From the KMTS News Room:

    • Colorado Employment Situation December 2013 Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 2,200 over the month from November to December to 2,379,700 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,400 and government decreased 200. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three tenths of a percentage point in December to 6.2 percent. This is the ...
    • News, January 28th HELICOPTER CRASH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY Silt—Expressions of sympathy, shock, sorrow and grief are going out for the three men who were killed in yesterday’s helicopter crash south of Silt that included veteran pilot Doug Sheffer.  Sheffer owned and operated DBS Helicopters based at the Garfield County Regional Airport in Rifle. He was conducting aerial safety inspections ...
    • HELICOPTER CRASH KILLS 3 NEAR SILT Silt—Three people were killed late this morning when a helicopter crashed near County Road 331 south of Silt.  According to information from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the DBS Helicopter out of Rifle, was doing some power line inspections along Dry Hollow Road when it clipped a line and crashed about a mile and a ...
    • Annual Puffer Week Drives Home Need for Auto Theft Awareness Denver, Colo. (Jan. 27, 2014) — Coloradans Against Auto Theft (CAAT) and Colorado Auto Theft Investigators (CATI) once again team up for this year’s “Puffer Week,” slated for Jan. 27–31. The weeklong statewide awareness and enforcement push aims to educate the public about the risks, dangers and heightened crime associated with auto theft, specifically “puffers” – cars left ...
    • New Land Use Code Amendments Encourage Greenhouses (Aspen, CO – January 27, 2014) Beginning February 1st it will be easier to build a greenhouse in Pitkin County and local officials hope that translates into more local food production. Land Use Code Regulations have been amended to provide exemptions for greenhouses from floor area calculations and the site plan review process. “We hope that ...
    • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Head-OnCollision The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy on Highway 93, north of West 64th Parkway. At 10:05 a.m., the deputy was traveling in the left northbound lane on his Harley-Davidson patrol motorcycle, entering a sweeping curve.  A 2004 Saturn Vue SUV was traveling southbound through the curve ...
    • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Holds Naming Contest for its Newest Ride GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2014) — There’s a new attraction coming to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park this spring that will swing riders up, up, up, around and around, and out over Glenwood Canyon. The Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is holding a contest on its Facebook page to come up with a name ...
    • News, January 23rd GOVERNOR SUPPORTS WILDFIRE PREVENTION BILLS DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed support for legislation that’s been introduced to combat wildfires, including tax incentives for mitigation and funding to buy better equipment for firefighters.  But the Democratic governor indicated he’s not ready to support more aggressive suggestions from Republicans who want a state-owned aerial firefighting ...
    • News, January 22nd ASPEN PLANE CRASH VIDEOS EXAMINED Aspen—A chilling, heart-wrenching video of the fatal private jet that crashed at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport nearly three weeks was released today.  The grainy, black and white security video is from five infrared cameras and shows the Canadair CL-600 bouncing once on the runway, going back in the air for a ...
    • Colorado income tax filing season begins Taxpayers are advised to start planning and organizing their records now for the income tax filing season. Don’t put off planning and filing until April. Starting early can save you time if you realize you need to obtain additional records. Then file quickly, easily and securely through any of several Colorado income tax electronic filing ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS Game of the Week: Hats Off to Halsch in Demon Debut GLENWOOD SPRINGS (9-3-10) — “Who was that (un)masked man?” some Glenwood fans might’ve wondered when a 32-yard screen pass to an unhelmeted Number 17 interrupted a slew of flags and offensive inconsistency to spark back-to-back third-quarter scores, carrying the Demons to a 35-7 season-opening win over Basalt Friday. Even fans with programs couldn’t know ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (09/02/2010) HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL… THREE GAMES ARE ON THE SCHEDULE TONIGHT INCLUDING, ROARING FORK AT BASALT, ASPEN AT RIFLE AND COAL RIDGE AT GRAND VALLEY. ALL THE MATCHES START AT 6 O’CLOCK. TOMORROW, THE GLENWOOD DEMONS WILL WELCOME SEVERAL TEAMS TO TOWN FOR THE ANNUAL DEMON INVITATIONAL. TODAY IS THE FINAL TUNE ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (09/01/2010) THE DEMON 5K CITIZENS RACE BENEFITTING THE GLENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM WILL BE HELD THIS AFTERNOON AT 5:30. THE ENTRY FEE IS 15 DOLLARS. THE ANNUAL LABOR GOLF TOURNAMENT AT RIFLE CREEK TEES OFF THIS WEEKEND WITH A PRO-AM EVENT ON FRIDAY.