From the KMTS News Room:

    • Confirmed Cases of Equine Herpes Found in Western Colorado GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. Throughout the past couple days, several cases of the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) have been recorded in the Western part of the country. There have been three confirmed cases in Mesa County, Colorado. This irreversible virus has had many local horse owners concerned. EHV-1 can be transmitted through direct contact, clothing, ...
    • FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM…. (05/18/2011) Glenwood Springs–The 27th street bridge is open. Crews finished installing the bridge section of the Atkinson Canal Rivertrail three days ahead of schedule. The bridge reopened to traffic around 10:15 this morning. Parachute–Third District Congressman Scott Tipton has been in Garfield County the last couple of days touting his all inclusive approach ...
    • FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (05/17/2011) Glenwood Springs–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners extended a moratorium on medical marijuana operations until June 30th of next year. Glenwood Springs–A group home for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics can no longer operate in the Elk Springs subdivision according to the Garfield County Board of Commissioners. The board voted to deny a zoning amendment for the Sober House. Parachute–Oxy ...
    • FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (05/13/2011) Glenwood Springs–The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority is in line to receive over 24 million dollars in federal transportation funding for the VelociRAFTA project. Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are pressing the Obama Administration to release the money as soon as possible so the work can begin. Silt–Thursday’s oil and gas lease sale brought in over 540 thousand dollars for a ...
    • FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (05/12/2011) Garfield County–Garfield County youngsters are showing great improvement in reading. According to test results from the Colorado Department of Education, CSAP reading scores for third graders were significantly higher in both the Roaring Fork Re-1 and Garfield Re-2 school districts. Glenwood Springs–Garfield County commissioners agreed to endorse a letter to help the health department secure a federal air ...
    • FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (5/11/2011) Battlement Mesa–Two Colorado State Patrol vehicles and one Garfield County Sheriff’s office vehicle were vandalized earlier this week in the Battlement Mesa area. Authorities say the tires were slashed. Four other private vehicles were also damaged. Glenwood Springs / Rifle–The Garfield County Sheriff’s office reports that a sexually violent predator who registered as homeless has been arrested ...
    • FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (05/06/2011) Glenwood Springs–Glenwood Springs Fire Chief Mike Piper has resigned. After 12 years on the job, Piper says recent valley-wide efforts to consolidate emergency services and fire districts created dissension and disagreement and it was time to step down. Glenwood Springs–It’s only 987 dollars but at least it’s an improvement for the city of Glenwood Springs. That’s ...
    • FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (05/05/2011) Glenwood Springs–Over seven years in the making, The White River National Forest Travel Management Plan was finally released to the public yesterday. The plan calls for closing or decomissioning over 12-hundred miles of trails and roads to motorized vehicles. Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Springs City Council will discuss medical marijuana dispensary licensing during a 5 O’clock work session today. ...
    • Construction Allowed to Continue in Greeley GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – Federal wildlife officials say Greeley can resume construction work along the banks of the Cache la Poudre River where great blue herons were nesting before the heavy equipment rolled in. Two weeks ago, work on an irrigation canal was halted after about 30 birds that had been nesting in trees took ...
    • Snowpack: So Far, So Good Steamboat Springs–Record snowpack and moisture levels are being reported in Colorado’s northern mountains. Officials say the snow in the Buffalo Pass area near Steamboat Springs is over 16 feet deep. The southern part of the state however is suffering where the snowpack is only 72 percent of average.

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