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    • Garfield County Grant Money Awarded
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Some local non-profits will receive the full amount of grant money they asked for while other will have to settle for a little less.  Due to the ever-shrinking budget, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners was forced to cut back a little when awarding the second quarter discretionary grants.  Close to 30 thousand dollars ...
    • COVID Still A Concern In Colorado
      DENVER—State health officials are issuing a warning about COVID-19.  They say pandemic is not over despite the state’s average infection rate falling by nearly a third since April.  The big concern is the climbing rate of hospitalizations.  Colorado was averaging 1,731 newly confirmed COVID cases each day in late April-the most since January 19th. Since ...
    • Dismal Snowmelt Outlook
      BASALT—As we get closer to peak runoff season in the valley, officials with the Roaring Fork Conservancy are very concerned.  They say stream flows in the last week have dropped to “alarmingly low levels.” Today the snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is only 61 percent of normal for this time of year. One week ...
    • Woman’s Body Found North of Rifle
      RIFLE—A woman’s body was discovered north of Rifle Wednesday afternoon. According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the body was found in a field about 100 yards west of Highway 13 near mile marker 3. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire is conducting an autopsy to determine cause of death. Once positive identification is made and ...
    • South Bridge Project Endorsed by Colorado Congressional Delegation
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—Glenwood Springs’ effort to secure funding for the South Bridge Project received some critical support from Washington, D.C.  Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper along with Third District Congresswoman Lauren Boebert offered letters of support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the city applies for the Building Resilient Infrastructure for Communities (BRIC) ...
    • Happy Hour at Home Bill Goes to State Senate
      DENVER (AP) – People in Colorado may keep celebrating happy hour at home with beverages from their favorite restaurants after the state House passed a measure to extend the sale of to-go cocktails past the coronavirus pandemic. The House unanimously advanced the bill to the Senate on Wednesday. A previous executive order from Democratic Gov. ...
    • Half Million Dollar Bond Set for Nichols
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The Silt man charged with attempted first degree murder in connection with Sunday night’s shooting in Glenwood Springs remains behind bars in the Garfield County Jail.  Bond for 35 year old Padrikea Nichols has been set at $500,000.00.   Nichols was arrested at his home in Silt after leading Glenwood Springs Police officers on a ...
    • Glenwood Springs Shooting Suspect Charged
      GLENWOOD SPRINGS—The man arrested in Sunday night’s shooting in Glenwood Springs is being charged with attempted murder.  35 year old Padrikea Nichols was taken into custody last night at his home on Cottonwood Drive in Silt after leading Glenwood Springs Police on a chase down westbound I-70.  Police reports indicate a call about a domestic ...
    • The Regional Economy is Still Strong
      OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new survey of bankers suggests strong economic growth continues in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states even though business continues to lag behind the level it was at before the coronavirus pandemic began. The overall index for the region declined slightly from March’s 71.9 but remained at a ...
    • Aspen Car Thieves on the Loose
      ASPEN—-Car thieves are on the prowl in Aspen looking for easy victims. The police department says a half-dozen vehicles were broken into Tuesday night and three were stolen. One of the stolen vehicles, a 2019 GMC Suburban was recovered. The other two are still missing:  a black 2011 Porsche Cayenne with yellow brake calipers and ...
    • Rockies Defeat World Series Champs on Opening Day
      DENVER (AP) – On an afternoon Cody Bellinger had a homer negated due to a baserunning mistake, the Colorado Rockies played plenty of small ball to beat the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 in their season opener. The Rockies scored runs courtesy of a squeeze play, two wild pitches, a groundout, an ...
    • High School Football This Weekend
      The Glenwood Demons and the Coal Ridge Titans meet up on the gridiron for the first time ever tonight at Stubler Memorial Field.  The Season C contest kicks off 7 o’clock and will be broadcast live on KMTS. Aspen hosts Montezuma-Cortez tonight at 7. Tomorrow afternoon at 1, the top ranked Basalt Longhorns welcome the 2nd ranked ...
    • High School Sports Scores
      HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Palisade – 3       Glenwood – 0 Basalt – 3       Aspen – 0 HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES: Battle Mountain – 6      Rifle – 0 Palisade – 2         Basalt – 1
    • Minor League Ball Player Facing Major League Charges
      VAIL, Colo. (AP) – A minor league baseball player is facing drug charges after police in Colorado found 21 pounds of methamphetamine and 1.2 pounds of oxycodone pills in his Chicago Cubs duffel bag. Twenty-five-year-old Jesus Camargo-Corrales, of Tempe, Arizona, appeared in Eagle County Court on Thursday on drug charges and ordered held on $75,000 ...
    • Von Miller Remains with Broncos
      ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos have exercised star linebacker Von Miller’s 2021 option. The move engages the final season of the six-year, $114.5 million contract Miller signed in 2016 in the aftermath of his Super Bowl 50 MVP performance. It also guarantees him $7 million of his $17.5 million base salary. Tuesday was the deadline to ...
    • Upcoming High School Sports
      HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL (SEASON C) Glenwood at Basalt HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASKETBALL Great 8 Boys #6 Aspen at # 3 Sterling   6 pm Scores tomorrow during your morning sports coverage.
    • High School Basketball: Glenwood Demons at George Washington – Listen Here
      Round Two Playoff Game (Sweet 16). Final score: George Washington 55, Glenwood 27. Listen to the game here: Download the game using this link (right-click, save as)
    • CHSAA Postpones Playoffs
      BREAKING: The Colorado High School Activities Association has decided to postpone all Great 8 basketball playoff games scheduled for Saturday, March 13th to Monday, March 15th. Semifinal games will be played on Wednesday, March 17th. Commissioner Bert Borgmann says the games were postponed due to anticipated snowfall. Borgmann says it’s possible that the Great 8 games will ...
    • High School Basketball 1st Round Playoff Results & Upcoming Games
      GIRLS 4A TOURNAMENT #22 Glenwood Springs – 52 vs #11 Weld Central – 33 Next Round:  Sweet 16 – #22 Glenwood Springs at #6 George Washington, Thursday, March 11 5:30 pm GIRLS 3A TOURNAMENT #15 Coal Ridge – 59 vs #18 Ellicott – 37 Coal Ridge scoring; Taylor Wiescamp, 20 pts  Jackie Camunez, 15 pts  Mikayla Cheney, 8 pts Next Round:  ...
    • High School Basketball: Buena Vista Boys at Coal Ridge
      Listen to the game here.