From the KMTS News Room:

    • News, September 11th NO REC CENTER FOR RIFLE /COUNCIL SEATS FILLED Rifle—Voters in Rifle rejected a sales tax hike to build a new recreation center in yesterday’s municipal election.  Ballot question D was shot down by nearly 400 votes.  In the city council races, seven candidates were vying for four open seats.  The winners in order of vote tallies ...
    • Rifle Question D Defeated Unofficial final vote tallies from today’s election in Rifle show Question D (regarding a tax to fund a new community center) was defeated, 1063 to 685 votes. These four candidates were elected to City Council (starting with most votes):  Randy Winkler, Dirk Myers, Barbara Clifton and Hans Parkinson. Questions A, B and C passed easily. More information Wednesday ...
    • News, September 10th ELECTION DAY IN RIFLE Rifle—Voters in Rifle are deciding the fate of the 3/4 cent sales tax increase to pay for a new recreation center. Today is election day in Rifle and the rec center tax is one of four on the municipal ballot.  In addition, seven candidates are vying for four open seats on the ...
    • News, September 9th GARCO COMMISSIONERS APPROVE MONEY FOR LOVA TRAIL Carbondale—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners unanimously but reluctantly approved 114 thousand dollars toward the controversial and costly South Canyon Trail. The contribution matches the city of Glenwood Springs to help leverage over 400 thousand dollars in federal money that hangs in the balance.   The money will be used ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Bears, Demons Divide Western Slope League Openers GRAND JUNCTION (9/5/13) — Once again, Glenwood’s football team is struggling through an early season gauntlet of ranked opponents, while the Rifle Bears look poised for what could be their third consecutive undefeated Western Slope League season. Both teams began League play last week, the Demons falling 34-18 to Palisade at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction ...
    • News, September 6th FUNDRAISING EFFORT UNDERWAY FOR COLORADO RIVER PHOENIX (AP) – A coalition of environmental groups is launching a fundraising drive to restore part of the overtaxed Colorado River.Conservationists from Mexico and the U.S., including actor Robert Redford, will gather tomorrow at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix for a “low-water-use” event. Redford will give remarks as well ...
    • News, September 5th GW CITY COUNCIL MEETING / REC WEED Glenwood Springs—Recreational marijuana is on the agenda for tonight’s Glenwood Springs City Council. The council has been grappling with the rush to come up with local regulations for Amendment 64 by the state-imposed deadline of October 1st.  The city may consider buying a little more time by imposing a ...
    • News, September 4th COLORADO EDUCATION TAX APPROVED FOR BALLOT DENVER (AP) – A proposal to increase Colorado income taxes to pay for school upgrades will appear on the November ballot after election officials determined that there were enough signatures for the petition.  But supporters of the tax increase barely got enough valid signatures even though they turned in nearly ...
    • News, September 3rd CYCLIST KILLED NEAR MAROON BELLS ID’D Aspen—The cyclist killed in a crash Sunday near the Maroon Bells was from New Orleans.  The Pitkin County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 74 year old Hank Vosbein.  According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, Vosbein rode his mountain bike to the Bells with family and friends ...
    • KMTS Football: Bears Romp over Titans, 54-6 RIFLE (8/30/13) – Rifle’s season of perfection fell one game short when the Bears lost for the first time in the 3A state championship game to Silver Creek last year.  For nine months, whether in spring drills, summer workouts, the weight room, and August two-a-days, that final, bitter pill remained with the returning Rifle ...

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