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    From the KMTS News Room:

    • News SNOW TIRE BILL NIXED DENVER (AP) – Colorado drivers won’t need snow tires or chains to drive on Interstate 70 next winter. Negotiations at the state Capitol broke down Tuesday morning when lawmakers from the House and Senate tried to broker an agreement on a snow tire bill. The bill would have ...
    • News 4-17-15 GLENWOOD NATIVE NAMED NEW MAYOR Glenwood Springs—With a 4 to 3 vote, the Glenwood Springs City Council appointed Mike Gamba as the new mayorlast night. The vote came after a few minutes of respectful discussion and other nominations. Todd Leahy, who like Gamba, ran unopposed for re-election, nominated Gamba. Leahy was voted to become ...
    • News, 4-15-15 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A judge in Grand Junction is expected to decide today whether a man awaiting a new trial in the shooting death of his wife will be allowed a chance to get out of jail. Michael Blagg was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison ...
    • Large Prescribed Burn Today Near Basalt Fire crews from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit were expected to set off a large prescribed burn a few minutes ago above Basalt.  The Roaring Fork Prescribed Fire is expected to be about 1,300 acres in size.  Smoke will probably be visible through much of the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys. Officials ...
    • Rifle Recycle Center Closed Saturday Union Pacific Railroad will close the railroad crossing which provides access to the Garfield County recycling drop off center in Rifle Saturday, April 4. Consequently, the recycling center will not be open.
    • News DETAILS OF CARBONDALE MURDER SUSPECT TO BE RELEASED Glenwood Springs—The arrest affidavit containing key information about the Carbondale man who confessed to stabbing his wife to death nearly two months ago may be unsealed today.  Garfield County District Court Judge James Boyd ordered the documents to be made public under a Freedom of Information Act request.  ...
    • News COL RIVER DISTRICT TESTIFIES AGAINST WATER BILL Denver—The Colorado River Water Conservation District is very concerned about a water bill that was approved by a Senate committee Monday. Senate Bill 183 would require a water judge when he or she decrees a water right, to quantify the actual historical consumptive use during wet years, dry years ...
    • News C-DOT’S “BUSTANG” DELAYED Glenwood Springs—People anxious to check out the new I-70 corridor buses will have to wait a little longer.  C-DOT has decided to delay the so-called “Bustang” until May or June.  The service connecting Glenwood Springs to Denver was supposed to begin next month but there’s still some work to do before it’s ready ...
    • News ASPEN (AP) – Dozens of teens and young adults caught in an underage drinking and marijuana sting at the X Games in Aspen are facing the legal consequences. An unprecedented operation by Colorado Department of Revenue agents combined with actions by local police led to the issuance of 126 tickets during January’s event, more than ...
    • Colorado Senators Introduce Anti-Shutdown Resolution DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s U.S. senators have joined across party lines to try to derail government shutdowns. Democrat Michael Bennet and Republican Cory Gardner introduced their “Shutdown Accountability Resolution” Thursday calling for votes to be held regularly during any shutdown until a bill reopening government is signed. If lawmakers don’t show up for votes, the sergeant ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASEBALL: Demon Bats Awake to Earn Split in Steamboat STEAMBOAT SPRINGS(4/11/15) – After 14 scoreless innings in league play, the Glenwood Springs Demons walked their way to a 10-0 split of a doubleheader in Steamboat behind the one-hit pitching of Chase Nieslanik and finally a big hit with runners on base. Luke Ray delivered the big blow, a bases-loaded triple in the 5th inning of ...
    • KMTS Baseball: DEMONS UNVEIL BRIGHT FUTURE IN 10-1 WIN OVER RAMS WEST GLENWOOD(4/9/15) – With playoff hopes all but extinguished by a 1-0 loss at Rifle on Tuesday, hope for the future was kindled two days later when freshman Davis Deaton made his varsity mound debut. The lefthander threw three no-hit innings for a 10-1 non-league win over Roaring Fork, walking only one and striking out ...
    • KMTS Baseball: NIESLANIK POWERS DEMONS TO SPLIT WITH DELTA WEST GLENWOOD SPRINGS (4/4/15) – If Chase Nieslanik doesn’t have a prom date already, who could possibly refuse the senior lefthander after his walk-off grand slam and 12-strikeout, complete game led Glenwood Springs to a 12-2 win and doubleheader split with Delta Saturday. The Demons (2-6, 2-3 WSL) committed six errors and several other gaffs in ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Glenwood Demons lost to the Eagle Valley Devils 11 to 4 Tuesday afternoon in West Glenwood.  The Demons committed 6 errors and fell to 1 and 2 on the season.  Glenwood will play in a tournament this Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Manitou Springs.  SOCCER Glenwood—-3      Delta—-0 Grand Valley—5    Rifle—3 Roaring Fork—-3    Basalt—–1   SPRING BASEBALL Los Angeles ...
    • Rifle High School Sanctioned for Videographer’s Sideline Infraction On November 22, 2014, the Rifle High School Football Team beat Fort Morgan 35-7 to advance to the State Championship game for the second time in three years.  Also that day, someone filming the game apparently encroached into a protected area of the field–too close to Fort Morgan’s team box.  Since schools are responsible for any “media” ...
    • KMTS Baseball: DEMONS DROP LEAGUE OPENER TO HUSKIES WEST GLENWOOD (3/14/15) – The Battle Mountain Huskies, who dropped a doubleheader to Glenwood Springs last season by a combined score of 25-1, got the jump on the Demons 5-4 in their season and Western Slope League opener Saturday. The Huskies (2-2) had already played three games and the advantage showed as Glenwood pitchers walked seven ...
    • Sports HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle—17   Coal Ridge—2   5 innings        Hotchkiss—-13     Roaring Fork—-3     5 innings       SOCCER Palisade—-6   Glenwood Springs—-1       CRMS—-6  Rifle—-1        Battle Mountain—-6   Coal Ridge—-0   ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jacksonville’s top free agent target is the first to make it official: Former Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas has signed a five-year contract worth $46 million with the ...
    • 2015 3A State Basketball Tournament Brackets 2015 CHSAA State Boys Basketball Championships Class 3A(function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head');mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='http://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compressed.js';h.appendChild(mp);})(document); 2015 CHSAA State Girls Basketball Championships Class 3A(function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head');mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='http://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compressed.js';h.appendChild(mp);})(document);
    • KMTS Basketball Playoffs: COAL RIDGE TEAMS CLINCH 3A STATE BIDS PEACH VALLEY(2/24/15) – “That was a little too exciting,” Coal Ridge coach Paul Harvey remarked after his Titans advanced to the next round in 3A Western Slope League district play with a 61-56 win over Gunnison Tuesday. The fourth-seeded Titans (10-10), who will meet No. 1 Moffat County (16-4) on Friday at Grand Junction Central High ...
    • 3A District Basketball Brackets 2015 3A boys basketball district tournaments Western Slope(function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head');mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='http://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compressed.js';h.appendChild(mp);})(document); 2015 3A girls basketball district tournaments Western Slope(function(d){var mp = d.createElement('script'),h=d.getElementsByTagName('head');mp.type='text/javascript';mp.async=true;mp.src='http://www.maxpreps.com/includes/js/widget/widget.compressed.js';h.appendChild(mp);})(document);