• NEWS PARACHUTE MAN COPS PLEA IN BABY’S DEATH Glenwood Springs—Matthew Ogden, the  Parachute man who killed his one month old daughter in the summer of 2015, agreed to a plea bargain. The 31 year old man pled guilty  to child abuse resulting in the death.  Ogden entered his plea last week for the June 20, 2015, death ...
  • NEWS NO LEFT TURNS Glenwood Springs—C-DOT work crews began building the walls today for the new Grand Avenue Bridge between 7th and 8th Street.  The bad news is from now until next spring, there will be no left turns on 8th Street for motorists coming into town over the bridge. COLORADO COAL COMPANY EYES SYNTHETIC GAS PLANT Paonia—There’s some ...
  • NEWS DRUNKEN CONFESSION ASPEN (AP) – A Glenwood Springs man who was overheard by an Aspen police detective laughing about being drunk at the time of a car accident he had pleaded not guilty to has been sentenced to more than a year in jail.  21-year-old Colin Buchanan was sentenced Monday to nearly 400 days in jail ...
  • NEWS BLM SUED BY O AND G INDUSTRY OVER METHANE RULES Denver—The Bureau of Land Management’s rule dealing with venting and flaring of methane is being challenged in court by the oil and gas industry.  The Western Energy Alliance and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPPA), filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to have the ...
  • Officials Find no Evidence of Ratially-Motivated Display at Coal Ridge High School Rumors of a racially-motivated display at Coal Ridge High School this week are so far unfounded, according to Garfield RE-2 Director of Districtwide Services, Theresa Hamilton. The rumors began to spread on Facebook and were brought to KMTS’ attention Friday morning. Hamilton says an investigation by District officials and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office was immediately begun. ...
  • NEWS HARVEY GAP ROAD REOPENS Silt—At long last, after a nearly three month closure, Harvey Gap Road is fully repaired and reopened to traffic.  The busy county road had to be closed August 13th when a section of it collapsed due to water flowing underneath.  Garfield County Road and Bridge crews along with SGM Engineering and the ...
  • 2016 Election Results 2016 Election Results from Garfield and Pitkin Counties (with Statewide Offices and Questions)
  • NEWS ELECTION DAY 2016 Glenwood Springs—Not long after the polls opened this morning, over two-thirds of the ballots sent out to Garfield County voters had been returned.  About 30 thousand were mailed out last month and so far, Republican ballots outnumber Democrat ballots by about one thousand. Statewide, that margin is closer to 20 thousand.  The intriguing ...
  • NEWS ELECTION DEADLINE Glenwood Springs—Today is the last day to turn in your voter registration by mail, fax or e-mail if you want to a ballot delivered to your home.  Everyone that applies after today will be notified to show up in person to a voter service or polling center.  Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico ...
  • NEWS HALLOWEEN DUI ENFORCEMENT Rifle—Halloween is three days away but the weekend leading up to it means a lot of costumed party-goers will be consuming a few spooky beverages.  The Colorado State Patrol is warning everyone to drink responsibly and do not get behind the wheel.  Additional troopers, officers and deputies will be on the road this ...