From the KMTS News Room:

    • NEWS GARCO BOARD SENDS LETTER TO BLM OVER NEW LAND USE REGS Glenwood Springs—Garfield County simply wanted an explanation from the Bureau of Land Management on the new Planning 2.0 land use regulations. Assistant County Manager Fred Jarman says no one at the local or state offices could provide answers. That’s a big reason the county sent ...
    • Prescribed Burn Today Northeast of Aspen Federal fire officials are conducting a prescribed burn today Northeast of Aspen in the Hunter Creek Area. Smoke may be visible throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and maybe even beyond. Pictures below are courtesy of the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit.
    • NEWS OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY SUING FEDS OVER SAGE GROUSE RULES BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Representatives of the oil and gas industry say they are suing the Obama administration over drilling restrictions meant to protect a struggling bird that ranges across 11 Western states. The Western Energy Alliance and North Dakota Petroleum Council said Thursday that local ...
    • NEWS DENVER (AP) – Soon, U.S. adult citizens who live outside Colorado can become owners or investors in medical and recreational marijuana operations in-state. The Senate unanimously passed a bill that allows non-Coloradans to invest in the pot industry starting in 2017. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A judge is set to rule on the mental state ...
    • NEWS OGDEN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN BABY’S DEATH Glenwood Springs—The Parachute man accused of murdering his month-old daughter last June says he’s not guilty. 29 year old Matthew Ogden entered his plea Monday in Garfield County District Court. According to statements from Ogden’s wife, Phyllis Wyatt, she was awakened that night by pounding noises in the next ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD CONSIDERS MINI-ROUNDABOUT Glenwood Springs—A mini-roundabout is being considered at the busy intersection of 27th and Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. SGM Design Engineer Lee Barger went before the city council Thursday night to explain how a smaller roundabout could keep traffic flowing smoothly in both directions, especially during peak travel times. Barger says ...
    • SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Craig—The Rifle Lady Bears did it again. They captured their 7th team title of the season by winning the Moffat County Invitational Tuesday in Craig. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL The Roaring Fork Rams lost to the visiting Hotchkiss Bulldogs 14 to 3. Today at 4, the Glenwood Demons hope to snap a ...
    • NEWS TAX WOES CLOSE POPULAR RIFLE EATERY Rifle—For the second time in three months, a Rifle business has been forced to close due to tax problems. The popular breakfast hangout, Base Camp was recently seized by the state for nonpayment of taxes. Plastered on the front door of the restaurant on East 3rd Street is ...
    • NEWS GLENWOOD CITY MANAGER SEARCH DOWN TO TWO Glenwood Springs—One of the three finalists for the Glenwood Springs City Manager’s job has dropped out. Former Palmer, Alaska City Manager Joe Hannan has pulled his name from consideration to take another job. That makes it a two-person contest between Debra Figueroa, the Assistant Borough Manager in Carlisle, Pennsylvania ...
    • NEWS ROLLOVER NEAR SILT INJURES TWO Silt—Two women in their early 20’s were injured, one seriously, after being ejected during a rollover accident yesterday morning near Silt. According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, the women were heading east on I-70 just after 10:30 am when the driver of the 2000 Nissan Maxima drifted ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, JULY 6TH St. Louis, MO–The Colorado Rockies dropped a 6-2 decision to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Rockies close out the first half of the season before the all star break with a three game weekend series against the Nationals in Washington, D.C. ST. LOUIS (AP) – Matt Holliday is ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 5TH MLB Saint Louis, MO–Former Rockies’ slugger Matt Holliday continues to haunt his old team. Last night, Holliday went 3 for 4 at the plate in leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4 to 1 over the Rockies. The Rockies will try to salvage the final game of the series with winless Christian Friederich on ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 3RD MLB St. Louis, MO–The Colorado Rockies lost to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium 9 to 3. Former Rockies’ slugger Matt Holliday hit a home run in the win. The Rockies’ team earned run average is 5.37, the worst in the major leagues. Jeff Francis is on the hill in St. Louis tonight. NFL Denver–The Broncos signed ...
    • SPORTS, JULY 2ND DENVER (AP) – Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater has signed a new four-year contract. The team’s executive vice president of football operations, John Elway, announced the deal Monday. The team didn’t release the terms. Prater has played for the Broncos for five seasons and converted more than 80 percent of his ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 29TH Denver–The Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals last night at Coors Field 11 to 10 in 11 innings. The Rockies close out the current homestand this weekend against the San Diego Padres. WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – The two top-seeds at Wimbledon are back in action today. Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 27TH Denver–The Rockies fell to the Washington Nationals last night at Coors Field, 12 to 5. The Nats pounded out a franchise record 21 hits. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The U.S. Olympic Committee has postponed its quarterly board meeting scheduled for tomorrow after 40 members of its staff were forced to evacuate ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 26TH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Glenwood Springs–Former Glenwood Springs girl’s varsity basketball coach Bryan Derby says he will not attend tonight’s meeting of the Roaring Fork Re-1 School Board. Derby was fired two weeks ago for reasons he says he still doesn’t understand and planned to speak his mind at tonight’s meeting. He says after getting ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 21ST Philadelphia, PA–In the lone National League game, the Philadelphia Phillies rallied with two in the bottom of the ninth to nip Colorado 7-6. Todd Helton missed tagging first base to allow the winning run to score. MLB-NEWS Tulo out indefinitely…Oswalt starts Friday in Texas UNDATED (AP) – Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT’-skee) will have surgery on his ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 20TH NEW YORK (AP) – Balls have been flying out of Yankee Stadium this afternoon. The Yanks and the Braves combined for eight home runs through the first six innings. The Braves are holding on to a 6-4 lead. It’s been a hot afternoon in the Bronx, with temperatures well into the 90s. BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – ...
    • SPORTS, JUNE 19TH MLB The Colorado Rockies are back in action tonight against the Phillies in the city of brotherly love. The Rockies have lost 10 of their last 11 games and are 16 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West. Josh Outman will be on the hill tonight ...