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    • Impressive Graduation Rates for Colorado’s Class of 2020
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s graduation rate reached its highest level in a decade with the Class of 2020, despite school closures and disruptions caused by the pandemic. The Denver Post reports the Colorado Department of Education says 81.9% of high school seniors totaling 55,220 students graduated from public and charter schools last spring. The department ...
    • Gold King Mine Spill Settlement with Navajo Nation
      ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The Navajo Nation’s Department of Justice has settled with two mining companies to resolve claims stemming from a 2015 spill that sent wastewater downstream from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado. Under the settlement with the Navajo Nation, Sunnyside Gold Corp. will pay the tribe $10 million. The state ...
    • New State Lawmakers Sworn in During Brief Session
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s Democrat-led Legislature convened a three-day session to swear in new members and adjust several pandemic relief laws before adjourning until February because of coronavirus safety concerns. The 2021 session began Wednesday amid national warnings of possible protests at state capitols in the run-up to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration on Jan. ...
    • Garfield County Sponsors Burn Area Mitigation Work
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Property owners who were impacted last summer by the Grizzly Creek and Pine Gulch fires won’t have to worry about paying to repair and restore the massive burn scar left behind. The Garfield County Board of Commissioners recently agreed to sponsor the Burn Area Mitigation Work under the Emergency Watershed Protection Plan. The federal ...
    • Pitkin County Goes “Red” This Weekend
      ASPEN—Pitkin County is going to level red on the COVID dial this weekend. County health officials say the tighter restrictions will apply to all sectors. Starting this Sunday, January 17th at one minute past midnight, indoor dining will be banned and the last call for alcohol will be at 8 o’clock. Ski areas will be ...
    • Roaring Fork High School Cancels In Person Learning
      CARBONDALE—Classes at Roaring Fork High School had to switch to virtual learning after a few students got sick. According to reports from the school and the RE-1 District office, four students began vomiting and experiencing severe headaches on Monday. Even though the symptoms are not commonly linked to COVID-19,  they were tested and sent home ...
    • Religious Leaders Weigh in on COVID Vaccine
      In a growing consensus, religious leaders at the forefront of the U.S. anti-abortion movement are telling followers that the leading vaccines available to combat COVID-19 are acceptable to take. The basic message: the leading vaccines have only a remote and indirect connection to lines of cells derived from aborted fetuses. The U.S. Conference of Catholic ...
    • Two More Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Variant in Colorado
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado health officials have confirmed two more cases of a strain of the coronavirus believed to be more contagious, giving the state a total of three confirmed cases. Officials said Thursday they are also investigating a fourth suspected case of the variant that emerged in Britain. One of the new confirmed cases ...
    • Fraudsters Cause Increase in Unemployment Claims
      DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says an unusual spike in new unemployment claims in the week after Christmas was caused by fraudsters. New unemployment claims from out-of-work Colorado residents increased 63.4% in the week after Christmas compared to the week prior. The state labor department says it will conduct a ...
    • BLM Approves North Fork Drilling Projects
      GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has approved for a second time two drilling projects in Colorado after considering a court-ordered greenhouse gas assessment of the development’s environmental impacts. The two upper North Fork Valley drilling projects will total up to 226 wells and result in up to 15.66 metric ...
    • High School Basketball Broadcasts This Evening
      The Glenwood Demons host the Eagle Valley Devils in a key 4A Western Slope showdown at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.  The Lady Demons tip off at 4:30 and the game will be broadcast live on the internet at KMTS.com and the KMTS app.  The boys will take the court around 6:30.  The game will be carried live ...
    • High School Basketball: Glenwood at Rifle (Girls Game Only) – Listen Here
      The Rifle Bears sweep the Glenwood Demons. Click above to listen to and download this broadcast. Due to a technical issue, we only have a recording of the girls game.
    • High School Basketball: Summit County at Rifle – Listen Here
      High School Basketball: Summit County at Rifle – Listen Here
    • High School Basketball: Glenwood at Summit Listen Here
      The Glenwood Demons split games with the Summit Tigers. Click above to listen to and download this broadcast.
    • High School Basketball: Glenwood at Coal Ridge
      The Coal Ridge Titans sweep the Glenwood Demons. Click above to listen to and download this broadcast.
    • Avalanche Look to Sweep Sharks
      DENVER—The Colorado Avalanche are hoping for a two-game sweep over the visiting San Jose Sharks tonight at Ball Arena. The Avs are coming off a dominant 7 to 3 victory Tuesday night. Avs’ forward Mikko Rantanan has scored a goal in six consecutive games. If he finds the net tonight, it will tie him with ...
    • College Basketball: Rams Tame the Broncos
      FORT COLLINS (AP) – David Roddy had 27 points plus 15 rebounds as Colorado State extended its home win streak to seven games, easily defeating Boise State 78-56. Derrick Alston Jr. led the Broncos with 20 points.
    • College Basketball: CU Tops WSU
      BOULDER (AP) – McKinley Wright IV scored 10 of his 16 points in the final eight-plus minutes, Jeriah Horne hit 3 of 5 from 3-point range and finished with 15 points, and Colorado held on for a 70-58 win over Washington State. Wright made 11 of 11 from the free-throw line and finished with seven ...
    • Nuggets Enjoying Success on the Road
      MIAMI (AP) – The Denver Nuggets might not want this road trip to end. And the Miami Heat cannot get Jimmy Butler back quickly enough. Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 11 rebounds and the Nuggets won their fifth straight, building a 25-point halftime lead and beating the Heat 109-82 on Wednesday night. Michael Porter ...
    • High School Basketball: Basalt at Glenwood
      Glenwood and Basalt split games. Click above to listen to and download.