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      STATE LAWMAKERS BACK TO WORK DENVER (AP) – It’s going to be a tougher fight than usual for Colorado’s 100 state lawmakers who return to work toda.That’s because the state’s cupboards are bare, with constitutional spending restrictions meaning that politicians won’t have much wiggle room as they jostle to pay for their ideas.Colorado has a Democratic ...
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      VALLEY MAN SENT TO PRISON FOR RACIALLY MOTIVATED ATTACK ASPEN (AP) – A Snowmass man has been sentenced to five years in prison for attacking a man in Basalt while making disparaging remarks about Mexicans and President Barack Obama. 47-year-old Jerry Lloyd Cunico was sentenced Monday for attacking a 67-year-old Latino man sitting in his ...
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      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 ...
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      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 ...
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      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 ...
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      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 ...
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      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 ...
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      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.
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      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 ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/14/2011)
      Wrestling ________ 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 ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/11/2011)
      Swimming and Diving Half of the Glenwood Demons’ 12-member squad will compete at the state meet today and tomorrow at Mountain View High School in Loveland. This is the fourth straight year Senior Keevyn Scholl has qualified for state. Wrestling The Glenwood Demons are grappling at the 4A regional tournament today and tomorrow at Mesa State. At the ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/09/2011)
      High School Basketball Peach Valley–The Coal Ridge Titans split a pair of games with their valley rival last night. The Rifle Lady Bears beat Coal Ridge 60 to 34 to improve to 16 and 0 on the season. In the boy’s game, Coal Ridge came out on top, 72-55.
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/08/2011)
      High School Basketball The Coal Ridge Titans host the Rifle Bears tonight. The girls tip off at 5:30 with the boy’s game following at 7 O’clock. Prior to the games, a spaghetti dinner will be served with all the funds going to help out the family of Austin Booth, the Rifle High School ...
    • KMTS Games of the Week: Narrow Wins Move Glenwood Teams Closer to Titles
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/5/11) — For the boys, it was an escape; for the girls, payback — but both Glenwood basketball teams earned hard-fought, down-to-the-wire wins this weekend that moved each a step closer to clinching their respective 4A Western Slope League championships. GS GIRLS 59, DELTA 56 “Our intensity was up,” Glenwood senior Kenzie Kuhn said of ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/04/2011)
      High School Basketball ______________________ The Glenwood Demons are back in action tonight taking on the Bulldogs at Palisade High School. The girls tip off at 6 while the boys play at 7:30. Catch both games on KMTS. The Demons host the Delta Panthers tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 and 2. Other ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (02/03/2011)
      High School Football…. Yesterday was another overhyped, ESPN circus known as NLIT day or national letter of intent day. Some local student/athletes who are going on to play college football include Blaze Barham from the Glenwood Demons. Blaze signed with Black Hills State College in South Dakota. Demons’ all-state linebacker ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/28/2011)
      HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL THE RIFLE BEARS HOST THE CEDAREDGE BRUINS TONIGHT AT 6 AND 7:30. YOU CAN CATCH BOTH GAMES LIVE ON KMTS. COAL RIDGE TRAVELS TO OLATHE WHILE GRAND VALLEY COMES TO CARBONDALE FOR TWO WITH THE ROARING FORK RAMS. TOMORROW AFTERNOON, THE GLENWOOD DEMONS ARE BACK IN ACTION TAKING ON THE SAILORS IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS. ...
    • FROM THE KMTS SPORTS DESK… (01/25/2011)
      High School Basketball ______________________ The Coal Ridge Titans host the Cedaredge Bruins tonight at 5:30 and 7. The Grand Valley Cardinals take on the Palisade Bulldogs in non-league tilt tonight in Parachute.
    • KMTS Game of the Week: Rifle Edges Olathe Twice; Heartache Remains
      OLATHE (1/22/11) – “Whether we win or lose doesn’t take away the heartache,” Rifle boys basketball coach Chris Lowther said after his team had just won its second straight one-point victory, resuming league play after the tragic death of junior Austin Booth due to a sudden attack of influenza. “Were still hurting,” Lowther ...