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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/04/2011)

THE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SEASON RESUMES THIS FRIDAY NIGHT WITH A NUMBER OF LEAGUE CONTESTS INCLUDING THE GLENWOOD DEMONS GIRLS AND BOYS HOSTING THE STEAMBOAT SPRINGS SAILORS. KMTS WILL BE ON HAND WITH LIVE COVERAGE.

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 … Read more

FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (12/17/2011)

BASKETBALL THE RIFLE BEARS SWEPT THE MOFFAT COUNTY BULLDOGS LAST NIGHT IN THE OPENING ROUND OF THE PALISADE TOURNAMENT. THE LADY BEARS DOMINATED THE ONCE POWERFUL LADY BULLDOGS 53-33. SENIOR CORTNEY CORDOVA LIT UP THE SCOREBOARD WITH 26 POINTS TO LEAD THE WAY. IN THE BOY’S GAME, THE RIFLE BEARS WERE JUST AS IMPRESSIVE, BEATING … Read more

FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (12/16/2011)

TEN MEMBERS OF THE GLENWOOD DEMONS FOOTBALL TEAM WERE NAMED TO THE WESTERN SLOPE ALL CONFERENCE TEAM INCLUDING A HALF DOZEN TO THE FIRST TEAM…NICK CIANI, CHAD MONTOVER, DREW HALSCH, LUKE JACOB, WILLY PELLAND AND BLAZE BARHAM. MICHAEL MILLS, MICHAEL BRUNK, CHRIS AYALA AND ALBERTO SALAZAR WERE NAMED TO THE HONORABLE MENTION SQUAD. CIANI AND … Read more

FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (12/15/2010)

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL IN GRAND JUNCTION LAST NIGHT, THE GLENWOOD DEMONS SPLIT A PAIR OF GAMES AGAINST THE 5-A TIGERS. THE LADY DEMONS IMPROVED TO 7 AND O WITH A 54-49 WIN IN OVERTIME. KENZIE KUHN LED ALL SCORERS WITH 24 POINTS INCLUDING A KEY ASSIST AND THREE CLUTCH FREE THROWS IN THE EXTRA FOUR … Read more