GARFIELD COUNTY SEEKING FUNDING SOLUTIONS FOR DETOX CENTER
Glenwood Springs—Doctors. law enforcement professionals, city and county leaders all agree; Garfield County desperately needs a detox center, maybe two. Commissioner Mike Samson helped assemble a county-wide task force to discuss the issue in Glenwood Springs yesterday. Garfield County once had a suitable place to take intoxicated people ...
LEGAL SETBACK FOR COLORADO POT INDUSTRY
DENVER (AP) – A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought federal approval for a credit union aimed at serving marijuana businesses in Colorado, saying allowing it “would facilitate criminal activity.” U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson dismissed the lawsuit because marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Jackson says the ...
GARCO BOARD SAYS DON’T CANCEL LEASES IN WRNF
GLENWOOD SPRINGS (AP) – The Garfield County Board of Commissioners says the Bureau of Land Management shouldn’t cancel oil and gas leases in the White River National Forest. The commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to back the position, siding with the oil and gas industry on what they say ...
DENVER (AP) – A Colorado bank for marijuana businesses is asking a federal judge for access to the nation’s banking system. Colorado chartered a special marijuana credit union last year because larger banks frequently shut down accounts tied to an industry that is still illegal under federal law. But the U.S. Federal Reserve has kept ...
DENVER (AP) – A marijuana banking case set for arguments today is testing the federal government’s stated goal of addressing the cash-only nature of the quasi-legal pot industry. The case involves Fourth Corner Credit Union, which Colorado set up last year to serve the marijuana industry. Federal banking regulators have issued guidelines to banks to ...
GRAND JUNCTION(AP) — A struggling Grand Junction busboy who returned $3,000 in cash that he found on the floor is getting rewarded with a big tip. As of this morning, people impressed with Johnny Duckworth’s honesty have raised nearly over $3,800 through gofundme.com. Restaurant owner Randy Emmons says Duckworth rides his bike to work and ...
- Weather Related Closing
School District 16 in Parachute has declared a snow day for all students and staff.
CMC’s Rifle Campus will remain closed until 10:00 this morning.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Economic Development Commission has approved millions of dollars in incentive programs, including $86 million to build four tourist attractions in northern Colorado. The four projects in northern Colorado include an indoor whitewater park, a horror film center, a lake resort and a water park-themed hotel. Denver got $121 million for ...
- Holy Cross Energy Outage Affects Nearly 200 Consumers and KMTS
Since approximately 7:30 this morning, Holy Cross Energy customers south of Interstate 70 in the Silt and Rifle area have been without power. The KMTS translator at 99.5 in the Rifle, Silt and New Castle areas is also off the air due to the power outage.
Crews are working to identify and correct the problem.
More information: https://ebill.holycross.com/oms/outageMap
Glenwood Springs—Garfield County officials say the need for a detox center is critical. Currently, local law enforcement officers have to send intoxicated individuals to neighboring communities with proper detox facilities. The biggest obstacle is funding. Silt Police Chief Levy Burris suggests a small sales tax to be earmarked for a detox center.
Glenwood Springs—Garfield county ...
- KMTS Playoffs: Coal Ridge Comeback Lands Titans in District Semifinals
PEACH VALLEY (2/23/11) — The last time Coal Ridge and Grand Valley met in girls basketball, the score was tied at 21 going into the final quarter. In Wednesday’s 3A district quarterfinal game, the Titans scored 21 in the last quarter to secure a 55-46 victory that insures a state playoff spot and ...
- KMTS PLAYOFFS: Rifle Boys Overtaken by Cardinals; Girls Roll Cedaredge
PARACHUTE (2/22/11) — Sometimes a great start means a fine finish, and sometimes it doesn’t. For the Rifle girls and boys basketball teams in the 3A Western Slope League district quarterfinals Tuesday, both started well, but only the girls kept their mojo going, pulverizing Cedaredge, 60-15, after shutting out the Bruins ...
- KMTS PLAYOFFS: GS Girls to Broomfield, Boys in Pueblo on Friday
GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/20/11) — So how did winning the Western Slope League championship for the third straight season exactly help the Glenwood Springs boys basketball team?
The Demons (18-5) received a number 20 seed, directly behind teams (17-Coronado, 13-10; 18-Greeley Central, 12-11; 19-Silver Creek, 13-10) that barely won more than half their games, AND ...
- LADY BEARS FINISH REGULAR SEASON UNDEFEATED, HOST CEDAREDGE TUESDAY
Whether the classification is 3A or 4A didn’t matter to the Rifle Lady Bears, who finished their second consecutive undefeated Western Slope League season with a 67-16 win over a Roaring Fork team without a senior on the roster.
The young Lady Rams, who won just one of their 18 games this season, held ...
- KMTS Game of the Week: Roaring Fork Goes Overtime Again to Earn Home Playoff Game
CARBONDALE (2/19/11) — Facing the last basketball game on their home court, Roaring Fork’s two seniors were struggling: Jake Strack Loertscher was on the bench with foul trouble, and Dalton Handy, who scored 25 points, including the game-winner, in an overtime win at Coal Ridge the night before, had just two at halftime in a ...
- FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/18/2011)
Pepsi Center–20 wrestlers from the local area took to the mats during day
one of the state high school tournament at the Pepsi Center…9 of them
won and are moving on to the championship quarterfinals. The winners
from Glenwood Springs were Miguel Vega and Chris Ayala. From Rifle,
Larry Schmuesser and ...
- FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/17/2011)
Denver–One of the greatest amateur sports spectacles in the western region is under way today at the Pepsi Center in Denver. It’s the
state high school wrestling tournament. Several local athletes are grappling for medals today through Saturday including wrestlers from Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Coal Ridge and Grand
- FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/16/2011)
High School Basketball
The Glenwood Lady Demons dropped a 47-38 decision to the Moffat County Bulldogs last night at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium, creating
three-way tie for first place in the western slope. The Lady Demons finish out the regular season Friday night at Eagle Valley High School.
In the boy’s game, Glenwood clinched the league ...
- FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/15/2011)
High School Basketball
The Glenwood Demons boy’s and girl’s teams can clinch the
Western Slope Championship with victories over Moffat County.
The action from Chavez-Spencer gymnasium begins at 6 O’clock
with the girl’s contest. Catch both games live on KMTS.
The Rifle Bears travel to Gypsum tonight to take on the Eagle
Valley Devils while the Aspen Skiers host ...
- FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/14/2011)
The western slope will be proudly represented at the state tournament
this weekend. At the 4A level, three Glenwood Demons qualified for
state at last weekend’s regionals at Mesa State; Chris Ayala, Michael
Mills and Miguel Vega. At the 3A regionals at Salida High School,
several 3A grapplers punched ...