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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 ...
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      OIL AND GAS COMPANIES SUED BY FISH HABITAT DURANGO. (AP) – A fish habitat in Durango has filed a lawsuit against oil and gas companies they blame for a 2014 fish die-off. Little Fishes Wildlife Habitat says contaminated runoff from nearby well pads seeped into ponds and killed the rainbow trout.  SG Interests is one of ...
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      DENVER (AP) – The shooting at a Planned Parenthood and a brutal attack on a pregnant woman in Colorado Springs could fuel more fiery political contests over abortion and reproductive rights in the socially liberal swing state this year. A U.S. Senate seat and control of the U.S. House delegation is on the line in ...
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      GLENWOOD PEDOPHILE PLEADS GUILTY IN FED COURT Glenwood Springs—One of the most disturbing cases of pedophilia in Garfield County history has come to a close with a Glenwood Springs man headed to prison for a long time.  29 year old Luis Alfonso Aragon Gallegos pled guilty earlier this month in U.S. District Court to production and ...
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      COAL FOR GROUSE HABITAT Meeker / Craig—The coal mining industry in northwestern Colorado may be able to continue thanks to a trade between a company and the federal government.  Today the Bureau of Land Management and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement gave preliminary approval to a plan that allows Colowyo Coal to continue ...
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      MISSING GARCO SNOWMOBILERS FOUND SAFE Glenwood Springs—The three snowmobilers reported missing on the Flat Tops Sunday night are safe.  The men were spotted by a National Guard Helicopter standing around a fire just after 11 o’clock Monday morning.  They were first reported missing Sunday night around 7:30 and crews searched for them until 2am Monday.  The ...
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      MEEKER (AP) – An autopsy is scheduled today for the victim of a plane crash in northwest Colorado after witnesses reported hearing an explosion and authorities found wreckage of a plane. The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and rescue crews searched the area again on Saturday after the body was found on Friday. ...
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      ASPEN (AP) – The Aspen Skiing Company has been ordered by a federal jury to pay a former employee $150,000 for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Former housekeeper Arcelia Rojo claimed the company fired her because of a nagging elbow injury she received on the job. Skico owns and operates the five-star Little Nell ...
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      PALISADE (AP) – Palisade will spend more than $1.3 million of grant funds to purchase land for a future sport shooting complex. Palisade’s trustees approved land contracts that will be used for the future sport shooting complex at Cameo. The planned complex will have indoor and outdoor areas for archery, shooting and hunting education. DENVER (AP) ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/24/2011)
      High School Playoff Basketball ____________________________ Peach Valley–The Coal Ridge Lady Titans advanced to the district semifinals by beating Grand Valley last night 55-46. In other girl’s quarterfinal action, Gunnison got past Basalt 44-34 and Olathe knocked off Roaring Fork 56-32. Tonight at the Bear’s Den, the Rifle Bears boy’s team will battle ...
    • 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)
      Wrestling 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)
      Wrestling 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 Valley. Basketball The ...
    • 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 ...