From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GARCO/CSU EMISSIONS STUDY RESULTS COMPLETE Glenwood Springs— A three-year study of air pollution from Garfield County fracking wells found the highest rate of emissions came just after fracking was completed. The research presented today to the Garfield County Board of Commissioners didn’t measure the effects on human health, but it will help state officials devise such ...
    • NEWS RIVERS PEAKING, LOCAL AUTHORITIES WARN OF DANGERS Glenwood Springs—Local rivers and streams are flowing high and strong and authorities are a little concerned. According to the latest stream flow report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the Colorado River at Glenwood Springs is over 18,000 thousand cubic feet per second, well over the mean of 11,000 cfs. ...
    • NEWS RIFLE BACK TO ODD/EVEN WATERING SCHEDULE Rifle—The on again, off again water situation in Rifle is once again back on. According to the latest information from city officials, car washes and lawn watering can begin immediately thanks to the installation of a new portable pump. However, there is a kink in the hose, so to ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Police have arrested the older brother of a 10-year-old boy who was fatally shot at an apartment complex in Aurora. Investigators said Tuesday the 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of negligent child abuse resulting in death and is being held at a juvenile detention center. The Denver Post reports Aurora police called ...
    • NEWS MAN HIT BY CAR IN CARBONDALE Carbondale—A man was critically injured after being hit by a car this morning while crossing Highway 133 at Village Road. According to reports from the Carbondale Police Department, the man was in the crosswalk when a westbound vehicle turning onto 133 from Village Road hit him. The pedestrian, who’s ...
    • NEWS GARCO PLANNERS DISCUSS GRAVEL PIT, SOLAR PROJECT Glenwood Springs—Gravel and solar energy projects come before the Garfield County Planning Commission tonight. The commission will first tackle a land use change permit for the Powers Pit just east of Carbondale at Highway 82 and County Road 103. Pit operators are asking for changes in the hours of ...
    • NEWS PET “RESORT” KENNEL GETS FINAL APPROVAL FROM GLENWOOD CITY COUNCIL Glenwood Springs—The plans for a new dog and cat kennel in south Glenwood Springs were upheld last night by the city council. The council’s 5 to 1 vote to affirm the Planning and Zoning Commission’s approval of “Dog Holliday’s Pet Resort” came after a lengthy ...
    • NEWS RIFLE WATER RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE Rifle—Outdoor water use has been partially restored in Rifle following the break of an intake pipeline from the Colorado River to the Graham Mesa water treatment plant. City officials say while the repairs aren’t as extensive as initially feared, there are still problems delivering the water at maximum capacity. ...
    • NEWS WATER RESTRICTIONS IN RIFLE Rifle—Rifle residents are under mandatory water restrictions after a pipeline that provides water broke. City officials say water may not be used for any outdoor purposes until further notice. There is no estimate when it will be repaired. Officials say there is a limited amount of water in the ...
    • NEWS MURDER TRIAL FOR C’DALE MAN UNDER WAY Glenwood Springs—The first degree murder trial for the Carbondale man accused of killing his wife with a machete over a year ago is under way in Garfield County District Court. 47 year old Arturo Navarette-Portillo reportedly confessed to killing Maria Carminda Portillo-Amaya in February of last year in their ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, October 10th HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES Glenwood–2 Eagle Valley-1 2OT Vail Mtn. School–5 Roaring Fork–2 Moffat County–8 Grand Valley–2 VOLLEYBALL Coal Ridge–3 Grand Valley–1 Elsewhere in sports.. LOS ANGELES (AP) – Alex Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77. Craig Mitnick, Karras’ attorney, said Karras died at home in Los Angeles ...
    • Sports, October 9th HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS The Basalt Lady Longhorns earned the 7th overall seed in the 3A State Playoffs and the right to host a four-team regional this Saturday, October 13th. Basalt will take on 18th seeded Peak to Peak in Region 5 at 10am. The winner of that game will take on either number ...
    • Sports, October 8th CLASS 3A SOFTBALL REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS Regional tournaments take place this Saturday with the top six seeds hosting the events. REGION #1 – Holy Family HS #3 Holy Family vs #22 Brush #10 Lamar vs #15 Fort Lupton REGION #2 – Rocky Ford HS #2 Rocky Ford vs #23 Platte Valley #11 Eaton vs #14 St Mary’s REGION #3 – Valley HS #4 ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Eagle Valley Flattens Glenwood Homecoming GLENWOOD SPRINGS (10/5/12) –  Like a bolder rolling downhill, the Eagle Valley ground game relentlessly brushed aside Glenwood Springs’ resurgent offense and dealt the Demons’ playoff hopes possibly a fatal blow, 42-28 Friday. Despite 366 yards passing and three touchdown passes by Travis Lundin, including 64 and 69 second-half scoring strikes to Auston Tribble, the inability ...
    • KMTS FOOTBALL: Rifle Rocks Palisade, 31-3, in Undefeated Battle GRAND JUNCTION (10/4/12) – In a showdown between the state’s first and second-ranked 3A teams, a knockout was delivered by the Rifle Bears, and it was no contest as the visitors pummeled Palisade 31-3 at Stocker Stadium Thursday. Pre-game anticipstion focused on Rifle’s 1300-yard rusher, Ryan Moeller and the Bulldogs’ balanced attack led by quarterback Luke McLean. Moeller did his part ...
    • Sports, October 4th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Grand Junction–Tonight it should be an epic gridiron battle under the lights at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction as the top ranked Rifle Bears battle the 2nd ranked Palisade Bulldogs at 7 o’clock. The winner of tonight’s game will be in the driver’s seat for the Western Slope crown. The game ...
    • Sports, October 3rd HIGH SCHOOL GOLF/COLORADO 4A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP Montrose–Rifle golfers Triston Quigley, Danny Bartels and Ty Caron wrapped up two-days of competition at the boys 4A State Championship Tournament at Cobble Creek in Montrose. Quigley shot a 5-over, 77 to finish 27th overall. Bartels and Caron came in 33rd and 67th respectively. H.S. VOLLEYBALL Glenwood beat ...
    • Sports, October 2nd HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCHEDULE Glenwood travels to Edwards tonight to take on Battle Mountain at 6. Rifle heads to Breckenridge hoping to tame the Tigers of Summit High School. Basalt welcomes Coal Ridge to town at 4 while Aspen visits Roaring Fork. SOFTBALL The Rifle Lady Bears host the Palisade Bulldogs in a key, Western Slope game ...
    • Sports, October 1st FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State University’s president is recommending that the university start raising funds for a new football stadium on campus, but he says the idea will have to be suspended if a viable financing plan can’t be found within two years. CSU has been examining since February whether replacing the aging, off-campus ...
    • Sports, September 28th LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES AND SCHEDULES SOCCER ______ Roaring Fork-0 Basalt——-0 Coal Ridge-6 Aspen——2 VOLLEYBALL __________ Glenwood Springs–3 Steamboat Springs-1 Coal Ridge–3 Moffat Co.–0 Roaring Fork–3 Basalt——–0 SOFTBALL ________ Basalt–17 Grand Valley—1 FOOTBALL–WEEK 5 Glenwood travels to Delta to take on the Panthers at 7 o’clock. The game will be broadcast live on 99.1 and 96.7 KMTS with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45. The top ranked Rifle Bears are heavy favorites to beat tonight’s ...