From the KMTS News Room:

    • RFTA Mill Levy Ballot Question Glenwood Springs—RAFTA’s aging fleet of buses will need to be replaced soon but the money may not be there.  New Castle Mayor and RAFTA board member Art Riddile went before the Garfield County Board of Commissioners to ask for an endorsement of a mill levy increase that would raise about 9 and a half million ...
    • CMC Gallagher Ballot Initiative Glenwood Springs—Colorado Mountain College hopes to stop the financial bleeding caused by the Gallagher Amendment and keep student tuition as low as possible.  The CMC Board of Trustees passed a resolution this week to put a ballot issue before the voters that will allow trustees to adjust the mill levy if needed to keep up ...
    • Water Experts Hope For Cool, Wet Autumn Basalt—As we head into September, the searing heat of summer will soon give way to the cooler temperatures and colors of fall.  However, the horrific drought that has plagued Colorado this year will linger for some time.  According to the latest river report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, rivers and streams throughout the watershed are ...
    • Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Explained As of August 31, all areas in the the KMTS listening area are under stage 1 fire restrictions, including land managed by the BLM and Forest Service. Below are activities that are prohibited under stage 1. Keep in mind that local jurisdictions have the authority to amend these restrictions. If you’re not sure, ask. Building, maintaining, attending, ...
    • Fire Crews Brace For Gusty Wind Rifle/Meeker—With high wind warnings in store for Western Colorado, crews working the Cache Creek and Cabin Lake wildfires are preparing for flames to kick up in the next 24 hours.  The Cache Creek fire southwest of Rifle, now in it’s 29th day, may reach some un-burned fuels that will create a lot of visible smoke.  ...
    • Fire Season & Hunting Season Collide Rifle—Two seasons seem to be on a collision course in Colorado; wildfire and hunting season.  As more hunters begin to make their way to Colorado’s back country, the choices of where to hunt may seem limited because of the the busy wildfire season.  Rifle District Ranger Sarah Hankins says prospective hunters needn’t be discouraged.  She ...
    • Roaring Fork Valley Man Killed in DUI Hit & Run Identified Basalt—Friends and family are grieving the death of a longtime Roaring Fork Valley local who was hit and killed by a drunk driver late Friday night while crossing Highway 82 in Basalt.  54 year old Michael Campion of Aspen Village had just finished having dinner with some friends and was crossing 82 to catch a  ...
    • John McCain, Arizona senator and Vietnam war hero, dies at 81 (SEDONA, Ariz.) — Arizona senator and former Republican presidential nominee John S. McCain died Saturday, months after being diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. He was 81. McCain served in the United States Senate for three decades, was first elected in 1986, and was chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. McCain ran twice unsuccessfully ...
    • Trial Set For Glenwood Springs Man In Wife’s Murder Glenwood Springs—It’s been nearly two years since Bianca Jurado was gunned down in an apartment south of Glenwood Springs.  Her ex-husband, the man police believe pulled the trigger will finally stand trial for first degree murder.  Last summer, 29 year old Gustavo Olivo-Tellez originally entered a plea of not guilty but changed to an insanity ...
    • Rifle Man Gets Life Sentence For Wife’s 2000 Murder Mount Pleasant, Iowa—A man from Rifle will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his estranged wife nearly two decades ago in Iowa. A district judge sentenced 58 year old Michael Syperda to the life sentence for the death of Elizabeth Syperda.  She was 22 years old at the time ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS THE HONORS CONTINUE FOR BUFFS’ FOOTBALL COACH BOULDER (AP) – Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year after leading the Buffaloes to a 10-3 record and their first bowl game since 2007. In four years, MacIntyre’s turned a program that was regarded as one of the nation’s worst into a Pac-12 ...
    • KMTS BASKETBALL: GLENWOOD TEAMS SWEEP CANON CITY IN TOURNEY GLENWOOD SPRINGS (12/9/16) – “We found a way to pull it out,” Glenwood Springs Lady Demon coach Rhonda Moser said after her team won a second straight game on a last-second score by Tatum Peterson Thursday’s 55-53 overtime win over Faith Christian was followed by a thrilling 33-32 error-filled victory that pivoted on three ...
    • ANOTHER HONOR FOR BUFFS’ FOOTBALL COACH COLORADO’S MIKE MACINTYRE NAMED 2016 WALTER CAMP COACH OF THE YEAR   NEW HAVEN, CT – Mike MacIntyre, head coach of the University of Colorado Buffaloes, has been named the Walter Camp 2016 Coach of the Year.  The Walter Camp Coach of the Year is selected by the nation’s 129 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports ...
    • KMTS Basketball Schedule KMTS Basketball Schedule December Saturday, December 3, Witchita State @ CSU (Men) – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, Xavier @ CU (Men) – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 8, CSU @ CU (Women) – 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 9, Canon City @ Glenwood Springs – 6:30 & 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 10, Alamosa @ Glenwood Springs – 1:00 & 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, December ...
    • RYAN MOELLER, CU BUFFS RAKE IN POST SEASON AWARDS   MacIntyre Named Pac-12 Coach of the Year; 16 Buffs Draw All-Pac-12 Honors By: Jason Clay, Associate SID Release: November 29, 2016   MacIntyre First Coach Of The Year Since Barnett In 2004; CU’s 16 Honorees Trail USC & Washington’s 18 For Most In Pac-12   SAN FRANCISCO – Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre has been named the Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year ...
    • SPORTS SCORES 3A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS 1Discovery Canyon48 16Skyview0 Show Details 8Conifer35 9Fort Morgan49 Show Details 4Lewis-Palmer28 13Longmont23 Show Details 5Silver Creek27 12Durango19 Show Details 3Palisade44 14Evergreen3 Show Details 6Palmer Ridge24 11Mead28 Show Details 7Holy Family47 10Rifle0 Show Details 2Pueblo East27 15Erie15 Nov 17 – 19Quarterfinals 1Discovery Canyon33 9Fort Morgan26 4Lewis-Palmer27 5Silver Creek28 3Palisade40 11Mead44 7Holy Family21 2Pueblo East41 Nov 24 – 26Semifinals G1311/26 @ 1p 1Discovery Canyon 5Silver Creek at District 20 Stadium Preview Game Show Details G1411/26 @ 1p 11Mead 2Pueblo East at Mead HS Preview Game Show Details Dec 3Final Championship G15 Winner G13 Winner G14 AP-ScorecardHere are the latest scores from Sunday’s sports ...
    • SPORTS STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS Denver—The Coal Ridge Titans were swept this morning by the defending state champion and top seeded Eaton Reds 25-13, 25-13 and 25-21.  Coal Ridge will take on Sterling tomorrow morning at 9:30 with hopes of advancing to the consolation round. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Broomfield—The Rifle Bears travel to Broomfield to battle the Tigers ...
    • SPORTS STATE 3A FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BRACKET FRI/7:00PM:  #1 Discovery Canyon (10-0) vs #16 Skyview (6-4) FRI/7:00PM:  #8 Conifer (9-1) vs #9 Fort Morgan (9-1) FRI/7:00PM:  #4 Lewis Palmer (9-1) vs #13 Longmont (6-4) SAT/11:00AM:  #5 Silver Creek (10-0) vs #12 Durango (7-3)   FRI/7:00PM:  #3 Palisade (9-1) vs #14 Evergreen (6-4) SAT/1:00PM:  #6 Palmer Ridge (8-2) vs #11 Mead (7-3) SAT/1:00PM:  #7 Holy Family ...
    • SPORTS STATE 3A VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (Denver Coliseum) The Class 3A State volleyball tournament bracket with three-time defending state champion Eaton earning the number one seed as expected.   POOL 1 #1 Eaton #8 Sterling #12 Coal Ridge POOL 2 #2 Valley #7 Middle Park #11 Platte Valley POOL 3 #3 Colorado Springs Christian #6 Resurrection Christian #10 Delta POOL 4 #4 University #5 Bayfield #9 Pagosa Springs   FRIDAY SCHEDULE (matches begin at 8:00am with ...
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