From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS SAGE GROUSE PLANS RECONSIDERED BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada. The agency announced Tuesday that it’s working with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which also is ...
    • NEWS OCTOBER UNEMPLOYMENT UP  Denver—There were a few more people in the unemployment lines in Colorado last month. According to the state labor department, the jobless rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point from September to 2.7%.  Officials say that was mainly due to fewer people working for the government and more finding jobs in the private ...
    • Glenwood Police Suspend Search for Bank Robber Glenwood Springs—The search for a would-be bank robber in West Glenwood Springs has been suspended for now. According to Lieutenant Bill Kimminau with the Glenwood Springs Police Department, investigators are gathering more information and evidence from Alpine Bank near the Glenwood Springs Mall. Police say a man, described as having a “dark complexion” and wearing a ...
    • Marijuana Taxes Approved in two Western Slope Communities Debeque—New taxes on marijuana were approved by voters yesterday in Debeque and Eagle County.  The new sales and excise taxes on recreational weed will incrementally phased in. Each tax will start at 2 and a half percent and top out at 5 percent.  They will be added to the existing 4 percent sales tax on ...
    • New Life for Senior Care in Grand River District Rifle—Voters overwhelmingly favored ballot question 4A to pay for a new senior care center and hospital expansion project. With 67% of the vote, the 89.4 million dollar bond issue passed that will replace the half-century old, dilapidated E. Dene Moore center. Grand River Hospital CEO Jim Coombs says the old care center at the top ...
    • Battlement Mesa Woman Wins CMC Board Seat Battlement Mesa—In the only contested seat on the CMC Board of Directors, Peg Portscheller of Battlement Mesa defeated former Rifle Mayor Randy Winkler with 59 percent of the vote.  The former Lake County School Superintendent now runs an education consulting firm.
    • 2017 Election Results Glenwood Springs—When it came to tax or bond questions voters were very selective on election day.  Ballot Question 1A which sought to raise one million dollars per year over 10 years to enhance museums and support historic preservation in Garfield County communities was rejected 5,755 to 4,721.  Ballot Issue 4B, dubbed by supporters, “Keep Colorado ...
    • Tipton Votes to Extend Children’s Health Insurance Program Washington, D.C.—With bipartisan support today, Congress voted to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program and community health centers.  Western Slope Congressman Scott Tipton says passing the ‘Championing Healthy Kids Act’ was critical as funds for the CHIP program were expected to run out in Colorado by the end of January. With today’s vote, ...
    • Firefighter Recruiting Underway Glenwood Springs—The Bureau of Land Management and the forest service is looking for a few good men AND  women to help fight wildfires.  Firefighters from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Unit are hosting recruiting sessions this fall and winter.  David Boyd with the BLM says the hope is to spur the interest in wildland ...
    • Former Arts Center Director Charged Today, the Glenwood Springs Police Department issued a summons to former Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Executive Director, Christina Brusig. A Press Release from Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson indicates that Brusig was charged with Class 1 Misdemeanor Theft. Wilson did not give specifics in the release, but did indicate the summons was ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Glenwood Demons Last Football Game Canceled (KMTS TO COVER RIFLE-PALISADE LEAGUE TITLE GAME) Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons varsity football season is officially over.  The Demons, hoping to play one last game this Friday night against the Eagle Valley Devils in Gypsum, learned today the game has been forfeited.  Glenwood Springs High School Athletic Director Craig Denney was informed that Eagle Valley’s once ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Overcome Adversity to Win at Summit FRISCO (10/20/17) – If adversity reveals character, then the Glenwood Springs football team showed plenty in a 24-7 Western Slope League win at Summit Friday. Hours before what was going to be a playoff-tinged, third-place WSL showdown game, the Demons found that their four previous wins, including last week’s league victory over Battle Mountain, had been ...
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Demons Survive Turnover Battle With Huskies GLENWOOD SPRINGS(10/13/17) – In a freaky Friday the 13th festival of miscues, the Glenwood Demons celebrated Homecoming by halting a three-game losing streak and handing Battle Mountain its fifth straight loss, 21-14. The two teams combined for a dozen fumbles, eighteen penalties, and eight turnovers. The decisive play of the game followed, naturally, an exchange of turnovers ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Wounded Demons Fall to Winless Pueblo Central PUEBLO (9/30/17) – The Glenwood Demons’ football team was off to the best start since the championship year of 2008, winning its first three games before stumbling against Colorado Springs Harrison. In that game, junior running back Luke Gair left the game after being undercut and landing hard on the artificial turf. Before losing 27-17 at ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Aspen Air Show Upsets Coal Ridge Homecoming in League Opener PEACH VALLEY (9/29/17) – In a spectacular first quarter that resembled video-game football, five of the first six possessions in the Aspen-Coal Ridge Western Slope League opener ended in touchdowns. But it was defense that decided the outcome in a scoreless fourth period when Aspen twice stopped Coal Ridge’s punishing ground game inside the five ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: DEMONS LOSE BATTLE OF UNBEATENS AT HARRISON COLORADO SPRINGS (9/22/17) – Harrison High School junior running back Aumiere Shedrick, at 215 pounds, outweighed all but three Glenwood Springs defenders who tried to tackle him as the Panthers handed the Demons their first loss in four games, 36-22. Shedrick didn’t have break-away speed and reached the end zone only on a two-point ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES Volleyball Glenwood Springs—3  (10-0/4-0 WS)     Battle Mountain—1 Moffat County—3                     Roaring Fork—0 Soccer Glenwood Springs—9         Rifle—–4 Roaring Fork—4          CRMS—0 Coal Ridge—5               GJ Central—-0 MLB/ROCKIES SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Charlie Blackmon had a two-run double ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Glenwood Outlasts Storm, Drowns Sailors to Go 3-0 GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/15/17) – Steamboat Springs’ football fortunes have drifted far from the glory days of the swift, one-armed Tom Southall and the statuesque, strong arm of Austin Hinder. Southall, a member of the Colorado High School Hall of Fame, and Hinder, who led the Sailors to the state championship game in 2009 before ...
    • NEWS COLORADO AUGUST UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN Undated—More people were earning paychecks last month in Colorado.  According to the state labor department, over four thousand nonfarm payroll jobs were added from July to August and 17-hundred workers found jobs in the private sector. Statewide, the unemployment rate held steady at 2.4 percent while the national jobless rate went up ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Demons Outlast JFK for 2-0 Season Start GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9/8/17) – By winning its first two football games of the 2017 season, Glenwood Springs has raised the bar substantially, considering the last time a Demon team began 2-0 was the undefeated 3A State Championship year of 2008. Before expectations get too high, take note that, despite getting out to a 28-0 lead, and ...