From the KMTS News Room:

    • 2017 Election Results Glenwood Springs—When it came to tax or bond questions voters were very selective on election day.  Ballot Question 1A which sought to raise one million dollars per year over 10 years to enhance museums and support historic preservation in Garfield County communities was rejected 5,755 to 4,721.  Ballot Issue 4B, dubbed by supporters, “Keep Colorado ...
    • Tipton Votes to Extend Children’s Health Insurance Program Washington, D.C.—With bipartisan support today, Congress voted to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program and community health centers.  Western Slope Congressman Scott Tipton says passing the ‘Championing Healthy Kids Act’ was critical as funds for the CHIP program were expected to run out in Colorado by the end of January. With today’s vote, ...
    • Firefighter Recruiting Underway Glenwood Springs—The Bureau of Land Management and the forest service is looking for a few good men AND  women to help fight wildfires.  Firefighters from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Unit are hosting recruiting sessions this fall and winter.  David Boyd with the BLM says the hope is to spur the interest in wildland ...
    • Former Arts Center Director Charged Today, the Glenwood Springs Police Department issued a summons to former Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Executive Director, Christina Brusig. A Press Release from Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson indicates that Brusig was charged with Class 1 Misdemeanor Theft. Wilson did not give specifics in the release, but did indicate the summons was ...
    • Glenwood Street Maintenance a Concern With New Budget Glenwood Springs—To some disgruntled Glenwood Springs citizens, the city’s allotment for street maintenance falls short of what’s needed. Prior to to the the city council’s unanimous approval of the 17 million dollar, 2018 budget, John Stevens said 875 thousand dollars for streets doesn’t cut it.  Stevens says his street and others around town are in ...
    • Resort Visits Down, Spending Up DENVER (AP) – Visits to Colorado resort towns may be slowing, but spending is not. The Denver Post reports sales-tax collections in Colorado resort towns notched another record this summer, marking five consecutive years of steadily increasing summer spending. Taxable summertime spending in destinations such as Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Telluride, Winter Park and ...
    • Deadly Crash on I-70 GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Authorities say two people are dead after a truck crossed a highway median and struck another truck in Grand Junction on Sunday. Firefighters say a third person was taken to the hospital. Two police vehicles being used to direct traffic on Interstate 70 were struck by a pickup truck about an ...
    • Colorado Soldier’s Elk Stolen Gypsum—The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the brazen thief or thieves who stole a hunter’s hard-earned harvest right out of the bed of his pick-up truck; the head of a 6 x 6 bull elk.  The sad thing is the elk was the first one ever bagged by this hunter, a Colorado soldier.  ...
    • Hunter, Hiker Rescued Near Possum Creek Glenwood Springs—An injured hiker and a lost hunter had to be rescued above Canyon Creek Wednesday night in two separate incidents. According to reports from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the hiker fell and suffered injuries to both knees.  He and his wife were hiking in steep terrain in the Possum Creek area about six ...
    • Colorado Rocky Mountain School to Host Memorial For Renowned Climber Carbondale—When he graduated from Colorado Rocky Mountain School in 2009, teachers and classmates knew he was destined for great heights. Hayden Michael Kennedy certainly reached those heights as an accomplished, adventurous and respected mountain climber.  This weekend, his mother, father and many friends will gather at CRMS to remember Hayden.  The 27 year old Carbondale ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, January 17th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ON TAP TONIGHT Glenwood will host Palisade at 6 and 7:30.  Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS and KMTS.com. Delta plays at Rifle at 6 and 7:30.    Coal Ridge plays at Cedaredge, Grand Valley travels to Gunnison and Roaring Fork welcomes Aspen to Carbondale tonight.  NBA/NUGGETS Denver—The Denver Nuggets go for their third ...
    • Sports, January 14th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood at Grand Junction Central 5:30 / 7   Both games broadcast live on KMTS. Palisade at Rifle  6 / 7:30 Grand Valley at Coal Ridge  5:30 / 7 WORLD CUP SKIING FLACHAU, Austria (AP) – American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin used an impeccable first run to lead the field by an impressive 0.90 seconds at a World Cup ...
    • KMTS Basketball: GS BOYS BOUNCE BACK; GIRLS ROLL ON CARBONDALE (1/11/14) — Glenwood boys coach Cory Hitchcock doesn’t claim to be E.F. Hutton (old TV ad joke), but when he speaks, his team listens, rebounding from its first loss of the season to Delta Friday night by setting a season scoring record Saturday in an 86-49 non-league win at Roaring Fork. The ...
    • Sports, January 10th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The undefeated Glenwood Demons girl’s and boy’s teams host the Delta Panthers tonight at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.  The Lady Demons tip off at 6 and the boys follow at 7:30.   The game between the Rifle Bears and the Summit Tigers in Breckenridge has been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.  A make up ...
    • Sports, January 8th HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES Girls Glenwood—57   Battle Mountain—27 Grand Junction Central—52    Rifle—-50   OT Grand Valley—36    Olathe—–30 Boys Glenwood—78    Battle Mountain—50 Rifle—48       GJ Central—-42 Grand Valley—56    Olathe—-54 COLORADO SPORTS ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Von Miller is set to have surgery to repair his torn right ACL in Florida on Thursday.  Miller’s rehab is expected to take six to nine months, meaning he could miss the start of ...
    • KMTS Basketball: NEW YEAR, NO BIG DEAL, DEMONS SWEEP HUSKIES EDWARDS (1/7/14) — The Glenwood boys and girls basketball teams brought in the New Year the same way they ended the old one, with a couple of easy league victories, this time at Battle Mountain, as both teams improved to 4-0 in Western Slope play. GLENWOOD GIRLS 57, BATTLE MOUNTAIN 27 The Lady Demons stretched their ...
    • Sports, January 6th NUGGETS THRASH LAKERS LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ty Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists, Timofey Mozgov added 20 points and seven rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Los Angeles Lakers 137-115 Sunday night for their second straight win after an eight-game skid. Nate Robinson scored 21 points, while Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried ...
    • Sports, January 3rd MANNING VOTED ALL-PRO, UNANIMOUSLY NEW YORK (AP) – Peyton Manning is the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team. It’s his seventh time as a first-teamer, tying Hall of Famer Otto Graham for the most by a quarterback.The Denver star set NFL records this season with 55 touchdown passes and 5,477 yards ...
    • Sports, January 2nd NUGGETS LOSE 8TH IN A ROW DENVER (AP) – Evan Turner scored 23 points and Thaddeus Young added 17, helping the Philadelphia 76ers beat the slumping Denver Nuggets 114-102 last night.The Sixers had seven different players score in double figures en route to their second straight win away from home. Philadelphia halted a 13-game road losing ...
    • Sports, December 31st GLENWOOD DEMONS’ STUDENT-ATHLETE AN ALL-AMERICAN Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Demons’ freshman student-athlete Dante Sparaco was recently named to the Max Preps 1st Team Freshman All America Squad for 2013.  Sparaco was a backup quarterback for Rocky Whitworth’s football team this past season but started at defensive end / outside linebacker and was one of the team leaders in ...