From the KMTS News Room:

    • Garfield County Commissioner Says Progress Made in D.C. Rifle—Garfield County’s issues and challenges were put before some “movers and shakers” in the nation’s capitol last week during the annual National Association of Counties Conference.  It remains to be seen if any actual moving and shaking will occur. Garfield County’s ambassador was Commission Chairman John Martin.  He says he was able to bend the ...
    • No Booze on RFTA Buses Glenwood Springs—It’s last call for drinkers on RFTA buses. Starting June 9th, alcohol consumption will be prohibited on all RFTA buses. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted to ban booze. It’s an idea that has been tossed around by the board for a couple of years but things came to a head ...
    • Colorado Spring Runoff Looking Bleak Glenwood Springs—Unless the month of March brings snow to Colorado and a lot of it, spring and summer runoff is going to be a big disappointment. According to the latest snowpack and river report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, not much has changed in the last week. Snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is currently ...
    • Prescription Burns Planned Glenwood Springs—From Gypsum to Meeker to Aspen, thousands of acres of BLM and forest service land will be burned this spring.  Over the next several weeks, weather permitting, the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit will conduct prescribed burns in Garfield, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Eagle Counties.  Among the largest planned burns ...
    • Rifle City Manager Resigns Rifle—The City of Rifle is once again looking for a new city manager.  After three short months on the job, Jim Nichols shocked the council and staff last night during a private, closed-door meeting to announce his resignation.  As of now, no specific reasons have been given for the mutually-agreed to separation nor have the ...
    • Garfield County Forced to Refund Encana Glenwood Springs—Encana Oil and Gas made a nearly six million dollar accounting error about four years ago. Garfield County and other local taxing districts however have to pay for that mistake. According to reports from Garfield County, Encana overpaid 5.7 million dollars in property taxes in 2014. Unfortunately, by the time the error was discovered, ...
    • Caucuses Set for Tuesday Garfield County—Tomorrow begins what is expected to be a contentious, lively mid-term election year. It’s caucus day in Colorado when the two major political parties choose their delegates for next month’s party assemblies.  Given the hot, political climate and the divide between the two parties seemingly growing larger, the Democrats are expected to fight hard ...
    • KMTS Basketball: Coal Ridge, Glenwood Boys Bow Out at Home PEACH VALLEY (3/3/18) – The home court advantage wasn’t enough as the Coal Ridge Titans, ranked third in the 3A state basketball playoffs, having won twelve straight and gone undefeated through the Western Slope League season, lost the regional championship game to No. 14 Denver Manual, 80-77. After a closely contested opening quarter, the Thunderolts, behind ...
    • Colorado River Firefighter Files Discrimination Lawsuit GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A local firefighter has filed a civil rights lawsuit accusing her employer of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Jennifer Taylor, who works for Colorado River Fire Rescue, which serves the New Castle through Rifle area, says she has been subject to pornography and gender-related insults. Taylor also says she has been restricted ...
    • Green River to Front Range Water Pipeline Proposed GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado man has brought back a disputed proposal to pipe water from the Green River watershed several miles to Colorado’s Front Range. Aaron Million of Fort Collins has filed for a water right with the state of Utah for the project, which would involve diverting water from the Green River ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • 4A Regional Brackets 2015 CHSAA State Boys Basketball Championships Class 4A// 2015 CHSAA State Girls Basketball Championships Class 4A//
    • GLENWOOD TAKES THIRD IN DISTRICTS, LADY BEARS LOSE GRAND JUNCTION (1/21/15) – As the teams came off the floor from pre-game warmups in the 4A boys Western Slope League district third-place game, Glenwood Springs’ coach Cory Hitchcock told his team, “Put a smile on your faces, it’s basketball.” The Demons, who came into the tourney as the No. 1 seed, but ...
    • 4A District Basketball GLENWOOD, RIFLE LOSE IN SEMIS, PLAY FOR THIRD GRAND JUNCTION (1/20/15) – Playing in the 5A Southwest League proved to be a good training ground for the Durango Demons, who despite an overall losing record, defeated the Glnewood Springs boys 51-37 Friday at Colorado Mesa University to advance to the championship of the 4A Western Slope League district tournament . Durango (11-12), seeded ...
    • KMTS Playoff Basketball: Lady Bears Go Cold Against Palisade GRAND JUNCTION (1/20/15) – The Rifle Lady Bears, seeded sixth in the Western Slope League district tournament and coming off a 44-30 overtime upset of No. 2 Glenwood Springs Thursday, weren’t able to ride that momentum into the semi-finals. Rifle missed its first 13 shots and lost to league champion Palisade, 36-25, in semi-final ...
    • RIFLE GIRLS UPSET GLENWOOD; DEMON BOYS ADVANCE GRAND JUNCTION (1/19/15) – A torch was passed in the first round of the 4A Western Slope girls district basketball tournament Thursday. With Glenwood Springs senior, and likely player-of-the-year, Madi Spence watching from the bench after fouling out, Rifle sophomore Samantha Hinkle scored nine points in a 14-0 overtime blitz that sends ...
    • Sports / District Tournament Brackets   GIRLS 4A   Quarterfinals  Thursday, Feb. 19th 6:00pm:  #1 Montrose (15-4) vs #8 Summit (6-14)  (Col. Mesa Univ.) 3:00pm:  #4 Durango (14-6) vs #5 Eagle Valley (15-5)  (Palisade HS) 6:00pm:  #3 Glenwood Springs (16-4) vs #6 Rifle   (Palisade HS) 3:00pm:  #2 Palisade (18-2) vs #7 Delta (10-10)   (CMU) Semifinals   Friday, Feb. 20th 6:00pm:                                 @CMU 3:00pm:                                 @CMU ...
    • KMTS Basketball: DEMON BOYS WIN TITLE, GIRLS AWAIT DISTRICT SEEDING GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/14/15) – “We didn’t want a coin flip,” Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach Cory Hitchcock explained after his team won the Western Slope League title outright by pounding challenger Steamboat Springs, 69-36, in the regular season finale at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium on Valentines’ Day. The Lady Demons also won easily, 67-30, positioning themselves behind first-place ...
    • Sports LAS VEGAS (AP) – Naismith Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian has died at 84, two days after he was hospitalized with an infection and breathing difficulties. The towel-chewing Tarkanian won the 1990 NCAA championship with UNLV, took the Runnin’ Rebels to four Final Fours and was 509-105 in 19 seasons at the school. He ...
    • KMTS Basketball: FURIOUS FINISH OVERHAULS RIFLE GIRLS AS GLENWOOD WINS TWO IN BEARS DEN RIFLE (2/7/15) – A pair of 3-pointers by Rifle’s Elly Walters and Jessie Pressler had the Lady Bears poised to upset 7th-ranked Glenwood Springs, but the veteran Demons turned up the defensive pressure with an 11-0 finish to pull out a 46-42 victory in the Bears Den. The Glenwood boys didn’t wait nearly as long, outscoring ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GS Girls Bounce Back, Boys Blitz Eagle Valley GLENWOOD SPRINGS(2/6/15) — If there’s ever a good time for an undefeated team to lose, it’s before the playoffs begin, as last season’s Glenwood Lady Demons found out when they went 19-0 until losing to Mesa Ridge. This year’s senior-dominated team took that lesson to heart after dropping a battle of unbeaten Western ...