From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS HOUSE COMMITTEE PASSES REVISED DRILLING SETBACK RULE Denver—It may be temporary, but for now it’s a win for schools and a blow for Colorado’s oil and gas industry. Last night, following more than six hours of testimony, the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee voted 6 to 5 for a bill requiring drilling sites to be ...
    • SNOWMASS SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROJECT MOVES FORWARD Snowmass/Glenwood Springs—Summers will never be the same at Snowmass Ski Resort. Today the White River National Forest released a Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Record of Decision for the Snowmass Multi-Season Projects that will add a mountain coaster, zip line, zip line canopy tour, a ropes challenge course as well as new and realigned ...
    • NEWS STATE TRYING TO KEEP TAX DOLLARS FOR ROADS, SCHOOLS Denver—Health care, roads and schools in Colorado need money more than taxpayers. That’s the gist of a Republican-sponsored bill that would allow the state to keep more of the tax revenue it already has for such needs under TABOR, The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. The measure, sponsored ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – A state Senate committee has passed a bill to modernize Colorado’s Open Records Act – but left intact a provision that could prove troublesome for the legislation. The Appropriations Committee voted 4-3 Tuesday to refer the bill to the Senate floor for debate. But it kept an amendment subjecting the state judiciary ...
    • NEWS HEALTHY LOCAL SNOWPACK Glenwood Springs—Spring runoff should be abundant in Colorado.  Locally, the snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is 151 percent of normal.  A year ago, it was a paltry 87 percent.  According to this week’s measurements from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the snow water equivalent (SWE) at Schofield Pass is a robust 46 percent ...
    • This Weekend We Make the Change from MST to MDT This Weekend We Make the Change from MST to MDT
    • Glenwood Springs City Council Candidate Forum Ward 5 Ward 5 Candidates Opening Statements   Ward 5 Candidates describe their ideas for Affordable Housing.   Ward 5 Candidates discuss the parking issues facing Glenwood citizens.   Ward 5 Candidates discuss the Confluence.   Ward 5 Candidates discuss the possibility of a bridge in South Glenwood.   Ward 5 Candidates debate what to do with the old Library building.   Ward 5 Candidates discuss the Airport.   Ward ...
    • NEWS PYRAMID PEAK HIKER STILL MISSING Aspen—Battling frigid temperatures and brutal wind gusts nearing 100 miles per hour atop Pyramid Peak, members of Mountain Rescue Aspen were forced to suspend their search for an overdue hiker last night.  According to reports from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, 23 year old California native Ryan Montoya was reported missing ...
    • NEWS GW CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE DROPS OUT Glenwood Springs—There’s one less candidate running for the Glenwood Springs City Council.  Sarah Gordon, an occupational health and safety consultant decided to pull out of the race, leaving three candidates vying for the Ward 5 seat.  Gordon cited family commitments as the primary reason for stepping aside.  She has a ...
    • NEWS OIL AND GAS HEALTH RISK STUDY Denver—For the most part, people have nothing to worry about when it comes to health issues related to oil and gas drilling.  That’s the gist of a report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment which recently completed several studies at drilling sites on the Western Slope and ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, April 25th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Lilly McSwain scored half of the goals in Glenwood’s 8 to nothing win over the visiting Eagle Valley Devils last night at Stubler Memorial Field.  The Lady Demons host Rifle tonight at 6 in the league finale. Coal Ridge improved to 8 and 0 in league play with yesterday’s 5-nothing shutout of Basalt.  The ...
    • Sports, April 24th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons suffered an embarrassing, lopsided loss yesterday to the first place Palisade Bulldogs.  The 35 to nothing score was the worst defeat in the history of the Glenwood baseball program.  Tomorrow, the Demons will fight to get back in the win column as the Summit Tigers come to West Glenwood ...
    • Sports, April 23rd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Rifle—Three wild pitches and a bases-loaded triple propelled the Rifle Bears to an 11-1 win last night over the Glenwood Demons in 5 innings.  After a shaky start to the game, Bears’ ace Danny Bartels found his control and fastball to shut down the helpless Demon batters.  Bartels struck out a season high ...
    • Sports, April 22nd HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL   The Glenwood Demons are hoping to finally meet the Rifle Bears on the baseball field for the first time this season.  The Demons and Bears are set to play at 6:30 tonight at Deerfield Park.  The game will be broadcast live on KMTS radio at 96.7 and 99.1.   MLB/ROCKIES The Colorado Rockies’ 8 game winning ...
    • Sports, April 18th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL   The Glenwood / Rifle baseball game scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled once again to next Monday, the 22nd at 6:30 at Deerfield Park.  BRONCO ARRESTED NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) – Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter has a new court date on felony charges that could get him years in prison for allegedly ...
    • Sports, April 17th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Last night’s game between Glenwood and Rifle at Deerfield Park was postponed due to adverse weather conditions.  The game is scheduled to be played tomorrow night at 6:30.   SOCCER The Glenwood Lady Demons took over first place in the Western Slope 4A Conference with last night’s 3 to 1 home victory over Palisade. In other soccer ...
    • Sports, April 16th HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL GAME POSTPONED   Rifle—Tonight’s western slope showdown between the Rifle Bears and the Glenwood Demons has been rescheduled to Thursday night at Cooper Field in Rifle.  The game time is 6:30, weather permitting and will be broadcast live on KMTS.   Coal Ridge is scheduled to take on the Bruins in Cedaredge today at 4 ...
    • Sports, April 15th NUGGETS SET FRANCHISE RECORD FOR WINS IN A SEASON DENVER (AP) – Andre Iguodala (ihg-woh-DAH’-lah) scored 28 points and the Denver Nuggets set an NBA franchise record with their 55th win Sunday, beating the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 118-109 but losing another starter. On the day Ty Lawson (right heel) returned to Denver’s starting ...
    • Sports, April 12th BASEBALL Rifle–The Rifle Bears came from behind to beat the Basalt Longhorns yesterday at Cooper Field 7 to 4. The Bears travel to Delta tomorrow while the Longhorns who are still undefeated in the Western Slope 3A, take on the second place Gunnison Cowboys. Glenwood–The Glenwood Demons travel to Gypsum to battle the Eagle Valley Devils ...
    • Sports, April 10th GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Roaring Fork—9                Grand Valley—2 Vail Christian—0                Grand Junction Central—0     HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Aspen—3 Coal Ridge—0   GLENWOOD WILL BATTLE PALISADE TONIGHT IN GJ Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons will take on the Palisade Bulldogs tonight at Suplizeo Field in Grand Junction.  The game is set for 6 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS. ROCKIES LOSE SECOND STRAIGHT TO GIANTS San ...