• Governor Pardons Convicts Denver—DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has pardoned 17 people he says have served their time, rebuilt their lives and are contributing to their communities. His clemency decisions affect individuals convicted of non-violent drug offenses and other crimes – most of them committed decades ago. One burglary case dates to 1963. The convictions made ...
  • Blagg Murder Trial Golden— (AP) – A former FBI agent believes Jennifer Blagg wasn't killed by her husband Michael, but by a child predator targeting her 6-year-old daughter Abby. John Larsen testified in the second murder trial of Michael Blagg, who is accused of killing his wife Jennifer in 2001. Michael Blagg says he came home from work ...
  • Tri-County Health Study Glenwood Springs—Every year, Colorado is ranked as one of the healthiest states in the nation.  However, a recent board of health study of the tri-county area of Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties showed there are several aspects to overall health that often get overlooked.  Garfield County Public Health Director Yvonne Long helped coordinate a community ...
  • Garfield County Supports Natural Gas Market Study Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners approved a $5,000.00 contribution to help fund a Colorado Mesa University study that aims to explore other markets for natural gas. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky says the study is a collaborative effort with Southwestern Wyoming, Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. The CMU report will include analysis of interstate efforts ...
  • Garfield County Mosquito Program Glenwood Springs—$170,000.00 is a small price to keep mosquitoes under control in Garfield County.  County vegetation manager Steve Anthony is in charge of the annual mosquito control program.  It was implemented in 2004 to combat West Nile virus and covers 50 square miles, 34 of which are in unincorporated Garfield County.  Anthony says a few ...
  • KMTS Baseball: Demons Sink Sailors Twice in Home Opener GLENWOOD SPRINGS (3/24/18) – Despite the deluge of rain that soaked the baseball field, it was the Glenwood Springs Demons and not the Steamboat Sailors who stayed afloat long enough to sweep a doubleheader in the Western Slope League opener for both teams. Coach Eric Nieslanik, his team, and coaching staff put in hours of work ...
  • Lift-Up Director Dies Glenwood Springs—When she was hired as the new executive director of Lift Up last October, she called it her “dream job.”  Amy Barr has died after a battle with cancer.  Prior to taking the helm at Lift Up five months ago, Barr's reputation as a tireless, dedicated, devoted non-profit worker was well known across western ...
  • No Second Mistrial for Blagg Grand Junction/Golden—There will not be a second mistrial for convicted Grand Junction murderer Michael Blagg. The second trial for Blagg will continue in Jefferson County. District Judge Tamara Russell rejected a motion from Blagg's attorney for a mistrial after his former mother-in-law, Marilyn Conway intentionally referenced proceedings from the 2004 trial in Mesa County where ...
  • Shake-Up in Colorado Senate Denver—State Senator Lucia Guzman has stepped down as the minority leader.  Guzman's decision was due in part to protest Republican leadership's handling of recent harassment complaints at the capitol. Guzman, who is term limited, will serve the rest of her time as the assistant minority leader.  Pueblo Democrat Leroy Garcia will take the helm as ...
  • Anvil Points Money Released Garfield County—At long last, the money that has been owed to Garfield, Rio Blanco, Mesa and Moffat Counties for the Anvil Points Naval Oil Shale clean up has been released by the federal government.  The broken promises to return about 18 million dollars goes back decades but for unexplained reasons, the U.S. Interior Department has ...