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      WPX SELLS PICEANCE OPERATIONS GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – WPX Energy has sold its large natural gas operation in the Piceance Basin for $910 million.  The Tulsa, Oklahoma company made the announcement Tuesday that Houston-based Terra Energy Partners, LLC agreed to the deal.  With the sale, Terra will become the largest natural gas producer in the Piceance ...
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      GLENWOOD MAN IN JAIL FOR TRYING TO KILL WIFE Glenwood Springs—A Glenwood Springs man is behind bars for allegedly spiking his wife’s tea with a sleeping pill last Saturday night before leaving her in the family vehicle with the engine running and the garage door closed.  41 year old Byron Gardner appeared before a Garfield County ...
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      RIDE THE ROCKIES COMING TO THE ROARING FORK VALLEY Carbondale—Hundreds of cyclists will descend upon the Roaring Fork Valley this summer for the annual Ride The Rockies tour.  The 403 mile cross-state tour will begin June 12th in Carbondale before heading to Aspen then to Copper Mountain, Grand Lake, Estes Park and finishing in Fort Collins ...
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      RF WATERSHED BOLSTERED BY ADDITIONAL SNOW Glenwood Springs—Snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is now a robust 114 percent of normal.  According to the latest report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the snow water equivalent increased over the last week across the valley by two full inches. The increase was twice that amount at Schofield Pass.  ...
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      RIFLE CITY COUNCIL SENDS HUBBARD MESA LETTER TO BLM Rifle—The Rifle City Council unanimously approved a letter to the Bureau of Land Management regarding plans for Hubbard Mesa.  The mesa, popular with locals and visitors alike for target practice, running, cycling and hiking may have some restrictions imposed under the BLM’s overall management plan for the ...
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      STATE SNOWPACK HEALTHY GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Colorado’s snowpack has jumped to more than 100 percent above average which means runoff to reservoirs in the spring should be plentiful.With snowpack 117 percent above average as of Tuesday, runoff should be strong if the state sees even average snowfall for the rest of winter. Meteorologist Cory Gates ...
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      SECOND STRAIGHT SNOW DAY FOR AREA SCHOOLS Glenwood Springs—For the second consecutive day, school has been canceled in the region due to bad weather.  Back to back snow days are extremely rare but officials in the Roaring Fork Re-1 and Garfield Re-2 school districts made the decision Monday night as snow and high winds relentlessly hammered ...
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      STORM FORCES SCHOOLS TO CLOSE ACROSS WESTERN COLORADO Glenwood Springs—Classes were canceled today for students from kindergarten to college age across most of Western Colorado.  Snow, high winds, icy roads and low visibility from this latest blast of winter led to the closure of campuses from Grand Junction to Aspen.  In fact, most of the state ...
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      SEARCH FOR NEW RE-2 SUP. DOWN TO THREE Rifle—Three finalists are in the running to become the next superintendent of the Garfield Re-2 School District.  Two are from Colorado and the third is from Oklahoma.  Stacy Houser currently wears two hats in the small town of Aguilar between Trinidad and Walsenberg.  Houser is the Superintendent of ...
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      BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – An Obama administration effort to overhaul coal sales from public lands will be put to its first test this week as companies seek to advance two major mining projects in the Western U.S. Cloud Peak Energy and Lighthouse Resources Inc. want to mine a combined 644 million tons of coal from ...
    • KMTS Playoffs: Rifle Girls, Roaring Fork & Aspen Boys Advance to Sweet 16
      CARBONDALE (3/4/11) — Overtime paid off again for the Roaring Fork boys basketball team, as they advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the 3A state tournament, edging Bennett, 65-61 in their first-round sub-regional Friday. Coming down the stretch in the Western Slope League, the Rams, who have now won seven straight, including the ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (03/04/2011)
      High School Playoff Basketball ____________________________ Tonight at 5, the 22 and O and second seeded Rifle Lady Bears take on the Basalt Lady Longhorns at the Bear’s den in the opening game of the regional playoffs. KMTS will be on hand for all the action. After that game, the Roaring Fork Rams boys will battle the Bennett Tigers at ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (03/02/2011)
      High School Basketball _____________________ KMTS sports will broadcast two games this Friday night. First up, the Rifle Lady Bears take on the Basalt Lady Longhorns in Rifle at 5 O’clock. At 7, the Roaring Fork Rams host the Bennett Tigers in Carbondale.
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (03/01/2011)
      High School Playoff Basketball The Rifle Lady Bears will take on Basalt in the first game of the regional tournament this Friday night at 5. The game at the Bear’s Den will be broadcast live on KMTS. On the boy’s side, the Roaring Fork Rams battle Bennett High School in Carbondale, Friday night at 7.
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/28/2011)
      High School Basketball _____________________ The Rifle Lady Bears captured the district championship over the weekend and will host a four-team regional this Friday and Saturday. Rifle is the number two seed in the state and will take on 31st seed Basalt Friday night at 5. Manitou Springs and Denver Science and Tech will play at 7. ...
    • LADY BEARS HOST REGIONAL, MEET FAMILIAR FOE IN 1st ROUND
      The Rifle Lady Bears (22-0) are seeded second only to three-time defending state champion Holy Family (21-1) in the 32-team 3A state basketball tournament, and their first round game will be against a team they’ve already beaten twice this season by a combined score of 132-48. The Basalt Lady Longhorns (8-13) earned the ...
    • KMTS Playoffs: RIFLE-ROARING FORK BLUE & GOLD REIGN AT 3A DISTRICTS
      PALISADE (2/26/11) The red and black three-year reign came to an end as blue and gold Roaring Fork fans celebrated their team’s 60-55 3A Western Slope District championship over Aspen, on the Palisade High School court where not long before, the Rifle Lady Bears displayed the same colors as they completed their undefeated march to ...
    • KMTS Playoffs: ASPEN BOYS, OLATHE GIRLS REACH FINALS; COAL RIDGE TEAMS TO PLAY FOR THIRD
      PALISADE (2/25/11) — Aspen survived a turnover-plagued contest with Coal Ridge, 54-35, that had Titan coach Paul Harvey lamenting second-half miscues, which helped a two-point halftime lead disintegrate into a 20-3 Skier third quarter. All is not lost for the Coal Ridge boys, or their Lady Titan counterparts who were overwhelmed by an 18-6 start by ...
    • KMTS Playoffs: Injuries Prominent in 3A District Tourney; Demons Out in 4A
      PALISADE (2/25/11) — For the winners, there were injury concerns, even as much-anticipated rematches awaited Saturday’s championship games. The Rifle girls improved their undefeated record to 21-0, advancing to the 3A Western Slope District championship at 4 p.m. at Palisade High School, but Cortney Cordova’s right (shooting hand) wrist injury in ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/25/2011)
      High School Basketball _____________________ In the consolation semifinals last night, the Rifle Bears boy’s team lost to Olathe, 61-51. On the girl’s side, Basalt beat Cedaredge and Grand Valley knocked off Roaring Fork. The 3A district tournament continues today, tonight and tomorrow at Palisade High School. KMTS will be on ...