From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GARCO JOINS NEIGHBORS IN PROTEST OVER METHANE RULES Glenwood Springs—Garfield County joined neighboring counties in opposing the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rules dealing with methane and waste reduction. A letter addressed to BLM Director Neil Kornze was originally drafted by the lead entity, Mesa County stating opposition to the “Waste Prevention, Production, Subject to ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Aspen—The Rifle Lady Bears captured another team title with yesterday’s victory at the Aspen Invitational Tournament. Rifle finished with a team score of 254. The Lady Bear’s Elly Walters took top individual honors carding an 81. Glenwood Springs was second with a team score of 263. Lauen Murphy led the Lady ...
    • NEWS RIFLE STUDENT-ATHLETE KILLED IN ‘CAR SURFING’ INCIDENT Rifle—A popular student-athlete at Rifle High School died from his injuries suffered in an April Fool’s Day car surfing incident in the Rifle Wal-Mart parking lot. According to reports from Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, 18 year old Kyle Scholla died from massive head trauma last Saturday afternoon ...
    • NEWS BLM GIVES THUMBS UP TO NW COLORADO OIL SHALE PROJECT Rangely—A 50 thousand-barrel-per-day oil shale project outside of Rangely received tentative approval from the Bureau of Land Management recently. Enefit American Oil’s plan calls running pipelines and electricity to the project with the utility corridor going right through federal lands. Next month, the BLM will ...
    • NEWS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS ON TONIGHT’S GLENWOOD CITY COUNCIL AGENDA Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Springs City Council plans to discuss future financial contributions toward an annual Fourth of July fireworks show at tonight’s meeting. The council will also discuss the city’s role in maintaining and controlling the crowds at the Hanging Lake Trail and rest area. ...
    • NEWS MUNICIPAL ELECTION DAY ACROSS THE VALLEY Undated—The 2016 municipal election day can be summed up with the familiar phrase, “you win some, you lose some.” In Carbondale, voters welcomed three new trustees to the town board. Former Glenwood Springs City Councilman Dan Richardson will be joined by Marty Silverstein and Ben Bohmfalk. Eight candidates in ...
    • NEWS ASPEN SKI INSTRUCTOR KILLED Aspen—A popular Aspen Skiing Instructor was killed over the weekend after crashing into a tree at Utah’s Park City Resort. Authorities say 48 year old Hansi Brenninger was skiing on an advanced trail when he hit the tree just before 10:30 Saturday morning. Ski patrol officers administered medical attention ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Glenwood Springs—13 Roaring Fork——-1 SATURDAY GAMES Summit at Rifle 11 and 1 o’clock Coal Ridge at Grand Valley 11 and 1 TRACK AND FIELD Grand Junction—The Glenwood Demons and Rifle Bears will compete in tomorrow’s annual Mickey Dunn Invitational meet at Stocker Stadium. Meanwhile the Cedaredge Invitational will host 3A team from around the region including Coal ...
    • NEWS ID THEFT ON THE UPSWING DURING TAX SEASON IN COLORADO Denver—Colorado and other states are in a continuing battle to protect taxpayer’s identity during tax season. Officials with the state revenue department are looking for ways to prevent identity thieves from filing false tax returns. Taxpayers are being told their refunds may take a ...
    • NEWS COLORADO BUDGET TALKS BEGIN Denver—Colorado taxpayers can forget getting a refund next year under the new budget being proposed. The good news is, there won’t be any huge cuts to education. House lawmakers are debating Colorado’s 27 billion dollar budget that actually includes a slight per-pupil increase for K-12 schools. A few months ago, ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • Sports, August 24th High School Football Basalt–The Basalt Longhorns kick off the 2012 season tonight at home against the Paonia Eagles. The game is one of 19 zero week contests around the state. Tonight’s game begins at 7 and will be broadcast live on KMTS. Conifer–The Glenwood Demons begin the season tomorrow afternoon with a showdown against the Lobos ...
    • Sports, August 22nd MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) – Tejay van Garderen of Tacoma, Wash., moved to the front in the final 500 uphill yards and claimed the second stage and the race lead Tuesday at the USA Pro Challenge. Van Garderen, who rides for BMC, completed the 99.2-mile road race from Montrose to Mt. Crested Butte in 3 ...
    • Sports, August 21st LOS ANGELES (AP) – Game 2 in the key National League West three-game series between the Dodgers and Giants is being played tonight in L.A. The Giants won last night’s game, 2-1, to pass the Dodgers in the standings and take over first place. WASHINGTON (AP) ...
    • Sports, August 20th TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) – Tyler Farrar of Wenatchee, Wash., bolted to the front in the final 100 yards and pedaled to an unchallenged sprint win and the race lead Monday in the opening stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Farrar (Garmin-Sharp), who claimed his first Tour de France stage ...
    • Sports, August 16th High School Golf Montrose–The Rifle Bears edged out Fruit Monument yesterday for the team title at the Black Canyon Golf Club in Montrose. Tristan Quigley shot a one over 71 to take second place. MLB Denver–The Colorado Rockies beat the Miami Marlins last night at Coors Field for their fourth win in a row. Michael Cuddyer, ...
    • Sports, August 16th HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons first game is a “zero week” game Saturday, August 25th at Conifer High School. To help pay for their travel expenses next week and the rest of the season, players are selling Varsity Gold “Demon” cards for 20 dollars a piece. The cards provide year long discounts and bargains ...
    • Sports, August 15th High School Golf New Castle–The Aspen Skiers took the team title at Tuesday’s Titan Invitational at Lakota Canyon. The Skiers total of 240 edged Rifle by 5 strokes. Clayton Crawford of Aspen also captured the individual crown with a final score of 75. Danny Bartels of Rifle ended tied for third with an ...
    • Sports, August 14th MLB DENVER (AP) – DJ LeMahieu had a career-best four hits, Jeff Francis pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-6 on Monday night. Dexter Fowler, Eric Young Jr., Tyler Colvin and Chris Nelson each had two hits of Colorado’s 15 hits. NHL DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche have ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 13TH BRONCOS CAMP ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Rahim Moore spent his offseason making amends for a soured rookie year in which he lost both his starting safety job and his confidence. With fellow second-year pro Quinton Carter recovering from left knee surgery and a strained right hamstring and newly acquired Jim Leonhard still working his way ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 10TH HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Battlement Mesa–The fall high school sports season teed off Thursday at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course with the first tournament. Fruita Monument took the team title while Rifle captured 4th overall. The top local golfers were Triston Quigley of Rifle and Aspen’s Jesse Beetham who tied for 6th place with a ...