KMTS WEDNESDAY NEWS Aspen–The traditional Memorial Weekend opening of Independence Pass may happen after all. C-DOT work crews have been working diligently on both sides of the pass between Aspen and Leadville to get it open by tomorrow afternoon. Officials say despite 25-foot snow drifts in some places, they are making great progress.
Glenwood Springs–Officials ...
Former Armstrong Cycling Teammate Coming to Aspen Aspen–One of the men accusing seven-time Tour De France cycling champion Lance Armstrong of steroid abuse is coming to Aspen next month to promote summer recreation. Olympic cyclist Tyler Hamilton, who also helped Armstrong win the tour in 1999, 2000 and '01, will lead participants in June on a ride over ...
FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (05/24/2011) Glenwood Springs–Law enforcement authorities in Garfield County are asking
for the public's help in finding three Latino men who robbed a West Glenwood
Springs jewelry store a week ago at gunpoint.
Glenwood Springs–Local authorities are warning people to be prepared for
flooding in the days and weeks ahead. Several places in the county are
offering free sand and ...
Confirmed Cases of Equine Herpes Found in Western Colorado GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. Throughout the past couple days, several cases of the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) have been recorded in the Western part of the country. There have been three confirmed cases in Mesa County, Colorado.
This irreversible virus has had many local horse owners concerned. EHV-1 can be transmitted through direct contact, clothing, ...
FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM…. (05/18/2011) Glenwood Springs–The 27th street bridge is open. Crews finished
installing the bridge section of the Atkinson Canal Rivertrail
three days ahead of schedule. The bridge reopened to traffic
around 10:15 this morning.
Parachute–Third District Congressman Scott Tipton has been in Garfield
County the last couple of days touting his all inclusive approach ...
FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (05/17/2011) Glenwood Springs–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners
extended a moratorium on medical marijuana operations until
June 30th of next year.
Glenwood Springs–A group home for recovering drug addicts and
alcoholics can no longer operate in the Elk Springs subdivision
according to the Garfield County Board of Commissioners. The
board voted to deny a zoning amendment for the Sober House.
FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (05/13/2011) Glenwood Springs–The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority
is in line to receive over 24 million dollars in
federal transportation funding for the VelociRAFTA project.
Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are pressing
the Obama Administration to release the money as soon as
possible so the work can begin.
Silt–Thursday's oil and gas lease sale brought in over 540
thousand dollars for a ...
FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (05/12/2011) Garfield County–Garfield County youngsters are showing great improvement
in reading. According to test results from the Colorado Department of
Education, CSAP reading scores for third graders were significantly higher in
both the Roaring Fork Re-1 and Garfield Re-2 school districts.
Glenwood Springs–Garfield County commissioners agreed to endorse a
letter to help the health department secure a federal air ...
FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (5/11/2011) Battlement Mesa–Two Colorado State Patrol vehicles and one Garfield
County Sheriff's office vehicle were vandalized earlier this week in the
Battlement Mesa area. Authorities say the tires were slashed. Four
other private vehicles were also damaged.
Glenwood Springs / Rifle–The Garfield County Sheriff's office reports
that a sexually violent predator who registered as homeless has been
FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (05/06/2011) Glenwood Springs–Glenwood Springs Fire Chief Mike Piper has resigned.
After 12 years on the job, Piper says recent valley-wide efforts to
consolidate emergency services and fire districts created
dissension and disagreement and it was time to step down.
Glenwood Springs–It's only 987 dollars but at least it's an
improvement for the city of Glenwood Springs. That's ...