From the KMTS News Room:

    • News, January 14th GARCO BOARD SUPPORTS WATER RIGHTS PROTECTION BILL Glenwood Springs—Western Slope Congressman Scott Tipton says the federal government has no business taking away private water rights that happen to be on federal land.  That’s why he’s moving forward with his “Water Rights Protection Act.”  He’s gaining a lot of support.  Yesterday the Garfield County Board of Commissioners ...
    • Sports, January 13th BRONCOS BEAT CHARGERS, WILL HOST PATRIOTS IN AFC TITLE GAME DENVER (AP) – Peyton Manning welcomed Wes Welker back into the lineup with a touchdown toss and the Denver Broncos narrowly avoided a repeat of their playoff slip from last year, advancing to the AFC championship game with a 24-17 win over the San Diego Chargers ...
    • News, January 13th GARCO APPROVES FUNDS, IGA FOR RAFTA Glenwood Springs—The popular Hogback bus route will continue to roll in western Garfield County.  The Garfield County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.  RAFTA President Dan Blankenship says ridership numbers have been steadily increasing.  Today’s agreement with RAFTA includes a $650,000 funding ...
    • Semi Crash Closes Eastbound Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon Garfield County- On 1/12/14, at approximately 09:14 am, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a crash involving a single tractor trailer combination vehicle in Glenwood Canyon. The tractor trailer, operated by Andrus Transportation Services, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 at Milepost 119, just east of No Name, when it lost control in a right, downhill curve ...
    • Police vehicles hit while investigating crash Two more patrol vehicles were struck last night while investigating a crash. This crash, a result of an intoxicated driver, comes just weeks after two patrol vehicles were hit on I-70, east of Aurora, resulting in injuries to one of our Troopers. Just before 9:00 p.m. last night, two Colorado State Patrol vehicles were involved in ...
    • Christina Medved joins Roaring Fork Conservancy as Watershed Education Director Roaring Fork Conservancy is pleased to welcome Christina Medved as its Watershed Education Director. Christina steps in for out-going Watershed Education Director Tim O’Keefe who worked with Roaring Fork Conservancy for 12 years. Christina will start in late February. Christina calls Cleveland, Ohio, her hometown and the infamous Cuyahoga River her home watershed. After graduating from ...
    • News from the Colorado Department of Transportation-Winter Storm Update NORTHWEST COLORADO — Maintenance crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) are now on 12 hour snow shifts. Patrols are currently focused throughout the region as snowfall is expected to continue through Sunday. Several closures on the I-70 corridor have already occurred today due to the adverse weather conditions including snow packed and icy roads and ...
    • BEWARE OF A NEW TWIST ON AN OLD PHONE SCAM GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. – On January 9, 2014, a citizen of Garfield County received a call from a person claiming to be a Deputy with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. He further explained that if she did not pay some money that he claimed she owed there would be a warrant out for her arrest within ...
    • Multi-vehicle crash closes I-70 near Glenwood GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. – A multi-vehicle crash closed westbound Interstate 70 Thursday night for about two hours. Nobody was injured in the four-vehicle crash, which included three semi-trucks and a passenger van. Just before 8 p.m., an empty tanker – driven by 41-year-old Mohamed Diawara, of Denver – lost control on the icy roads near mile ...
    • News, January 10th WINTRY CONDITIONS TO PERSIST FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS Undated—The skiing will be great but road conditions will be a challenge for the next couple of days.  About a half dozen minor accidents and a handful of slide-offs were reported during this morning’s commute.  Snowy, icy roads and excessive speed proved to be a bad combination ...

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