- FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/13/2011)
DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper says he’ll offer core
principles but no major new programs in his first State of the
State speech today. The Democrat say his first address to lawmakers
will focus on jobs and the economy, with an emphasis on
streamlining programs the state already has in place.
- Salazar Appointed Agriculture Secretary
Gov.-elect also appoints Directors of Public Health and Natural Resources
- FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/12/2011)
HWY 82 FATAL
AN EL JEBEL MAN WAS KILLED INSTANTLY IN A HIGH-SPEED HEAD-ON COLLISION YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ON HIGHWAY 82. ACCORDING TO REPORTS FROM THE COLORADO STATE PATROL, 21 YEAR OLD JOSE NACHADO ANDRADE WAS HEADING UP VALLEY INTO ASPEN WHEN HIS CAR SWERVED INTO THE ONCOMING LANES AND SLAMMED INTO A STATION WAGON. THE WOMAN ...
- FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/11/2011)
ANTERO AGREEMENT / NEGOTIATIONS
GARFIELD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TOOK THEIR SHOW ON
THE ROAD YESTERDAY. THE BOARD HELD IT’S WEEKLY MEETING IN BATTLEMENT MESA, A COMMUNITY THAT’S BEEN IN THE NEWS FOR THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF AS RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN BATTLING THE OIL AND GAS DRILLING PLANS OF ANTERO RESOURCES. ...
- FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (01/10/2011)
COLORADO LAWMAKERS AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVELS ARE EXPRESSING GRIEF, SHOCK AND SYMPATHY FOR THE VICTIMS IN YESTERDAY’S SHOOTINGS IN TUSCON, ARIZONA. ARIZONA CONGRESSWOMAN GABRIELLE GIFFORDS WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD AND IS IN INTENSIVE CARE. A COLORADO SPRINGS
WOMAN WAS ONE OF THE SIX PEOPLE THAT DIED.
RESCUERS ARE SEARCHING THE ...
- 2010: Third Highest Number of Oil and Gas Permits
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Colorado issued nearly 6,000 oil and gas drilling permits last year for the state’s third-highest total on record.
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Director David Neslin says the state issued 5,996 permits last year. The record is 8,027 permits, set in 2008.
Weld County had the most permits at 2,152, followed ...
- 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 ...