From the KMTS News Room:

    • 1-1-1 Vote Means No Garfield County Endorsement for State Sales Tax Hike Glenwood Springs—A ballot question that would raise Colorado’s sales tax from 2.9% to just over 3.5% to pay for transportation projects will not get an endorsement from the Garfield County Board of Commissioners.  Commissioner Mike Samson talked about the merits of Proposition 110 and what it would mean for road improvements.  He says if it ...
    • Fire Restrictions Lifted Across Region Glenwood Springs—A few days of steady rain and a little snow in the high country had a big impact on fire danger in the region.  Garfield County, Eagle County, Pitkin County, the Bureau of Land Management and the White River National Forest all lifted fire restrictions today thanks to vastly improved conditions.  Two and a ...
    • Garfield County Libraries will be Closed for a Staff Work Day All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Tuesday, October 16 for a staff training day. Normal library hours will resume on Wednesday, October 17 at 11 a.m. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more on our website, www.gcpld.org, during the closure. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
    • Water Main Break at the Basalt Roaring Fork Apartments Basalt—Almost all of the 77 residents displaced from their apartments in Basalt by the broken water main have a place to stay.  All but 10 people will be staying with friends or relatives in the community.  Officials are making arrangements for the others to make sure they’re taken care of while the extensive repair work ...
    • B.L.M. Resource Advisory Council Nominations Silt—If you’re qualified and have the time, you could help shape future management plans for public lands in the west.  The Bureau of Land Management is reopening nominations for the influential Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC).  David Boyd with the BLM field office in Silt says during the first round of nominations last spring, they ...
    • Transfer Trail Rollover Death Glenwood Springs—The young man who was killed Monday in a late night rollover accident on Transfer Trail was a lifelong Garfield County resident as well as an admired outdoorsman and rafting guide.  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says 25 year old Ethan Turner died at the scene just north of Glenwood Springs.  According to reports ...
    • I-70 Closed Through Glenwood Canyon At 9:00 PM, all lanes of traffic are open. I-70 is closed both directions in Glenwood Canyon due to an accident near Hanging Lake Tunnel. Westbound is closed at mile marker 133 (Dotsero) and eastbound is closed at mile 116 (Glenwood Springs). There is no estimate on reopening the road.
    • Basalt Apartment Evacuation Order UPDATE 10/2/18 6:00 PM: The Basalt Library will close at 7:00 tonight. Residents who need a place to stay will be able to stay in the auxiliary gym at  Basalt High School until 7:00 AM. Pets are not allowed in the high school, but are being accepted at the Aspen Animal Shelter until 8:00 tonight ...
    • I-70 Closed due to Shot Fired from Vehicle Glenwood Springs—A Utah man was taken into custody Monday afternoon for allegedly firing a gun from an SUV while heading east on I-70 between Glenwood Springs and No Name.  According to eyewitness statements,  43 year old Ryan Johnson was a passenger in a Ford Expedition when just before 1 o’clock, he fired a single round ...
    • CMU Football Player did not Commit Suicide Grand Junction—Colorado Mesa University football player Brett Ojiyi did not commit suicide according to investigators.  The 21 year old student-athlete from Los Angeles died from a single gunshot wound to the chest according to Mesa County Coroner Dean Havlik.  The fourth year running back died last Saturday at a home near the CMU campus.  Based ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • KMTS BASKETBALL: DEMONS FINISH LONG ROADIE BY SWEEPING BATTLE MOUNTAIN EDWARDS (2/10/17) — There was a time when winning two basketball games at Battle Mountain wasn’t much of a challenge. Not so anymore with the dominating Devin Huffman and mighty mite Monique Stevens keeping both Husky teams in the upper half of Western Slope League play, each capable of taking over a game. So ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD’S ROAD TRIP CONTINUES WITH A SPLIT AT STEAMBOAT STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (2/9/17) – The effect of two mid-week road games was evident at the start of both the Glenwood boys and girls games at Steamboat Springs Thursday night, with each team struggling to make shots. The Lady Demons, however, recovered from a horrendous 1-for-18 first quarter to defeat the Sailors, 33-23, winning their third ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: Glenwood Overcomes Altitude to Sweep Summit FARMER’S CORNER (2/7/17) — “My shot has been off most of the season; tonight it was there,” Glenwood’s Maddie Bolitho understated after scoring a career-high 20 points and sinking four 3-pointers as the Lady Demons defeated Summit, 55-30, in Frisco, Tuesday. The Glenwood Springs boys basketball team used a different approach as nine players scored ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: RIFLE GIRLS EDGE PALISADE FOR FIRST PLACE; BOYS UPSET BY ‘DOGS RIFLE (2/3/17) — Legend has it that Roger Walters, coach of the Rifle boys basketball team, once made one hundred straight in the early morning free throw ladders in the Bears Den during his playing days. True or not, there’s no doubting daughter Elly, a junior who makes 75 per cent from the line ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD GIRLS RECOVER, OVERCOME DEVILS GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/2/17) – On Ground Hog Day, with help from their only senior, the Glenwood Springs Lady Demons avoided repeating a two-point loss to Eagle Valley, recovering from an opening 10-0 salvo by the Devils and winning their last home game of the season, 39-37, Thursday. The Glenwood boys weren’t able to duplicate the girls’ ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Undated—The defending 182 pound state champion from Glenwood Springs has his eyes on a second state title.  In this week’s rankings from On the Mat, senior Myles Wilson is number 1 followed by Palisade’s Terrance Williams. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Undated—The highest ranked team from the local area is the Basalt Longhorns in boys basketball.  With ...
    • Assistant CU Football Coach Resigns Amid Assault Claims BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Colorado assistant football coach Joe Tumpkin has resigned at the athletic department’s request after his former girlfriend said he repeatedly physically assaulted her. His resignation is effective Jan. 31 and coach Mike MacIntyre will conduct a quick search for a replacement with spring ball set to begin in less than a month. Tumpkin, ...
    • Nuggets Win, Jokic Leaves With Injury DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic had 27 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists before leaving with an injury late in the game and the Denver Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns 127-120 on Thursday night. Jokic went down hard under the Phoenix basket with 1:47 left. He was on the floor for a while with the entire ...
    • Varlamov to Undergo Season Ending Surgery DENVER (AP) – Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov will undergo season-ending hip surgery in an effort to fix a lingering groin issue. He will have the procedure Thursday in Vail, Colorado. The 28-year-old Varlamov has been dealing with a nagging groin injury since December. He has a 6-17 record with a 3.38 goals-against average over 24 games ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD BOYS HOLD OFF ‘DOGS TO SPLIT AT PALISADE PALISADE (1/26/17) – Visiting Glenwood Springs basketball fans had to be thinking, “Oh no, here we go again.” Two weeks ago, Palisade, now 3-16 after the Demon boys held on for a 51-44 road win, upset the Demons at home. Once again, the Bulldogs refused to roll over and play dead, but this time, Palisade’s ...