijuana patients, recreational pot customers or dispensary employees in several states. The privacy firm was searching for unsecured data online … Continue reading

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A New Regional Firefighting Base in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – The Colorado Springs Airport and U.S. Forest Service have announced plans to spend $17 million to build a regional firefighting base at the airport. The base will allow air tankers to load retardant to battle fires … Continue reading

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Security Guard will not be Charged in STEM School Shooting

(AP) – A special prosecutor said Friday that a security guard who accidentally injured two students during a shooting at a Colorado school last year will not be criminally charged. The prosecutor says the guard must complete community service. Last … Continue reading

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Suspect in Deadly Accident Facing Felony Charges

RIFLE—The young man who was behind the wheel in yesterday’s deadly accident in Rifle is now behind bars. 19 year old Chayton James Reynolds of Rifle is facing felony charges of vehicular homicide and careless driving resulting in death.  According … Continue reading

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Silt Man Identified in Fatal Highway 6 Accident

RIFLE—The man who was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver Wednesday morning in Rifle was from the local area. According to Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, 50 year old Robert Baumwoll’s last known address was in Silt. Glassmire … Continue reading

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Former Aspen Skiing Company Executive Headed to Prison for Theft

ASPEN—Former Aspen Skiing Company executive and city councilman Derek Johnson is going to prison for theft.  Johnson was sentenced yesterday in Pitkin County District Court to six years behind bars for stealing equipment and merchandise from SkiCo and reselling the … Continue reading

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Colorado Oil & Gas Company Pays Settlement

DENVER—A major player in the oil and gas industry with rigs in the Piceance Basin has reached a financial settlement for allegedly violating air pollution laws. KP Kauffman Company of Denver has agreed with federal and state authorities to pay … Continue reading

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High School Sports Upcoming Schedules

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Friday, January 17th Glenwood at Rifle     6 pm (girls)  7:30 (boys)  LIVE BROADCAST ON KMTS Delta at Roaring Fork   5:30 (girls)    7 pm (boys) Grand Valley at Olathe   5:30 (girls)   7 pm (boys) Saturday, … Continue reading

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Avalanche Shut-Out the Sharks in First Meeting Since Last Year’s Playoffs

DENVER (AP) – Philipp Grubauer made 27 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Colorado Avalanche got goals from four different players in a 4-0 win over the San Jose Sharks. It was Grubauer’s third shutout since … Continue reading

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